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The story of when Maddy and Tim Harland went to Buckingham Palace to meet HM the Queen.
A humurous description of the beginning of an adventure in farming.
I can't imagine my garden without sweet potatoes! Sometimes it is hard to find sweet potato slips for sale, so I start my own with some of last years potatoes.
Cam describes some recent speaking engagements including the thrill of being "piped in."
Finding wild morel mushrooms growing in our urban backyard means plenty of marvelous meals.
Our Rural Property for Sale site helps you search for a sweet spot to put your future homestead, with handy filters to help you find just what you're looking for more easily.
Maddy Harland writes about principles that underpin our understanding and practical application of permaculture. She relates them to designing a green home and garden but also explains how permaculture can help us to create more sustainable lifestyle
Cam loves growing his own heat!
Gathering weeds from your garden or yard can make a quick, healthy spring meal.
Cam considers the environmental implications of different forms of transportation and urges people to stop flying!
Cam has had to learn lots of new skills living in his off-grid home!
Humorous real-life stories of moving and adjusting to farm life.
A Precision Garden Seeder can make planting seed crops quick and easy!
Farms which have earned Rainforest Alliance certification go beyond conserving the environment and improving the lives and livelihoods of farm workers; they also help to curb climate change.
Cam is getting burned out on technology and considers growing food to earn a living.
The annual Organic Farming Conference put on by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service featured a series of workshops designed for young farmers looking to get started.
Play on the farm in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Is it possible that the sheer extra number of calories produced by our food system could be partly responsible for the extra number of inches being tacked on to our waistlines? Is it possible that, by directing subsidies to the production of commodity crops used to produce grains and oils, our current agricultural policy is contributing to the obesity epidemic.
Some of Cam's best inspirations come to him in his sleep!
Thinking about bees? Check out this DIY top bar hive!
Maddy Harland introduces the three ethics behind permaculture design and explains why permaculture is more than a gardening technique — it’s a practical tool for a better, more creative life!
Cam promotes the return to our independent roots.
The community of Penobscot, Maine, has declared their local food sovereigny in a move to bypass restrictive state and federal regulations.
A quick essay regarding the "size" question of a top bar hive, from the bee's point of view - where it's all about the "volume"!
Cam describes a natural disaster on a small scale near his home.
Keeping feeder pigs over the summer is a good way to use garden leftovers and produce great tasting home-grown pork!
Are you a modern homesteader with pioneering women in your lineage? My great grandmothers were all pioneers, but our lives could not be more different.
Cam makes himself laugh sometimes....
Our office was abuzz with bee activity this morning! We received four packages of bees today before they were delivered to their final garden homes.
We would like all our food to be grown locally, but when it's too cold to grow outside, we often rely on what we've stored from the previous season. Calzones offer one more way to cook with stored food.
Cam describes the challenges of winter driving and cutting down trees.
Hermann and Laura Weber are preparing to host their ninth annual pasture poultry seminar on their farm in Attica, N.Y. Speakers include Peter McDonald of Pasture Pride Farm, Dave Snyder from ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. and Brian Fleishman from the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and the Wyoming County Tourist Program. Contact the Webers for more information: 585-591-0795.
If you’re new to raising chickens, you might be a little intimidated setting up house for your new flock. Homesteader Jenna Woginrich offers a straightforward overview of getting started, from preparing a brooder to providing feed and water.
Cam is hoping that the Queen attends his gardening workshop this weekend at the Royal Botanical Gardens....
Todd Harne shares his "must-have" pieces of equipment to tackle his spring chores around the farm.