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3/29/2013
On our journey to self-reliance, my husband, Darren, and I have been gathering human-powered tools when we can find them. It’s surprising and sad how quickly hand- and foot-powered tools were junked when electricity became available. From 1850 to 1890, more than 100 apple-pealing devices were patented. Then none, except those running on electric power. And so it goes with thousands of other nifty human-powered appliances.
2/2/2011
Extend the life of your washer and dryer and save money on repairs with these 10 tips.
3/12/2009
Check out these terrific free apron patterns.
1/20/2014
White Family Rotary treadle sewing machines are well-made and easy to operate – but the hand wheel operates backward of other treadles. Modern bobbins can be used, if one extra step is taken when winding on thread.
3/13/2013
Kasco Manufacturing introduced a new 10’ wide Vari-Slice seeder at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ky.  The Vari-Slice seeder is suitable for applications including pasture seeding, beef, dairy and horse farms for worked or no-till conditions and where tight germination of grass seed is needed. 
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!
10/21/2011
Cam was generously offered the loan of a small backhoe and had a whale of a time getting jobs done!
11/22/2011
Environmentalists should strive to understand the joy experienced by the race fan, the motorcyclist and the snowmobiler, and we should use that understanding to stimulate the human imagination in ways that benefit the planet.
11/29/2011
Environmentalists are better leaders when we can better love human ingenuity. We will need to form partnerships with the natural world, to ingeniously utilize its resources in ways that preserve its natural productivity.
5/2/2012
Connect a bike to a grain grinder to discover a whole new world of pedal power possibility.
7/8/2011
Houston-based Mahindra USA is doing its part to help prevent fires during this drought season by reminding rural residents of a few simple things they can do to help prevent catastrophic damage to their homes and property.
7/12/2011
New Holland has announced it is now backing its compact tractors with an industry-leading 5-year Boomer Guard5 limited warranty on all Boomer 30/35/40/50 deluxe compact tractors.
9/27/2012
The countdown to savings is on now at Morton Buildings.
1/27/2012
The two-ton log splitter has been added to the ECHO Bear Cat line of outdoor power equipment.
5/11/2011
Here are some ways to make real pizzeria style pizza, complete with homemade crust, a choice of toppings and cheese, and two ways to make your crust. Plus, when you want to go all out for a pizza oven, a Big Green Egg might be your answer.
5/25/2011
Whether or not to use a bread machine really boils down to a matter of personal choice. This is a short guide of things to think about before you purchase one.
2/3/2012
A mother's love is shown for her daughter by patiently crafting dress patterns from frugally saved fabric while the rest of the house is fast asleep.
3/24/2014
Darning socks is a simple thing to do - and a statement for self-sufficiency!
6/4/2012
Multiplaz North America announced it continues to woo potential resellers, as it is overwhelmingly winning consumers with its green technology, gasless, based Super New Plasma Welding and Cutting Machine, the Multiplaz 3500.
5/3/2013
A three-part series on sustainable comfort systems for heating and cooling homes using passive solar design, solar electric power, system controllers and newly popular heat pump technology.
5/28/2013
A 3-part series on sustainable comfort systems for heating and cooling homes using passive solar design, solar electric power, system controllers and newly popular heat pump technology.
7/16/2012
Bobcat Company introduces 3-point tiller implements for the Toolcat 5610 utility work machine and the full line of compact tractors.
10/11/2012
A bike-powered grain mill is a more efficient and incredibly fun way to grind your own whole-grain flours and meals. Check out our video of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff using a GrainMaker mill to grind 'Floriani' grain corn into a nutritious cornmeal.
3/13/2013
A 3-part series on sustainable comfort systems for heating and cooling homes using passive solar design, solar electric power, system controllers and newly popular heat pump technology.




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