Using a mortar and pestle to create a variety of spice and herb blends.
Taking a bath in the winter takes a little more planning at our off-grid, no-plumbing home.
Using fresh raw cream to make butter by hand.
Finding the right balance between obligations can be a challenge.
A stack of cast-iron pans and a chainsaw helmet sum up why these homesteaders do what they do.
We haul our water from the river - walking water!
Making the most of a winter walk to home.
Delicious and colorful roasted root vegetables melt in your mouth.
Delight your host by taking one of these homemade treats.
How to make any fish tastier and moister with one simple ingredient.
A pickled pepper recipe that packs quite a punch. Don't be discouraged by November's nine degrees in the sun weather. Now is a great time to pull out your water-bath canner and put up your late-fall harvest for winter month garden-fresh eating.
After the chicken dinner and hot dish and salads, there is one free meal left in that bird!
A philosophical look at the coming of winter, with ideas for preserving the summer after the end-of-the-season pepper harvest.
Sugar maple is not the only tree that produces abundant sap in late winter and early spring. Sycamore; black walnut; paper, black, and yellow birch trees; and all maples trees can be tapped for their sap.
However, some are sweeter than others. Here are lessons for backyard maple tapping and things to consider before beginning to make your own maple syrup.
Ann Harvey Yonkers, founder of Washington, D.C.'s FreshFarm Markets co-op, nests eggs in a bed of wilted fresh greens for a delicious meatless summertime brunch or dinner.
The first Tiny House Conference will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 16.
Ryan Mitchell, founder of TheTinyLife.com, is saving up to pay cash for a 130-square-foot home on wheels in North Carolina. He’s seeking perspective, clarity—and a girlfriend who gets it.
Those who garden know that weeding is often essential to growing good vegetables or fruits. In a forest, sunlight too is a limiting factor. By knowing which tree to cut and which to leave, forest health can be improved. Cutting for firewood can serve as an incentive to "weed" on the ultra-perennial scale.
Turn low value plastic trash into valuable building blocks with a $300 homemade press. Free plans for a hand operated press are available. A mechanized version could be made by converting a log splitter.
Simran Sethi writes about choosing eco-friendly paints, tiles, and other aspects of her renovated bathroom.