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

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

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“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

Gardening Helps

Roberts RanchSelf Reliant Living

One of the purposes of this site is to help with all those questions and frustrations you will be running into. We will address them as soon as we can. We have also provided you with some links to websites that will also be very helpful. We invite those pros out there who have learned many tips and tricks over the years, and who have knowledge about specific soil, area, or climate issues that affect plants, to chime in and share their knowledge.