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Nourishing Traditional Diets-Weston A Price Foundation (Video)

Nourishing Traditional Diets-Weston A Price Foundation (Video)

Healthy, nutrient dense food is the cornerstone of good health. Our ancestors knew this and there is a lot that can be learned from the nutritional heritage of our ancestors. No one is a bigger advocate for educating and promoting these traditional diets than Sally Fallon-Morel of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Enjoy the full DVD presentation here…

Homestead Harvest….Using the Whole Chicken!

Homestead Harvest….Using the Whole Chicken!

It’s one of those sad realities of life on the homestead that the day will come when Little Red Hen will out stay her welcome on the farm.  When that fateful day finaly comes it is incumbent upon us, the homesteaders, to honor that ultimate sacrifice by harvesting and making use of as much of that animal as possible.  This leads us back to Little Red Hen, and her compatriots down at the hen house…fall is the traditional time of…

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Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup!

Make Your Own Elderberry Syrup!

I couldn’t decide whether to go with a Homestead Health segment on this one or Preserving the Harvest….elderberry syrup can literally go into either category!  I extolled the virtues of the humble elderberry in my last post, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear how beneficial it can be for your health.  Elderberry syrup is a traditional preventative and cure for both colds and flu.   The juice is naturally high in vitamins A, B, and C to stimulate…

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Homestead Heros Plants of Promise: Elderberry

Homestead Heros Plants of Promise: Elderberry

The common elderberry is oftentimes overlooked in its value on the homestead.  While it is native in many areas it has also naturalized in so many places that most folks take it for granted.  Elderberries can easily be wild harvested in many parts of the country.  Until fairly recently, improved cultivars have been rare and relatively expensive here in the States. The elderberry forms an attractive shrub or can be trained into a small tree reching 10 to 15 feet…

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A Case for Raw Milk…(Slide Show)

A Case for Raw Milk…(Slide Show)

Raw milk has gotten a bad rap over the years!  The good folks over at RealMilk.com and the Weston A. Price Foundation are on a crusade to change that.  Here’s a nice educational slide show laying out the benefits of raw milk consumption and the case against pasteurization…

Bone Stock with Sea Salt Mineral Brine (Recipe)

Bone Stock with Sea Salt Mineral Brine (Recipe)

Bone Soup!!!! Proper nutrition with highly mineralized foods are the cornerstone to good health, mental well being, and longevity.  Bone broths are one of the most nutritious and healing foods we can put in our bodies!  I got this souped up (pun intended!) beef stock recipe from my grazing mentor Steve Campbell.  It looks a lot like a standard bone stock recipe except for the substitution of highly mineralized sea salt brine for the water that you would normally use!…

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Making your own Probiotics at Home

Making your own Probiotics at Home

5 Homestead Probiotics You can Make Yourself! Well the science is in folks, and has been for some time!  Probiotics are essential to maintaining a healthy gut, and strong immune system.  A properly functioning digestive system is the key to good health.  You can grow, purchase, and eat all of the organic, mineral dense, beyond awesome food you want, but if you are not digesting and absorbing those nutrients then it is all for naught.  The same can be said…

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Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 3 of 3

Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 3 of 3

Here’s the last bit of this monster article that I dug up for you guys. I hope you find it as thought provoking as I have.  This section has all of the references sited throughout the entire article. Part 1    Part 2 Enjoy…. “Toxicity Issues Government health agencies are concerned about boron toxicity. You might be concerned as well if you read the following, pertaining to sodium chloride or table salt (17): ‘Acute oral toxicity (LD50 – the dose…

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Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 1 of 3

Homestead Health: Borax for Health? Part 1 of 3

Borax nutritional Supplement! I found this article in a big glob of information a friend gave me, and I thought I would share it with you all.  This is a long article with lots of information, so I broke it into a three part series.  I found the article very interesting and thought provoking, do with this information what you will, but we will be adding this to supplement our preventative health program for our livestock  and our household.  Resources…

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Brewing Kombucha

Brewing Kombucha

Around here on the Traditional Catholic Homestead we like to have lots of things in the fermentation crock so to speak.  One of our favorites, adults and kids alike, is brewing kombucha.  What is kombucha?  Well, in a nutshell, it’s a sweet tea that is fermented so that much of the sugar is used up in the end product.  How does it do that?  There is a “mushroom”, as many call it, that holds the key.  The mushroom is really…

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