If more Americans grew a little food — instead of so much grass — our savings on grocery bills would be astounding. The total value of the fresh vegetables author Rosalind Creasy grew in her 100-square-foot garden in 2008 was $683.43!
Looking to bypass the money economy? By adopting “possum living,” it is possible to get the good things in life without having to go to a boring, meaningless, frustrating job to get the money to buy them. Why “possum living”? Possums can live most anywhere, even in big cities, and nothing you can do will persuade a possum to work in a factory or office.
The Dominique breed developed from the fowl introduced during the early settlement of New England. These were of the type predominating in the south of England and from which the Sussex and Dorking descended. This stock was widely distributed in the Eastern half of the United States by mid 19th century.
To most people, an heirloom is fine china or a piece of jewelry, but to Kent and Diane Whealy, seeds are the most precious gift one generation can leave to its successor. Practical, too. You can’t eat a silver broach, but you can bite into a Cherokee purple tomato or rattlesnake snap beans.
Honeybees have been in the news for all the wrong reasons: collapsing colonies, pesticide poisoning and parasitic mites – and all this bad news seems to have triggered an almost primitive desire in people to want to help and nurture this vitally-important insect that, despite all our scientific advances we still do not fully understand, but know that we cannot live without.