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It's easy to get sucked into the fancy packaging, promises of cleanliness not possible any other way, and germs killed on contact. But, how much do we really know and understand about the products that we are bringing into our homes? How can we make changes to kick toxic products to the curb? Plus, how to stick to your guns with homemade cleaners. …
 
Many people who live in the city are not prepared for brief interruptions in services such as water, gas, and electricity. Living the in the city with stores packed with goods for sale gives rise to a false feeling of security that everything will always be available. Learn about basic preparedness. Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com…
 
There are plenty of lists of money saving tips. But, how do we reshape our thinking about buying, harvesting, preparing, eating, and storing food? Learn a few ways to rethink buying, harvesting, preparing, and storing food. Plus, why we all should be sauce bosses! Show Notes: PermacultureVelocity.com…
 
Whether boiling water bath canning or pressure canning let's be safe. Learn how to avoid common home canning mistakes. And news flash! The USDA recently (June 2015) approved steam canning! Steam canning is a fast, effective, and safe way to home preserve high acid foods! Yay! Plus, don't forget to check out the show notes for even more information …
 
So many projects and tasks on the homestead and limited resources. Where to start? How to decide to pay for someone else to install a laundry-to-landscape system or DIY? Starting small, simple, and specialized can help. Then considering time, money, and reward can help us select the right project, at the right time, and keep it on budget. Even tiny…
 
Kombucha can be expensive at the grocery store, coop, or farmer's market. Save a ton of money and make great kombucha at home. It's super easy and it is best wild! Learn about the "transformational action of the microorganisms" and getting started with your very own batches of this wonderful naturally effervescent drink. Show Notes: PermacultureVel…
 
Corn, beans, okra, meats, fish, poultry, soups, broths, and other low acid foods must be pressure canned. Sadly, pressure canning has a bad rap and many folks shy away from it. Pressure canning low acid foods means that we have even more foods that we can grab off our pantry shelves. Imagine being sick and reaching for a jar of chicken soup made ju…
 
There are two solidly divided camps regarding light to the hen house as the days shorten. One: Adding light is inhumane, kinda seems like an industrial operation, so let's leave the natural rhythms alone. Two: Adding light means that there will be eggs on all of the days including days before the holidays. Yes, it's true I have friends in the city …
 
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