What Should I Do? http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Cesspool: Free To Peak Prosperity Readers Until July 30 http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/100083/cesspool-free-peak-prosperity-readers-until-july-30 ]]><p>Peak Prosperity is featured in the new novel, <a href="http://amzn.to/2aeEOD7" target="_blank"><em>Cesspool</em></a>. The main character reads the daily digest, is aware of the 3E&#39;s, and invests in precious metals. <a href="http://amzn.to/2aeEOD7" target="_blank"><em>Cesspool</em> </a>is available to U.S.-based Peak Prosperity readers for <strong>free</strong> Tuesday, July 26th through Saturday, July 30th, and heavily discounted for international members. Click the link below to go to the free deal. For international members, I set the price as low as possible in all the Amazon international stores. I am unable to set the price to free internationally at this time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/100083/cesspool-free-peak-prosperity-readers-until-july-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/100083/cesspool-free-peak-prosperity-readers-until-july-30#comments What Should I Do? Book Cesspool Peak Prosperity Phil Williams http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/100083 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:36:24 +0000 Phil Williams 100083 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Introduction to Elderberries http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/99759/introduction-elderberries ]]><p>I planted a couple of dozen elderberry trees two years ago. They&rsquo;ve grown rapidly and produced tons of berries this summer. When I planted them, I read that they were a very good medicinal plant to have around and they were essentially maintenance and pest free. As a bonus they produce beautiful flowers and are beneficial to birds and pollinators.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/99759/introduction-elderberries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/99759/introduction-elderberries#comments What Should I Do? elderberries Fruit medice Medicinal Plants Trees http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99759 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:52:37 +0000 Phil Williams 99759 at http://www.peakprosperity.com DIY Beef Jerky http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/99366/diy-beef-jerky ]]><p>It&rsquo;s smoky. Savory. Salty. Sometimes a little sweet. It has been a favorite snack of travelers and nomads for thousands of years. I&rsquo;m speaking, of course, of jerky.</p> <p>Today, jerky is a big business. <i>The Washington Post</i> recently reported that it&rsquo;s a $1.5 billion industry in the United States. Sales are up 46 percent since 2009. This high-protein, low-fat, low-carb, gluten-free snack has never been more popular.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/99366/diy-beef-jerky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/99366/diy-beef-jerky#comments What Should I Do? beef jerky DIY Preperation http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99366 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:47:56 +0000 jasonw 99366 at http://www.peakprosperity.com All About Parsnips http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98570/all-about-parsnips ]]><p>Parsnips are not typically found in home gardens, but they should be. Parsnips are root vegetables, related to carrots, but larger, and white in color. They are more cold hardy than carrots, and have a slightly stronger taste, and smell. I actually like parsnips better than carrots when cooked, as they are sweeter, and I prefer the smell of fresh parsnips to carrots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98570/all-about-parsnips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98570/all-about-parsnips#comments What Should I Do? Garden Growing parsnips root Tips http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98570 Tue, 31 May 2016 22:57:15 +0000 Phil Williams 98570 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Wood Mulch VS. Living Mulch http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98398/wood-mulch-vs-living-mulch ]]><p>Last season I planted perennials in my zone 1 annual garden in an effort to transition away from annual gardening. I&#39;ll always have an annual garden, but I am limiting the size, given the amount of energy required for their upkeep. I much prefer to mix in my annuals among my young food forestry.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><img alt="Transitioning Living Mulch to Wood Chips" class="wp-image-6229" height="368" src="http://www.foodproduction101.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Using-Tarp-to-Weed-Annual-Garden-1024x768.jpg" width="490" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98398/wood-mulch-vs-living-mulch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98398/wood-mulch-vs-living-mulch#comments What Should I Do? food forest WSID http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98398 Thu, 19 May 2016 22:17:04 +0000 Phil Williams 98398 at http://www.peakprosperity.com DIY Mosquito Repellent http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98132/diy-mosquito-repellent ]]><p>As your family begins to move outdoors for the summer, you&rsquo;ll have to take precaution against mosquitos and other insects.</p> <p>Using mosquito repellent helps reduce your risk of exposure to Zika, West Nile virus or other diseases, it allows you to enjoy your summer activities with a lower risk of disease.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98132/diy-mosquito-repellent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98132/diy-mosquito-repellent#comments What Should I Do? DIY mosquito Natural repellant http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98132 Tue, 03 May 2016 22:38:19 +0000 bgarrett 98132 at http://www.peakprosperity.com 10 Ways to Make Fire Without Matches http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/79894/10-ways-make-fire-without-matches ]]><p>As we look at preparing for uncertain times, we seek to have the resources on hand to weather the storm and be more resilient in our daily lives.&nbsp; We store water and put food away for shortages or emergency situations.&nbsp; We make sure we can communicate with family, friends, and loved ones.&nbsp; We are all working on building resilience our own ways and learning from each other.&nbsp;</p> <p>Knowledge and skills acquisition is a topic that resonates greatly with the Peak Prosperity community. In this article we will explore a critical skill to learn and practice that can help you in really tough times or emergency situations &ndash; the skill of making fire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/79894/10-ways-make-fire-without-matches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/79894/10-ways-make-fire-without-matches#comments What Should I Do? battery DIY fire friction lens Methods Prep Resiliency WSID http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/79894 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:24:51 +0000 jasonw 79894 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Establish a Wildflower Meadow http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97921/how-establish-wildflower-meadow ]]><p>Over the past couple of years, I&rsquo;ve been working to establish a wildflower meadow on the lower part of my property, zones 3 &amp; 4. In time, trees may be added, but for now I would like the native meadow to provide habitat, diversity, nectar, pollen for my bees and the other pollinators, and beauty, all in a low maintenance package.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97921/how-establish-wildflower-meadow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97921/how-establish-wildflower-meadow#comments What Should I Do? Growing Permaculture pollination wild flowers http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97921 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:49:36 +0000 Phil Williams 97921 at http://www.peakprosperity.com 8 Tips To Help Your Chickens Lay More Eggs http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97724/8-tips-help-your-chickens-lay-more-eggs ]]><p>If you start to raise chickens to be more self-sufficient, you want them to be as productive as possible. But what if they aren&rsquo;t laying as many eggs as you&rsquo;d hoped?</p> <p>The most common reasons that chickens aren&rsquo;t laying eggs is because they are too young, too old, the hours of daylight are too short, it is molting or the feeding is not of sufficient nutritional value. You might not be able to affect those first points, but you can help contribute to a stress-free environment for your chickens while keeping them healthy and well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97724/8-tips-help-your-chickens-lay-more-eggs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97724/8-tips-help-your-chickens-lay-more-eggs#comments What Should I Do? Chickens eggs health Tips http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97724 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 23:44:34 +0000 bgarrett 97724 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Make a Codling Moth Trap and Lure http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97375/how-make-codling-moth-trap-and-lure ]]><p>Last year, a lot of my apple crop and some of my pear crop were infested with codling moth larvae. Given that I don&rsquo;t spray my trees, I needed to come up with an alternative for control, unless I wanted to grow apples for the moths. This season, I&rsquo;ve sprayed kaolin clay, which is a tiny clay particle that you spray on to the leaves and the fruit. This acts as an irritant to the pests, causing them to move on. This has worked well so far, as we&rsquo;ve already had our best cherry harvest yet, and the apples and pears still look pretty clean.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97375/how-make-codling-moth-trap-and-lure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97375/how-make-codling-moth-trap-and-lure#comments What Should I Do? coding moth DIY Trap http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97375 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 21:52:37 +0000 Phil Williams 97375 at http://www.peakprosperity.com