Kids and Gun Safety on Marie Claire

Marie Claire just published a piece about Kids and Gun Safety I was initially hesitant to write, fearing social media fallout from those who disagree with my position. I’m very glad that I wrote it though, because very few articles are published in mainstream magazines that align with my beliefs on gun ownership and usage. The title that the editors assigned my piece, “Why I’m Glad My Kids Shoot Guns… For Their Sake and Everyone Else’s”, smacks of clickbait and sensationalism, but I understand the necessity of using clikable headlines for traffic. As part of a series that Marie Claire is running, called Women and Guns, my piece discussing the benefits of kids learning gun safety and handling sits in contrast to the more plentiful anti-gun ownership essays, and I’m fine with that. We are all entitled to our opinions but can remain respectful in discussing them, and I feel like I have done that here. Give Kids and Gun Safety a read and let me know your thoughts over at the Herd Management Facebook page. If you hunt how are you introducing your children to guns? If you’re anti-gun ownership, what methods are you using to prepare your kids…

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Sock Sorting Solutions

If your house is anything like mine you probably have a bajillion mismatched socks, widowed socks, and socks that never get worn but somehow keep ending right back in the dirty clothes hamper. If you’re not one of those people, I mean US, you probably don’t have any socks in your house, are lying, or have devoted large amounts of your time to sock management activities. I do NOT have time for sock management activities, and I looked everywhere for sock sorting solutions that would meet our needs. There are six people living in my household (and a dog, but she doesn’t wear socks, she just hides them), which means there are 12 feet that need socks on a daily basis, and 84 sock-wearing opportunities during the week, give or take. For a long time I embraced The Surrender, threw all socks in one big bucket and creatively called it “The Sock Bucket”, which looked like a big sock mosh pit and almost always ensured that people needing socks would wind up with mismatched and wrong-sized socks. Looking for socks was like mining for gems, or looking for a husband in a bar…Nearly impossibly. It’s not as big of a…

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How to Cook Greens, Southern Style: Bearded Farmer Recipe

Once again we are blessed here on Herd Management to have Chef Eric Bern, more popularly known as The Bearded Farmer, giving us one of his recipes for cooking up a Southern favorite. Let’s learn how to cook Greens! Whether they be Collard, Turnip, or Mustard, they’re a Southern cooking staple and even if you’re not from Here it’s a fantastic thing to be able to prepare. They’re readily available this time of year due to being planted in early Fall as a cold weather crop. For starters, greens are cheap! You can get them for low prices, especially if you’re willing to stop at a roadside produce stand and support a local farmer. You want good nutrition? Check out these impressive nutritional stats: One cup of boiled turnip greens contain 29 calories, 2 grams of protein, 0 gram of fat, 6 grams of carbohydrate, 5 grams of fiber and 1 gram of sugar, 660% of your daily needs for vitamin K, 220% of vitamin A, 66% of vitamin C, 42% of folate, 20% of calcium needs, 14% of vitamin E and 6% of iron. All of that Vitamin C factors in having the healthy skin and nails we all…

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