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Smart Meter Controversy *UPDATE*

February 14, 2013 Kendra 31

Too many people know nothing of the dangers of this new technology that is quietly being installed in every home across the United States. Get informed! *Update* How we refused the Smart Meter.

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The Best Hand Pump For An Existing (Deep) Well

August 27, 2012 Kendra 81

Not all hand pumps are created equally. Some are only for shallow wells. Some cannot be used alongside a submersible pump. And some have a lot more options than others. I’ve done my homework, and have decided upon my favorite hand pump for emergency back-up…

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Purslane: A Weed You’ll Find Most Useful

May 20, 2012 Kendra 27

This “weed” is super nutritious, and is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids and tons of essential vitamins. Not only that, but it tastes great, too!! Here’s what I’ve discovered about purslane, and why I won’t be pulling it out of my garden beds anymore!

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Are Wild Strawberries Edible?

July 13, 2011 Kendra 79

I’ve always heard that wild strawberries were poisonous, so I’ve been telling my kids not to eat the ones we have growing in our yard. But then I read somewhere that they were actually delicious and safe… so which is it? Here’s what I’ve learned…

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Our Newly Installed Wood Stove

January 5, 2011 Kendra 32

We are so happy to finally have a wood stove installed in the house! It took us a few days to figure it out, but we’ve finally got the hang of this thing!