If you started reading this hoping for a definitive answer to the question above, I'm sorry to disappoint. I've been reading about Zeolitef for a while and--given the nature of the soil in my garden--decided to give it a go this year, working about 3 pounds into roughly 300 square feet of garden space as a test. I'll report back on the yields, but how well it works still … [Read more...] about Zeolite: Yay or Nay?
Almost a month ago, we published a story on the benefits of cow share for those looking for access to raw milk. In the article, we mentioned that options also exist for those looking for steady access to organic beef, but glossed over the details. As it turns out, however, folks are curious about beef (and pig) share too, so read on for a little information on what this is, and … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Beef Share
If there's one thing non-hunters have never understood about life afield, its that sitting stationary, waiting on deer is actually the hardest part about hunting, not the easiest. Humping a pack, making a shot and dressing a deer are all downright enjoyable in comparison. This hard part tends to get a whole lot harder if you're cold, wet and otherwise uncomfortable. As such, … [Read more...] about Staying Warm in the Woods
As the temperatures drop nationwide, snow blankets the ground and Christmas approaches, folks all over are beginning to indulge in their favorite holiday traditions. For some, this is cheery fires and yule logs. Others cut evergreens to adorn with festive ornamentation. Still others decorate their whole houses in lights. But for many, it’s the simplest of old-time traditions … [Read more...] about Chestnut Roasting: Origins and Methods
There are all sorts of ways to cure meat, but most at some point require cold-storage to prevent rot. There’s salt curing, smoking, drying, and good old-fashioned freezing, among many others. With one method of curing however, you don’t need to worry quite so much about how quick you eat your meats, or where you store it. Pickling meat is a way of curing and preserving it … [Read more...] about Pickling Meat: A Pre-20th-Century Process