1/28/2011
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!
1/28/2011
Cam describes why his method of harvesting firewood from his woodlot is the most sustainable way.
1/27/2011
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.
1/26/2011
Karen Snyder and her partner, Sheryl Records, continue to saga of the circular stone house construction, outside of Bisbee, Ariz.
1/26/2011
Cam shares his experiences getting lost in the woods.
1/25/2011
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
1/24/2011
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.
1/24/2011
How to install a package of bees
1/24/2011
When it's -30 degrees outside you can make your own snow!
1/24/2011
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.
1/23/2011
Getting ready for the new garden season is full of anticipation and ideas!
1/23/2011
Reuse old seed catalogs and recycle lumber scraps while creating one of a kind designer home decor.
1/22/2011
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.
1/21/2011
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.
1/21/2011
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!
1/21/2011
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.
1/19/2011
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.
1/19/2011
Cam blames horror movies for his overactive imagination.
1/18/2011
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).
1/18/2011
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.
1/17/2011
A look at how many hives to start with when beginning beekeeping.
1/17/2011
Sometimes the wildlife can get kind of wild around here....
1/14/2011
Small-scale local meat producers are teaming up with mobile slaughterhouses to make local meat more sustainable, accessible and affordable
1/13/2011
Cam has been playing with and skating on thick ice lately.
1/13/2011
A hundred-year-old recipe for turning apple trimmings into vinegar yields mixed results, but lots of nostalgic fun.
1/12/2011
Grit magazine is offering a Belted Galloway heifer as a prize in a giveaway.
1/11/2011
Cam considers the care and upkeep of an outdoor skating rink as an art form.
1/10/2011
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
1/7/2011
To be a successful beekeeper we must overcome our initial fears.
1/7/2011
The difference between power and energy and how it relates to toast!
1/7/2011
A quick and easy art project. Recycle those old wood frame windows and turn them into stunning pieces of art.
1/5/2011
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.
1/5/2011
Cam is not a big fan of "ebooks."
1/3/2011
Cam hates shopping but occasionally he is forced to venture out....
1/2/2011
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.



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