The Dirt: Our Holistic Approach to Medicine – Diet, Adverse Effects, Vaccines & More

Source: Guildbrook Farm | Sustainable Living
December 18, 2016

Experience can shape your beliefs. This is The Dirt on how several events changed how we approach medicine: from one of vaccines and antibiotics to a holistic approach that incorporates western medicine along with alternative medicines such as naturopathy and homeopathy.

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Jaime and Jeremy

Monthly Chicken Coop Cleaning

Source: Guildbrook Farms | Sustainable Living
December 16, 2016

It’s time to clean the backyard chicken coop! In this video we show how we clean out our mobile chicken coop on a monthly (ish) basis.

What We Use to Clean the Coop: Pine Shavings – purchased locally Sweet PDZ – purchased locally Diatomaceous Earth – purchased in bulk from Azure

Daily Chicken Care: https://youtu.be/qcezSTh8y-0
Azure Standard: http://www.guildbrookfarm.com/azure-s…

Special thanks to my amazing 12-yo videographer for patiently shooting and re-shooting this footage with 4-wheelers going by and airplanes flying overhead :0)

UPDATE: We now use the electric fence at night due to some foxy visitors on our property

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Two Easy Perennial Vegetables You Must Grow in Your Garden

Source: GrowingYourGreens
John Cole
November 15, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you two perennial vegetables that can provide your family a resilient food source with little care.

In this episode, John will take you into his front yard garden and share with you two easy to care perennial vegetables that can provide you food for many years.

First, John will share with you his experiences about Native American Runner beans and then Chinese chives.

After watching this episode, you will have an awareness of two of the easiest perennial vegetables you must grow in your garden.

Lettuces & Greens Will Flourish Through Frosts as They Can Freeze: Don’t Let Cold Stop You!

Source: TheRustedGarden
Gary Pilarchik
November 13, 2016

Here is 100% proof that most lettuces and greens can take frost and their leaves can freeze with no issue. Cold makes them sweeter! Get them transplanted early in the spring when the frost is still around and start them early in the fall/late summer as they can grow through the frost of cold nights. Lettuces and greens are two season crops in many zones.

The Dirt: Why We Prep

Source: GuildBrookeFarms | SustainableLiving
November 10, 2016

What are preppers? Are we preppers? What are we prepping for? Jaime answers these questions and talks about different scenarios where having a prepping background has helped her during different situations in her life. She also talks about an incident where she wasn’t prepared which could have ended badly.

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Building Our Prepper Pantry

Source: GuildBrookFarm | Simple Sustainable Living
November 10, 2016

We need more storage space! Jeremy shows how he builds two basement shelving units for food storage and chicken supplies.

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Sweet Potato Slip [Update]

By: Zy Marquiez
January 2, 2016

Two weeks ago or so, new pictures were taken of the Sweet Potato Slip Project that is being done as a trial run for next year’s growing season.

In our last update, we showed how well the sweet potato slips had been doing.

There were a total of eleven sweet potato slips that were born before. A week ago, five more were brought into the fold for a total of sixteen little rascals.

The picture of the new ones are below.

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Around the same time that the pictures were taken, four of the slips were looking a little off so to speak, and the color wasn’t as vibrant as they were originally. Some seemed to be changing to greenish yellow. They are still around, but they just don’t look as healthy.

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Other than that, the whole process has been fairly straight forward.   As time passes, more information will be logged in order to finish tracking the progression of this step in the growing process to have better discernment for next year.

This is a new experience for me regarding organic sweet potatoes, and certainly don’t have a greenthumb like some of my friends [yet!], but it has been a great one nonetheless.

As a side note, started a Garlic experiment about a month ago and will be writing about that soon.

Hope you are all doing well and good luck in your gardening/learning.