The Simple Pineapple

Another write-up from a contributing friend. I searched to see what the source is, and found this article spread out over the net quite widely.

A Simple Pineapple – MUST Read

The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.

It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret’s that grow together to form the

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Goat Milking Series from Twitter

A follower on Twitter (@SurvivingNStyle) posted 5 short Youtube videos on how she goes about her goat milking. I found them to be entertaining and easy to watch. If you’re new to goats, or considering getting a few, this might be for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXVGn1zOzI4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p56W2HJp984 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm7xIZu0TmQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD9sVGUzTgY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKzSTdI95BI

Lifeboat Rations - Nutrition Information

I thought I’d gather information on various Lifeboat Ration bars and present them in a from style side-by-side comparison. Well, it won’t fit 5 columns on the blog roll, so I made it a page. Go see it HERE, or click on the link in the menu bar at the top of this page.

Free Ranging Your Chickens

Image from Backyardchickens.com

Our girls love to run and fly around the back of The Keep. Their “home” is a portable coop called a “tractor”. They lay their eggs there, eat chicken feed and share stories around the water tank. But when the door is open, they are out and running for the bushes!

Chickens are domesticated versions of wild fowl, and their instincts are closely tied to their ancestries. Given the chance, chickens will take healthy dust baths,

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The Non-GMO Shopping Guide

We work more and more to eliminate GMO foods from our diet. The better half has done such a massive rework, based on her ever increasing knowledge. I was made aware of an internet site devoted to helping identify GMO foods. When I asked her if she had seen it, she said, “Yes.” I shoulda known.

Visit this site. The Non-GMO Shopping Guide. http://nongmoshoppingguide.com/

Read it. Especially the “Shopping Guide” tab. It identifies foods that are SAFE TO EAT based

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Just Surfing Some Rocket Stove Sites...

Thought I’d share some links to various “rocket stove” resources.

Permaculture Magazine’s 16 Brick Stove Root Simple brick and mortar stove Rocket Stove Hot Water Heater – Youtube How to Make a 16 Brick Rocket Stove – Youtube Solar Cooking’s Wikia entry

I was just reviewing a few things and got sidetracked onto this. I have a pile of bricks left over from some demo. I think I’ll try this – with a few twists on it, and see what

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