Epsom Salts and Beautiful Plants

Roberts RanchGardening, Healthy Lifestyles

Boston Fern

I remember as a young child that epsom salts were always on hand.  Mostly we drew a hot tub of water and soaked in it after a hard day’s work. Or we soaked in it when we were sick and achy with flu, chicken pox, or measles.  It was wonderfully soothing.  I highly recommend trying a warm tub of  epsom salts if you haven’t before.  There are some wonderfully scented epsom salts on the market these days with eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils in them.  You can find epsom salt in most grocery stores.   It is still one of … Read More

Go Green with Green Drink Smoothies!

Roberts RanchHealthy Lifestyles

Green Drink Smoothies

March is the month for  “A Bit O’ Green” and I can’t think of a better thing to do than recommit to eating and drinking more greens.  The good news is that many Americans are doing just that.  The green drink smoothie has replaced breakfast  in many households  and I think that is a good thing. I have to admit the green drink smoothie in my house can be a tough sale at times.  Getting my teenage boys to down it like they down other things requires quite a bit O’ persuasion!  I wish we had been drinking green drinks … Read More

Fermented Drinks

Roberts RanchFood Preservation, Healthy Lifestyles, Life On The Farm

Kefir Drink

Most of these recipes come from either Sally Fallon and her book Nourishing Traditions or from Sandor Katz and his book The Art of Fermentation.   To begin with, you need a set of tools for proper fermentation. Invest in some air lock lids or create some yourself. Mason jars will do for most fermentation processes. I bought my airlocks from a brewery, then drilled a hole in the top of some canning jar lids. I also drilled a hole in the top of a 5 gallon bucket. I bought some washers that would fit the hole then pushed the air … Read More

Why Eat Grass Fed Beef?

Roberts RanchHealthy Lifestyles

Grassfed Beef

Agricultural drug use has become a huge health concern for both animals and humans.  It is my opinion that organic, grass-fed meat, that is raised the old fashioned way – on pasture grass, is really the only type of meat worth eating, if you want to maintain good health.  People need to realize that grass-fed animals not only produce better eggs, milk & meat – but the benefit to native perennial grasses is critical to a healthy future. In a recent article by Dr. Mercola, he states the following: “Besides beta-agonist drugs like Zilmax and Ractopamine (the latter of which, by … Read More

What To Do With Green Tomatoes!

Michelle RobertsHealthy Lifestyles

Green Tomatoes

Indeterminate tomato plants will grow like a vine forever if they have enough food, water, and sunshine. So it doesn’t matter when the frost hits, there will always be green tomatoes on the vines. One of the hardest things about gardening is having to put all those tomatoes in the compost pile. Isn’t there some way to ripen those tomatoes? If not, then what can we make out of them? These questions were recently posed to me and I thought the answer would make a good post. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to encourage green tomatoes along after … Read More

Learn More about The Incredible Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

Michelle RobertsHealthy Lifestyles, Self Reliant Living

Wheatgrass grown indoors

We began our series of lessons with Wheatgrass Juice and Sprouting because anyone who lives anywhere can sprout and juice in their own kitchen.  It is the number one easiest most self-reliant thing you can do.  The benefits are just amazing too.  Not only are you provided with incredible nutrition that will keep you VERY healthy, but you will not be ingesting any pesticides, herbicides, GMO’s or paying outrageous supermarket prices.  Learn more details and How To’s by connecting with Living Whole Foods Blog and get some great tips on how to grow without mold, the nutritional value of grass juice … Read More

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