Beyond The GMO Propaganda

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If you've visited The Farmer's Lamp before, you know where we stand on the GMO issue. But why do we feel this way? One of the first things I say when I'm asked to speak about the GMO issue is this: “I don't care if everyone agrees with me or not. I'm not here to convince you to see things my way. Arguing and controversy is not the solution and is not what I'm about. I'm here to offer you the information. To give you the resources you need to do your investigation and make your own decision. ... continue reading...

How To Bake Without Power

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How I Bake Without An Electric or Gas Oven Living in a cabin with no power, running water, or plumbing has had its challenges. We've enjoyed most of them. Life is boring without a challenge, right? Cooking on a wood heater has been fun, but I will say I missed having an oven. Baked Macaroni and Cheese is just better than stove top! So how do I bake without power? Enter the HERC Oven (Home Emergency Radiant Cooking). My husband was looking up some information on line and said, “Hey, you ... continue reading...

What’s The Difference In The Types of Salt?

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I seem to be getting this question a lot lately, "What is the difference in the types of salt?" In the media filled world we live in, it can be hard to find a true answer to this question. One source will say refined table salt is fine as long as you don’t over indulge. Another will point to research and history revealing the health benefits of real salt. They're not all the same, that's a fact. The best health for your family and homestead is a major concern for you. If you're like I was, ... continue reading...

How To Help An Egg Bound Hen

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I get asked this question more often than I would like, “What can I do to help my egg bound hen?” It's becoming more common since GMO feed is the industry standard. This is not a post about GMO crops, however, poor feed is one of the leading causes of egg binding. An egg bound hen was virtually unheard of in the backyard flock until the late 1990's when feeds made from GMO grain became common place. My Granny didn't feed much grain and when she did, it was corn. I was an adult the first time ... continue reading...