June 2009


93 year old cook and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Great Depression.

five survival tips for Depression Living. Hey, why wait for a Depression, this advice is good for a great family life !!

Five Tips for Depression Survival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcijELnedz0

Great Depression Cooking Ep:4 – Peppers and Eggs (part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4IjNV3lZkQ

Many natural born sovereign individuals feel downshifting is a giant step in taking back our lives. I agree. We are different from the Amish in that we embrace the use of technology yet draw the line at Trans-humanism, police state tagging, tracking, monitoring which invades or invalidates our natural born sovereign individuality. We reject the concept to become Assimilated BORG either as individuals or as a society.

A return to our foundation which natural brings us closer to nature by reducing the layers of our lives between us and nature. All around the world Corporations are downsizing eliminating so called waste. You can eliminate the waste of needless middle management between you and the apple you are eating, the entertainment you are viewing and the pace at which you labor. Remember, those who win and become STARS in the rat race are still RATS (the ‘star’ spell on you backwards revealing the real spell put on those who win the rat race).

Therefore in the spirit of living a life closer to our own nature we offer this post on Duck Raising. Which we will use to build a natural community within a natural society of natural born sovereign individuals. Once you give up that which makes you human, you’ve lost your soul and trying to take back your country would be a futile goal when you yourself has lost your soul.

May those capable of ceeing and hereing find this message in a blog.

Those who seek to take back their humanity have a clear path. Raise Ducks, Chickens, Rabbits, grow fruits, nuts, vegetables and start your native living. Add edible wild plants to hunting small wild game and you’ve gott et !!

Raising Ducks

Melvin L. Hamre

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About 22 million ducks are raised annually in the United States. Most are produced under confinement on specialized duck farms in a few commercially important duck production areas. However, many farms still raise a few ducks primarily for family use or local sale. This publication is intended for the latter group.

Ducks are raised primarily for meat. Although most breeds used are relatively poor layers, the flock should be managed to save the eggs produced for food purposes or hatching. The commercial duck industry is built around the Pekin breed. Pekins reach market weight early and are fairly good egg producers, but they are poor setters and seldom raise a brood.

The Rouen is a popular farm flock breed. It is slower growing than the Pekin, but it reaches the same weight over the 5 to 6 month period of feeding and foraging under farm flock conditions. Its slower growth and colored plumage make it undesirable for commercial production.

The Muscovy, a breed unrelated to other domestic ducks, is also used to some extent in farm flocks. They are good foragers and make good setters. Muscovy males are much larger than the females at market age.

Meat production is generally of primary importance in selecting a breed, but egg production for propagation, brooding tendency, and the white plumage that produces an attractive dressed carcass should also be considered.

Keeping small, ornamental varieties of ducks, sometimes called bantam ducks, for exhibition or hobby purposes is increasing. Included in this grouping are White and Gray Calls, Black East Indias, Wood Ducks, Mandarins, and sometimes Teal. Most general poultry shows and some special bantam shows offer classes for these ducks.


Brooding Ducklings

read all about it here

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Amazon.com: Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cows: Gail Damerow: Books http://bit.ly/AMw8Q


Wildcrafting

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wildcrafting is the practice of harvesting plants from their natural, or “wild” habitat, for food, medicinal, or other purposes. It applies to uncultivated plants wherever they may be found, and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas. Ethical considerations are often involved, such as protecting endangered species.

When wildcrafting is done sustainably with proper respect, generally only the branches or flowers from plants are taken and the living plant is left, or if it is necessary to take the whole plant, seeds of the plant are placed in the empty hole from which the plant was taken. Care is taken to only remove a few plants, flowers, or branches, so plenty remains to continue the supply.


Wildcrafted plants are regulated by The Organic Food Production Act of 1991. Harvesters must designate the area they are harvesting and provide a three-year history of the area that shows no prohibited substances have been applied there. A plan for harvesting must show that the harvest will sustain the wild crop. No prohibited substances can be added by processors.

Wildcrafting was written about in the novel Where the Lilies Bloom, a story about a poor family in the Applachian Mountains in North Carolina.

Edible Wild Plants: An Introduction to Familiar North American Species (North American Nature Guides) ~ James Kavanagh




breadHomemade

If you’d like to hands-on and make your own bread, but need a little more guidance than a recipe, this simple bread recipe with step-by-step photos is a good place to start out.

LIFEHACKER

Lots of sovereign activists are seeking to take back our country. We can take back our coutnry when we take back our lives. It’s time to rise and shine for Sovereignty.

Growing our own gardens and meat animals is one of the direct actions all sovereigns can take.

Amazon.com: Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cows: Gail Damerow: Books http://bit.ly/AMw8Q

Many city folk hate pet chickens because they don’t want to be awaken by the crowing of the chicken in the morning. The Good news is, only the rooster (male chilcken) crows. More good news, you don’t need a rooster (male chicken) for the hen (female chicken) to lay eggs !!

The only thing you need a rooster for is when you want the eggs to turn into chicks. The male makes that happen. An egg laid by hens without a rooster around will not hatch.

Eggs are delicious and nutritious and chickens are fun to pet. They are outside pets and there are new improved ways that almost everyone can keep chickens if they wish.

read all about it.

Keeping Pet Chickens: You don’t need much space to Enjoy the Bounty of Fresh Eggs from Your Own Small Flock of Happy Hens

(via Huffington Post)

From Garden Weeds to Salad Greens

sayle june8 purslane post.jpgPhoto by Carol Ann Sayle



Ah, our spinach, kale and lettuces are now gone for the season. Seeing the spinach yellow overnight after the first 95-degree day is seeing a door slam shut on the “cool” season. This happens, of course, around the first part of May every year, thus you’d think we’d be calm about their departure.

But seeing the actual grief on our customers’ faces never makes us happy, and over the years, we’ve had to come up with other salad options, other greens that are as good raw as they are cooked. And being a bit lazy, we’ve looked around our own farm.

When we acquired this five-acre farm in 1992, with its disintegrating historic farm house, the fields had returned to their roots, so to speak, and were heavily populated with weeds, both native and imported ones. The Johnson grass, originally introduced to feed cattle, we’ve managed to banish to the edges of the farm, but the native plants that are edible by humans have earned our respect over the years, and we protect them where we find them.

We think it’s wise to eat plants that share our environment, plants that basically have been mainstays of the world’s societies for many years.

Read All About It…

http://food.theatlantic.com/on-the-farm/from-garden-weeds-to-salad-greens.php

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