9/18/2014
As homesteaders, all the homesteading rewards are directly ours to keep and our work provides most of our necessities but the multiple returns we get from our homestead also give us what money couldn't buy, such as the self reliance, sense of security, dignity, the beautiful place where we spend our days and the choice to set our own schedule.
9/17/2014
We called in friends to help us with brain-tanning a buffalo hide that was donated to us.
9/17/2014
This week at my Polyface Farm Summer Internship, I spent working with turkeys, touring our local USDA inspected abattoir, prepping for the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund’s annual fundraiser and processing stewing hens.
9/16/2014
Goldenrod is starting to bloom in the beeyard now that the cooler weather is on its way.
9/16/2014
Solar energy solutions can reshape the future. It can help sculpt the world we live in and can help solve some of the greatest environmental problems facing the world today including climate change and our reliance on fossil fuels.
9/15/2014
Make a winter checklist to follow in preparation for winter in the mountains.
9/15/2014
Week thirteen of my Polyface Farm summer internship brought two high volume chicken processing days, lots of chicken catching, moving pigs and catching a loose steer.
9/12/2014
"Folk Medicine" by D.C. Jarvis, M.D., written in 1958, explains how humans would do well to watch animals that know instinctively how to stay healthy. Jarvis advises drinking raw honey and apple cider vinegar for good health and vigor.
9/12/2014
No wonder hatching chicks and producing eggs is such a big business - take a look at the numbers since 1926.
9/11/2014
How and why I started using leftover raw milk as a natural soil supplement and fertilizer on my dairy farm.
9/11/2014
Homesteader Cam Mather describes integrating new backyard chickens into his existing flock and the wonderful life his "ladies" lead.
9/10/2014
How to go from buying everything at Wally World to growing organic vegetables, raising livestock, building an efficient home, and a Do-It-Yourself, self-sufficient lifestyle.
9/9/2014
While summer's still lingering, tasks of fall have begun.
9/9/2014
This week of my Polyface Farm summer internship included a forestry lesson from Joel Salatin, installing my first fence, and the introduction of Polyface’s new guardian dog puppy, Cody!
9/9/2014
Jennifer Ford, of Bees of the Woods Apiary, explains how to produce comb honey, and why it is such a valuable product of the hive.
9/8/2014
Learn how and why to utilize a queen excluder in your beehives.
9/8/2014
This week at Polyface Farm was a lot of fence installation, turkey processing and the making of some major life choices for some of my fellow interns.
9/4/2014
To make liquid hand soap all you need is a bar of soap and a cheese grater. What could be easier?
9/3/2014
Canning won't heat up your house when you set up your own portable outdoor canning kitchen.
9/2/2014
This week at Polyface Farm included mornings with rabbits, fence line work, moving calves and my first foray into canning.






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