Sprouts, Natures Finest Medicine

Roberts RanchHealthy Lifestyles, Self Reliant Living

Learn how you can grow them at home! Wouldn’t it be great if you could replace the cost of your vitamin and mineral supplements?  If you are looking for a natural way to obtain those essential vitamins and minerals as well as fight disease and infection, you need to take a look at growing sprouts. Sprouts are an amazing source of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, enzymes, antioxidants, carotenoids, chlorophyll, and more!  In fact, the sprout of a grown plant is where the most nutrition lies. Sprouts can be enjoyed on a year round basis, however, the winter is a perfect time … Read More

Sprouts

Roberts RanchHealthy Lifestyles, Sprouting

Learn About Nature’s Finest Medicine and How You Can Grow It At Home Sprouts I can’t say enough about sprouts. They are an amazing source of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, enzymes, chlorophyll, and more. In fact, sprouts have more nutrition than the grown plant or the seed. If you are looking for a way to fight disease and infection without spending tons of money or taking expensive medications – you need to take a look at growing sprouts. Although sprouts should be enjoyed on a year round basis – January is a perfect time to grow and enjoy eating them. In … Read More

High Brix Garden

Roberts RanchGardening

Our goal for the 2015 season is a high brix garden.  Organic is such a widely used word, and what does it really insure us of?  How do you know if your food is any better or worse than what you are buying in the store? The philosophy behind a high brix garden is that by feeding the soil instead of the plant, the micro-organisms that are responsible for the natural supply of major and minor vitamins, minerals, and nutrients are able to thrive.  The soil is alive with life and energy.  That energy is then transferred to the plant, … Read More

From Conventional to Organic

Roberts RanchGardening, Planting Tips

Its the first day of spring and its blowing in like a lion!  We’ve had rain, snow, sun, clouds, and lots of wind all in one day.  Sounds like spring in Utah! We are excited about the coming season.  Our seeding schedule begins in earnest now.  We have had our cool season crops seeded for quite some time and they are ready to be transplanted into the garden.  We just need a nice enough day to do that. Our plans for this season include two more greenhouses where we will grow tomatoes and cucumbers as well as lettuce, spinach, and … Read More

How to Kill a Chicken

Roberts RanchLife On The Farm, Self Reliant Living

chicken killing

My mother was raised on a farm and spent her young life cleaning hundreds of eggs every day after school. Like most of us, she didn’t pay too much attention to the other things that pertain to life on the farm, unless of course, she was assigned to participate in it.  When I asked her how I was supposed to kill a chicken, she remembered her Dad bringing a chicken to her mother in the kitchen after he had cut it’s head off.  Her mother would skin it, gut it, and prepare it for dinner in about 20 minutes.  It … Read More

Organic Fertilizers

Roberts RanchSelf Reliant Living

“Organic gardeners use fertilizers like seasonings. They add the finishing touch that brings out the very best in plants”  – Rodale’s all new Encylcopedia of Organic Gardening   Chemical fertilizers feed the plant and not the soil.  In time the soil becomes more and more stripped of organic matter requiring more and more chemical fertilizers. Organic fertilizers feed the soil as well as the plant providing a food source for soil micororganisms and earth worms that condition the soil bringing in oxygen and other needed nutrients. When buying organic fertilizers, don’t always trust that it doesn’t contain chemical fertilizers.  Read … Read More

Seeds

Roberts RanchGardening

I just read an article in a newspaper sent to me from California.  The article  talked about the need to store and grow open pollinated seeds  if you plan to stay alive in the coming years.  I was surprised by the boldness of the statement.  The economy is giving many people good reason to till up their lawns in order to be more self reliant. And, there are a lot of people starting to ask questions regarding open pollinated (or heirloom) seeds.   You can buy open pollinated seeds OR hybrid seeds and there are many pros and cons to … Read More