Tip of the Week #4 – "No Poo Shampooing"

Wow, what a weekend for Sovereign Living! I was so excited to create this week’s Tip of the Week after seeing last week’s video receive over 2,000 views! Our movement of Sovereign Living is growing, so keep sharing our videos and visit SovereignLiving.TV to watch Episode 1 of the show.

This week we tackle a new, easy way to wash your hair that doesn’t require a ton of money or time! Check out the wonders you can do for your hair with just baking soda and apple cider vinegar in this week’s Tip of the Week!

Once again don’t be afraid to use a little extra baking soda and cleanse that hair! Don’t be afraid of the vinegar smell either, it fades quickly and almost smells a bit fruity from the apples! Thanks for watching…until next week…

Tip of the Week: "Coconut Oil" and all the wonderful things you can do with it…

So by now a lot of people know about coconut oil when it comes to baking and cooking. It’s a wonderful substitute for vegetable oil and olive oil. But wouldn’t ya know, there are TONS of ways you can use coconut oil around the house and our Tip of the Week video addresses just a handful, but it will get you started on the transition to using coconut oil for just about anything!

 

This is only the beginning here are some more uses for coconut oil not listed in the video:

  • drop a teaspoon into your coffee to add some flavor and some healthy fats to your morning drink
  • easily use it on your eyes to remove make-up
  • or just add it to your eyes as a moisturizer and revitalizer!
  • got a bun in the oven? rub some of that coconut oil where your skin is stretching to prevent marks
  • in the cold weather use coconut oil to relieve chapped lips

This list goes on and on! If it’s meant to be moisturized, protected, or soothed…chances are coconut oil can do the job! Tell us in the comment section if you have any uses for coconut oil that weren’t mentioned!

Tip of the Week #2 – "Water Storage"

This week’s tip is one EVERYONE can do. No farm or abundant supplies needed. Crap happens, your water company has issues, there’s been no rain, either way, water shortages are real and can be dangerous. To save yourself from the effects of a water shortage just follow these simple tips in this video!

Every week we will be sharing a new “Tip” to continue sharing our experience at the Blush Family Farm and helping our followers build their own self-sufficient future. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get updates first!

While the rest of the country is worried about the "shut-down"…

…we here on the farm are happy to say an event like this has minimal effects on us. Especially as we continue to grow more food, create our own water supply, and harvest our own energy, we are finding out the true beauty from disconnecting from centralized institutions. When they mess up, which is inevitable, we don’t have to suffer too. Many Americans are dependent on the system, so when the system makes a detrimental move, others must also pay for their poor decisions.

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I hope we at the farm can serve as an example of the hope that lies ahead, and while wars are still being faught overseas and children are still here in our country starving…remember to look around you. There are so many natural resources and communities that can help you detach from this destructive system called “government”. It takes courage, but nothing is more rewarding than eating your home grown vegetables and opening the mailbox to few bills.

Stay educated. Learn to grow a plant. It’s a great start! Learn how to capture water, learn about alternative currencies, and make friends who like to do the same. Next thing you know, you might be changing the world.  At the farm we took a big step to start disconnecting from day-to-day providers, but we couldn’t be happier from what we’ve learned so far!

Introducing an exciting new addition to Sovereign Living: "Sovereign Living's Tip of the Week"!

The show covers the Blush Family’s quest to become self-sufficient, but we want to make sure we are sharing all our tricks of the trade along the way! The blog provides you with great recipes, advice, and stories and insight from other related projects/news, and now every week we will be providing you with a “Tip of the Week” ranging from gardening tips to how to keep your water safe. Celebrate with us by sharing our debut video today!

Here’s some other combinations!

Thanks for watching! We’ll be back next week…

Professor from University of Oregon warns of flouride's toxicity

Senate Bill 99 is up for debate as environmentalists question if the cavity fighting action of fluoride outweighs the potential affects on the habitats and ecosystem.

Read more thoughts from other Oregon scientists, fishers, sponsors of the bill in a recently released article. AND don’t forget that The Center for Natural Living will be educating the Central Texas region of the effects of fluoride this year in their 2013 philanthropy program. Learn how you can help provide a fluoride filter to an expecting mother in Texas.

 

Joel Salatin: Treating Farm Land with Care

If you’ve had the opportunity to see a sneak peek of Episode One, you’ll know Bardo Farm is a great example of resourcefulness when it comes to their land and entire ecosystem. More specifically they are constantly shuffling pigs from one area to another to keep the ground fertile and organic, and while it looks like a mess, this land yields bountiful amounts of food for the farm.

Joel Salatin, a farm activist and excellent farmer himself, covers the topic of taking care of your land and soil. This not only benefits your output, but it also helps your neighbors and the future of your land.

Max Borders, editor of The Freeman, says "I sure couldn't do it…unless I had to."

Meet the Blush family. They represent a growing faction of libertarians that mix the rugged individualism of Spooner with the self-reliance of Thoreau. And they’re making a reality show.

You might think they’re crazy. After all, they’re weaning themselves from the grid in order to opt out of the structures they believe have been corrupted by state control and corporate cronyism. That means giving up plentiful energy, convenient food, and economies of scale.

But is it crazy?

I sure couldn’t do it—not unless I had to. I’m totally dependent, as most of us are, on regulated monopolies to feed our appliances and big boxes stocked full of cheap goods. I like economies of scale. I also like manufactured pharmaceuticals, wireless gadgets, and air travel—despite the fact that all of these industries are corrupted to varying degrees.

But people who engage in sovereign living are often happy people. They have tight communities and are not worried for a second about brownouts or the crash of the dollar. If the zombie apocalypse comes, they’ve already practiced being truly free. They are more resilient. And most importantly, they are participating in the construction of the counter-economy.

Keep reading at TheFreeman.com – and thanks Max for covering the project!