The DIY Life: Learn the Ways to Self-Sufficient Living

The MOTHER EARTH NEWS 2014 Homesteaders of the Year have taken self-reliance into their own hands, and with a little time invested in learning new skills, you, too, can achieve the DIY life and practice more self-sufficient living.

Kelly McCormick of Duette, Fla., surveys her organic garden's tomatoes. Gardening is one of many self-reliant skills that she has incorporated into her DIY lifestyle.
Photo courtesy Lisa Neff and Connie Wolgast