Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center in Taylor, Arizona celebrates national homesteading month with a display of solar ingenuity.
A beginning farmer starts to realize that first impressions of the farm will make all the difference.
Managing compost now allows for more productive use the following season.
Steve Judge of Bob-White Systems in Vermont offers his Micro Dairy expertise in this blog series on how to start and manage a Micro Dairy, from farm and barn planning to selecting dairy cows, goats and sheep to daily operations and being profitable.
Ed and Bruce share their experiences with homesteading and self-sufficiency in a rural setting.
talking about building a composting toilet and how well the Seed Swap went on Saturday. Hauling capacity of a golf cart compared to an ATV generated some useful and helpful comments regarding electricity vs internal combustion engines. No till works!
Folksinger Michael Johnathon is on tour nationwide. Visit his homepage: www.MichaelJohnathon.com
The final result of a reporting a water violation and having a creek restored.
Autumn is very busy at Stony Knolls Farm between the Common Ground Fair and Fall Goat School!
How we have adapted from salt water fishing to freshwater and what we do with our catch.
Our experience in living with bears.
Plan fall cover crops to feed back the soil and leave the bed ready for when you need to plant the main crop next year.
Saving butternut squash seeds while using a sledge hammer and putting up a roof and planning a seed swap. Also planning a high density apple orchard with a new variety called Zestar.
We received another great review of a successful Homesteading Education Month event. Read about a well-received sustainability fair in South Dakota.
Splitting firewood has changed over the lsst 40 years. A sharp chain and hydraulic splitter make all the difference in the world.
Preserving an abundant basil harvest for the coming winter.
Robin Roderick shares fond memories of her Grandma's kitchen and her Hungarian family keeping spirits high during the Great Depression. She explains how they learned to become more independent as a result of the economic downfall.
Deb Murphy shares her dad's boyhood stories about making ends meet on the farm in 1930s Nebraska.
When we moved into the country, we had no idea that small critters would be such a nuisance.
Putting a new roof on a mobile home and harvesting the worlds biggest sweet potato while growing for the first time Par-cel cutting celery and hauling horse manure from our parking area back to the garden.
Making Music on the Front Porch ... let's define what the musical Front Porch is.
A wolf spider lives on our window sill, with a little help from her friends. Watch this video of a wolf spider catching a moth.
Dealing with a government agency to save a creek.
International Homesteading Month is off to a running start! Here are two stories of events that are truly promoting education to foster more self-reliant communities.
After months of waiting, worrying and hoping, the clouds finally arrived here at Yellabird Farm last week and brought us the long-sought gift of good rain. It was a great two days of slow and soaking moisture that the cracked soil guzzled up...
We bring power from the array inside the building and put it to work.
Daby Napthine shares her grandfather's 5 tips to growing healthy apple trees.
Contemplations on what we eat and why we pay close attention to our food.
Clipping the wing of a troublesome hen and tasting the first Chicago hardy figs was really great, but what was even more fantastic was seeing Anna's new book arrive and how beautiful it looks.
Bob-White Systems is bringing the cows back home by providing supplies, equipment and support for Micro Dairies, Home & Farmstead cheesemakers and small-scale producers of local and farm fresh dairy products.
Success at growing food at the 4200' elevation and some of the challenges.
Sharing and using sorghum, whether made by your hands or someone elses, molds memories of people and places.
A chicken describes a typical day of treats at Sunflower Farm.
Solar drying experiences in 2012, including tomato varieties Principe Borghese and Long Tom.
Thank goodness for good friends who will share their garden harvest with those of us less skilled.