Coping with SARDS (sudden acquired retinal degeneration) in dogs and practical ways to help a blind dog.
To grow, keep and eat your own food keeps you away from the food industry, the fossil fuel based agriculture, food stores and logistics.
Real life experiences with chickens spanning a 50 year period.
If using a livestock guard dog is not the right decision for you or your farm, Jan Dohner takes an honest look at another option – the guard llama.
The victim of a spray drift incident may not see any actual damage, but plants, trees and possibly people, still are drifted upon.
Goats, bison, cows - oh my. Annie Warmke visits the Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch and talks about ruminents and how their stomachs work.
Tightening up our log cabin with a mortar mix.
Homesteads are keeping alive old skills and ways of raising crops and livestock that are being lost in the age of agribusiness.
Although winter may seem a long way off, starting to prepare your beehives for winter now will pay off later. Jennifer Ford of Bees of the Woods Apiary will describe what they do to get their beehives ready for winter.
With just about every breed of standard bred, heritage poultry, we have work to do. They are not producing like they once were.
As fall nears, sunflowers are beginning to die off and it's time to harvest their seeds! In this post I bring you through the steps to harvest and prepare your sunflower seeds for eating!
For humanity to create a better world, we must address issues of economic equality and limited resources. The natural environment can recover from much damage if we gradually limit the human population and judge business success by quality rather than quantity.
Livestock guard dogs are an attractive choice for predator control on the farm. Jan Dohner gives us an honest look at the pros and cons of choosing a Livestock guard dog versus a guard donkey or llama.
Eight books that have had a transformative effect on our lives.
After Publisher and Editorial Director Bryan Welch decided that death might be a personal choice, he was struck by the heroic potential in making mortality a conscious decision. As we are increasingly able to lengthen our lives and perpetuate our health, the notion of death is transformed. Death is our ultimate opportunity to consciously give back.
Autumn offers not only a bountiful harvest, but also an abundance of art materials directly from nature.
My second visit to the seventh annual Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival.
A sudden onset of a canine eye disease called SARDS leaves dogs totally blind very suddenly. Bruce McElmurray explains this disrder from a personal perspective.
Working in the potato bed produces the next blog article.
Humanity has the power to change and to take the actions needed to foster a healthy planet and a better standard of living for all. Choosing beauty and abundance will ensure a better future not only for humanity, but for the natural environment as well.
How a small and inexpensive High Temperature-Short Time pasteurizer could change the dairy industry.
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Pennsylvania homesteading mama Michelle shares a few strategies and suggestions for healthier school lunches.
A recent trip to Vietnam presents an opportunity to study people-powered devices and transportation.
Each year we learn more and more about living off grid and homesteading. These are just a few of the third-year experiences we wanted to share.
Five shops depend on Whitey Top farm for fresh milk supplies.
Our August at the Hostel has best been described visually; a flat palm held about an inch from our face.
One woman’s fascinating journey from a high-rise apartment overlooking Hong Kong Harbor to sharing the earthly pleasure of growing food.
Tips for those with “Barnheart.”
After three years of trying to build the barndominium in three week per year spurts, Jim and Julie have relocated from Australia to Texas and are building out the barndominium. However in growing gardens and potential fruit plants for use in future years, we’ve encountered a horrible pest and want to share it in hopes of ideas from the Mother Earth News community.
Beekeeper Betty Taylor explains what for look for during an end-of-summer hive inspection.
Although livestock guard dogs are the oldest and most traditional livestock guardians, Jan Dohner gives us a look at the other two livestock guardians – llamas and donkeys.