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Getting Started with Ancient Natural Philosophy and Medicine

In modern consumer society, most people have no idea what substances are in their bodies at any time because they consume complex products in a way that men never did in world history. When modern men read ancient texts in natural philosophy or medicine, they can’t comprehend what they’re reading or how it could be…

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Compost Time

Garden bed turned over, ready for compost. It’s time to get to work preparing garden soil for the Spring. Growing fertile soil is the most important part of responsible self-sufficiency, and we’re tempted to neglect it to rush ahead to cooler activities we’re interested in. We have to resist this temptation. On our farm, we…

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Garlic

Garlic cloves are planted in the fall. More than just a source of flavoring, garlic is one of the most important plants in the garden. Pliny listed over 60 known remedies provided by garlic. Garlic cloves for planting can be purchased easily online. Note that “hardneck” varieties are recommended for colder climates and “softneck” for…

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