Looking ahead to spring, we're using these long days to plan a rootstock order of perennial trees, shrubs, and herbs.
Experiments in making an all natural body scrub.
If you have black walnuts to shell, you need a heavy duty nutcracker. The Master Nut Cracker will do the job.
A family meal favorite that was shared with us for years by a beloved aunt. This is one green salad that I crave and never get enough of!
What feels like a beautiful, crisp fall day more than a gingersnap? Here's a tried-and-true sorghum cookie recipe.
Making Beeswax candles at the Possibility Alliance allows member's to limit their use of carbon.
Things we have done to earn an income from home in a down economy.
Using portable sawmill and basic timber frame techniques to build a utility shed.
Rewarding volunteer efforts involving German Shepherd Rescue.
Getting prepared for cold weather is quite an undertaking with daylight growing shorter and shorter. Adding to your herd and selling goats takes a lot of planning.
We have slowly replaced out dated fixtures and the Rialto toilet was the final step in getting more environmentally compliant.
A story of life, death and rebirth of a hoop house.
Costs associated with providing your own water.
again, rushing to beat the weather as we close in our finishing our hand-built cabin
Trying to sum up a few of the lesson learned while figuring out the best way to incubate and hatch cute chicks.
Here's a tip on how to grow sprouts in your kitchen garden for fun and nutritious eating.
Grow calcium in your garden with collards, kale, and parsley. Suggestions are given for including these crops in your meals. Learn about companions to plant among your collards and kale to deter harmful insects.
When I designed my wilderness cabin back in 2009, I knew I wanted to go the extra mile to achieve beauty, and that included an attractive roof. If you’re interested in creating a roof structure that’s well insulated, pleasing to
A short description of why we prefer small city living over large city living.
Things we did to make our new home more sustainable.
Protecting the fig tree for the winter felt like putting it to bed for a long sleep. Chopping wood with the Chopper 1 is a thing of joy and beauty and that's no joke. Do it yourself corn bin helped our neighbor keep the racoons out.
Jim and Holly Smith, founders of Today’s Abundant Living, sent us this great review of a Homesteading Education Month open house and country skills workshop they hosted at their Michigan homestead.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS is seeking readers’ stories of home-based businesses, and we’ll pay $50 for each story we use.
The Game of Logging is a professional logging program that can benefit anyone who uses a chain saw.
Learn which crops you can grow in your garden to provide protein in your diet.
The new metal roof was nailed down just hours before the storm hit.
I feel that if we want to connect to our families, to our neighbors and to the people that we love that live in the community around us, we must somehow retrain ourselves to slow down and watch, listen and share, love and care.