5/30/2011
Dealing with potties out in the country.
5/30/2011
Cam is back riding his solar-powered electric bike and he loves it!
5/26/2011
What a nice surprise it can be to notice new spring babies emerging from where their parent plants grew the year before. Volunteer plants are a wonderful gift!
5/25/2011
An introduction to a series exploring the world of beekeeping
5/25/2011
Cam has a "reality check" moment and realizes how lucky he is!
5/25/2011
Being prepared for canine emergencies.
5/24/2011
Trying to follow directions out in the country can be challenging!
5/23/2011
Growing potatoes in containers allows you to increase your yield in a small amount of space.
5/23/2011
Prepping for major emergencies - earthquakes, floods, tornadoes - is important, but so is emergency planning for less dramatic events. Find out what you can do to reduce the potential for stress.
5/23/2011
People are often apprehensive about preserving their own food, whether they're intimidated by the process, or concerned about the safety of the finished product. As Sherri Brooks Vinton explains, it's time to bring canning back to the home kitchen.
5/22/2011
The process of evaluating needs for successful downsizing.
5/20/2011
Cam describes a mosquito infestation INSIDE his house.
5/19/2011
We raise broiler chickens from hatchlings for a 4-H fair project every summer. This is a fun, managable project that provides us with some fresh poultry meat as well.
5/18/2011
Pack Rats, cute, tricky and destructive
5/18/2011
Cam describes "double digging" as a way of creating a new garden without losing precious topsoil.
5/17/2011
Springtime in Urbania can be fraught with temptations at the stores. I have managed to navigate these temptations, sometimes just by 'smelling the clover hay'! Now that the veggies are in, all we have to do is wait for the summer vegetable frittata!
5/17/2011
A description of farmers' even tempered dispositions.
5/17/2011
Time to pick out the right hoophouse for my growing needs and install it! It will be a lot of work, but will offer a new farming experience that will expand my harvesting season.
5/16/2011
Cam considers one of the causes of high gas prices....
5/15/2011
Sometimes you have your plans changed for you, so don't put off tomorrow what can be done today.
5/13/2011
Cam describes the building of his chicken coop.
5/12/2011
Cam responds to a negative comment about a previous blog.
5/12/2011
Have some fun in your garden this year and grow something giant!
5/11/2011
We are collecting Wit and Wisdom From Our Elders: tips and stories of how people took care of their homesteads in the past. Share your stories!
5/11/2011
Gardening challenges at high elevation.
5/11/2011
A short lesson and video on stacking firewood in round piles
5/11/2011
Deciding on urban beekeeping may just mean hosting a hive - some of the honey and none of the work!
5/10/2011
With country living, you expect a quiet night's sleep. But surprise, surprise - nature has its own alarm clock.
5/9/2011
It helps us feel better to know "why" things happen, but we don't always get to know that answer...
5/9/2011
In our ever-growing quest to produce our own food we've acquired two egg-laying chickens!
5/9/2011
Putting up a hoophouse expands the growing opportunity into the barren winter months. A USDA program is helping market growers purchase a hoophouse to find out if local farmers and consumers reap benefits from extending local growing seasons.
5/8/2011
Learning to clear fields can be fun!
5/6/2011
Homesteading with wild animals and how to cope with their antics.
5/6/2011
Cam admits to admiring Oprah and watching her show from time to time.
5/6/2011
Wood stove considerations that should be considered before you purchase a stove.
5/5/2011
Confrontation with life and death situations are unavoidable when living on a farm. Seeing baby animals come into the world is beautiful, but sometimes these beautiful moments can be full of anxiety if things aren't going just right.
5/5/2011
This is a fun step-by-step story about building a metal gate from scratch with scrap and the excitement of learning how to use new tools! "This ole truck ain't what it used to be."
5/4/2011
Don't let your wanderlust for more space hold you back from creating your homestead in the city.
5/4/2011
Clearing your land to ready it for farming can be quite a challenge!
5/4/2011
Cam describes how our solar electric system has evolved over time.
5/3/2011
I am new to America, and new to the suburbs, having previously lived in rural Australia. I now live in suburban Indiana. During the past two years I have been trying to set up an "urban homestead" for our family. The neighbors are curious and amused.
5/2/2011
Cam talks about getting mistaken for a garden centre employee and also the time that his house appeared to get sold out from under him!
5/1/2011
The daily realities of living in the mountains.






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