Before we leave Winter behind with its' hat and mittens lets reflect upon our preparedness during travel with our precious cargo in tow. These are my must haves for my Urban bin:
30 hour candle
Thermacare body wrap
Toasty Toes foot Insole
Hot Hands Hand warmer
Hot Cans Cocoa a self heating beverage
Utility Flame: Gel based fire starter
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The free webinar "Summer of Survival" has inspired me to think about Summer emergency preparations. Time and distance from any event will enable you to complete tasks to do in advance of impending chaos. Planning prevents panic, so here is a list to help your hearth and home
Plug in any Electric Generators
Complete the Laundry
Bake the Eggs
Hydrate the House with Citrus Peel Water…Continue
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In honor of the 150 Anniversary of the Civil war we gather our permaculture posies, bind are breasts for uniform, prepare the wash tub, and gather the gear of gauze, cotton and whiskey to help at the field hospital.
With quill and parchment in hand, Women often joined the civil war as a way to earn money. The first paid positions for women were the cook and the nurse but others found a pension as soliders or spies more rewarding financially. The hoop skirt was the perfect…Continue
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With this blast of bitter air we are reminded that Spring is officially here and we have been germinating for weeks in our kitchen window gardens, sheds and cold frames. In honor of Heather Tallmans bold decision to have a second act to this play called life, I salute those busy women who still find time to put coconut honey rice pudding in their crockpots and sing, write, and paint their well being into a meaningful life purpose.
Keepers of the hearth plan a garden…Continue
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The cardboard boxes are an expense … upcycle your move with an acquisition strategy that reuses the excess of the food industry. Boxes are plentiful when you are a wholesaler buying by the case. I suggest choosing rectangle boxes like corn chip boxes and egg boxes with handles. Look for boxes already inked with fragile and recycle them into your plan. Boxes that are unmarked are likely to end up in your urban garden or permaculture patch as we squash the grass and prepare for the season…Continue
Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on February 3, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
A great big temper tantrum for my transition to fall! In with a cold, head congestion and many toss and turn nights the thought of turning my home for the season was the last thing from my mind. But fall marches for no woman like the brisk wind from the North. So in honor of the days ahead the season of light here are my favorite green transition in this season of orange and…Continue
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This is how it really turned out on Sunday, August 12, 2012
The Day of the Lughna is a celebration of the beginning of the harvest. An ending to the time of lack and the beginning of abundance. Today, we celebrate in the perfect weather in our great State of Indiana.
A mussie tussie was the first gift to my gal pals as I greeted each one of them with an organic nose gay upon their forearm. The bouquet garne was filled with a scented geranium, hyssop and…Continue
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This is just between you and me, but I love to "drive" thru my kitchen garden and plucking the celery for a quick snack under the shade of the leaves of the oak tree. It thrills me when the brown beans have sprouted and the gherkins are growing vertically up to the sky.
If people were only so easy to read as a ripe tomato or a firm pear on the tree, I would know when to pick this vendor or that advertiser. My truth while building this farm means creating…Continue
Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on July 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Shh! Keep this to yourself, but I feel better in the kitchen garden. My little plot of earth inspires me to get up each day to cultivate, tend and nuture. When I am considering an opportunity it is always measured against the progress of the permaculture patch. Each day I am rewarded by growing something that we consume.
This year I am pledging to grow more celery leaf so that each crockpot meal has the taste of fresh.
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The tender green seedlings have found their way into the raised beds to embrace the summer. Growing into a drive by food resource as each day passes. The Kitchen garden is supplying the necessary fresh herbs to support my home and community.
Merchandizing your manor and stage your home for what is to come. SUMMER! Think of your home as if you are preparing for a parade, swim at the lake, quick day trip to a municipal or state park. There are lots of adventures that are low…Continue
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While staging the garage for the next growing season, I spied the tomato cage in a new way. The cone lended itself for a holiday repurpose. Gathering bits of garland and silk poinsettas, this charlie brown Christmas tree has given me a little joy in the corner of the porch. A simple plastic pot and some floral foam anchor the new "tree" and a leftover brick protects it from being blown away. Lighting the way to celebrate the season from a gardening point of view. We can all do…Continue
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Change your thinking and lead the thought revolution. Let’s vote with our dollars and show that we buy locally and…Continue
The beautiful gifts of gratitude begin in nature
so today, I invite you to be steward of the earth
in your own body,
in your own consciousness,
in your own loving heart
A caregiver of nature.
the thanksgiving treasures of your life:
the opportunities that you have been given,
the ones that have effortlessly opened up for you this year.
Reflect upon the ground you…
Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on November 25, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
As we buckle up for the economic turbulence ahead, let’s remember Steinbeck’s message: we can remain who we are, as long as we’re willing to be surprised by who that is.
Every day we can…Continue
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Black Friday was actually the second day of hearings by the House subcommittee, which had been going around the country holding public investigations into Communist infiltration of…Continue
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