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10/2/2013
There seems to be limited testing done by the EPA on the toxicity of some chemicals.
7/6/2009
Colorado residents can now legally catch and store rainwater for landscape irrigation.
7/26/2013
Are GMOs good or bad for civilization?
8/29/2013
When defining the term homesteading, consider the various options available.
10/15/2013
We love our lifestyle and all the hard work that is associated with this lifestyle is just a small part of it.
10/31/2013
Viewing elk herds from the comfort of our home.
2/20/2014
Peppermint is a wonderful and versatile herb that can be utilized for many everyday ailments.
7/31/2013
Are GMOs good or bad for civilization?
11/22/2013
Learn to make Queso Blanco, by far the easiest cheese in my opinion, as the only ingredients are whole milk and white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar if you like).
11/14/2013
Cabin Fever: noun, ‘Boredom, restlessness, or irritability that results from a lack of environmental stimulation, as from a prolonged stay in a remote, sparsely populated region or a confined indoor area‘.
12/17/2013
Living remotely with wild animal encounters and how to come out safely.
3/21/2014
The benefits of Kombucha are many. Find out why you should add this healthful probiotic to your life.
2/5/2014
Make a delicious homemade bread with this easy tutorial.
2/7/2014
A fun, but informative tutorial on making your own unique lap quilt, from the first-hand experience of a novice quilter. A perfect single day project and a great gift idea!
12/30/2013
Transforming a tree to lumber and then to a piece of furniture.
1/22/2014
Learn the basic skills useful for mountain homesteading.
4/28/2014
Is a pressure washer something that would be beneficial on your homestead?
8/15/2014
How we prevented birds from flying into our windows.
8/27/2014
How we convert standing dead trees to usable lumber.
8/6/2014
Should you do it yourself or hire a chimney sweep to clean your chimney?
9/15/2014
Make a winter checklist to follow in preparation for winter in the mountains.
7/19/2013
From log to the mill to the project in no time at all.
11/23/2013
Homesteading with dogs in remote mountain living. Considerations in providing a good safe homestead environment for your cherished pets.
12/4/2013
Selecting a power option for your homestead.
9/26/2013
Coping with SARDS (sudden acquired retinal degeneration) in dogs and practical ways to help a blind dog.
9/12/2013
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.
1/8/2014
There is hard work homesteading in the mountains and the weather dictates much of those challenges.
12/24/2013
Snow in the mountains is different than snow found at lower elevations.
1/29/2014
It takes commitment and determination to live remotely in the mountains.
6/17/2014
How having a rhythm and routine assists in accomplishing difficult tasks.
5/23/2014
How to flush a small engine and repair a clogged carburetor.
7/15/2014
How a single purchase of a magazine in newsprint in 1970 changed my life.
4/7/2014
Taking time to reflect on the past brings renewed appreciation to the present.
4/14/2014
Other than the four regular seasons there is a fifth season in the mountains called mud season.
5/8/2014
How to cope mentally with living in a remote location.
6/4/2014
How to report application violations of herbicide abuse.
2/20/2014
The spirits industry is changing dramatically. However, owning and knowing how to use a still could be of great benefit to you. Knowing how to make a strong alcohol puts you in an immediate position of power.
2/28/2014
In this episode we will cover the 3 major steps in the alcohol distillation process
7/23/2014
Learn how to clean your own woodstove and chimney.
9/11/2008
The forests in Colorado are dying at a fast rate. Find out what's to blame.
9/8/2014
The benefits of owning a home wood mill and the economic advantages if you have available timber.
8/12/2011
Our area is abundant with history. We have a limber pine tree nearby that I estimate is over 2,100 years old and still very much alive. History - we have an abundance of it.
8/15/2013
Don’t let this tricky pipe slow down your projects — these CPVC basics will help you ease into those plumbing repairs.
12/30/2013
The discovery of an uncommon remedy for blood poisoning in my pantry.
2/19/2014
Ed and Bruce compare the weather and its impact on their mountain homesteads at different elevations and mountain ranges.
2/28/2014
Two homesteaders from Washington and Colorado comment on their greatest weather fear in the mountains.
2/12/2014
Bruce McElmurray and Ed Essex collaborate on how the weather dictates to their mountain homesteading.
3/24/2014
Fly season is upon us. Here are some helpful and easy hints to control those buzzing beasts at your homestead this year.
3/17/2014
Ed Essex and Bruce McElmurray compare their weather experiences living at 4,200 feet and 9750 feet elevation respectively.
1/9/2014
Mountain homesteading in a remote area.
5/15/2014
Tips that we have learned gardening at a high elevation.
2/23/2011
Colorado's once-thriving solar industry has ground to a halt following Xcel Energy's move to slash incentive rebates for homeowners.
3/20/2014
Two homesteaders discuss their experience with the weather applicable to their mountain homesteads in Washington and Colorado.
11/5/2010
A heart warming story about a feral cat that traveled many miles across harsh terrain to be back to familiar ground.
11/6/2011
How the small town atmosphere can enhance your homesteading and living.
2/21/2011
In a move that could devastate Colorado's thriving solar industry, Xcel Energy slashes incentive program.
5/16/2012
The final in a 6 part series on Ft. Garland, Colorado
10/27/2010
This is a fun story about planting seeds for future generations and not recognizing a gift when it is blooming right in your face.
5/5/2012
This is a true account of an end of life journey. A beautiful backyard Burial and all the steps that were taken in order to do it. This story is written in two parts, part two will be posted next week.
10/27/2010
This is a fun story about planting seeds for future generations and not recognizing a gift when it is blooming right in your face.
6/14/2011
After a wildfire destroyed their off-the-grid compound in Colorado, Betty and Rolland rebuilt—better than before—following Rolland’s creed: no plywood, no plastic and nothing that smells bad when it burns. The wildlife around their home approve.


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