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Michelle R.

Farm Girl in Training By Michelle R. I am told all the time that it costs too much to eat healthy, so I am on a mission to see how many of my family’s favorites I can recreate without all the chemicals that we can’t pronounce. Join me and my family as we embark on our backyard farming ...

Toxic Cooking Oil

Before I talk about vegetable oil, I have to talk a little bit about soy.I promise this will make sense in a few minutes.I am sure that you have read, or heard that soy is sooooo good for you.... But what you may not realize is that there are thousands of studies linking soy to malnutrition, ...

Snake Proofing the Coop

When I first started researching about raising backyard chickens there was one topic that kept coming up that had me just completely panic stricken slightly concerned ... Snakes! Almost every book, magazine, and website that I read seemed to view snakes as a 'comes with the territory' kind of ...

Finding Organic Inspiration: Part II

So after googling until I thought I'd go cross-eyed, I found that other than growing their own veggies, a lot of people were also choosing to raise their own hens because apparently the process that the eggs we buy go through isn't exactly the greatest. ... Shocker!What I found was disturbing ...

Finding Organic Inspiration: Part I

After deciding that my resolution for 2013 was for us to eat less processed foods, I went straight to Pinterest and started searching for meals that would qualify as organic. Along with the recipes I found, I also come across many pins pointing out the many faults of the processed foods that I ...

In The Beginning

January 1, 2013: I decided my family would start making our own butter, baking our own bread, and growing our own vegetables. The butter and bread were the easiest part...the garden...not so much! The first day that even remotely felt like spring, I went out in the backyard and started digging ...

Dealing With Mosquitoes Naturally

As a ninth-generation Floridian, it is safe to say that I am no stranger to insects. Growing up I often heard people joke that the mosquito should actually be listed as our state bird. As amusing as that may seem, these little bugs are more than just annoying, they can also be very hazardous ...

Homemade Applesauce

This past year and a half, I have become an avid food label reader, but there are certain products for which it never occurred to me to read the label. A perfect example of one of these products just happens to be one of my sons’ favorite treats: applesauce. Call me naive, but I just figured ...

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