7/30/2013
Over the past year, I have made countless mistakes on my garden. In this post, I share four of my most frustrating gardening mistakes and how to avoid them.
7/29/2013
FamilyFarmed.org Good Food Festival & Conference partner Vicki Nowicki shares her experience living, learning, and teaching on her suburban permaculture homestead.
7/29/2013
Ever wondered about the real meaning behind terms like cage free, free range, and pasture raised?
7/26/2013
Why we chose to build the Bob-White Systems barn we did.
7/26/2013
Rabbits are an ideal source of high quality meat for urban homesteaders.
7/26/2013
Are GMOs good or bad for civilization?
7/24/2013
We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.
7/23/2013
Having a hostel of your own, gives you the best of both worlds; the comfort of home with the vibration of travelers.
7/23/2013
The "Household Discoveries" book from 1909 instructs how to build an outhouse, with plans simple enough for any average 14-year-old schoolboy to follow.
7/22/2013
What to do when the hot, humid days of summer create constant bickering in your children and in the flock.
7/22/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Bay Area homesteader Rachel recounts how she went from half-hearted to full-breed-ahead when it comes to breeding goats.
7/19/2013
From log to the mill to the project in no time at all.
7/18/2013
After discovering a family of wrens in his sawmill, Dave Boyt decides to take a break from sawmilling and make some necessary repairs to his antique tractor.
7/18/2013
Selecting the location for the Bob-White Systems’ micro dairy barn.
7/16/2013
Bee populations in urban settings are increasing, but urban settings aren’t set up to provide lots of forage for honey bees... or are they?
7/16/2013
The journey to a self-sufficient life is a bumpy ride. Having a backup plan — or two — can make all the difference in your progress.
7/12/2013
Farmer and HOMEGROWN Life blogger Bryce Oates doesn't need a calling. He’s got plenty of other stuff to keep him busy in his small Missouri town.
7/12/2013
Two young Vermonters make the small farm a reality with some creative financing.
7/12/2013
Maine and Minnesota Goat Schools are over, and a great time was had by all; Janice Spaulding recaps the events and prepares for the next one is in Ohio in September.
7/12/2013
Learn how to request your “closed” complete pesticide complaint file from the State agency through the Freedom of Information Act.
7/11/2013
The Department of Natural Resources seeks to fine a family for possession of prohibited swine.
7/11/2013
Dairyman Nick Snelgar reflects on the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health certification process and bagging hay for winter on his UK dairy farm.
7/11/2013
Using a hot summer day to grow the winter wood pile.
7/10/2013
An aging goose gains a family.
7/10/2013
David Goodman tests the Meadow Creature broadfork on his Florida farm and finds it to be amazing as heck.
7/10/2013
Instead of throwing out that empty feedbag, get creative and turn it into something new! Homesteader Ed Essex shares ideas for finding new uses for old objects.
7/10/2013
Looking for the perfect horse for on the farm and in the arena? Well, look no further. The Haflinger has it all — size, strength, gentleness and trainability.
7/9/2013
Blogger Crystal Stevens discusses her time working at a nature-based summer camp for kids.
7/9/2013
Survivalist Gardener Rick Austin offers natural and long-lasting tips for repelling pests and insects in gardens hidden in the forest.
7/8/2013
A Texas family searches for a suitable crop as supplemental income on four acres. After watermelons and flower fail, they succeed with luffa.
7/8/2013
A pressure canner greatly expands the range of foods that can be safely canned at home.
7/5/2013
Describing the process of turning forest to field, by hand.
7/5/2013
Choosing homesteading as a way of life and what it takes.
7/3/2013
Notes on immigrant farm labor and livable wages.
7/2/2013
How sheep teach and humiliate a grown man.
7/2/2013
The sweet spot in self sufficiency is to have just enough...with a bit of surplus to meet your needs and a few friends and neighbors.
7/2/2013
In the wake of the summer solstice, HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan takes time to appreciate the longest days of the year.
7/1/2013
Tomatoes are a great vegetable, perfect for all occasions and relatively easy to grow. Here is a way to double, even triple your seedlings while boosting your existing ones.
7/1/2013
Author Rick Austin shares gardening advice from his book, “Secret Garden of Survival – How to Grow a Camouflaged Food Forest.”






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