Nature’s Sweet Side- Maple Syrup

I Love the Sweet Stuff! Incredible Sap The sap is running in New England and I got some first hand insights and some surprising information when I visited Massachusetts and Vermont recently. The surprise: Maple syrup contains an abundant amount of naturally occurring minerals such as calcium, manganese, potassium and magnesium. And like broccoli and …

Suburban Homesteading – Raising and Preserving Sustainable Food

Sustainable is the new catch word for gardening. I hear it everywhere and I think it is overused without anyone really understanding exactly what it means.¬† By definition it means - ¬†Conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources. And by working¬†gardens, keeping chickens for meat and eggs, preserving food, adding solar panels, …