Ready Nutrition

With the hottest days of summer quickly approaching for most of us, it’s important to know how to stay cool, especially when you’re working outside and doing those homestead chores. It’s really easy to get hot but here are a few inexpensive ways to stay c...

In the past several years, my family has been taking as many steps forward as possible when it comes to self-reliance. This is the one skill that will come in handy in every single imaginable crisis. Other than not having an existence on this planet anym...

One of our favorite things to eat in the winter is canned pickled beet! My kids love beets and this is a great way to save them for eating during those colder months. Personally, I do not like beets, in general, but if I HAD to eat them to survive, I’d p...

The peak of the summer season comes with savings for everyone to enjoy. We have been sharing monthly deals to look out for in order to save money. Keeping track of which month has the best savings is the best approach to finding items at the lowest cost s...

Camu Camu berries aren’t widely known, but perhaps they should be! This small berry has got many purported health benefits and comes in a variety of different forms. Native to the Amazon rainforest, camu camu, or Myrciaria dubia, is a sour berry, si...

When there are unforeseen emergencies that require immediate evacuation, being able to start a car without a key could come in handy. We are not advocating stealing vehicles in any way, but some dire situations may require a hasty evacuation, and if that’...

2020 has been a very active year as far as emergencies go and as we move into the summer months, we may see more issues arise. Certain disasters are more likely to occur during the warmer months and if you live in an area prone to some of these naturally-...

Have you ever left your car window cracked during a warm summer day to help the heat escape? Or, left a spare key in a secret area of the car for emergencies? If you have, you may have unknowingly put yourself at risk for car theft. Despite the reduction...

The warm, sunny days are upon us. While we all love to sip on cold herbal tea that’s brewed in the sunshine all day, there are a few vital tasks that homesteaders should get done this summer before the weather turns. Where I live, we get three months of...

Anyone who has had chickens or ducks for any extended amount of time has probably heard of bumblefoot.  I just had an experience with one of our ducks and hopefully, this will help those of you just learning about bird healthcare. If you have a duck...

Staying safe during a hurricane is always the main priority when mapping out your preparedness strategy, but many forget to plan for the aftermath scenarios or health issues associated with this type of emergency. If you have ever been...

While many are planning exciting summer outdoor water adventures like kayaking and whitewater rafting it is equally as important to plan for things to not go exactly as planned. Sometimes, even the most experienced rafters, kayakers or even those enjoying...

Summer is upon us! As I helped to ready the garden this weekend, I actually started to feel warm.  When I went inside, I immediately grabbed a glass of ice-cold water. I was craving some herbal tea but didn’t feel like making any because it was so wa...

Tropical storm Cristobal is threatening gulf communities and could grow to become a hurricane late this weekend. Those who live on the gulf coast and near where the storm is threatening are not taking any chances. One source in Houston, Texas is claiming...

If pandemics have taught us anything, it’s how important it is to keep a functional home and take the necessary steps to create  your own food supply chain. With many jumping on the homesteading bandwagon, it’s important to know the facts because th...

Lemongrass is a wonderful herb to complement the summer garden! It has many medicinal and aromatic properties and can be used in a variety of ways.  It is often considered a must for home medicinal herb gardens, and it’s easy to see why that is! Oth...

Living through a pandemic was not on anyone’s radar a few months ago. Sadly, when the world shut down, it caused our economy to shut down with it. Unemployment has skyrocketed and it’s safe to say we are all concerned about what the future will hold. Now,...

Saving seeds from the garden is something that has been done since the very first farmers began cultivating their own food sources. Having a seed bank will ensure you have all the seeds you want in one spot! Whether you are preparing for the long-term fut...

Disruptions in the food supply chain are dominating headlines across the country and many are seeing the error in their ways and are turning away from relying so heavily on local or state governments to take care of their needs and starting to take the fi...

Quarantine or not, many cities are seeing an uptick in burglaries. Since the onset of COVID-19, news headlines have continued to report that criminals are targeting both residential areas and businesses. Boulder seeing a ‘significant increase’ in...