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1/16/2013
In this blog we share someone else's story about old fashioned home made ingenuity concerning deep well pumps that operate without electricity.
5/1/2014
Why manual water pumps are making a comeback and how to select the right type for a homestead.
6/19/2013
A unique contest challenges people to hand-pump more water in one minute than a 64-year-old grandmother can.
7/7/2011
A simple, practical and easy option for priming seasonal water systems.
7/7/2011
Sales for Simple Pump, a hand-operated well pump, have tripled compared to the same time last year, as word about its versatility, reliability and durability have spread.
8/2/2014
Use a hand water pump to compress air for filling tires without electricity.
9/8/2014
Making wooden replacement handles for tools is easier than you think.
1/16/2012
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
2/17/2012
After 35 years together, Cam can still make Michelle laugh. He just has to try a little harder...
9/4/2012
Impress your guests with fresh pumpkin pie, warm from the oven.
12/17/2013
Handy Camel multi-purpose bag clip earns several awards during release year.
1/21/2014
Love of family, love of tradition, love of pumpernickel bread — need I say more?
6/11/2014
Learn how to use a well bucket in a drilled well to get water without electricity.
4/2/2014
Cheribundi adds new Refresh Juice Blends to Rite Aid Stores.
11/14/2008
It's true! You really can pump water to a higher elevation using nothing but water power.
6/26/2008
After 37 years of publishing, Mother Earth News magazine has amassed a wonderful collection of handmade home articles to inspire and amaze the do-it-yourself home-builder-to-be.
8/23/2010
These five great bread recipes from Eating Well Magazine have all the variety and flavor you’re looking for, plus some.
9/4/2012
Small pumpkins or squash make great individual bowls for serving these easy soups.
9/4/2012
Cooking pumpkin for pie is as easy as, well, pie! Make your own homemade pumpkin purée with this simple recipe calling for either pumpkins or squash.
5/1/2014
Bring Andrea Candee’s "The Healing Kitchen" workshop to you and take charge of your wellness naturally.
5/25/2011
A flea market basket that called to me, my grandmother's hand-embroidered linens and a quilt made by a circle of women in Minnesota are among the wabi-sabi items that I wouldn't want to be without.
11/14/2013
Helpful tips on keeping earth stewardship alive this holiday season.
5/31/2011
With no building experiment and only the information they found online as their guide, Kyle and Jeannie built a sweet little home on wheels. In this video, they share what they learned in the process and invite you inside.
9/29/2010
Whatever you do in your garden or flower beds, the most important thing is to have fun taking care of what you are growing.
3/1/2012
Cam loves sharing his homesteading skills in Hands-On Workshops at his off-grid home.
9/4/2012
Learn how to make gnocchi using pumpkin or squash purée.
10/30/2012
Why confine this fall favorite to the pie plate? Pumpkin’s fragrant flesh lends itself to an assortment of sensational eats, from simple pumpkin pudding to more adventurous pastas and pastries.
10/13/2011
These varieties of winter squash and pumpkin are fantastically sweet. Ask for them at farmers markets and grocery stores that feature local produce, or try growing them yourself next year.
9/9/2011
There's a curious surprise on this fall pumpkin!
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.
7/30/2010
Ten easy-to-make homemade soup recipes from Eating Well magazine that are suitable for any occasion.
2/25/2014
High efficiency air source heat pumps are proving their worth for cold climate heating and cooling.
9/30/2008
Here's why a heat pump might be a good choice for your home.
1/8/2013
This clever basement sump pump is designed to keep water out of your home during hurricanes and other severe storms.
2/11/2014
Because county health departments and public water systems check only for a few contaminants, homeowners are advised to test their own water, an inexpensive and simple solution for peace of mind.
7/17/2012
Use your abundance of basil to handcraft this delightfully different custard-style ice cream.
7/29/2010
During healthy stay-overs at Cooper Wellness, certified trainers explain how to stick with an exercise program over the long haul.
12/7/2009
Learn more about the life and work of Malcolm Wells, the "Father of Earth Sheltered Design."
3/24/2011
The new site features a number of enhanced browsing capabilities, starting with the homepage which allow customers to browse gloves by feature and job function.
12/11/2012
Book reviews by permaculture educator Cindy Conner. Learn about Sustainable Market Farming, The Art of Fermentation, The Permaculture Handbook, and The Small-Scale Poultry Flock.
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.
12/21/2011
Make a pie from your own pumpkin puree, using a from-scratch pie crust!
10/24/2011
It’s fall time and Halloween is just a week away. That means there are pumpkins everywhere. Not only are pumpkins great for carving, but they are also great for eating as well.
5/2/2013
As tropical plants go, pineapples are one of the easiest to grow.
7/30/2013
Can’t grow temperate berries? Jump into the tropics with these seven amazing fruits.
2/19/2013
A profile of Japanese and American persimmons, excellent trees for the deep south.
3/23/2011
Change we can believe in? The Obama administration paves the way for more than 300,000 megawatts of coal-fired energy.
8/28/2012
Homesteads are attempting to provide longer grazing times by dividing pasture into paddocks. The difficulty of getting water to each paddock can be solved by a windmill with underground pipes. No electric is needed--just wind!
1/28/2011
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, answers a homeowner’s question about how best to apply a smooth finish to wood furniture.
1/28/2011
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, answers a homeowner’s question about how best to apply a smooth finish to wood furniture.
2/25/2011
Wrap drinking glasses in handmade paper for pretty, easy-to-make vases and votive holders.
3/1/2011
Giving handmade gifts will save money while showing the recipient that you care. Homemade sugar scrub, rice pillows, glass magnets and iPod covers are all easy to make and exciting to receive. Spend time, not money, to give the perfect holiday or birthday gift.
3/18/2011
Cam has always enjoyed playing with water. Now he lets his solar-powered pump do some of the work!
2/19/2013
Tips for learning to grow and spin cotton.
10/6/2014
Keeping a bottle of hand sanitizer at the ready can come in handy in situations where you can’t access soap and water, but using it too often can come with some risks.
10/22/2013
Getting ready to carve a jack-o-lantern masterpiece? Learn how weather impacts the pumpkin harvest
10/22/2012
Tips on what to do with leftover pumpkins during the autumn season.
10/29/2008
Create your own virtual - or real - jack-o'-lanterns this Halloween season.
10/24/2011
Facts on the links between weather and pumpkins and what you can do with leftover pumpkins.
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.
11/26/2013
Homegrown, homemade pumpkin pies are becoming the starting event to the holiday season. This year we turned 8 winter luxury squash into pumpkin pie mix.
12/11/2013
Using up CSA produce is often difficult, but I found a fun and easy way to do it.
10/25/2012
The U.S. Department of Energy released a set of pumpkin-carving stencils celebrating Halloween through alternative energy.
2/9/2012
Jessica expounds on the concept of cures in your cupboard with a few natural remedies for anxiety, general wellness, headache and menstruation/menopause.  
6/11/2013
Taking a new look at non-native invasives, such as wild yams.
7/9/2012
Deep litter coop management keeps chickens happy and healthy, and it’s easier for you.
3/11/2013
A profile of the wonderfully tough loquat tree.
4/3/2013
A look at the wonderful mulberry tree.
2/15/2013
Improve your nighttime cycling safety with these do-it-yourself bicycle turn signals.
7/24/2013
We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.
3/6/2011
A recipe for a salt scrub that can clean those dirty garden hands while promoting healing.
8/31/2010
Hand crafted from recycled materials, each item one of a kind.
8/7/2011
One of the first steps to building our homestead in Texas was to get water and electricity on the property so we had the basics from which we could build. This blog discusses how we implemented the first phase of our utilities.
11/14/2012
Costs associated with providing your own water.
2/11/2009
Siegers Seed Company is attempting to patent and own a common cucurbit gene for warty pumpkins, and gardeners who know better are disappointed.
5/12/2011
Have some fun in your garden this year and grow something giant!
7/30/2011
Squash vine borers send me over the edge, and it isn't pretty.
9/30/2014
My own special recipe for Pumpkin Maple Butter using organic pumpkin and Canadian maple syrup.
10/7/2008
This great recipe offers a new way to enjoy pumpkin.
5/18/2011
Inspired by back-to-the-landers Scott and Helen Nearing, Kate NaDeau grows her own food and enjoys the simple pleasures of seasonal living in her handbuilt stone cottage in Maine. She is the epitome of good wabi-sabi living.
3/29/2011
The work invovlve in tranforming a house that wastes energy into a house that's 50%-95% more energy efficient is called a "deep energy retrofit." We need to find ways to do more of these to save energy, money and the environment.
2/11/2011
Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, raves about his favourite hand held torch tool, the BernzOmatic Quickfire Hand Torch.
7/12/2012
Hand milking and the ease of doing so, always lends itself to many questions. I try to answer some of the most commonly asked questions in this post.
3/8/2013
Noting the time and marking its passing, keeping us in the present.
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.
11/14/2011
When the electricity goes out it helps to be prepared to deal with circumstances.
3/22/2011
Restoring a heritage log cabin is not something to embark on on a whim, but it can be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do.
5/19/2011
Earth floors are a durable, versatile and attractive option for new homes and renovations alike.
4/30/2010
Michael Morley is posting regular updates about his progress building a unique green home with structural insulated panels (SIPs). Here he talks  about HVAC work and installing windows.
6/21/2010
When the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 passes (as expected) this summer, be prepared by learning what to expect when you buy a water heater, heating system, air-source air conditioner or heat pump.
6/29/2011
Steve shares an approach he installed at a friend's place for easing the burden of priming seasonal water systems
9/9/2011
Pretty much everything I own got soaking wet with the Mama Earf's recent rain bender in Virginia. But on the bright side, I got to see the genius behind the tipi structure firsthand.
5/11/2012
Part of gardening is knowing what to do with your veggies after you've grown them. Here, we will examine what to do with those pie pumpkins this upcoming Fall.
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.
10/31/2008
Happy Halloween! Now pop open a pumpkin beer.
10/31/2008
Roasted pumpkin and squash seeds are a yummy, healthy treat. And it's easier than you think. Here's how to roast squash and pumpkin seeds in just four easy steps.
11/26/2008
Happy Thanksgiving! Want a new vegan dessert to serve at Thanksgiving? Try the Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie from the Web site Care2 Inc.
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.
5/29/2013
Completing tasks in preparation for a few days away from the homestead
4/24/2013
Find out how to feed rabbit babies using a goat's milk-based formula.
2/8/2011
Part three: Karen Snyder and her partner, Sheryl Records, continue the saga of their circular stone house construction, on the outskirts of Bisbee, Ariz.
7/16/2011
Our hands take a beating. Be kind to them and make this amazing hand scrub with ingredients right from your pantry!
1/26/2011
Karen Snyder and her partner, Sheryl Records, continue to saga of the circular stone house construction, outside of Bisbee, Ariz.
1/21/2011
A beautiful round stone home, hand built and located outside of Bisbee, Ariz., is for sale to the right person who appreciates handcrafted artisan work and self-sufficient living.
1/17/2012
USDA-organic personal care line now styled after Dr. Bronner’s iconic castile soap label.
9/25/2011
Read about methods to utilize animal- and human- power for trimming the lawn and keeping back weeds, all free of fossil fuels.
12/12/2012
Ode to our hand saw...why we choose to live without power, and what we've accomplished by hand.
8/23/2010
Simran Sethi looks back at her New Year's resolution: to nourish herself.
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.


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