My apologies folks, this article comes a little later than anticipated. Warming weather around the homestead has meant my days are increasingly spent outside, rather than behind my keyboard. But with some rainy days upon me, I figure its time to discuss how to use the first aid kits we prepared in Farmyard First Aid: Creating a Kit. Bandaging The articles discussed in the … [Read more...] about Farmyard First Aid: Using Your Kit
While first aid may not seem exactly in the purview of the humble homesteader, reality (and mother nature) oftentimes force us to tackle situations and scenarios far outside our comfort zones. As a result, its oftentimes a good idea to learn some basic first aid principles, in case you run into trouble around the farm. After all, many of us like to live a decent trek from … [Read more...] about Farmyard First Aid: Creating a Kit
Purslane. I guarantee you've seen it, and if, like me, you grew up below the Mason-Dixon, you may even have heard of it by the slightly unappetizing moniker: Hogweed. Found growing wild across most of the United States, purslane is most definitely a weed, but the question is, is it a useful one? As you've probably guessed, given that we're devoting an article to it, it is … [Read more...] about Purslane: Worthwhile or Weed?