Morel Mushrooms Grown at Home May04

Morel Mushrooms Grown at Home

Sounds impossible. Sounds improbable. It can be done. Morel mushrooms might just be some of the tastiest mushrooms to grow in North America. In my neck of the woods, the things can be found by taking a walk in the park, having a mushroom identification book on hand, and slicing them down the middle to be sure of no false-positives. One thing is for sure, morels are not easy to find (and can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are looking for). So why not take the guess work out of it entirely? Mushroom Appreciation.Com  is a great resource for the mushroom lovers out there. In one of their more useful posts, the site discusses four different ways to grow moral mushrooms at home. The article “Different Ways of Growing Morel Mushrooms” is a god-send for all those seeking a better, safer, more convenient way to enjoy the tasty mushroom treat....

Eat Dandelions in 16 Delicious Ways May03

Eat Dandelions in 16 Delicious Ways

How many people do you see spraying harmful chemicals on the yellow “weeds” that invade yards known to all yard Nazis as “Dandelions”? Although considered a weed by some, others enjoy this plant as a gourmet green growing right outside the front door. The Prairie Homestead offers an article that is sure to change the hearts and minds of those who battle the little yellow flower year in and year out. Dandelions, just like any other plant, should not be eaten unless you know where they came from and whether or not they have been sprayed with chemicals. There are also some false-friend plants that you certainly should not eat. Once you do find some dandelions growing wild in your own naturally maintained yard (free of chemicals and pesticides), check out 16 Ways to Eat Dandelions....

Beginning the Road to Self Sufficiency May02

Beginning the Road to Self Sufficiency...

You don’t have to wait until you get your dream property to begin cultivating life. Starting on the road to self sufficiency can be as easy as changing a few buying and spending habits. “How Anyone Can Be More Self Sufficient” is a great article detailing ways that anyone, anywhere can begin to become more self-sufficient. Much like any major project, the hardest part is often starting at all. This article comes courtesy of Little House Living, a great blog run by self-proclaimed South Dakota country girl Marissa. If you want to learn more, visit their blog for tips, tricks, and wonderful posts almost daily....