What Should I Do? http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/newest?title=&uid=&created= en #1 Tips For Building Log Homes http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96662/1-tips-building-log-homes ]]><p>Ever dreamed of building a sustainable and beautiful log home?&nbsp;&nbsp; Want to have a small cabin in an off-grid homestead?&nbsp; Below are the #1 tips and pieces of advice from 21 log cabin owners, builders and manufacturers for making your log cabin project a success! We really hope you find useful insights and knowledge to use and apply when building your log cabin home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96662/1-tips-building-log-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96662/1-tips-building-log-homes#comments What Should I Do? advice housing log home Tips http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/96662 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:45:45 +0000 jasonw 96662 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Build a Compost Tea Brewer and Brew Tea http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96582/how-build-compost-tea-brewer-and-brew-tea ]]><p>I had a free 55 gallon barrel that I decided to turn into a compost tea brewer. Compost tea is a great way to magnify your compost by breeding the beneficial microorganisms and spraying them on your plants. Plants sprayed with high quality compost tea will be healthier, less affected by pests, and produce better fruits and vegetables.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96582/how-build-compost-tea-brewer-and-brew-tea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96582/how-build-compost-tea-brewer-and-brew-tea#comments What Should I Do? brew brewer Compost tea http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/96582 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:50:39 +0000 Phil Williams 96582 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Build a Survival Shelter http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96346/how-build-survival-shelter ]]><p>When you need to find a site to build an emergency shelter, you need to consider a few key elements to ensure your survival. Whenever possible, use existing terrain for shelter &ndash; look for hills you can camp between, or caves and overhangs for protection from the elements.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96346/how-build-survival-shelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96346/how-build-survival-shelter#comments What Should I Do? dugout Emergency Shelter Tent http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/96346 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:47:17 +0000 claytonk 96346 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Mason Bees http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96145/mason-bees ]]><p>The mason bee namesake comes from their habit of sealing their nests with mud. They typically nest in hollow reeds or holes in wood made by wood-boring insects. The blue orchard mason bee and the hornfaced mason bee are the most common here in Central Pennsylvania, although there are many. Mason bees are excellent pollinators in the early spring when many fruit trees are blooming. They are more efficient pollinators than honeybees and they only travel up to 300 feet from their nests, so if you grow mason bees close to your food forest, they will be there.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96145/mason-bees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/96145/mason-bees#comments What Should I Do? attract Bees mason support http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/96145 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 22:06:02 +0000 Phil Williams 96145 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Commercial Permaculture Farm Design http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95545/commercial-permaculture-farm-design ]]><p>Below is a link to a design for a commercial permaculture farm I recently designed for a local client.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><a href="http://www.foodproduction101.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/phil-organic-farm-vs-2-1.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="242" src="/sites/default/files/resize/users/u51047/commercial-permaculture-361x242.jpg" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" width="361" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95545/commercial-permaculture-farm-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95545/commercial-permaculture-farm-design#comments What Should I Do? Commercial Design farmland Permaculture profit http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/95545 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:14:46 +0000 Phil Williams 95545 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How Soil Health Impacts All Wealth http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95447/how-soil-health-impacts-all-wealth ]]><div> <p>In today&rsquo;s complex economy how do we progress financially from where we are today and the life of abundance we seek? This is the first question a financial advisor will ask us. It is seldom an easy question to answer because the quality of our life isn&rsquo;t measured purely in financial terms. There are multiple factors including our work, our family and, fundamentally, our values. How does our quest for financial wealth balance with the people and planet upon whom we depend? Surprisingly, it all begins with soil.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95447/how-soil-health-impacts-all-wealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95447/how-soil-health-impacts-all-wealth#comments What Should I Do? soil wealth http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/95447 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:13:19 +0000 harnsoper 95447 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Introducing Chickweed http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95281/introducing-chickweed ]]><p>Stellaria media or common chickweed is a cool season annual &ldquo;weed.&rdquo; This plant will germinate in the fall or late winter and forms ground covering mats in the early spring. The plant starts to retreat in the middle of the spring and by early summer, it&rsquo;s gone entirely.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95281/introducing-chickweed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95281/introducing-chickweed#comments What Should I Do? Chickweed Food Garden Permaculture Weeds http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/95281 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 22:28:43 +0000 Phil Williams 95281 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Are You Less Prepared Than Your Neighbors? http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95171/less-prepared-your-neighbors ]]><div class="post-entry entry std post-entry-with-image"> <p>According to research studies, the number of natural disasters per year has increased significantly over the last thirty years.&nbsp; While the scientific community debates what the causes may be, disasters and destruction seem more and more prevalent in today&rsquo;s world than 30 years ago and it is becoming increasingly important to prepare for emergency.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95171/less-prepared-your-neighbors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95171/less-prepared-your-neighbors#comments What Should I Do? emergency preparedness Preparedness http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/95171 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 00:10:12 +0000 claytonk 95171 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Fruit Tree Guilds http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95047/fruit-tree-guilds ]]><p>Polyculture or the growing of many different plants in a given area is a popular permaculture principle. Fruit tree guilds are a specific polyculture technique used to improve fertility, confuse pests, and attract beneficial insects, as well as provide increased yields.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95047/fruit-tree-guilds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/95047/fruit-tree-guilds#comments What Should I Do? fruit trees polyculture http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/95047 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 23:13:46 +0000 Phil Williams 95047 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Natural Disaster Survival Tips http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/80131/natural-disaster-survival-tips ]]><p>Natural disasters come in all shapes and sizes.&nbsp; Hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding and landslides, forest fires, tornadoes, and many other disasters can present themselves unexpectedly. They all can have a major disruptive affect on our lives.&nbsp; Being prepared for these events can help you and your family ride the storm and come out on the other end safely and better able to handle post disaster situations.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are 10 tips to help become more prepared for natural disasters:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/80131/natural-disaster-survival-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/80131/natural-disaster-survival-tips#comments What Should I Do? Mat Stein Natural Disasters Preperation Survival http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/80131 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 23:54:30 +0000 Mat Stein 80131 at http://www.peakprosperity.com