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Farm-acy - Healthy Eating

Do you have a small garden? Do you wish you did? Do you buy whole foods, organic, go to a farmer's market? Do you have remedies for common aches and illnesses? Do you have simple recipes - using fresh ingredients? This is a place to share. We are losing so much of the wise eating way of life. Ask questions and share information you have about staying healthy and getting healthy from what you eat!

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Poison Ivy

Started by Shelia Dutcher. Last reply by Shelia Dutcher Dec 28, 2013. 5 Replies

This may be off topic for this group but I was wondering if anyone knew of a natural way to prevent getting poison ivy? My son is severely allergic and even the mildest exposure ends with us in the…Continue

What does Your Garden Grow?

Started by lindy Abbott. Last reply by Brett n Dana Adams Aug 4, 2013. 9 Replies

Share with other members of the group the size of your garden and what you are planning to grow this year. Also if you want share you experience and what you have grown in the past.Continue

Resurrecting Tomatoes

Started by Shelia Dutcher. Last reply by Brook Simmons Jun 2, 2013. 2 Replies

We planted organic, heirloom Roma tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. They looked weaker when we transplanted and have not responded to anything we've tried. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we…Continue

Have you ever done a container garden?

Started by lindy Abbott. Last reply by Brook Simmons May 9, 2013. 1 Reply

Let us know if you have ever done a container garden. I was thinking about doing this for strawberries this year. I want to know if anyone has had success with container gardening.Continue

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Comment by Admin - Paul on December 3, 2013 at 3:02pm

Going to a Permakulture demonstration this weekend. Not sure if that is how to spell it, but we are looking forward to learning.


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Comment by Shelia Dutcher on November 20, 2013 at 12:30pm

Way off topic here but my son is working on a college project and needs your help. Can you fill out his survey before Thursday night? Link below.

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Comment by Shelia Dutcher on October 12, 2013 at 8:38pm

It's apple harvest time where I live! Wahoo! Went to the National Apple Harvest Festival and ate too much food. Most not so good for me. But on the way home we stopped by our new favorite farm market. All organic!!!!!! Bought a large box of Ida Reds to make apple butter and picked up some fresh pressed apple cider. Can't wait to start buying their pastured meats.


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Comment by Shelia Dutcher on August 25, 2013 at 9:50pm

We had quite a bumper crop of squash and zucchini this year. I've frozen more dukes than I will probably use all year long. I tried lacto-fermenting the squash but we don't like it, so we eat and eat and hand it out. Our learned lesson...plant only one of each next year!

Comment by Betty Jo Hendrickson on July 23, 2013 at 1:15am

Thanks Melinda.  My daughter and I decided to freeze chili mix.  We did gallons of it last week and will be doing more in the next couple of days.  Now all we need is some cool weather, meat, and beans!

Comment by Melinda Wheeler on July 22, 2013 at 8:40pm

To freeze tomatoes you will just need to dip them in boiling water for about a minute in order to easily loosen and remove the skins. Then either freeze whole or chop or blend into sauce and freeze.  Canning is also very easy since you don't have to use a pressure canner.  

Comment by Betty Jo Hendrickson on July 17, 2013 at 8:17am

I'm not going to be able to learn to can this summer.  We have tomatoes.  A LOT of tomatoes!  Can I please get some advice on freezer storing.  I was thinking about making chili mix and freezing it so this winter all we would need to do is add beans and meat.  Would this idea work, or is there something else I should do with our harvest to use during the rest of the year?

Comment by Brett n Dana Adams on June 2, 2013 at 7:28pm
Interesting. So you both realize the difference in grass fed beef as opposed to grain fed? As well commercial beef producers feed cattle ground up cattle remains. Makes for bad meat.

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Comment by Shelia Dutcher on June 2, 2013 at 2:44pm

We found that when we switched to venison we lost our tolerance for beef. It even makes us nauseous when we eat beef now. If you want red meat I'd try venison.

Comment by Brett n Dana Adams on June 2, 2013 at 11:25am
The fact that most of us were raised for years on gmo foods, McDonald's and sugar, I've found that by the time we get to "our age" that our digestive trac is in need of a lot of healing. You may want to consider a diet or supplements that heal your gut then you will likely be able to digest a good healthy clean meat. We use Genesis Pure products for that but others do a paleo diet etc-
 
 
 

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