Barbara H. Peterson


Cleaning is a chore normally accomplished with rubber gloves, barriers to keep animals away, locked cupboards to keep children from getting poisoned, and warning labels to indicate that contact with such poisonous substances is dangerous.

Quite frankly, I’m sick of it. I am tired of hoping that I cleaned off the poison used to clean my counters well enough that the piece of fruit that I just placed on that counter is safe from contamination. So, I tried the following recipe, and it works. In fact it works so well that I had to share it. The critters, kids and adults are safe, and it costs pennies to make.


1. Take a large glass jar and pack full with orange peels.

2. Pour real apple cider vinegar into jar to the top, wait for it to settle, then top off.

3. Place lid on jar and let sit for 10 days.

4. After 10 days, strain liquid from jar and pour it into a spray bottle.

5. Clean without worries!


By Barbara H. Peterson

Farm Wars

I ran across this website today, and had to share it. All you need for that home ethanol distillery operation, sans the taters. Those you have to grow for yourself!

From the brochure:

Automobile Conversions
Our “SIMPLE SOUR MASH TO SIMPLE ALCOHOL FUEL” book contains a complete section on this subject, in
addition to much more valuable and useful information relating to alcohol.

Sour Mash Method
We use and recommend the SOUR MASH METHOD for making alcohol. With this method, the mash is not cooked. This
enables you to use your mash over and over. The process is simple:

1. You make a “mash” out of corn, grains, potatoes, sugar beets, fruits, etc. with water, yeast and a sweetening agent
such as molasses.
2. The mash makes a “beer” during the fermentation.
3. The “still” takes the alcohol out of the beer during distillation. Only the liquid beer is placed in the cooker using the
SOUR MASH method. This enables you to use your mash over and over. Cooked mash can be used only once.

If you choose to cook your mash using enzymes, all REVENOOR stills will work equally well using this method.

***The average auto uses 800 gallons of fuel per year
and a single acre of sugar beets for example would yield about 1200 gallons of alcohol.


Download brochure: Revenoor Ethanol.

We can wean ourselves from gasoline and strangle the likes of BP et. al., by becoming self-sufficient and making our own ethanol! This is doable!

Barbara H. Peterson

Amazing new type of road system that generates solar electricity!

LATEST (Friday, Feb. 26, 2010):

I have removed Hometown Seeds from the site, and no longer endorse their products, as the company sells Seminis Seeds, which is owned by Monsanto.

The company currently sells the Big Beef and Celebrity varieties of tomato seeds, which are produced by Seminis.

A big thanks to Perry, who did the legwork on this one, and exposed Hometown Seeds’ connection to Monsanto through Seminis Seeds!



I was just contacted by Scott Peterson (no relation), owner of Hometown Seeds. Evidently the person who contacted me, Chelsea,  is a student and part time employee. She indicated that Hometown Seeds was selling GMO seeds, and Scott contacted me to let me know that she was mistaken. Here is the communication, shared with Scott’s permission:

To: Barbara Peterson
From: Scott Peterson
Subject: GMO Survival Seeds

Barbara, I am the owner of Hometown Seeds and I need to clarify a terrible misunderstanding. Chelsea showed me your email and I worked back from there after seeing your blog post. Let me explain. First, our survival seeds are all non-hybrid and none are GMO. Secondly, the mistake is all my fault.

After reading your blog we put the pieces together. Chelsea is working in our little company part time. She is a student at a local university helping us build traffic to our website by reaching out to sites like yours. She is not an expert in gardening and relies on me to answer any technical questions.

When the you asked if our seeds are GMO, I told her to respond that we sell some hybrid seeds but they are not in the survival seeds, and none of our seeds are GMO. This is obviously not how she responded and had no idea how badly the mistake would be received. I have seen what she emailed back, hence the misunderstanding and negative blog posts. It was there in black and white after all.

We completely agree with the evils of GMO seeds. We do not now nor ever will carry GMO seeds. As for the survival seeds, the whole point is to provide open pollinated seed that will generate seed for the next year as well as food for the family. All seeds in the survival seed packet are non-hybrid. I don’t know what else I can do but accept full responsibility for the what we have done and apologize profoundly. I am very sorry. I ask forgiveness from you and your readers.

Scott Peterson, owner “More garden for your dollar.”

I commend Scott for his immediate clarification of this matter, and can now endorse his product.

May this be a lesson to us all. Chelsea – when someone asks if your employer’s product contains GMO, KNOW THE ANSWER! This is an extremely important issue, and people who are trying to help others make a difference in the fight against GMO contamination can be irrevocably harmed through ignorance.

So I will repeat what Scott has said:  “We do not now nor ever will carry GMO seeds.”

This was a mistake by a part-time employee.

KUDOS, Scott! We need more people like you to combat corporate AG’s stranglehold on food production.



Recently I was contacted by Hometown Seeds, who wanted me to advertise survival seeds on this website. I asked what type of seeds the company was selling. The answer was “some are heirloom, some are GMO.” Here was my response:

Have you looked around the Surviving website? On it I have several articles outlining the effects of GMO, and how bad this technology is for the planet  and the people who live on it. I cannot advertise something that I am  totally against, and that is GMO seeds.

I encourage you to get rid of your GMO sources for seeds as most people are looking for a good, clean source of seeds, and GMO does not  count as good, clean, or in any way desirable.

My readers do not want GMO gardens, and are very concerned that the vegetables they plant don’t get contaminated with GMO. Planting gardens with completely non-GMO seeds is the way to go.

I don’t know how loudly I have to say this – NO GMO!!! For those who think that selling survival GMO seeds is a good idea – look at this video, read the article, and think again.

Genetic Engineering – The World’s Greatest Scam?

By Greenpeace

Genetically engineering of the food we eat is an inherently risky process. Scientists do not know the long-term effects of releasing these unpredictable organisms into our environment or our food.

What’s wrong with genetic engineering?

The products of genetic engineering are living organisms that could never have evolved naturally and do not have a natural habitat.

These genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can spread and interbreed with natural organisms, thereby contaminating non ‘GE’ environments and future generations in an unforeseeable and uncontrollable way. This ‘genetic pollution’ is a major threat because GMOs cannot be recalled once released into the environment.

Because of commercial interests, the public is being denied the right to know about GE ingredients, thereby losing the right to avoid them despite labelling laws in certain countries. READ MORE…

PJ Gazette

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Official U.S. definitions regarding invasive species were clearly provided in Executive Order 13112 signed by President William J. Clinton on February 3, 1999.

“Invasive species” means an alien species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

“Alien species” means, with respect to a particular ecosystem, any species, including its seeds, eggs, spores, or other biological material capable of propagating that species, that is not native to that ecosystem.

“Species” means a group of organisms all of which have a high degree of physical and genetic similarity, generally interbreed only among themselves, and show persistent differences from members of allied groups of organisms.

“Ecosystem” means the complex of a community of organisms and its environment.


Alien plant species, also known as genetically modified organisms, were engineered and introduced into natural environments specifically designed to spread rapidly. Because they are so uncontrollable and engineered to be aggressive, these aberrations of science gone mad rapidly overtake naturally occurring ecosystems and destroy the biodiversity needed to sustain not only the land, but the life on it. Alien GMO species are an unwelcome interruption, displacing natural plants and crops and all animal species dependent upon them for survival.  Continue reading

What is the price we pay for coal mining? Destruction of the natural environment that sustains our health.

Carol is a root digger. She digs sassafras root, wild yam, black cohosh, yellowroot, goldenseal, and bloodroot for her mom’s skin cancers. A coal company is destroying her root beds and natural heritage by removing a nearby mountaintop to extract the coal.

Watch the video and understand that we are not alone. Everyone and everything is connected. You cannot destroy one piece of this earth without it affecting another piece. Is stripping the land of coal really worth the awful price?