Homesteading & Livestock

Practical skills for modern homesteading, sustainable agriculture, and self-sufficient urban or country living.

Homestead Clothing for Hot Weather

By Heidi Hunt

When doing outdoor chores, you may find wearing a pioneer-style dress to be cooler and more comfortable than wearing jeans. A Country Lore tip from the June/July 2011 issue.

Special Needs Bulletin Board

By Judy Watson

If you have special needs children and live in a rural area, setting up a bulletin board in a library, community center, or waiting room can help you communicate with families facing similar issues. Originally published as "Bulletin Board of Encouragement" in the January/February 1989 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Child Safety and Other Uses for Foam Tubing

By Regie Lartz

Foam tubing is the right stuff for many jobs around the house, from insulating pipes to assuring child safety. Originally published as "Use Foam Tubing as Child Safety Device" in the January/February 1989 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Take Winter Boots Off Easily

By Thomas Lamance

Taking your winter boots off needn't be a struggle if you follow this reader's tip. Originally published as "Slide Boots Off Quickly" in the January/February 1989 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Removing Tomato Stains from Plastic Bowls

By C. Cole

If tomato sauces are turning your plastic containers red, try this simple method of removing tomato stains. Originally published as "Removing Tomato Stains on Plastic" in the January/February 1989 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Cleaning Glass Fireplace Doors

By Gayle Daniels

A reader describes her easy method for cleaning the soot from glass fireplace doors.

Chop Wood With a Warm Axe

By Joseph J. Mack

Give your ax proper care when you chop wood in the winter.

Home Insurance Claim Advice

By Joe D. Perdue

A reader who's been through the home insurance claim filing process offers some useful claim advice.


Mother Earth News Institute: The Basics of Beekeeping 2017

Aug. 26-27, 2017
Fletcher, NC.

From classroom to hive, two days of expert training designed to get the burgeoning beekeeper in business.