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7/11/2010
Whether you abstain from dairy by choice or you’re lactose intolerant, you probably know how difficult it can be to find really great non-dairy cheese. I’ve taken away some of the guesswork by reviewing some popular brands: Vegan Gourmet, Daiya, Dr-Cow, Chreese and The Vegetarian Express. Read about my dairy-free cheese experiences, and let us know which brands you’re loyal to.
1/6/2014
Making your own buttermilk and créme fraîche (French sour cream) is so easy, you'll never buy it again.
1/1/0001
With its recent FDA approval, the first LiLi pasteurizer was purchased for use at a New York micro dairy.
9/5/2012
Bob-White Systems is bringing the cows back home by providing supplies, equipment and support for Micro Dairies, Home & Farmstead cheesemakers and small-scale producers of local and farm fresh dairy products.
11/23/2011
 Learn how to make many different kinds of homemade cheese with these articles from the Archive.      
6/12/2014
Ilene White Freedman contemplates sharing goat milk with the nursing kid.
10/11/2012
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my short time of being a goat herder, it’s that at breeding time, the goats are in charge.
10/30/2012
Dyan writes about the changing season at Bittersweet Farm, and introduces us to the newest member of the flock, a black sheep named Little Man.
4/8/2014
Made from creamy chevre (fresh goat cheese) instead of the typical cream cheese, this surprising cheesecake is sure to please cheese lovers and dessert lovers alike.
5/1/2008
If you have access to raw milk, it's surprisingly easy to pasteurize it on your own kitchen stove. Here are the basic steps you need to follow.
2/25/2013
Step 3 of "How to Start & Manage a Micro Dairy in 26 Steps" will help you understand how to handle cows and what to expect during milking.
3/20/2012
Sue Weaver provides her expertise on making homemade cheeses and yogurt and how to raise a happy, healthy, and highly productive backyard cow.
2/1/2012
You can easily make homemade mozzarella in 30 minutes or less!
7/29/2008
Here's a quick and easy tip for freezing peaches.
7/19/2011
Try an original 1930s homemade cottage cheese recipe from North Central Kansas along with a modified and new version.
12/7/2012
During the holidays it is nice to have a rich, creamy, yummy cheesecake as a sophisticated dessert to share.
8/15/2013
Simple suggestions on preserving vegetables and herbs
8/5/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan Redick honors the determination of women farmers, even as she observes a bittersweet month on her farm.
3/7/2014
Learning to make fromage blanc or chevre takes minutes, but the rewards last a lifetime.
9/29/2008
Ben & Jerry's teams up with Greenpeace to bring the U.S. a cleaner way of freezing food, especially ice cream.
9/24/2008
Use freezer-damaged fruit to make tasty fruit sauces.
9/29/2008
Ben & Jerry's teams up with Greenpeace to bring the U.S. a cleaner way of freezing food, especially ice cream.
1/29/2014
Using fresh raw cream to make butter by hand.
7/9/2012
Preserving herbs from your garden is easy, whether you freeze or dry them.
12/13/2011
Donna Pellegrin shares her mother's stories of growing up on a fertile, bountiful farm during the Great Depression, and of the homesteading skills that kept them well fed.
7/12/2013
Learn how to request your “closed” complete pesticide complaint file from the State agency through the Freedom of Information Act.
1/8/2014
Reuse various household materials to make a functional cheese press.
7/7/2009
Learn to make mascarpone cheese with this simple recipe.
1/15/2013
I used my homemade ricotta cheese in a number of ways, the best was in a pumpkin lasagna dish we shared with my family at Christmas dinner.
8/24/2011
Giving yourself a quiet space for retreat and reflection helps nurture quiet, calm and peace.
1/29/2013
Here is an easier way to blanche vegetables, such as green beans, before freezing them.
1/2/2013
Making cheese was nothing like I expected, but in the end, I was successful.
9/12/2011
Carolyn’s story of living on a farm in rural Illinois shows that one can truly live off the land by having a huge garden, collecting wild morel mushrooms, and making homemade cottage cheese from the milk of the family cow.
10/31/2008
Making homemade sour cream and cream cheese is easier than you might think. Try these two simple recipes.
5/24/2011
Readers suggest favorite hard, salty, American cheeses.
3/7/2014
Italy’s traditional cream cheese, mascarpone, is easy to make with either tartaric acid or lemon juice.
3/7/2014
Paneer is the quickest cheese you can make and you can use distilled white vinegar or lemon juice.
4/2/2013
Baby greenhouse plants are spring babies too, just like the birth of baby animals. Here’s a way to keep them warm in the hoophouse.
12/12/2013
Sarah is a friend to the farm who taught Ilene Freedman how to make "Farm Chi." Farm Chi is Sarah’s version of kimchi, fermented mixed vegetables from the seasonal farm harvest.
7/21/2014
If you are challenged by growing carrots, you might consider transplanting them and growing some dancing carrots.
2/6/2012
The tale of Carlotta's last day. A trip to the processor. Real happenings on a goat farm, it's not always lollipops and rainbows.
6/24/2011
In order to build skills for our move from Australia to Texas, we have been taking various classes and workshops. Recently, we took a weekend workshop at an excellent cheese factory close to where we live on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne.
10/28/2013
This is about my first foray into cheese making.
11/22/2013
Learn to make Queso Blanco, by far the easiest cheese in my opinion, as the only ingredients are whole milk and white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar if you like).
4/29/2010
Gluten-free baking is becoming more popular all the time, even among people who don’t suffer from Celiac disease. With all the new gluten-free desserts and other products on the market, which are some of the best (or at least good) products? The editors of Mother Earth News sampled several new gluten-free products.
11/28/2010
Here's some hints on how to juggle cheese-making among the many other homesteading chores. Mozzarella and cheddar can both be woven in while doing other tasks, but there's nothing like clabbered cheese for ease of making.
4/3/2013
After almost 50 years of raising cows and dairy farming in New England, I’ve developed what I consider to be 15 universal truths for micro dairy owners.
5/30/2013
How to finance your micro dairy and manage your budget for success.
3/27/2012
Want a yummy, cheesy dessert for Easter that is definitely different, not to mention historic? Then try crostata di ricotta.
3/23/2011
Organic Architect's Eric Corey Freed shows designers what green really means during Dining by Design, a charity event featuring tabletop installations in New York.
6/10/2013
Springtime happiness can be measured by the sweetness of your strawberry patch.
3/12/2013
I cure my spring fever by planting in a hoop house.
8/26/2013
It takes a few good rationalizations to get through the busiest part of the growing season.
8/8/2013
Making garlic powder is easy, and a good way to preserve a crop of split garlic.
10/23/2013
Curing sweet potatoes so their starches turn to sugars; plus my three favorite recipes.
4/17/2014
Echinacea tincture is easy to make. Getting through the psychological inertia might be the hard part of the process.
6/27/2014
Growing corn early by transplanting may be unconventional, but its a great way to beat the challenges and...eat corn in July!
8/30/2012
Cam contemplates the amount of energy that goes into our food production and shows how he prepared corn for freezing the zero carbon way!
6/3/2014
Not enough hours in the day? Want to make tomato sauce but are short on time? Use this recipe to make great-tasting tomato sauce (using frozen tomatoes)at your leisure. Perfect for pressure canning and delicious!
8/24/2011
Mark Oldham shares childhood adventures of taking care of dairy cows and beef cows including milking, herding cows out to pasture and employing a cattle call in Appalachian country.
6/12/2013
We passed the "phosphataze" test with the Health Protection Agency and know that the milk from our dairy farm is safe to sell.
4/25/2011
As a start on my adventure towards the Gluten Free Challenge in May, I've discovered the deliciousness of whole-grain, gluten-free crusts.
10/30/2013
When you have goats, you need to do something with all that milk. Why not try making Queso Blanco, an easy cheese which tastes great and cooks well.
1/28/2014
How to make a homemade cheese press in order to make a massive cheese.
4/4/2008
We frequently use the term "homesteading" in Mother Earth News, but what is it's exact meaning?
9/15/2009
American wealth and influence are often attributed to free enterprise and the personal liberty promised in the Constitution. While it’s true they've been conducive to economic success, we also had an enormous head start in the race to dominate the industrial revolution - with our sparsely populated continent packed with natural resources. The question is, how well will our free enterprise system work in a world with far fewer resources?
9/21/2012
Bike-Free Day happens all over the world on Sept. 22. Grist is challenging the US to rise to the occasion and celebrate with the global community this Saturday.
5/27/2010
Natural hair care products are a great substitute for chemical-heavy beauty brands, but you shouldn’t have to break the bank to get healthy hair. Learn about life without store-bought shampoo, how to create your own natural shampoo and conditioner and what it takes to make your head happy, both outside and in.
4/28/2011
Valerie of City|Life|Eats shares her tips for gluten-free lunches and snacks on the go.
11/23/2010
Many people living with gluten intolerance, wheat allergies or Celiac disease are often left without many standard snack options. The MOTHER EARTH NEWS editorial team samples and reviews organic, gluten-free foods to find some yummy, gluten-free snack products.
5/19/2009
Advice on how to find eggs that are truly healthy and humanely raised.
3/15/2013
All land is not created equal when it comes to raising animals on a micro dairy.
3/20/2014
Managing the feed regimen for cows in a micro dairy environment is a matter of setting clear goals and understanding what your cows need.
3/11/2013
Facing massive snow drifts, HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan Redick forges a new path to her barn and finds inspiration in the process.
7/2/2013
In the wake of the summer solstice, HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan takes time to appreciate the longest days of the year.
8/22/2011
A boy growing up in Appalachian Country shares the farming practices of his family.
10/30/2013
A dairy goat owner chronicles the frustrating beginning of her first breeding season.
10/8/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan reflects on the changes that arrive with fall, including her own sense of melancholy.
10/8/2013
Choosing the business model for Bob-White Systems micro dairy.
11/25/2013
Follow Sarah Cuthill's search for a dairy mentor and her very first experience milking a goat.
1/23/2014
More goat babies and finding ideas to make money on a farm.
5/2/2013
How to measure tomato seedlings for success before planting into your garden.
5/16/2013
A first look at the newest vegetable crops in the garden before the CSA harvests begin.
7/16/2013
After a long trial-and-error process, Ilene White Freedman finally found a sustainable, weed-suppressing mulching system for her farm.
11/8/2013
Transforming a crock full of cucumbers into old-fashioned dill pickles is a bit of magic.
11/26/2013
Ilene Freedman and her family reshaped their Chanukah tradition to feature family activities instead of presents.
12/30/2013
Wintertime for a farmer is full of projects and planning.
1/20/2014
Ilene White Freedman celebrates with her friends at their homestead-warming, after over two years of living in a trailer while renovating a dilapidated house. Their restoration includes the original logs and stone kitchen of a historic cabin. Some uninvited guests from the farm’s livestock take a house tour too.
2/17/2014
Candlemas is an ancient midwinter holiday, when people would take inventory on their stock of candles, pantry food storage and hay in the barn to get the homestead through the second half of winter.
3/11/2014
Learn how to take garlic as medicine — garlic is a potent natural antibiotic and immune-booster.
5/28/2014
Ilene White Freedman’s goat is in labor, reminding Ilene of her own natural childbirth experiences.
8/25/2011
Micro Dairy Industry Leader, Bob-White Systems, Launches E-Commerce Site.
1/3/2012
The author discusses setting up small-scale dairy for local, doorstep milk sales in Great Britain.
1/11/2013
How to make candles you can really light from the peel of Clementine oranges. A wintertime craft...just oil and an orange peel!
1/29/2013
A travel log of our family's mission to find local food sources on our trip to Puerto Rico.
2/17/2013
Cooking meals on a vacation can be easy. Bring some essential items with you and enjoy homecooking, on vacation.
6/22/2012
Goat School needs a class room, visit our Kickstarter project and enjoy our video of Goat School!
4/18/2012
The technique for making these easy cheese puffs is the kind of recipe that every cook should have up her sleeve.
9/12/2011
You'll love Anne Mendelson's  delicious recipe for syrniki (also known as tvorozhniki, or Russian pot-cheese fritters). Like pancakes or French toast, this useful breakfast/brunch dish can be given any number of sweet or savory spins.
6/18/2014
My top 10 links to delicious quick cured meats, fresh cheeses and pickles for your next summer picnic.
3/18/2011
You can live a joyful gluten-free life! Through this blog, Wendy Gregory Kaho and other gluten-free experts will share their firsthand experiences and favorite tips for living well with celiac disease. The blog will regularly feature gluten-free foods and recipes, cookbooks, Internet resources, and much more.
4/12/2011
Shirley Braden shares a recipe for a quick and easy gluten-free pot pie.
5/24/2010
Small towns across the country in need of a population boost are literally giving away free land to attract new residents and boost their populations. Seekers of the quiet (and low-cost) small town lifestyle can now grab some free land to build their homes.
12/18/2009
Columbia Forest Products, one of the nation’s largest hardwood manufacturers, connects consumers to green-mind manufacturers of formaldehyde-free products using its PureBond Fabricator Network.
10/21/2009
The new Goodweave certification label for rugs maintains RugMark International’s stringent child labor-free policy.
4/20/2011
A review of Elana Amsterdam's Gluten-Free Cupcakes.
8/26/2010
More than half a billion eggs possibly tainted with salmonella bacteria have been recalled. Avoid the scare by purchasing free-range, cage-free, organic and locally sourced eggs.
11/19/2009
Our thoughts on the gluten free, dairy free, soy free desserts from RawCreations.
5/20/2011
Finding healthy, gluten-free meals can be a challenge at catered events and restaurants. Share your tips for gluten-free eating out, and find sources in your area!
1/10/2014
Did you buy or build a home without going into debt? We're looking for stories on homes built with a small mortgage, or no mortgage at all. Here's what we want to know.
3/28/2011
Gluten-free and grain-free breakfast ideas to start your day right.
3/30/2011
Make gluten-free energy bars at home for busy mornings when there's no time for breakfast.
3/31/2011
Gluten-free muffin recipes to get your morning started.
4/5/2011
The Gluten-Free Homemaker, Linda Etherton shares quick, healthy, gluten-free, pressure cooker meals.
4/13/2011
A recipe for gluten-free pot pie with a crust by Jeanne Sauvage of the blog Art of Gluten-Free Baking.
3/25/2011
The Gluten and Allergen Free Expo provides a chance to be inspired and energized by the most passionate and creative gluten-free cookbook authors and bloggers.
1/18/2012
Janice Spaulding teaches goat husbandry both at her farm in Maine, and around the country with her "Goat School."
5/29/2013
"Garbage in, garbage out," is as true to goat nutrition as it is to the computer world and more folks should take heed!
6/18/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan learns that giving up control, whether over a mischievous flock or a single lamb, can have its own rewards.
8/7/2013
We are trying to wrestle back the food business into our neck of the woods. To create a micro dairy and a micro economy for all to enjoy. Wish us luck !
6/20/2013
A guide to creating realistic goals for your micro dairy based on your own experience.
5/1/2013
Guidance for aspiring micro dairy owners and managers when navigating regulations and permitting on the local and state levels.
9/6/2013
Five shops depend on Whitey Top farm for fresh milk supplies.
10/22/2013
Author Maggie Bonham recounts the various ways she's managed to obtain free goats, including Craigslist ads and trading for chickens.
10/16/2013
Now the milk is in the chill room and we can eat cheese and freshly made chiabata with nearby cheese and horseradish sauce.
10/9/2013
Did anyone ask if you wanted your milk to be homogenized?
9/10/2013
How a small and inexpensive High Temperature-Short Time pasteurizer could change the dairy industry.
11/12/2013
A chemical-free way to keep goats' teats clean and the milk pure.
10/21/2013
A new homesteader commits some classic mistakes when buying her first goat.
12/23/2013
Dairy goat farmer Julia Shewchuck learned a lot about keeping dairy goats in her first few months (and much more since). It was a learning curve too steep to be repeated willingly, but which has saved many other goats’ lives since.
4/7/2014
Your homestead is complete when you get your own cow for milking. But problems such as a cow who holds her milk or who kicks can make milking difficult and even dangerous. Here are some helpful hints so that you can enjoy your cow and enjoy milking her.
4/9/2014
Cows love routine. The more things stay the same for cows, the safer and more secure they feel. Here is my abbreviated list of best practices for milking a cow, learned over many decades in the barn.
4/16/2014
Cows are big, powerful animals, and milking puts you right beside the strong hind legs and feet. If you find yourself with what I call a kicky cow, there are steps you can take to manage the animal.
5/21/2014
Understanding and effectively executing a breeding program depends on understanding the calving cycle and when and how to dry a cow off in preparation of calving.
5/28/2014
Silvopasture is a newfangled word for wooded pasture. Basically, all it means is that you are using wooded land with trees and forage for pasture. The trees can be managed for firewood production and/or saw logs and provide welcome shade and shelter for your livestock and forage.
6/25/2014
The flavor and shelf life of the milk you sell directly to consumers are directly impacted by how the milk is produced and handled on your farm. Here are my best practices for handling and producing the highest-quality, most delicious milk on the farm.
7/14/2014
Spending the time to get to your goats is more important than you may think
7/16/2014
Cows, goats, sheep, water buffalo, camels and, even, horses have been successfully milked by hand for thousands of years. Though it's an age-old practice, milking a cow by hand is not as easy as it may first appear. It’s best to know what you are getting into before you take on this important farming task.
1/7/2013
We dipped candles from our hive's beeswax to celebrate winter. Candlemaking is a nice seasonal craft. Here’s how we did it, plus some tips to get you started.
7/15/2013
Learn how to pinch back basil tops for a particularly bushy plant, then make delicious pesto with your harvest.
5/13/2014
The hoophouse on our farm is filled with greens all winter long. It’s almost hard to switch gears for summer tomatoes.
6/9/2009
Advice from a sustainable farming expert on how to get started with livestock on a small piece of land.
3/14/2013
Free-range, backyard eggs are better for your health and your ethics.  
3/19/2011
Amy Green's Simply Sugar and Gluten Free: 180 Easy and Delicious Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less offers quick, flavorful and nutritious meals, snacks, and desserts.
11/13/2012
The author figures out how to make matzoh balls, a comfort food from her childhood, without matzoh.
6/23/2011
Find out how to pack a litter-free lunch using a lunchopolis lunchbox by Enviro Products. The lunchbox containers are BPA-free and can help you cut down on 3.5 billion pounds of lunchbox garbage generated every year.
2/19/2009
You can find free food, such as wild carrots, cattail roots and crawfish, right in your neighborhood fields, swamps and creeks, and under rotten logs.
3/5/2009
Discover the difference between the labels "free range" and "pastured" when it comes to eggs and chicken meat.
4/10/2011
Registered dietitian, Linda Simon, shares her experiences growing gluten free grains in her garden.
4/16/2008
If you're looking for eggs with the highest nutrient content, seek out eggs from pastured poultry. Here's why these eggs are the healthiest, as well as more information for people who want to raise birds on pasture.
2/20/2014
Rich and fudgy Grain-Free Chocolate-Date-Nut Bars are a grain-free, dairy-free, and refined-sweetener-free treat you can splurge on with a smile.
5/28/2012
Getting ready for Goat School is always a daunting task, but once all of our new friends start arriving, we get excited! What a great time learning all about goats!
6/14/2012
Goat School is over for a few months, and now the routine will be a little more normal! Great questions were asked at Goat School and some of those answers are shared.
10/29/2008
Hoch Ybrig cheese from Swiss cheese maker Rolf Beeler is a standout on its own, but here are some delicious ideas for pairing it with honey, wine and beer.
5/11/2012
Alternative transportation magazine, A To B, is chock-full of innovative bicycle tecnology reviews and test drives for everything from folding bikes to E-motorcycles and all the accessories in between.
3/21/2011
Amy Green shares a recipe for Gluten-Free Seven Grain Slow Cooker Breakfast Cereal.
3/23/2011
Recipes for satisfying gluten-free breakfasts.
3/24/2011
Registered dietitian, Cheryl Harris, introduces gluten-free whole grains that add fiber and nutrition to the menu for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance
4/27/2011
Children's author, Katie Chalmers, shares her tips and some recipes for a gluten-free family.
7/5/2011
Nutrition breakthrough lets health conscious consumers drink in the benefits of Omega 3s.
10/5/2011
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner!
10/24/2011
Even dairy goats can have self-esteem issues...
2/1/2012
An introduction from a goat-crazy Oregonian.
2/16/2012
What to look for in a buck, and how to choose a herdsire.
2/29/2012
The second part to choosing a herdsire for the dairy goat herd.
3/12/2012
The third and last part in choosing a herdsire.
6/1/2012
Overdue does, goats with bloody milk, harried milkmaids... Oh where does it end?! Life isn't ALWAYS roses in the goat life; sometimes it does leave you tired frustrated.
7/19/2012
The summer days are getting longer, and so is the list of barn chores! Goats are kidding, cows are arriving, and a dream of having a raw milk dairy is becoming tangible.
1/9/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger Dyan recalls how the seasons affected her childhood and how they guide her activities now on her Maine dairy farm.
5/14/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger Dyan Redick divides her time differently these days, Before Milking and After Milking, in the wake of spring births on her Maine dairy farm.
7/18/2013
Selecting the location for the Bob-White Systems’ micro dairy barn.
7/26/2013
Why we chose to build the Bob-White Systems barn we did.
8/20/2013
Choosing cows for the Bob-White Systems micro dairy.
8/18/2010
Government subsidies to corn growers results in foods that are less expensive then they should be, resulting in people eating more than they normally would.
12/17/2013
A homesteading family undertakes Extreme Home Makeover: Goat Edition at the possible expense of their sanity.
1/1/0001
Raising dairy goats has benefits that extend beyond fresh milk and cheese.
12/30/2013
After a rocky start, the second half of breeding season ends happily for both goats and owners.
2/13/2014
Cow manure is a key indicator of bovine health and well being. After milk, it is the most valuable thing your cows will produce. Micro-dairy expert Steve Judge explains why it pays to get comfortable with cow manure.
3/3/2014
The blog describes the experience of applying for a federal grant and shares some advice for others who might want to follow in those foot steps.
2/10/2012
A look into each dairy breed, on how much milk each one averages and what to expect in taste.
7/28/2014
There are some questions worth exploring, find out if there is a BEST way to clean your goat's udder before milking.
11/18/2008
Support America's artisan cider makers by putting locally made sweet and hard apple cider on the Thanksgiving table this year.
7/27/2010
Perfect for an evening of socializing out on the deck or an intimate meal at a table for two, GoodLight candles keep the mood bright and the air clean and are now available both online and in stores nationwide.
9/29/2010
GoodLight is first to offer sustainable, non-toxic candles for restaurants.
2/20/2013
Use milk crates to build this beautiful, sturdy free-standing furniture piece.
5/21/2013
Driving patterns now closely resemble those from 1995, as young drivers are finding alternative forms of transportation.
3/9/2012
A new farmer builds a great sheep shelter out of free stuff and learns where not to put it.
10/3/2012
Some of the downside of free ranging your chickens.
3/1/2013
How both we and the chickens have gotten better at surviving the cold winters where we live.
2/11/2011
Celebrate spring by throwing a free tea party--here's how.
4/18/2011
Tricia Thompson, MS, RD shares the results of a study on the contamination of naturally gluten-free grains.
5/18/2012
Still looking to score free tickets to the 2012 Puyallup Mother Earth News Fair? Here's your chance! Tell us what you want to see at the Fair no later than Friday, May 25, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets.
6/25/2008
Congress is about to pass legislation to ease the worry of homeowner debt, but it's also possible to build your dream home without a mortgage.
3/22/2011
Ellen Allard, The Gluten-Free Diva shares a pressure cooker, gluten-free, whole grain breakfast cereal.
7/13/2012
None of these items' primary use is for gardening or livestock keeping but here we are using them all the time. So here's my list of items that you should keep around if you are an avid gardener or own livestock.
9/20/2013
When it comes to your health and well-being your bed is the most important furniture choice you will make. This article describes why and how to choose the healthiest bed options for you and your family.
9/25/2013
Real life experiences with chickens spanning a 50 year period.
3/5/2014
Inspired by the recent Mother Earth News article, "65 Money Saving Tips", this piece shares how we at the Be the Change Product spend little and live better.
7/3/2014
Watch this video to learn how to build tiny home for just $2,000.
10/23/2010
What does it take to build truly sustainable houses – the kind people really want and can afford? If you build small and use natural building materials, then most likely you’ll be able to build your own home in a reasonable amount of time for cash.
10/10/2011
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner.
1/4/2012
When one of her goats starts looking for love for the first time, and hollering her little head off, Angela has to do some quick thinking to keep her precious pets from becoming that night's dinner!
7/11/2013
Dairyman Nick Snelgar reflects on the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health certification process and bagging hay for winter on his UK dairy farm.
2/25/2011
While it's almost impossible to completely avoid GMOs, you can minimize your exposure by eating organic and knowing which products are the worst offenders.
6/5/2011
Take a visual tour of the events at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
5/4/2011
Kids Konserve provides solutions for packing waste-free lunches.
10/3/2010
Who the heck is Paul Goodman? The car-free visionary who inspired a new documentary and bicycle contest.
8/8/2011
Submit your best photos of biking and walking for a chance to win a free, 10-day bike trip to Italy!
2/15/2013
Improve your nighttime cycling safety with these do-it-yourself bicycle turn signals.
11/9/2009
Geoff Taylor remembers a quality discussion with his cat, in which the amazing benefits of owning free-range chickens are the primary topic.
2/23/2011
Labels on commercial foods are difficult to decipher and misleading. For healthful food, healthy bodies, healthy communities and planet, we need to grow and purchase our food locally.
5/17/2012
Short stories about our chicken experiences
2/2/2011
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
2/10/2011
Keep your family healthy by paying close attention to your home's 10 germiest places.
3/24/2011
Some of the nastiest chemicals we bring into our homes are used to clean ovens and drains--and they're not necessary. Learn how to clean your entire kitchen using vinegar, baking soda and a little salt and lemon juice. You'll love the results!
4/15/2011
Using herbs and food to dye Easter eggs gives them beautiful, earthy color--without scary chemicals. And it's surprisingly easy.
11/7/2011
Soy-free, mushroom-based Quorn frozen products offer convenience without sacrificing a healthy diet.
11/15/2011
In more shocking news about the honey on U.S. store shelves, a Food Safety News study analyzes more than 60 jars of honey and finds that nearly all of them have been ultra-filtered to disguise their potentially tainted and toxic origins.
4/27/2011
Green & Black’s, an organic chocolate company, takes a two week trip to the Dominican Republic to dig an 11.5 km trench. The trench will supply water to their cocoa farmers, helping product the cocoa which makes Green & Black’s chocolate bars.
11/21/2008
This Thanksgiving consider opting for a pastured turkey instead of a commercially raised bird, and think about buying local Thanksgiving foods, too.
4/28/2011
On May 4th in Washington DC a giant gluten-free cake will be built to raise awareness of the lack of labeling laws that would assure those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance a safe, reliable definition of gluten-free food labeling.
4/26/2012
A very lively potato salad recipe that is always a hit at potlucks.
4/15/2011
We all have hoarding tendencies. If yours are getting the better of you, rest assured that there are support groups and professional organizations just waiting to help.
9/24/2012
A humble homegrown pumpkin yields delicious seeds and tasty pies. Meanwhile, a beautiful and fancy dessert squash disappoints and is thrown to the dogs. Recipes ensue.
10/15/2008
The results of our latest nutrition tests show that eggs from hens raised on pasture (true free-range eggs) exceed commercially raised eggs in vitamin D content.
4/9/2011
Ellen Allard, the Gluten-Free Diva explains how using a pressure cook makes eating gluten free fast, easy and healthy.
2/5/2013
Tail Docking of dairy cows serves no purpose and causes pain and discomfort for the cows.
2/15/2012
Summing up the past week with a few highlights that help to illustrate how we've been getting along in the ending days of the 2012 winter season.
11/7/2012
Protecting the fig tree for the winter felt like putting it to bed for a long sleep. Chopping wood with the Chopper 1 is a thing of joy and beauty and that's no joke. Do it yourself corn bin helped our neighbor keep the racoons out.
3/21/2011
As organic industry leaders urge consumers to take action against GMOs--the biggest threat the industry faces this year--soapmaker David Bronner gives $25,000 to seed an anti-GMO march on Capitol Hill.
3/21/2011
Essentia introduces the world's first memory foam mattress made without chemicals.
6/7/2011
Highlights from the "Make Your Own Green Cleaners--for Pennies" workshop at the Mother Earth News Fair: How to use vinegar and baking soda to clean just about everything.
4/12/2012
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
1/5/2012
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
8/31/2011
In a wabi-sabi house, space and light are the most desirable ornaments. Follow these steps to clear the clutter so they can shine through.
7/27/2011
Forced to extremes by illness, these homeowners built sacred, beautiful homes completely free of toxic chemicals, petrochemical fumes and other poisons. For all three, better housing has meant better health.
2/21/2011
You can get your whole house fresh and shiny clean with just five ingredients: lemons, vinegar, baking soda, tea tree oil and salt.
9/14/2012
One of the newest apps for green car owners is Cleaner and Greener Fuels, which locates refueling stations for alternative fuel vehicles.
9/27/2012
Steve Judge of Bob-White Systems in Vermont offers his Micro Dairy expertise in this blog series on how to start and manage a Micro Dairy, from farm and barn planning to selecting dairy cows, goats and sheep to daily operations and being profitable.
1/4/2011
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.
2/20/2013
Summing up pasture data where it relates to chickens and customizing land to better suit poultry and their behavior and stomachs. Measuring oil viscosity levels and rescuing a trailer with a portable winch were some of our favorite things.
9/7/2011
Not quite ready to get rid of family heirlooms and art that you don’t have space to display? The Japanese practice of rotating precious items through a special alcove, or tokonoma, on a seasonal basis is less painful than giving away or selling them.
10/31/2012
Solar Energy International is offering a free online course as an introduction to renewable energy. You will not walk away an expert, but will have learned the basics of renewable energy and be able to decide which technologies are right for you.
5/18/2011
In the first study of its kind, Duke University researchers found multiple toxic chemical flame retardants in car seats, breast-feeding pillows, changing pads, crib wedges and bassinet mattresses. Ask about flammability standards before you buy.
8/30/2010
Simran Sethi enjoys the fruits of late summer at a local farm dinner.
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.


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