Making a batch of homemade soap for family use can be done quickly and simply.
How we prepared and ate all the meat of the goat Caleb raised and butchered.
Sherry’s son worked hard to raise a goat. Read how he, with the help of family and friends, butchered and prepared the meat for a homegrown Chevron treat.
Cam describes how an act of kindness many years ago has inspired him to help others.
The Solar Nite Eyes Predator Protection System helps ward predators away from your poultry, bees, trees and more. The Solar Nite Eyes are inexpensive, effective and easy to use. Try this method of predator protection around your homestead.
Labels on commercial foods are difficult to decipher and misleading. For healthful food, healthy bodies, healthy communities and planet, we need to grow and purchase our food locally.
Cam can't help but get involved and speak up when he disagrees with things. Sometimes it works!
Clean out the hive at the end of winter
Cam considers the environmental implications of using paper diapers vs. cloth diapers.
Once our bodies and our imaginations are engaged, the incremental change begins. Then it gets easier and easier to envision humanity occupying this planet–this beautiful, abundant planet–far into the future.
A typical winter morning chore - cleaning off the solar panels.
Cruel treatment is the norm in industrial poultry production. Consumers can help stop inhumane treatment by choosing to support local producers who do not put profit ahead of humane treatment.
When you live in an off-grid house in the country, it's important to be handy!
It’s been bitterly cold in Michigan. The big blizzard has gone through and has left us with a bunch of snow.
Cam finds getting around in the country, especially in the winter, so much easier with his 4X4 truck.
Our ideas, if they are to be effective, should be epidemically contagious.
How using a refractometer can increase your honey production, how a refractometer works and how to use a refractometer.
Cam readily admits to being obsessed about his use of energy.
The Columbian Basin Goat Guild presents "Goat Academy," a workshop about caring for goats.
Part three: Karen Snyder and her partner, Sheryl Records, continue the saga of their circular stone house construction, on the outskirts of Bisbee, Ariz.
The American Society of Safety Engineers’ Ag Branch encourages purchasing tractors with a Rollover Protection Structure. Programs exist that will help offset the cost of the ROPS to add to older tractors. Tractor rollovers are common accidents that will lead to severe injury or death, but an ROPS will keep the driver safe.
Food labels are confusing, but you can be sure that processed foods with many ingredients are not as healthful as whole foods. Here is a explanation of processed-food ingredients and some suggestions for healthful breakfast foods.
Cam appreciates his local volunteer fire department.
A few considerations before the arrival of a winter storm can help you, your family and your farm animals survive during frigid blizzard conditions.
If this is your first year to keep bees, wear as much protective clothing that makes you feel comfortable but as you become more experienced try wearing less so that you can fully enjoy beekeeping. Just how much protective clothing should you wear?
Cam is glad to find out that he has been successful at encouraging people to embrace renewable energy.
Farm life is not always predictable, and some of the surprises turn out to be the most valuable lessons. This story from the ranch about some strong winter-born goats, a protective cow with motherly instincts, and a calf that’s making it against all odds will not only inspire you, but it may teach you something about the wonderful spirit of community support.