Cruelty Free vs Vegan Beauty Products

Photo by kinkate from Pexels I made the decision to be vegan mid January of this year (2019). My first priority was to understand how to eat a balanced plant-based diet. However, I knew being vegan wasn't just about food. Another regular purchase I make is beauty products. I started off doing a simple google search for cruelty … Continue reading Cruelty Free vs Vegan Beauty Products

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Maybe Consider Starting a Garden

We had a garden when I was growing up, but I didn't have much interest in it besides playing between the beds and prematurely pulling out the occasional carrot. Sometimes I'd pull out flowers from the trees and plants and decorate the lattice fencing that surrounded the garden. (That didn't go over well - Sorry … Continue reading Maybe Consider Starting a Garden

Vegan Gray Areas: Eggs From Backyard Chickens

I'd like to preface this by saying that I'm not getting into the health aspect of whether eating eggs is good or bad. The focus of this is purely from an ethical standpoint in the case of backyard chickens, not those from factory farms. Photo by Oleksandr Pidvalnyi from Pexels For many homesteaders, having backyard chickens is a … Continue reading Vegan Gray Areas: Eggs From Backyard Chickens

A Beginner Planting Trees

Disclaimer: This is literally my first time ever planting trees! However, I did have guidance from my father who has planted many trees in his day. What we're planting: 1 Snowsweet Apple Tree1 Haralson Apple Tree1 Summercrisp Pear Tree1 Luscious Pear Tree Other supplies needed: Post Hole Digger (preferably)Shovel (if you don't have a post … Continue reading A Beginner Planting Trees