So often these days, families are making the decision to ditch the city life and rat race and relocate to the vastness of rural America. The lure of open spaces attracts those who wish to spread their wings yet put down roots.
Over the almost 10 years I have been making knives, I have gone from a newbie to beginner to finding my way to becoming comfortable in what I do as a knifemaker.
Before the pandemic, our garden center organized some courses, and since I’m an old-time gardener, I decided to attend, just to see what new things I could learn. One particular session sparked interest among the attendees, the one about microclimates and how these microclimates can influence our gardens.
As a person who loves to be self-sufficient, I’m satisfied when I can provide meals from food I’ve hunted, caught, raised, or harvested. I provide many meals of fish and wild game for my family, and almost all those dishes are accompanied by vegetables I’ve grown in my garden.
I recall a time when tagging turkeys with a bow seemed a sort of parlor trick you pulled off only under the most unusual of lucky circumstances. And I’m referring to using modern compound bows with all of the up-to-date trimmings.
Most people believe land ownership is out of reach, so we make it that way. I know I did. Despite wanting my own little piece of the earth to hunt, plant trees on, and just enjoy any way I pleased, I never thought it would happen.
Scientists now agree that cartoonist E.C. Segar chose spinach as Popeye’s secret weapon not because it was high in iron—as most of us thought—but because it was high in vitamin A. To be fair, spinach is higher in iron than most vegetables, although plant-based iron is not well absorbed by the body.
We don’t often stop to consider how often we need to join together different pieces of material. Whether you’re building a piece of wood furniture, repairing a broken gardening tool, or putting together a new flintlock rifle, it’s important to know the best way to make a join hold firm for the long haul.
As a kid, I dreamed of adventure and expeditions on a daily basis – discovering new lands and mountains and wanting my very own nuclear bunker! Scouts, outdoor activities and a multitude of local woods, rivers, and trails fuelled my passion for the outdoors and adventure.
Tall raised beds are a perfect solution for gardeners who are physically disadvantaged but can offer real advantages to all gardeners, as they provide real scope for fertility and healthy root development.
One of the most versatile of root crops, carrots (Daucus carota ssp. sativus) are delicious raw or cooked and deliver an impressive list of nutrients, especially beta-carotene, in colorful packages—from the familiar orange to purple, crimson, pink, white, and yellow as well as two-tones such as purple with an orange core.
Cleaning your gun on a regular basis is the easiest and least expensive way of making sure it will work when you need it to. There are two types of maintenance for your firearm field-stripping and a complete breakdown.
In a survival situation, insects are far more beneficial to harvest than trying to catch meat. But there is one type of bush tucker slithering around in the undergrowth that you may be a bit more adventurous at tackling, and that’s slugs and snails.