Heartiness Approach http://heartinessapproach.com #sustainablelivinginplace Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:36:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 https://i0.wp.com/heartinessapproach.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/logoheart.jpg?fit=32%2C30 Heartiness Approach http://heartinessapproach.com 32 32 132552541 Patience is a Virtue we Continue to Cultivate http://heartinessapproach.com/waiting-requires-patience/ http://heartinessapproach.com/waiting-requires-patience/#respond Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:36:23 +0000 http://heartinessapproach.com/?p=262 Patience is the key word We have never had patience. We have always been spontaneous. We are working very hard to do this move right. Like we said yesterday, we sat on this decision for a month, not wanting to even address it. Now, it […]

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Patience is the key word

We have never had patience. We have always been spontaneous. We are working very hard to do this move right. Like we said yesterday, we sat on this decision for a month, not wanting to even address it. Now, it is harder. We are getting items sold. The chickens are sold. The daily chores are minimal. We are taking down our chicken coop that we built when we first moved here, carefully stacking the wood to take it with us and build it again. We still have not had rain so the yard does not need mowed, on the contrary, it is so dormant, it looks dead. We feel dormant and are striving not to feel dead as most of our purpose has changed on the land. We wait.

Family comes to visit to help with our patience.

We took a trip to Colorado for a week and that trip was planned long before we knew we were moving. We looked for land and tried to figure out what we will be doing. When we got back to Oregon, we have two sets of family coming for a visit to remember our son and brother who died last year. The guys also went out on Newport Bay for crabbing.  We went to see Koosah and Sahalie Falls. (See the picture.) Now that this time with family is over, our waiting ends and our work to move really begins. We were going to have a month before we could move but we are lousy at waiting, so with a change of plans we hope to be gone by the end of September. So perhaps our lack of patience won out slightly. Subscribe to our You Tube Channel and follow our daily antics. Heartiness Approach YouTube Channel

Jim and Rhenda at Koosah Falls

Visiting Family and Homesteading Conference

With the animals gone, we are able to take some time before we buy and actually move into a new place. We do have the ever faithful small white fuzzy thing that seems to photo bomb most of our videos. Oliver goes with us. He is concerned however, knowing the chickens are gone and the furniture is disappearing. We know he knows. He can tell when we are putting on our jeans knowing it is a stay-home day with him. When he sees us put on our Sunday clothes, he knows he will spend much of the day by himself, so goes and curls up in the corner.

We are taking the opportunity to fly back east for two weeks and Oliver will stay with our daughter. We are going to the Homesteading Conference of America and stay with family back there enjoying the beauty of fall in the East. Then we will stay with other family members visiting until the end of November. More waiting but it will be done in a creative way. Jim has the ability to work where ever we are at since his work is done online.

The Power of Patience

We have noticed, we are much better at waiting than we used to be. We were only engaged for one week before we moved our wedding up to the end of the week making us engaged for a whopping two weeks. We have moved a gazillion times, but we feel power in our purpose, strength in our waiting and success with our patience. Good things come to those who wait.

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Sustainable Living In Place – Act Now http://heartinessapproach.com/sustainable-living-in-place-act-now-3/ http://heartinessapproach.com/sustainable-living-in-place-act-now-3/#respond Sat, 09 Sep 2017 03:36:42 +0000 http://heartinessapproach.com/?p=278 Changing the Emphasis in Our Life to Sustainable It is impossible to experience #SustainableLivingInPlace if your living situation is not financially sustainable. Finding the correct living situation is imperative in order to accomplish sustainability. Creativity may be the key to obtaining this goal. Stepping into […]

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Changing the Emphasis in Our Life to Sustainable

It is impossible to experience #SustainableLivingInPlace if your living situation is not financially sustainable. Finding the correct living situation is imperative in order to accomplish sustainability. Creativity may be the key to obtaining this goal.

Stepping into a new Journey of Sustainable Living

For the last two years we placed ourselves in a small community and proceeded to build a homestead on rented land. We succeeded.Jim and the Turkeys - systainable  We had a beautiful garden, a beautiful flock of chickens, raised our own chicken and turkey meat and loved every minute of it. We especially found support through our YouTube Homesteading channel community. When we asked our landlord if we could bring in different types of animals, (pig and cow) we were told “no” and he raised the rent significantly and let us know he could raise it higher. This was a great disappointment to us and we literally sat on that news for about a month before we looked at each other and realized we had a decision to make. We discovered that renting is not sustainable. With the housing market booming we realized we needed to buy our own land and build our own homestead. However, we were too late to do it in Oregon or Washington where our son has moved his family. Californian residents moving to the northwest pushed the prices so high we could no longer buy here.

When We Grow Up We Will Have A Sustainable Homestead

Therefore, we once again remove our roots from the ground and replace them with wheels to take us back home to Colorado where we left six years ago. One thing is for certain. We want land. We need to homestead. It is in our blood and in our heart and soul. There is no other option. It feels as if we finally decided what we want to be when we grow up. We want to provide our own food, raise our own meat, make our own butter and cheese, feel the accomplishment of living a sustainable life.

 

Jim and Rhenda Engagement Prior to being sustainable

 

Living our Lives in the Healthiest Way Possible

Perhaps others will criticize us, stating we are too old to embark on such a journey. On the contrary. Our goal is to show others that to obtain #SustainableLivingInPlace is the only way to have a healthy environment and good health. We can no longer be content to shop at the store for our food, buying whatever is available and join the norm who think that aging is what you do and illness is what comes as you age. We are not trying to be teenagers, but we know we can be healthy because of what we eat, how we exercise, and how we take care of our emotional wellness. Yes, there will be times when accidents or illness just happen and if that is what the Lord desires, then okay. But in the mean time we will live our life in the healthiest possible way and then if it comes to a screeching halt, we will have no regrets. This is possible. Not everyone needs a homestead but we do. We will show others that living well is possible by the food choices they make, the way they move their body and the way they take care of their emotional wellness. For us it will happen on our homestead where we are able to provide the food that we need for ourselves and the joy we receive from working the land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Eliminate Processed Food From Your Diet http://heartinessapproach.com/eliminate-processed-food/ Mon, 31 Jul 2017 04:37:45 +0000 http://heartinessapproach.com/?p=161 How to Eliminate Processed Food From Your Diet We keep saying that Heartiness Approach is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. We are not calling is a well-kept secret or new information, but eliminated processed food is key to success.  As we research the […]

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How to Eliminate Processed Food From Your Diet

We keep saying that Heartiness Approach is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. We are not calling is a well-kept secret or new information, but eliminated processed food is key to success.  As we research the healthy eating topics we keep finding that there were many people talking about healthy eating in the early 20th century. If we were to look deeper we suspect that there were some even earlier. The principles and facts are not new, some have been updated, but the reasons that many do not heed is the existence of conflicting information that continues to prevail.  Heartiness Approach describes the types of foods we eat, how we eat it, exercising to build muscles and bones along with our cardiovascular system, and reducing, eliminating if possible, your stress.

There are as many ways to eliminate processed food from your diet as there are the people trying to do it. We are choosing certain foods at certain times. If there is a better way for you, by all means, use your way.

1. Eliminate the processed food Soda pop.

The only time you need to have one is to help you if you nauseated or ill. Some people with Migraines use soda pop as a medicine during the headache. Only drink as much as you need, no more.

2. Steer away from fast food restaurants which are filled with processed food.

Eating here is a cop out. It is the easy way out. It is the lazy way out.
It is not the cheap way because it is always more than you think and the poor food will cost you more in the long run with your health.

3. Eliminate man-made oils as many are processed in unsafe ways. Soybean oil, Canola oil, Sunflower oil, Safflower oil, Corn oil, Cottonseed oil.

If a food is processed it almost always has soybean oil in it which is genetically modified.
These oils are all high in omega-6 which increases inflammation.

This includes margarine. Go ahead pay the price for real butter. Grass-fed is what you are aiming for but that is even more expensive so give yourself a break and just purchase a butter made without rBGH. This is an injection given to milk cows to increase their production. One of the claims is that the milk contains high levels of human growth hormone which promotes tumors.
Palm Oil is supposed to be okay to use but in order to get it many animals loss their lives so we do not use that.
No food that is deep-fat-fried.
Eliminate anything using partially hydrogenated fats as these are trans-fat and can cause cancer, diabetes by interrupting the insulin receptors, decreasing our immune response, reproductive problems, Heart disease, which is three-fold higher in women, increases the bad cholesterol, and interferes with your body using the omega 3.

4. Eliminate white sugar, High-fructose corn sugar, Cane syrup.

Reduce your sugar down in recipes to ¾, then ½, then to 1/3 or ¼ of the original recipe.

5. Artificial sweeteners are completely processed and should be eliminated. They keep your sweet cravings alive.

These sweeteners can cause headaches, migraines, cancer and a sweet addiction that only gets stronger.

6. Eliminate refined grains. white rice, white flower pasta, Cream of Wheat and other processed and refined grain cereals, Ready-to-eat Cereals, White flour.

7. If it is in a box or a package, it is generally processed food.

If there are 5 ingredients or less and you know what those ingredients are, you may consider buying.

8. Nitrates in meat. Factory meat. CAFO ( concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an animal feeding operation (AFO)—a farm in which animals are raised in confinement—that has over 1000 “animal units” confined for over 45 days a year.

This 8th one was not mentioned in the video. It is a very important one but sometimes harder to achieve. Bacon, Ham,Sausage and processed lunch meats have nitrates in them. Begin to ask you butcher for nitrate-free bacon and sausage. Many of them are very tuned into the nitrate-free movement and will make their own sausage without the nitrates. Lunch meats are processed and since we are not eating processed food anymore they are not on the list to eat. Try to find a local source for your meat. We have found a source for beef, pork and lamb. We have visited the farm. We know how the animals are raised and what they are fed. We have looked the farmer in the eye and know where our meat is coming from. We also raise our own chicken and turkey. We use that meat instead of processed lunch meat. We grind the breasts for burger meat. We feel confident in the meat we are eating.

 

Do you have suggestions for this list? Let us know and we will add the methods we agree will make a difference.

Don’t make all these changes at the same time. Pick the easiest one for you and build to the more difficult. This list is not the complete list of all possible items that need eliminated but they are a great start. This is a lifestyle that takes time to make a noticeable difference. Unlike supplements, or something you must pay for as you go, this  lifestyle change does not cost you but does demand consistent attention. Your body responds quickly to incorrect eating and responds slowly to good eating.

This is not a weight loss program. You need to be healthy to lose weight. Once you are truly healthy you can begin a weight loss program if you want to … If you need to. Most people will not need a separate weight loss program but if you follow though, eliminating all the wrong foods, eat all the correct foods, exercise, and reduce your stress and the weight remains or increases we recommend that you seek medical assistance. You may have a serious metabolic problem but your new healthy lifestyle will make you a better candidate for the appropriate treatments. The longer you refrain from adopting a healthy lifestyle, Heartiness Approach being one of them, the more difficult change will become. Our bodies, whether young or old, have marvelous regeneration capabilities. You owe yourself the opportunity to heal so don’t put it off longer, get busy and start making the change.

 

(Heartiness Approach is not a medical entity in anyway. We do not give medical advice. The advice we give is from research we have done and based on our experience. We always suggest others do their own research.)

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Complete Organic Fertilizer (COF) by Steve Solomon Original Founder of Territorial Seeds http://heartinessapproach.com/complete-organic-fertilizer/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:53:16 +0000 http://heartinessapproach.com/?p=85 Below is the COF recipe included in Steve’s new book: To make enough complete organic fertilizer to generously cover 100 square feet, mix: 3 quarts oil seed meal such as soybean meal, cottonseed meal or canola seed meal or 1 1/2 quarts feather meal or […]

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Below is the COF recipe included in Steve’s new book:Mix Your Own

To make enough complete organic fertilizer to generously cover 100 square feet, mix:

3 quarts oil seed meal such as soybean meal, cottonseed meal or canola seed meal or 1 1/2 quarts feather meal or fish meal (smelly)
or, the very best combination is probably 2 quarts oil seed meal, 1 pint feather meal and 1 pint fish meal

Add:
1 quart soft or colloidal rock phosphate (the best choice by far) or bone meal
1 quart kelp meal and/or 1 pint Azomite (for trace minerals) (And/or apply liquid kelp every 2 weeks as a foliar throughout the season.)

Add lime: choose one of these two options:
If you garden where the land originally grew a forest, add these two:
1 pint agricultural limestone, 100# (fine grind) and
1 pint agricultural gypsum;

or if you garden where the land originally grew prairie grass or is a desert add:
1 quart agricultural gypsum

If you do not live in Cascadia, add 1/3 cup potassium sulfate.

The following last four items are optional:
1 teaspoon laundry borax or a smaller quantity of Solubor (1/2 gm actual boron)
1 1/2 teaspoons zinc sulfate
2 teaspoons manganese sulfate
1 teaspoon copper sulfate

Mix all ingredients are very thoroughly before spreading.

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