Category Archives: Natural Living

Fermenting Feed for the Laying Flock

Last Sunday, I started fermenting a batch of corn for my laying flock.  I’ve never fermented feed for livestock, so this has been an entirely new experience for us.  So far, so good though. This first batch of corn came … Continue reading

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From Rural King’s Blog: Awesome Powdered Laundry Detergent

Last year, Fred sent me a link to a powdered laundry detergent recipe from Rural King’s blog.  At first, I thought, “I’m not interested.  I have a recipe that I like, and I can even use it to make powdered … Continue reading

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Product Review: Pineapple Corer, Slicer, Peeler & Cutter

Back in November, Kroger had an amazing sale on fresh pineapples — $.99 each.  Of course the prepper in me got to thinking, “If I could process whole pineapples easily, I could put up a lot of pineapple with the … Continue reading

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Kraft Mac & Cheese Attacked for Right Reasons?

How many of us grew up eating Kraft Macaroni and Cheese? I know I did.  In fact, I continued to eat it into adulthood, and I’ve been known to feed it to my kids from time to time.  Fortunately, avoiding … Continue reading

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FDA Hears Comment on Dairy Groups’ Petition to Redefine Milk

When I buy dairy products like milk, sour cream, yogurt, heavy whipping cream, and half and half, I expect to get relatively pure ingredients.  And if my dairy products contain other ingredients, I expect to see those ingredients listed on … Continue reading

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At the Wittekind Homestead: Update for 02/05/13

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a homestead update, and even though we’ve been dealing with the gloom of winter in Indiana, there’s plenty to do! Despite the fact that we’re a quarter of the way into year four at … Continue reading

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Infant Formula Makers Get Green Light for Canola Oil

Canola oil is now “generally recognized as safe” by the FDA for use in infant formula, and I doubt many folks understand the implications. For any of us who’re concerned about our family’s nutrition and for whom breast-feeding isn’t an … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Surviving Flu Season

Unfortunately, the flu is a particularly hot topic at the Wittekind homestead because Fred tested positive for influenza yesterday.  Our situation inspired me to share some random thoughts that might be useful — or at the very least, interesting — … Continue reading

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If Vaccines Work, What’s The Concern?

After watching a quick episode of SpongeBob SquarePants with Kevin, I headed back to my computer to get some work done.  Imagine my surprise when I found an article that Fred forwarded to me from Slashdot — Study Finds Unvaccinated … Continue reading

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Egg-cellent News!

I wanted to get this out yesterday, but with sick people in the house, it just didn’t go as planned. We were so excited to find our biggest egg yet in the coop yesterday.  As you can see by the … Continue reading

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