Caring for Children During & After a Disaster

Disasters affect children differently than they do adults. It’s important to remember they are NOT miniature adults. Children’s bodies are different from adults’ bodies. They are more likely to get sick or severely injured. They breathe in more air per pound of body weight than adults do. They have thinner skin, and more of it … Continue reading Caring for Children During & After a Disaster

A Few Water Conservation Tips

General Never pour water down the drain when there may be another use for it. Use it to water your indoor plants or outdoor garden. Make sure your home is leak-free. Take a reading of the water meter. Wait 30 minutes without using any water and then take a second reading. If the meter reading … Continue reading A Few Water Conservation Tips

We Are Not Fine. We Are Not Prepared: Escaping Fort McMurray

By Mathew Clements May 4, 2016 I don’t know if you’re religious or not, but if you believe in some version of hell my family just drove through it. A few hours ago my family and I escaped the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta which as you may have seen on the news is burning. … Continue reading We Are Not Fine. We Are Not Prepared: Escaping Fort McMurray

Intensive Gardening: Grow More Food in Less Space (With the Least Work!)

Blend the best principles of biointensive gardening and square-foot gardening to devise a customized, highly productive intensive gardening system. By Linda A. Gilkeson February/March 2014 Beauty and productivity harmonize in an intensively planted garden when you add flowers and natural, structural elements. Photo by judywhite/GardenPhotos.com Whether you grow food on a spacious homestead or are … Continue reading Intensive Gardening: Grow More Food in Less Space (With the Least Work!)

Emergency Childbirth class outline

This is not a class in how to be a midwife. It is a class discussing normal labor and birth, how to assist a laboring mother and her newborn without causing problems, and, some ways to handle some emergencies in the event that trained medical assistance in not available.   Childbirth is NOT the extremely … Continue reading Emergency Childbirth class outline