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homemade muscadine wine

Last week, I made the most delicious muscadine jelly using the grapes on my family’s farm, but we still have an abundance of those tasty southern grapes. So this week I began another homesteading experiment with making homemade wine, and it’s a bit more complicated than I expected. Wine making is an extensive process but[…]

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plant based nutrition

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas Edison   This week I finished the plant based nutrition certificate program with eCornell. I am so thankful for everything I’ve learned from not only the coursework and instructors but also through my[…]

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regrow plants from kitchen scraps

Normally, when working in the kitchen, I collect all my food prep scraps and throw them into the compost tumbler in my backyard. However, several times on Pinterest, I’ve seen links for how to regrow plants from kitchen scraps and finally decided to give it a try. What an excellent way to reduce waste, right?[…]

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animal agriculture’s impact on the environment

Animal Agriculture Affecting the Environment While being inundated with floods these past few days in Houston, I had the opportunity to watch the environmental documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.” The film documents the journey of a young man, Kip Andersen, as he discovers the hidden truth concerning the animal agriculture industry’s destruction to our planet. The documentary basically illustrates that[…]