Last Saturday, I cleaned my first corpse. I had spent the better part of the twenty minutes I had been on shift explaining to his family how I was going to care for him before the funeral home showed up. What they didn’t know was that this was my first time cleaning a cadaver and […]
Preparedness and Pets
You may have an emergency bag and food squirreled away for you… but what about your pet? An emergency go bag and food are just as vital for your fuzzy thumbless family members.
Prepping Away from Home
I’m still trapped in an extended stay hotel for another week, so I want to touch on what it’s like trying to be prepared while on the other side of the country from my home. I was legit nervous about the government shutdown, unpaid airtraffic workers, and the prospect of me being stuck here until the […]
Prepping and the TSA
So here’s the deal kittens: I’m currently in Georgia for the next few weeks, writing this on a touch screen tablet so I will keep this brief. Here are a few things I have learned while traveling and trying to be prepared:
The Basics of Preparedness
So you want to start prepping, but you’re at a loss. The whole notion can seem overwhelming, so where do you even start? Do you just go buy 100 lbs. of rice from Costco and call it a day? (No, but 100 lbs. of rice from Costco is a fantastic idea.) Here are a few […]
This is probably opening a #10 can of freeze dried worms, but if you haven’t gathered by the subject matter of my posts, I’m a prepper.
Border Wars: Battle of the Bunnies
As I’m still in my reader request mode, this week we’re focusing on bunnies and how to keep those adorable little bastards out of your garden. Since I actually have three rescue rabbits and have fostered more in the past, bunnies are a subject I actually know a weird amount about. (Wanna talk about rabbit […]
Reader Request: Things Get Spicy
I am the poster child for what not to do when it comes to keeping your hard-grown (or hard-bought) spices fresh. I chronically leave them open, out on my sunny countertop, and the cupboard I keep them in is directly above my stovetop, and some I keep on a small shelf EVEN CLOSER to my […]
Plants That Won’t Kill Your Cat
My cats are plant murderers.
Help Me Help You
My little dumplings, the well is running dry a bit. I’m in need of article suggestions from my beloved readers.
I used to work at a hospital as a receptionist. Part of my job duties included delivering the flowers and plants people brought for their loved ones, and it was always something I looked forward to and enjoyed doing. I was the bearer of good news, and it was a nice change from setting up […]
Time for Fall Greens
Summer is a little more than half over, and if your garden is anything like mine, your lettuce is bolting.
Eating the Weeds: Red Rooted Pigweed
So I’ve become an accidental pigweed farmer.
Zucchini: The Best Food Ever
At our local Chinese buffet I don’t have a ton of options as a vegan. There’s some lo mein, some Buddha Delight, and the occasional random thing that happens to pop up.
So a few years ago I was at my local feed shop and noticed their marigold seed packets were on super sale for like, a nickel each. I bought probably 20 packets? Needless to say, there were a lot of marigolds in my front yard that year.