Pickling techniques: Lacto-fermentation vs. Vinegar

Aren’t pickles fun?  They’re such a great way to preserve the harvest, plus they’re a place to experiment with flavor combinations.  Not to mention, pickles of all kinds make great snacks and accompaniments to meals. Here we explore two very different ways to turn vegetables into pickles:  lacto-fermentation and vinegar pickling (with a hot-water bath […]

DIY Paint: Beautiful and 100% Natural

How to Make Natural DIY Paint   To make your own DIY paint, you only need a few simple ingredients: aggregate (see below for an explanation), white powdered clay, wheat paste (recipe follows), and water – plus pigments as desired.  Basically, you mix all the ingredients together thoroughly, and voila! That’s your DIY paint. Applying […]

Wild Roots Sprout Wild Abundance

One Woman’s Life Changing Experience at the Wild Roots Community For five years, Wild Abundance founder and director Natalie Bogwalker lived at the Wild Roots Community.  Her time there changed her life, and inspired her to share primitive living and homesteading skills with the wider world.  Here we interview her about her life at Wild Roots […]