camping and a drunken squirrel.





7/22/2012
A story of one of our camping trips to Torreya State Park, Florida.
7/10/2014
Ditch the cheap tent and go "glamping" in a luxurious yurt from Pacific Yurts.
6/16/2010
The weather is heating up, the sun is shining and backyards are ripe for grass-stained jeans and fingernails coated in dirt, yet children today are spending more time than ever inside. The National Wildlife Federation has found a cure for the computer zombies summer vacation creates: the sixth annual Great American Backyard Campout fundraiser.
4/1/2011
Get close to a squirrel in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
12/12/2011
Cam battles with the flying squirrels who want to inhabit his guesthouse using some unique weapons.
5/14/2014
TERA-Light is a perpetually renewable fire starter that requires no batteries, no chemicals — only air and organic plant material!
7/16/2014
A blog post calling for voluntary population control.
1/4/2012
How a born and bred city boy came to leave Detroit, start a Tennessee homestead with his wife, and blog about it here.
8/9/2012
As everyone gathers around this campfire this fall, unite this variety of flavors into one savory skillet that will be enjoyed by all.
10/24/2013
While the Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs Mountain Resort may have been John D. Ivanko's family’s primary destination (as speakers about renewable energy, sustainable living and farmstead cooking), it definitely wasn’t their only reason for eco-touring the region known as the Laurel Highlands.
4/13/2012
Robert Maxwell discusses the benefits of a rural lifestyle.
10/26/2011
Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about growing up on the frontier for both her and her husband. Her book about Almanzo's childhood recalls some of his favorite foods, including "fried apples 'n' onions".
9/28/2010
The Camping Accessory People expand their already extensive product line.
12/5/2014
Tyler and I spent an afternoon creating a footpath and campsite in our woods. Now we can go camping with friends and enjoy meals (and s’mores) over the campfire whenever we have the time or desire.
1/27/2012
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.
1/7/2012
A little background on how Ric and Vicki moved from Detroit to a Tennessee homestead, and starting to get up to date on what they've done since.
1/16/2012
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
3/5/2012
The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.
3/19/2012
Eggs aren't the only things that come from the business end of a chicken. But with a little time and materials, and even less ingenuity, the rest can set you up with a free and steady supply of valuable organic fertilizer.
5/1/2012
There's honey in the hive, peaches on the trees, and food on the table, but it's still a long way from self-sufficiency.
3/29/2012
Whether or not it was devised by clever Mexican potato growers, the cheap, easy to build, and space-saving potato tower is a unique alternative to rows, barrels, and other methods for planting, growing, and bringing in your season's spuds.
2/14/2012
One of our most common grasses is limiting the bobwhite quail population, killing broodmares and their foals, rotting cow hooves, and cutting milk production.




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