marjorywildcraf_1448162541_280Sue has been spending some time, lately, with The Grow Network™ on-line. The Grow Network™ was started by a pretty big name in Permaculture, Marjory Wildcraft. Marjory, sometimes referred to as “the most dangerous woman in the US”, was featured as an expert in sustainable living by National Geographic; she is the host of the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and is a regular guest on many national radio and television shows. She is an author and producer of several books and videos, but is best known for her DVD series “Grow Your Own Groceries” which has over a half million copies in use by homesteaders, foodies, preppers, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.Sue is checking out this really neat video series on creating herbal remedies, “Treating Infections Without Antibiotics”. It is currently being offered for free viewing until tomorrow, so check out the link if you’re interested.  Also, you can purchase the series, during the introductory time, for only $35 — so you can watch it over and over again.

grownetworkThe Grow Network™ exists to create a community of like minded individuals who are passionate about  (1) preventing the destruction of the Earth, (2) ensuring homegrown food is on every table, and (3) leveraging natural alternatives to traditional medicine to get and stay healthy.  These are all goals we can get behind!

Being able to use natural remedies as a healthy solution to over the counter medicines has always been an interest of mine. Sue likes the idea of growing our own herbs and plants so the we can be somewhat sufficient in this area, so it’s a great time to be learning more about this stuff.  Especially since I’m still looking through seed catalogs!  Our internet connection isn’t always the best (depending on what the Army is doing and how strong the winds are), so Sue’s thinking of signing up for the DVD so we can watch it without the distraction of buffering constantly.

I hope that you don’t think of this as a commercial, it’s kinda sounding like it though. I just really like to share this information that we find out about, because it is exciting to find these reference spaces online. There truly is a wealth of knowledge out there, sometimes it just takes a little work to find it!  Anyway, we’ll let you know how the video turns out! Until then, as always~
Thanks for reading.

IMG_2268Today’s weather: checking out our weather station today, looks like it was around 40° this morning and warmed up to around 74° today.  It’s been nice with slight winds gusting up to 14mph. Currently, it’s only registering 1mph.

Egg Report: Yesterday we had 1 very soft duck egg and 10 chicken eggs. Today we had zero duck, and 7 chicken (plus one eaten chicken egg – also very soft).

Cool Sighting:
So, I just thought this was hilarious! Leave the morning grains and greens bucket on the hay bale for a few seconds…. turn back around and find a chicken cleaning up the leftovers!  Too cute!