12/30/2011
Working with a sawyer to cut custom lumber for your projects can be a great experience. Here are a few tips to make it even better.
12/29/2011
Has the "magic" energy solution been discovered?
12/28/2011
This blog is an introduction to how we went from a condominium lifestyle to off grid modern homesteading in the mountains. It also includes an explanation of the meaning of "off grid".
12/28/2011
Michelle and Cam continue to debate whether a real tree or a fake tree is the better choice from an environmental perspective.....
12/28/2011
Caulk tool that works for me. If for me it should work for anyone.
12/27/2011
We met Max Gonzales in the mountains of northern New Mexico about 25 years ago. I sometimes wonder if he’s up there this year, in the Cruces Basin or some other isolated mountain valley, listening to radio and dreaming of home.
12/24/2011
A Christmas Wish for all, inspired by the magic of the honey bee.
12/23/2011
Three U.S. regional beekeeping associations offer much to beekeepers at any skill level and experience. Beeyard adventures, workshops, lectures, honey shows, and the chance to meet hundreds of likemined individuals await you here.
12/23/2011
Make these tasty and chewy caramels. They are a festive treat that takes on a homespun flavor with the addition of Sorghum.
12/23/2011
Some things have come full circle, so now we have a chance to fix it right this time!
12/22/2011
A rundown of activities you can do in the winter to improve your homestead.
12/22/2011
History and those who may have crossed or used your homestead before you discovered it. Treasure is where you find it.
12/22/2011
Humanure management for maximum nutrient secuestration and minimum resource loss.
12/21/2011
How one rural county without animal control regulations or a public pet shelter is working to make a better community for all residents — both humans and their companions.
12/21/2011
Make a pie from your own pumpkin puree, using a from-scratch pie crust!
12/20/2011
Our economic dependence on population growth bears a disturbing similarity to a global Ponzi scheme - a scam in which an unethical entrepreneur promises investors big returns, which he fraudulently generates from the contributions of later investors.
12/20/2011
Debbie Mildfelt shares memories of her grandmother's stories, exploring the life of a large family on a small Kansas farm.
12/20/2011
A great recipe for the holidays or any time of the year!
12/19/2011
Our good and bad decisions on selecting a dealer and a wood stove.
12/18/2011
How a wood-fired hot tub allows us to live better on less energy.
12/16/2011
Mistletoe is such an interesting parasitic plant! Have you spotted it in your treetops?
12/15/2011
After a completely miserable potato harvest this year we’ve decided to pull them out of the ground and do them in boxes made out of pallets. That way we can use weedblock under them to eliminate the whole bindweed issue. So today, the boxes went up.
12/14/2011
Our habitat won’t allow the human population to expand forever. But if the global population stabilizes, we face an unprecedented economic problem. Prosperity depends on an expanding human population to support our expanding global economy.
12/14/2011
Life really is good when you live on a dirt road.
12/14/2011
Cam rationalizes his hoarding behaviour....
12/13/2011
Do you love strawberries? It is hard to decide on the best way to manage them if attempting to grow them. I want strawberries bad enough to try to figure out what method works best for me.
12/13/2011
Donna Pellegrin shares her mother's stories of growing up on a fertile, bountiful farm during the Great Depression, and of the homesteading skills that kept them well fed.
12/12/2011
A first blog by sawmiller & long-time homesteader Dave Boyt. A little of my past history, and how I'm using my sawmill.
12/12/2011
The different sounds that you hear in the city or country are as different as the people that live there.
12/12/2011
Cam battles with the flying squirrels who want to inhabit his guesthouse using some unique weapons.
12/11/2011
Senior sledding down our driveway.
12/9/2011
The importance of a good pickup truck for the modern homesteader.
12/9/2011
Cam describes how the seasons progress through one messy task after another at Sunflower Farm.
12/8/2011
As winter descends a three-season hoop house is weeded, compost spread, and a straw mulch applied. Next spring will be here soon.
12/7/2011
Cam dressed up as a bunch of blueberries for our local parade, and spoke to a group of university students about peak oil. Never a dull moment....
12/6/2011
At first glance George Siemon and Doc Hatfield don’t appear to have a whole lot in common. But George and Doc and a bunch of conspirators are revolutionizing agriculture: they are putting consumers back in touch with the people who grow their food.
12/6/2011
If you are looking for gifts for beekeepers this blog post could be perfect encompasing books, clothes, equipment and even wrapping paper. This is perfect fodder for all of you that need to buy presents for beekeepers!
12/6/2011
A historic ice house on the LeDuc-Simmons Estate and a local ice harvest at Lake Rebecca demonstrate how ice and other perishables were kept cold in the hot summer months during the 19th century.
12/5/2011
Cam loves living in a place where he can enjoy the night skies.... even if he doesn't completely understand what he's looking at some of the time!
12/4/2011
The third and last of a three part blog on chemical herbicides.
12/2/2011
This spring when the pests arrive in your garden try this radical strategy - Do nothing!
12/2/2011
I enjoy the sweet, simple memories of Christmas that the comforting smell of a cedar tree brings to my mind.
12/1/2011
Trying to interpret and understand scientific reports and their failure to come to a consensus.
12/1/2011
We now have something to walk on other than dirt!
12/1/2011
There are many beekeeping associations in the U.S., national, regional and local. The two National Groups are discussed, looking at members, activities and goals.






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