Category Archives: Simple Living

Raised Grow Beds – My 2014 Garden

I’ve put a lot of work into combating weeds in my life, and nothing does that as well as a raised grow bed and plenty of Mulch! Continue reading

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My Garden 2014

My 2014 seeds order list.

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Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Juice Diet Recipes

Everyone was super curious about the dos and don’ts of the diet as well as some recipes that I used for my juice diet.

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Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead Juicing Diet

We decided to try the Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead diet, which consists of juicing fruits and vegetables, and for us we just use organic fruits and vegetables.

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Wild Chamomile: Finding, Identifying, and Using

I gather and use all the above-ground parts of the plant (or just the flowers) to make tea. Once picked, I rinse all the dirt off, then pour boiling water directly onto the plant to make my tea or dry it, then put the dried flowers/leaves into a press pot or tea bag to steep.

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In today’s society we are taught to boast about and highlight our good qualities, achievements, and feats. A life of humility demands swallowing your pride, and a level of maturity and life realization that few are able to achieve.

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Making Plant Containers

Today we’re looking at recycling some old plastic apple containers into viable plant starting containers! The containers are the remnants of the plastic case that the apples used in my drying apples article came in, and I wanted to be able to do something else with them.

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Mangel Beets

In my What I’m Planting in 2011 post I mentioned the Mangel beet. I wanted to give users more information on this wonderful plant, including a little history, and planting information.

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What I’m Planting In My Garden – 2011

Proper planning and research early on will determine the success of your garden, and ultimately how much food you can grow, and money you can make, off your crop.

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Drying Apples

The cost of some of the most simple snack foods in retail stores can easily cause a case of sticker shock for the thrifty at heart, but if you’re willing to spend a little time you can create healthy, nutritious, low-cost snack foods at home with very little equipment or initial investment.

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