Virtually everyone who heard I was moving to Mexico told me I was crazy. I’d be lying if I said there were not bad things about Mexico, but the bad parts of this country seem to exist everywhere (globally). Just look at how many mass shootings there are in the United States, how many do you hear of in Mexico? I’m not sure what I expected when I moved to Mexico, but what I got was not it. Everything to the food, to the people, to even the desert; I had totally different expectations from what I found in Mexico
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Possibly inspired by Ethiopia and its 350 million trees in 12 hours, Ireland has made a pledge to plant half a billion trees in the next 20 years. At a rate of 22 million trees per year they plan to plant an exact total of 440 million trees in the next 20 years, an ambitious dream for a country so small. Recently Scotland has been taking strides also, planting 22 million trees last year alone. This is all based on a study that says planting 500 billion trees globally is our best solution for climate change. Their plan is to
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Should you Eat with Your Hands? If you ask most people, eating with your hands is a savage thing to do. I’ve even referred to my own eating habits as such, since I adopted hands only eating about a month after the carnivore diet. It just felt natural, eating meat with my bare hands instead of fiddling around with a knife and fork. I either cut food to bite sized pieces before or after cooking to save myself trouble. Eating with your hands is something that’s actually practiced in a lot of cultures worldwide. Having lived in Mexico three years
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My Garden Container Journey I started my life of gardening and farming now nearly ten years ago. In that time I’ve experimented with all sorts of methods of growing, most of them improvised. While I have had experiences, I have not had a lot of money. My recycled farming style developed out of necessity because buying dedicated growing containers becomes less important when you have things like food to pay for. Compost you can make from food scraps, but where does one get free gardening containers? More from the Homestead Guru: Five Reasons to Get Naked in Your Garden(Opens in
Hemp has been touted recently for it’s useful properties and there’s good reason for it! It actually solves a lot of worldwide problems from deforestation to the oil crisis and most people have no idea. Up until last year it was illegal to grow industrial hemp in the United States but thanks to the passage of the farm bill it’s now legal to grow industrial hemp! I’ve grown up with the influence of hemp in my life having worked with hemp fibers to make jewelry as a kid. It’s useful for a lot more than jewelry and macrame though! Thanks
I’ve lived in Mexico for three years but never tried to use Zote soap until this past week, partially inspired by a meme I found in Spanish online. Zote advertises that it’s great for laundry but realistically it’s got a lot more uses than just that, making it a perfect soap for a prepper. The best part? Made from all natural ingredients and it’s perfect for sensitive skin and delicate fabrics. It’s made from: beef tallow and coconut oil, sodium cocoate, citronella oil, glycerin, optical brightener and sometimes dye in the case of the blue and pink version. Some claim
Over the years I’ve tried all sorts of natural remedies from colloidal silver to essential oils and none of them has been so effective, so true to what it was advertised as activated charcoal. It took me a long time to try this natural remedy because if we’re being honest, many natural remedies just don’t work as well as they’re supposed to. But charcoal is the exception. Depending on how you use it you can experience relief immediately with things like nausea if you take it dissolved in water. It helps with virtually every digestive issue and more. If there’s
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200 silent farmers In a world of nearly nothing but tragic news updates and shootings, sometimes it’s nice when a little good news comes along, usually of some good deed. Recently 200 farmers in Nebraska did the unexpected when an 80 acre farm came up for sale at auction. It showed people have respect still for what’s known as the American dream, the ability to live off your own land and support yourself. More from the Homestead Guru: Colorado Ends Century Old Ban on Rain Water Collection A man named David and his father attended the auction determined to regain
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As the economy gets worse people look for new (or old) ways to preserve the things they care about most. Something often not thought about as far as canning is concerned for the average person is canning bacon. Most home canners stay away from it leaving it up to the people known as rebel canners, those who will can basically anything that’s edible just to see if it’s done. Now you can buy canned bacon, but from my understanding it’s pretty expensive for what it is especially when you consider how easy it is to make at home. People have
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The late American steel magnate Charles Michael Schwab was quoted as saying: “I find my greatest happiness in thinking of those days in Homestead when I labored to bring a thing to perfection entirely by myself. In the evenings, I would go into the hills and look down on my work, and I knew that it was good, and my heart was elated.” Summer is without a doubt the time of year that a homestead is at its most beautiful. It is, however, also a time of extremely hard work. If you are prone to be overwhelmed by the sheer