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9/12/2013
Skylight scoops are the latest design in skylights which help save more energy and enhance a building’s environment.
12/17/2010
Simran Sethi writes about choosing eco-friendly paints, tiles, and other aspects of her renovated bathroom.
12/17/2013
From the more practical, money-saving side of things, to controlling your own destiny, the benefits of a victory garden are many.
11/29/2013
Meredith Skyer outlines the history of victory gardens in the United States and why this nation, facing a food crisis, should start to sow for victory once again.
8/10/2010
Blueberries are a true fountain of youth. This article will introduce you to the health benefits, how to grow, how to harvest, and how to eat this wonderful fruit.
6/15/2011
A day trip in the hills finds us in the midst of huckleberry country bearing ripe fruit.
10/2/2014
This Blueberry-Infused Homemade Bread recipe has a unique taste and color that will find a tasty use for any large blueberry harvest.
10/30/2013
A dairy goat owner chronicles the frustrating beginning of her first breeding season.
11/20/2013
A young homesteading family experiences their first harvest season and is able to preserve enough produce to last the winter.
7/28/2014
Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of blueberries’ health benefits.
10/4/2010
It's always wonderful to meet someone who is passionate about what they do!
9/30/2014
Check out this delicious, refreshing treat that comes in handy when there are too many blueberries to know what to do with.
11/12/2013
A chemical-free way to keep goats' teats clean and the milk pure.
10/21/2013
A new homesteader commits some classic mistakes when buying her first goat.
1/15/2014
How to keep your livestock warm and your life full on chilly winter days.
1/19/2011
Cam blames horror movies for his overactive imagination.
8/1/2014
The terminal diagnoses and reality of dying reinforce our commitment to homesteading.
12/17/2013
A homesteading family undertakes Extreme Home Makeover: Goat Edition at the possible expense of their sanity.
1/1/0001
Raising dairy goats has benefits that extend beyond fresh milk and cheese.
11/29/2013
In preparation for a large chicken harvest later in the season, a few homesteaders perform a trial run to test their chicken harvesting capabilities.
12/30/2013
After a rocky start, the second half of breeding season ends happily for both goats and owners.
11/7/2012
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Nov. 7, 2012, a lease for commercial wind energy development 11 nautical miles off the coast of Delaware.
5/9/2012
This oven-braised pastured pork belly recipe from Dan Barber pairs the lush and fatty cut with a several-day cure using a salt and spice mixture to bring out one-of-a-kind flavor.
1/8/2014
Day 2 has a haphazard start with no hot water for a proper cup of tea, and people are arriving early for a day of consulting. What's the solution to keeping water hot overnight on top of a wood stove so there's plenty for hot tea, doing dishes and a shower?
1/10/2014
Each year we try to challenge ourselves with an entire month where we spend no money, and avoid using energy.
1/14/2014
How our "thanks for nothing" month came to be.
1/17/2014
It seems only common sense that you don’t depend on a single source alone for life-giving home heat in the winter.
7/22/2014
Tucked in the pines, this preserved New Jersey food heritage site is where cultivated high bush blueberries were born.
7/9/2008
Cobbler is not the only solution to a bumper crop of berries. If you can boil water, you can turn the juice from big-flavor berries into tasty beverages that are naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Make extra juice to freeze or can for year-round enjoyment.
10/25/2010
Simran Sethi interviews Tom Kostigen about water waste and conservation.
12/8/2011
A couple of weeks ago, the Adventure Cycling blog called attention to the Roanoke Mountain Campground's threatened closure via the Blue Ridge Parkway's Draft Management Plan (DMP).
9/7/2011
Bastyr University and Premera Blue Cross today announced the launch of an innovative pilot program aimed at preventing or reversing childhood obesity.
6/13/2012
Building the Cadillac of worm bins, a new barn door, testing the new garlic curing rack, harvesting big potato onions, mulching blueberries, and fabricating a low budget easy to build automatic chicken coop door opener and closer from easy find parts
1/20/2011
Simran Sethi discusses easy (and free) ways to reduce your water footprint.
12/9/2010
Simran Sethi explains her bathroom-remodel goals to conserve water.


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