Beekeeping yields honey, but it can also make our lives complete.
Providing the firewood to heat his home has become a pleasurable hobby for Cam Mather.
Backcasting into the future: a powerful tool for developing creative pathways towards a sustainable world and a bright, positive future for Planet Earth!
Being in control of your own home heating.
Discovering an outsized pickling tub in our shed inspired me to try this tasty local recipe for greens preserved in soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar.
Root in the dirt in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Hog butchering was a common farm chore done in the early winter. It provided much of the family's meat in the wintertime. It provides healthful food, exercise and a wonderful experience of community.
“Social Media” seems to be the buzzword of the day, and I’m already sick of it! I’ll start “tweeting” when they come up with an app that reads my mind and just posts it all by itself into all these formats so I can spend my day weeding my garlic and not be on this infernal machine!
Use old CDs and soda cans to keep pests out of your garden.
I was wrong about Freedom Rangers. Freedom Rangers are pretty close to Cornish Cross chickens. The Freedom Rangers did well on pasture, and we had a pretty broad range of sizes in the flock. I’m satisfied with the efficiency and the cost, but I’m disappointed the growth rate was so fast that it caused leg problems.
Milling flour hasn’t changed much in 150 years. Clean the wheat, grind it and sift it (if you want “white” flour). Some good folks here in Kansas have built a replica of an 1880s flour mill — from oak and cottonwood trees on the building site — and filled it with vintage equipment that they’ve carefully restored.
The advantages of a tractor boom pole are discused.
Building a small cordwood cafe in Colorado. A fun project for everyone!
Part 1 in a series on Mat and his wife's experiences dealing with toxic mold, its health effects, and what you can do to eliminate or control mold in your home.
Take a minute to sit and relax with a cat in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Homesteads and farms often have fun or touching names that etch themselves into our memories. Is there one that has stuck in yours?

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