by Rivkah Maddox When considering what to place on this list, I was reminded of the 20 years of parenting and the many wounds and ailments we have faced as a family. It turns out, I utilize some tools more than others and this piece is dedicated to my trusty few essential oils for which I most often reach. I am an herb kind of girl and prefer teas and tinctures… MOST of the time. […]

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Introduction to Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine should be considered an essential part of your preparedness plan. Learning these skills and using them in your daily life will increase your knowledge and skills to become a competent family herbalist. It will also have the side effect of increasing your personal health. This introduction will hopefully add to your journey of becoming a family herbalist.  Herbal Medicine vs. Pharmaceuticals While over the past 5-10 years there has been somewhat of a […]

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My Top 10 Homesteading Books

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and assume that the majority of those in the self-sufficient/homesteading community that might have a thing for books. I’m not sure why but it just seems they go hand in hand. So as a fellow bibliophile I want to share with you my favorite reading list on the subject of self-reliant homesteading. This certainly isn’t a complete list, I’m sure many of you would have several to […]

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