What Is In Our Food?

Michelle RobertsHealthy Lifestyles, Self Reliant Living


Robyn Obrien Speaks Out Robyn Obrien is expressing the frustrations of many of us who have taken the time to ask the questions and do the research and then have become truly amazed at the astounding disregard for the health and well being of mankind.  If you have time I encourage you to watch her TED talk here. What can I do? I realize that I can’t very easily overturn decisions of Congress or take major companies and corporations to court, but I can make a statement with my pocketbook and refuse to buy their products. I can and have … Read More

Garden – Get in on Good Vibrations

Michelle RobertsGardening, Healthy Lifestyles

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The Earth vibrates at an amazingly healing frequency.

In Clinton Ober’s Book “Earthing” he states that we are all electrical beings and so is the Earth. There exists a primordial relationship between Mother Earth and You. The electrical charges coming from the Earth are actually soothing, strengthening, and healing. Who would have thought! David Wolfe, an author, speaker, and outspoken authority on healthy lifestyles believes the common shoe is perhaps the “world’s most dangerous invention.”

Close Call For The Mother Of Nine Pups

Roberts RanchLife On The Farm


Here is an update on Lollydots and her nine pups. Everything was going well as long as we had them inside. Living on a mini ranch, we don’t feel the need to chain or cage our dogs. So, Lollydots pretty much has the run of the place. When I moved them out, I really hadn’t thought through what might happen if Lolldots somehow got hurt . The somehow happened. We didn’t know when or how, but she is just a little over a year old herself and loves to run and play whenever she can. With nine pups, she has … Read More

Sowing Seeds Indoors

Roberts RanchGardening


Get an early start on the season by sowing seeds indoors. Learn how to germinate anything from petunias to pepper plants. Save money and enjoy the ability to choose the varieties you like best. Enjoy a tour of Mountain Valley Seeds and West Mountain Wheat. Receive links to quality seed companies and invaluable tips that will significantly reduce your learning curve. Topics Covered: [ul style=”11″] [li]Starting seeds indoors[/li] [li]Introducing soil blocks [/li] [li]Transplanting [/li] [li]Visit to Mountain Valley Seeds[/li] [li]Planting schedule, zone chart, other helpful aids [/li] [/ul]   Estimated publish date : March 15, 2013   Roberts Ranch and Gardens … Read More

Self-Reliant Living – Don’t Let It Stress You

Roberts RanchSelf Reliant Living


My son came over the other day to gather greens from our hoop house. He was ready to begin his bi-annual juice fast. As we were visiting around the kitchen table, I was exited to have he and his wife try my latest batch of fermented beans and cabbage. They were preserved months ago and still have a wonderful crunchy flavor. They quite enjoyed them –to my great pleasure. We visited about all the time it takes to bake your own bread, make your own food, and grow your own garden. He and his wife are so busy building a … Read More

Green Smoothies

Roberts RanchSelf Reliant Living


Green Smoothies have become the rage in the last few years and we love them at Roberts Ranch! I don’t remember when I first heard about a green smoothie, but I do remember thinking how awful it must be to drink spinach and chard. Since then I have been introduced to some delicious smoothie recipes and I must admit – I was wrong. Spinach and Chard actually go quite well with oranges, bananas, and pineapple. Who would have thought? With year round harvesting from the hoophouse, we have an abundance of greens available. Plus that, I really needed a method … Read More

Top Five Reasons for Storing, Sprouting, and Eating Seeds

Roberts RanchFood Preservation, Healthy Lifestyles, Self Reliant Living


[dropcapMedium]1[/dropcapMedium] Sprouted seeds pound for pound are more nutritious than anything else you can buy.  Did you know that a sprouted seed increases as much as 600% in its nutritive value? They also contain ALL known vitamins and nutrients. By eating them in correct combinations they provide you with complete proteins. Who needs vitamin supplements when you can get all you need in the way of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, antioxidants, immunomodulators, and more! Why spend money on supplements that don’t metabolize when you could have all the nutrition you need with sprouts.   [dropcapMedium]2[/dropcapMedium] In the earliest know studies of the 1930’s, … Read More