February 2018
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What Is Real Food?

A Little History What follows is my personal account of how the food we eat (and what we are told to eat by the mainstream media) has changed over my lifetime.

I still remember as a kid in the 1960s seeing my Mom cook with bacon grease. I didn’t know there was anything “wrong” […]

How to Make Dehydrated Apple Slices

We’ve all heard the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” That’s because apples are a healthy fruit jammed packed full of nutritional benefits. Apples can be used for cooking. Apple juice can be fermented to make hard cider. Our chickens love apples as a treat. Apples are one of the primary […]

Easy Homemade Sauer Kraut

It is a well-documented fact that fermented foods are good for your health. If your digestion is not good, you won’t absorb the nutrients in your food. Eating a little bit of fermented food every day will help populate your gut with the healthy bacteria you need for proper digestion.

A lesser known fact […]

The Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup on Weight Loss

This is a paper I wrote about High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) for one of my high school classes:

The Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup on Weight Loss


High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is a sweetener that is derived from corn starch. It is a fairly recent phenomenon as it was introduced […]

Are Rabbits the Next Hop on Our Journey to Self-Sufficiency?

When we decided to get chickens, I knew that might only be the beginning. I’ve always heard that chickens are called gateway animals. Now I know what they mean when they say that. After enjoying the benefits of eating fresh eggs every day, our family started talking about what might be next. I have already […]

Eat Healthy and Save Money with Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt is one of my favorite snacks. It tastes good and is good for our health. Yogurt is a food that has been fermented with lactic acid bacteria. It is loaded with probiotics that improve our digestion and absorption of nutrients. Good quality yogurt is expensive at the grocery store. I don’t mean the garbage […]