Hear the sleigh bells ringing in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Cam describes why his method of harvesting firewood from his woodlot is the most sustainable way.
Jenna Woginrich writes about the beauty of Cold Antler Farm, a small homestead that she shares with Pig, her rabbits Benjamin and Doe and several chickens. Taking care of her animals on cold winter nights is a challenge for Woginrich, but one she gladly accepts armed with a water bottle and affection. Woginrich's modest barn provides shelter for her animals and a useful space to feel at home.
Karen Snyder and her partner, Sheryl Records, continue to saga of the circular stone house construction, outside of Bisbee, Ariz.
Cam shares his experiences getting lost in the woods.
This piece is the final installment of a four part series on the author's discovery of the history of her organic farm. Read the other pieces, on how she began tracing the history of her farm, the immigrant stories of
Learn what a typical family homestead in the late 19th century produced: The diversity and efficiency is surprising and inspiring information for any modern homesteader! This is Part Three of a four-part series on the author's work to discover the history of her farm.
How to install a package of bees
When it's -30 degrees outside you can make your own snow!
Learn what a typical Kansas family homestead in the late 19th century produced: The diversity and efficiency of their farm sales is surprising and inspiring information for any modern homesteader! This is Part Three of a four-part series on the author's work to discover the history of her farm.
Getting ready for the new garden season is full of anticipation and ideas!
Reuse old seed catalogs and recycle lumber scraps while creating one of a kind designer home decor.
We may find it overwhelming to know where to begin in teaching others to eat healthily. People attempting to eat healthier find it difficult to know where to begin. "The Dirty Dozen" fruits and vegetables gives us all a place to start.
A beautiful round stone home, hand built and located outside of Bisbee, Ariz., is for sale to the right person who appreciates handcrafted artisan work and self-sufficient living.
Take a break from work and go fishing in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Originally from small Prussian villages, th Bruchmillers immigrated to Kansas and started a farm. Now the current owner of the same farmland, the author describes the immigrants' stories in Part Two of a four-part series on tracing farm history.
Part One of a four-part series describing one homesteader's search for the history of the farm she and her family now call home. Her search leads her back in time, starting in Germany and following the lives of the immigrants through settling down in Kansas and, finally, to the day she and her husband purchased the property.
Cam blames horror movies for his overactive imagination.
If you want a few hens for fresh eggs, but haven’t had the time (or money) to build a coop or chicken tractor, here’s your chance to win a free coop! The Handcrafted Coops portable chicken coop is an ark-style coop with space for three hens (or five bantams).
Jeremy Marr is a beekeeper from Michigan who uses natural beekeeping methods - no chemicals. To populate his beehives, he captures swarms and removes feral honeybees from trees and buildings. Jeremy will blog and post videos about natural beekeeping, feral bees, honey and more.
A look at how many hives to start with when beginning beekeeping.
Sometimes the wildlife can get kind of wild around here....
Small-scale local meat producers are teaming up with mobile slaughterhouses to make local meat more sustainable, accessible and affordable
Cam has been playing with and skating on thick ice lately.
A hundred-year-old recipe for turning apple trimmings into vinegar yields mixed results, but lots of nostalgic fun.
Grit magazine is offering a Belted Galloway heifer as a prize in a giveaway.
Cam considers the care and upkeep of an outdoor skating rink as an art form.
What’s your idea of a delicious and wholesome breakfast? A fluffy, organic egg omelet made with fresh vegetables? Perhaps scrambled eggs and roasted garden veggies? No matter what your preference, it may surprise you to learn the link between the
To be a successful beekeeper we must overcome our initial fears.
The difference between power and energy and how it relates to toast!
A quick and easy art project. Recycle those old wood frame windows and turn them into stunning pieces of art.
In her blog, chicken enthusiast Jill Richardson discusses various ways to convince a city council to allow keeping backyard chickens. Richardson provides several actions people can take if the path to legalization is not smooth, and she ultimately shows that sometimes a neighbor's word trumps the city's decision.
Cam is not a big fan of "ebooks."
Cam hates shopping but occasionally he is forced to venture out....
There's no need to go to the grocery food in the winter if you have stored food in a root cellar, freezer or canning jars. Most of the work of preparing this food has already been done and so that winter meals are easy, nutritious and delicious.