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2/2/2011
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
2/3/2011
Chinese worker Chen Shun Qun says she is paid and treated fairly at the factory that makes Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools.
2/1/2011
Natural Home chose bamboo for its kitchenware line because it's both sustainable and beautiful.
12/20/2011
Readers share their favorite durable, long-lived, sturdy and well-made kitchen tools.
6/17/2009
Readers share reports about their favorite specialized kitchen utensils.
2/18/2010
An annual survey of home buyers found that Americans want smaller homes with a focus on casual living and togetherness. From larger kitchens to outdoor living spaces, these 10 features were the most popular. Find out how you can get them, too!
12/6/2012
Kitchen dish towels designated only for hand drying help keep germs out of the kitchen, without going on a fanatical sanitizing binge.
9/18/2009
The Federal Trade Commission has announced that some bamboo fabrics are actually made of rayon. Four companies have been charged with falsely labeling and advertising their products as made from bamboo.
1/4/2011
JWTIntelligence predicts big green changes in the coming year (including tube-free toilet paper).
3/25/2011
Here’s a method to quickly put a razor-sharp edge on chisels, planes, knives and carving tools. This sharpening technique is based on electric-powered buffing wheels that polish tools to a keen edge. The hardware is simple and quiet. A small electric motor spins a hard felt buffing wheel that’s covered with a fine, waxy abrasive. Use a softer, cloth wheel for concave surfaces on carving gouges.
3/1/2013
Use your extra screwdriver bits to build stubby screwdrivers suitable for small spaces.
10/14/2008
Here are some ideas to help you plan and build a recycling center that’s just right for your environment.
4/7/2010
Learn to create your own heirloom kitchen garden at this 3-course series in Pennsylvania.
4/6/2009
A recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey found that demand for luxury products is waning. In contrast, manufacturers are seeing an increased emphasis on both accessibility/universal design and renewable materials. Essentially, homeowners are shying away from expensive (and usually unnecessary) products that add little actual value to their home, concentrating instead on features that promote energy efficiency and sustainability. 
4/20/2009
Read reviews of the best butter churns.
1/19/2011
To build Finca Exotica, a sustainable resort on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, the owners took advantage of plentiful native bamboo, kept the footprint small and let buildings unfold organically.
4/1/2011
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
11/13/2012
Here's a tip on how to grow sprouts in your kitchen garden for fun and nutritious eating.
10/28/2011
Roger Doiron, a MOTHER EARTH NEWS contributor and the found of Kitchen Gardeners International, recently spoke at a TEDx conference about the power of gardening.
7/25/2011
Katie and Martin Clemons share how they make super-efficient use of every inch in their 36-square-foot kitchen. How much appliance do you really need?
12/15/2010
Made from bamboo, wood and grass seed, this tiny house could be our future.
3/13/2013
Advances in technology, beefier construction, and radical updates for increased automation result in Wood-Mizer’s most productive & high-tech industrial sawmill ever
1/14/2009
Get organized and improve workshop efficiency with this nifty project.
9/29/2008
This handy online tool helps calculate your solar energy potential based on your location.
6/20/2013
Keeping your garden tools organized can help you be more efficient in your work in the garden.
7/10/2013
David Goodman tests the Meadow Creature broadfork on his Florida farm and finds it to be amazing as heck.
7/8/2009
If you're looking for a new lawn mower this year, consider buying a zero-turn lawn mower, which will really help you maneuver around obstacles such as trees and bushes.
12/21/2007
When you need tools for low-impact living, where do you go to find them?
7/1/2008
Here are some resources where you can learn more about how a scythe can be useful on your homestead.
4/11/2014
ChickenWaterer.com’s new app, the Cluck-ulator, is available for iPhone and Android smartphones.
4/8/2011
When you're facing a tricky woodworking project, it's a good idea to build a mockup
9/10/2012
A wolf spider lives on our window sill, with a little help from her friends. Watch this video of a wolf spider catching a moth.
7/26/2011
Readers share tips and ideas for saving time in the kitchen.
12/17/2013
Handy Camel multi-purpose bag clip earns several awards during release year.
1/17/2013
These tips will help you keep your kitchen compost free of rotten smells and fruit flies.
1/28/2014
How to make a homemade cheese press in order to make a massive cheese.
1/8/2014
Reuse various household materials to make a functional cheese press.
9/6/2012
The Hoss Seeder's unique features include its all-metal frame and ease of attaching to the wheel hoe.
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. 
3/20/2009
Tell us about your all-time favorite fix-it tool.
11/16/2009
NeighborGoods is an online community that lets you borrow and lend tools and other items from people in your area.
5/13/2009
DIY projects are great fun and can save money — unless you end up in the emergency room.
9/17/2013
After decades of gardening I’ve come to rely on a few essential gardening tools.
1/6/2014
A review of the Husqvarna hatchet.
1/31/2014
Review of a great axe made by Vipukirves.
4/11/2014
Exmark’s “Transitioning Mower Fleets to Propane” provides a road map for landscape professionals.
6/15/2011
Outdoor kitchens, dining areas and living rooms are a great way to expand your home's living space. Designers offer advice on how to make the most of the great outdoors--in your own backyard.
2/11/2013
Goats are terrific weed eaters, and do a great job clearing land for you, why not utilize them for clearing your pastures!
1/19/2011
Finca Exotica is ideal for travelers who want to immerse themselves in the Osa Peninsula's bounty and learn about permaculture and sustainable building.
7/10/2008
Learn about the many kitchen and community projects supported by SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education), including the training necessary to be able to sell value-added food products at markets.
10/15/2008
The right recipe can convert people who think they don't like cooked greens, or energize cooks in need of fresh ideas. Here we offer a roundup of recipe ideas for garden-fresh greens from arugula to turnips.
8/17/2011
Readers share their best tips for keeping food fresh longer. Learn how to extend the life of all kinds of food, and prevent spoilage.
10/14/2010
Black and Decker.com provides project advice, community features and much more.
5/21/2013
In praise of the garden fork.
7/24/2013
We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.
6/2/2011
Pick the right dandelion weeder, and ridding your lawn and garden of dandelions becomes more game than chore. Here we hightlight three popular models: the Oswego Grandpa’s Weeder, the Fiskars Triple Claw Weeder and the Garden Weasel Weedpopper Step and Twist.
8/31/2012
Try BOGS gardening clogs, a super-comfortable pair of gardening shoes that will stand up to tough wear.
2/5/2011
Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, share his make do tool tips with fellow DIY homeowners.
9/10/2013
A recent trip to Vietnam presents an opportunity to study people-powered devices and transportation.
12/12/2013
Chainsaw safety equipment.
12/6/2013
Green building expert Lloyd Kahn reviews Kevin Kelly’s new book Cool Tools, an amazing book for the homesteader, builder or anyone who likes cool tools.
1/1/0001
Cut the confusion that accompanies buying a cordless drill with this information on which drill features and capabilities to look for.
5/10/2011
Put your kitchen on an energy diet without spending money on new appliances. Use these simple tricks to use less energy while cooking, freezing and refrigerating--even drinking your morning coffee.
1/5/2012
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
2/5/2011
Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, guides an inquiring homeowner on how to find the right circular saw.
12/5/2013
Steve shares 11 years of his experience with the newest mainstay power tool in the world, and offers three free chances to win an impact driver.
5/5/2011
So maybe you can't afford the pricey furniture and decor on display at the design shows in Milan and Vegas. Just take a look at these ideas and start riffing.
10/10/2012
Comparing different home made do it yourself chicken carriers for the Tractor Supply animal swap this past Saturday. Reporting on edible mushroom cultivation harvest and what it takes to pick the right disease resistant apple variety.
7/27/2010
CHANNELLOCK, the leader in the design and manufacturing of high-quality pliers and hand tools, today unveiled its latest American-made tool – a fully redesigned, improved website.
8/26/2010
The new website offers the home gardener an expanded product selection of useful garden products.
12/20/2010
Provide Multi-Purpose Tools For The Jobsite Or Workshop
8/2/2011
Blount, the world’s largest manufacturer of saw chain, announces the launch of the new OREGON PowerNow 40V MAX* Cordless Chainsaw.
2/1/2012
Our experiments with an Alaskan small log mill attached to our chainsaw had variable results making planks from downed trees.
2/29/2012
The last week of the month has been a busy one with are preparations for the ending of winter and the start of a new growing season. We've got some details on a new cover crop and why we choose and simple composting toilet system compared to others.
4/11/2012
A summary of our quest to find non-medicated chicken feed that has higher quality ingredients than the typical feed store bag of chicken food.
6/20/2012
Mark fenced in a new chicken pasture in the hot sun, an experience that was made possible by his homemade solar fan hat. Meanwhile, I played with scythes and bees and maps.
3/8/2013
Noting the time and marking its passing, keeping us in the present.
6/3/2013
An upcoming inspirational documentary, “Beyond Off-Grid,” that strives to motivate people to return to the old paths, includes self-sufficiency experts from around the country. A MOTHER EARTH NEWS blog prompted the producer to contact us.
8/21/2013
Our Vegetable Garden Planner assists you in planting your fall garden by giving you planting dates specific to your location, projected harvest dates and more.
4/25/2013
I keep a kit of handy garden supplies waiting in my car, so I can head straight to the garden and take advantage of as many sunlight hours as possible right after work.
7/28/2010
Weather.com now features customizable local weather applications, including an Agriculture Application with great tools for farmers and gardeners.
5/4/2009
Rechargeable tool packages use the same battery to power multiple tools: saws, drills, drivers and flashlights. What are the benefits of these systems?
6/7/2013
Green building guru Lloyd Kahn recounts his favorite new discoveries from the Puyallup, Wash., MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
2/11/2011
Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, raves about his favourite hand held torch tool, the BernzOmatic Quickfire Hand Torch.
5/14/2011
Steve Maxwell spotlights the three myths that prevent people from realizing the full value of the self reliant lifestyle, and how to dispel them
12/14/2011
Adzes and broad axes have been used for centuries in log cabin building. Learn a bit about what these tools do and how to use them.
8/21/2012
Set up a washing station in your garden. Rinse your veggies there, saving the water for the garden and keeping your kitchen clean.
1/5/2013
On a snowy winter morning, the kitchen table becomes the grand cathedral of a home. It is the place of family, song, wood fires, community and love as we wait for spring.
2/4/2011
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
3/11/2011
Chris Larson's Asheville, North Carolina, home--already a superb example of smart, passive solar design--gets even better with the addition of solar hot water collectors.
4/26/2011
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
9/20/2012
A chainmail fillet glove revolutionizes a cook's potato-peeling technique. Plus, get recipes for potato and pumpkin curry soup and toasted pumpkin seeds.
10/19/2010
Simran Sethi discusses the "wood" that makes up our kitchen cabinets, as well as more eco-friendly (and people-friendly) alternatives.
7/25/2011
Renovating a heritage log cabin DIY style isn't easy, but with some thought and attention to detail, it can be done - and cheaper than you might think.
3/24/2011
Homeowners are willing to splurge on kitchen and bath remodels, but they're not interested in building luxury or second homes, according to an American Institute of Architects survey.
7/19/2012
In an era of increasing volatility of the weather and climate, we need new coping skills. Preparedness is an important factor in dealing with bad weather events.
1/13/2011
Simran Sethi discusses how to green your bathroom in easy ways: through your choice of toilet paper, shower curtain, and towels.
9/28/2010
The perfect partner for pruning, weeding and harvesting.
3/7/2012
The American Garden Tool Company is an online source for American-made garden tools, products and accessories.
7/6/2012
Setting weld parameters is now easier than ever with the Miller Auto-Set elite feature.
7/9/2012
A quality product made in the USA
11/21/2011
Discussion of some of the first log building tools you will need to build a log home — debarking spuds and drawknives.
2/22/2012
Finally getting the barn roof repair project started was a big deal for us as well as a few other things that are worth checking out if you are interested in modern homesteading.
5/29/2013
Completing tasks in preparation for a few days away from the homestead
12/12/2012
Ode to our hand saw...why we choose to live without power, and what we've accomplished by hand.
11/6/2008
We have developed two customized search engines that make it easier to locate companies that offer specific varieties of seeds and plants, as well as organic garden products and tools.
1/27/2012
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.
1/6/2011
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
1/20/2011
Simran Sethi discusses easy (and free) ways to reduce your water footprint.
12/26/2012
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.
1/10/2013
We haul our water from the river - walking water!
1/26/2013
Making the most of a winter walk to home.
4/25/2012
Top bar hive modifications, turkey traps, and gourmet potatoes are just a few of the topics covered in the past week of blogging we've been up to. Homesteading healthcare and a new virtual book club round off the week with several reader comments.


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