What Should I Do? http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/newest?title=&uid=&created= en How to Preserve Basil Efficiently http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86713/how-preserve-basil-efficiently ]]><p>We use basil almost every time we cook. It is an extremely versatile herb that can be used in a wide variety of dishes. The problem with basil is that it is a summer annual that we only have fresh for about five months of the year. We always have a lot more fresh basil than we could ever eat. This of course leads us to want to preserve the excess basil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86713/how-preserve-basil-efficiently" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86713/how-preserve-basil-efficiently#comments What Should I Do? basil crop Garden Preserve storage http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86713 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:25:33 +0000 Phil Williams 86713 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Harvest and Store Onions http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86598/how-harvest-and-store-onions ]]><p>It&rsquo;s amazing to me how versatile onions are. They are in so many different recipes. I can&rsquo;t imagine cooking without good onions from the garden. The challenge is to harvest and store them in a way that preserves them for the longest period of time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86598/how-harvest-and-store-onions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86598/how-harvest-and-store-onions#comments What Should I Do? curing Garden onions storage http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86598 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:30:31 +0000 Phil Williams 86598 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Harvest and Store Garlic http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86473/how-harvest-and-store-garlic ]]><p>I actually almost forgot to harvest my garlic this year. Thankfully, I wasn&rsquo;t too late. I was probably a couple of weeks later than I should have been, but most of the garlic was still good. One could say it is a resilient crop.&nbsp;</p> <h2>When do you harvest garlic?</h2> <p>It really depends on the garlic. I harvested towards the end of June, but it should have been mid-June. It is best to observe the tops of the garlic. You should harvest when most of the leaves are still green, but two or three of the bottom leaves have gone brown. This will typically give you a mature tight head. The idea is to pick the garlic when it is mature, but you don&rsquo;t want to pick it so late that the cloves start to separate. If you pick at this ideal time, the garlic will store well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86473/how-harvest-and-store-garlic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86473/how-harvest-and-store-garlic#comments What Should I Do? Garden garlic Harvest storage http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86473 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:12:16 +0000 Phil Williams 86473 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Using Colloidal Silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86442/using-colloidal-silver ]]><p>In an emergency scenario, taking care of our medical needs is critical. A small cut on our hand can be an opening for a lethal infection that could threaten your life. Be sure to stock supplies that will take care of major injuries, but the most likely need for medical supplies are for things like minor cuts and scrapes, burns, sore throats, ear infections, and many other types of infections such as staph, bladder, sinus, skin, etc.</p> <p>Recently, a lot of people have been look at colloidal silver &ndash; or nano-silver. We wanted to delve into some studies and information to help you know if colloidal silver is right for you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86442/using-colloidal-silver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86442/using-colloidal-silver#comments What Should I Do? bacterial colloidal silver Medical nano Uses http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86442 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:00:42 +0000 bgarrett 86442 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Permitting for a Pond http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86358/permitting-pond ]]><p>As much as I wish we did not have to deal with Government when installing our projects, it is an unfortunate obstacle that we have to deal with. Fortunately, many of the pond types we install in a permaculture setting do not require complicated permits. That doesn&rsquo;t mean you can just start digging without thinking about acquiring a permit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86358/permitting-pond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86358/permitting-pond#comments What Should I Do? legal permitting pond http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86358 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:05:30 +0000 Phil Williams 86358 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Pond Planning http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86293/pond-planning ]]><p>There is a lot to consider when planning for your pond installation. It is a good idea to thoroughly plan you pond installation prior to the machines arriving. I personally like to measure, get the levels, and paint the site to see for myself what the pond will look like. Often times a design on paper doesn&rsquo;t survive this process. You will often find that the pond will be different in real life than you were thinking it would be on paper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86293/pond-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86293/pond-planning#comments What Should I Do? Construction DIY planning Ponds water http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86293 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:47:09 +0000 Phil Williams 86293 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Raising Pigs http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86184/raising-pigs ]]><p>I&rsquo;m sure you saw the title of this article and immediately thought, &ldquo;I already live with a few.&rdquo;</p> <p>However, whether you&rsquo;re a self-reliant homesteader or just want to cut away from your food budget, raising pigs (of the porcine variety) is a great way to become more self-reliant and sufficient. If you raise your own meat in any scenario, you will have more control over how it is raised and fed, and you can make sure that it is essentially raised organically (whether or not you apply for organic certification). Raising your own meat is less expensive than purchasing meat that is not factory-farmed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86184/raising-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86184/raising-pigs#comments What Should I Do? Homestead Livestock Meat Pigs pork http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86184 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:04:04 +0000 bgarrett 86184 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How To Harvest Honey Using An Extractor http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86182/how-harvest-honey-using-extractor ]]><p>Once your bees have filled your hives with honey for you, how do you get it out?</p> <p>This is a question that most aspiring and novice beekeepers don&#39;t know the answer to. If you&#39;re curious to learn the answer, read on...</p> <p>I had my first honey harvest of the year this past weekend, and I took pictures of the major steps in order to create this primer and de-mystify things.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86182/how-harvest-honey-using-extractor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86182/how-harvest-honey-using-extractor#comments What Should I Do? Beekeeping Bees extractor honey honey harvest hot knife How do you extract honey? How do you harvest honey? how to extract honey how to harvest honey http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86182 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:39 +0000 Adam Taggart 86182 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Creating Swales http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86072/creating-swales ]]><p>Swales are simply ditches on contour (contour is a level line across the landscape), with the excavated soil from the ditch being placed downslope to form a berm. The purpose is to rehydrate landscapes, add texture and microclimates, and to be used as a tree growing system. You can also use swales to increase catchment for ponds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86072/creating-swales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86072/creating-swales#comments What Should I Do? Permaculture Ponds Swale http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86072 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:32:36 +0000 Phil Williams 86072 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Control Squash Vine Borer http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86005/how-control-squash-vine-borer ]]><p>Squash vine borers are terrible pests of the cucurbit family of plants that include squash, zucchini, pumpkins, melons, and cucumbers.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><a href="http://www.foodproduction101.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Squash-Vine-Borer-Larvae.jpg"><img alt="" class="wp-image-4079" height="393" src="http://www.foodproduction101.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Squash-Vine-Borer-Larvae-1024x576.jpg" title="Squash Vine Borer Larvae" width="533" /></a></p> <p class="rtecenter">Squash Vine Borer Larvae</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86005/how-control-squash-vine-borer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86005/how-control-squash-vine-borer#comments What Should I Do? Control Garden Pest squash vine borer http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86005 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:29:20 +0000 Phil Williams 86005 at http://www.peakprosperity.com