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7/11/2016
Growing vegetables at a high elevation can be very challenging. Over the years we have had to be flexible and creative in order to manage a small garden. We grow enough for our needs but not enough to put any vegetables up for future use. This blog post outlines some of the challenges we have faced and how we overcame them.
12/14/2015
Indoor air is polluted by volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These gases are emitted into the air from products like pesticides, air fresheners, cleaning products, paint and paint remover, personal care products, appliances, furniture and building products, including carpet and pressed-wood floors, and more. Learn several steps to take to guard against indoor air pollution and how indoor air quality monitors can help.
5/26/2015
We took some test pans of dirt to see if we had any gold coming out of our springs. Sure enough some small pieces of gold.
4/24/2015
Using the right component improves the chance of success when gardening.
3/6/2014
A proofing box is a critical tool in cooking sourdough bread; here is a simple way of making one.
9/5/2012
Clipping the wing of a troublesome hen and tasting the first Chicago hardy figs was really great, but what was even more fantastic was seeing Anna's new book arrive and how beautiful it looks.
8/31/2012
The challenges that we encounter trying to grow a garden at high latitude.
3/5/2012
The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.
12/30/2010
Plastic storage boxes set up without tape or glue, and store flat.
7/22/2010
ECOvention, LLC announced today that as of August 2010, more than 30 Whole Foods Market locations in the Rocky Mountain region will use the multi-functional, eco-friendly GreenBox to serve take-away customers at their brick-oven pizza counters.
7/10/2010
For anyone who has ever wanted to build a raised garden bed, but didn't have the tools, know-how, time or potentially the space, former teacher Jill Plumb invented the M Brace, an easy, eco way to build raised garden beds without tools.
6/21/2010
Need to get your kids out of the house? Learn how to build your own playground and give them a convenient place for outdoor playtime.
11/26/2008
Find the right type of insulation for a Solar Heat Grabber from MOTHER EARTH NEWS.




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