Why do reviews?

We do reviews to help you.  For example – did you know that many desert trees put silica (glass molecules) in their cells to keep from being eaten?!  Well it works – and it plays havoc with many garden tools.  Find out which ones can stand the test of time!


This page will feature links to reviews that we have published over time.  We are here to help you forage, cook, care for your yard, your garden, care for your livestock, keep bees, and more.

Books and products we review might be available locally – and if so we will share that.  We may also offer links to Amazon because we live remotely and understand that running into town for stuff can cost a lot in terms of time and resources.

Reviews Posted

Spice blends from Pereg Gourmet Foods in our post

Chai tea from Wissotzky Tea Company in our post



Books Reviewed




Cakes for Kids: 40 Easy Recipes That Will Wow! (Gibbs Smith), in our post


Animal Keeping

Honeybee Hobbyist, The Care and Keeping of Bees in our post


Southwest Related

Earth River Sky: A Journey in Photographs Through Northern New Mexico (Glitterati Editions), in our post titled

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