An archive of all NWEdible exclusive Patreon content for the month of August, 2017. This should make it easier for Patrons to search for the information they want to rewatch or access later.
Archives for October 2017
Productive Home Weekly Report: 10/29/17
It's Okay to be a Homesteader and Hate Canning
I’m a homesteader, but the more I thought about canning, the more I hated it. It felt weird to admit it at first, but this year I’ve done almost no canning and I’ve never been happier. Here are all the reasons I hate canning, and what I’ve come to prefer instead.
Preparedness 101: How To Build A Two Week Emergency Pantry
Let’s say your home is safe but a regional disaster like an ice storm or hurricane has crippled normal electricity, water, and emergency services. As you hunker down and wait for the amazing people who keep our grid running to repair damage, clear roads, reroute supplies, fix power lines, and generally to the dirty work…
Productive Home Weekly Report: 10/21/17
Preparedness 101: Shun Ignorance and Reject Panic – Focus On Readiness
Unfortunately, since I started writing this series, the number of specific, urgent things I can point to as reasons to be prepared have just gone up. Puerto Rico is a heartbreaking example of long-term infrastructure disruption, and a cautionary tale in terms of how long it might take for outside help from government agencies to…
Productive Home Weekly Report: 10/14/17
First Grade Homeschooling: Curriculum and Schedule for 2017/18
Well it’s Year Two of this homeschooling thing and I’m simultaneously more relaxed about the process, and more aware of how critical it is to use our time well. Homeschooling is extremely time efficient, particularly in the younger grades, but man, three months can slip by with very little forward progress if you aren’t careful….
October Gardening Chores For The Pacific Northwest
Update for October, 2017: Early fall is my favorite time of the year in the Pacific Northwest. Cool, foggy mornings that magically transform into sunny days – and never get hotter than 70 degrees? That’s my kind of heaven. 2017’s first day of October feels pretty typical to me…everything about what I’m seeing outside aligns pretty well with how my gut “thinks” it…