exploring an old ghost town
Spending a day having fun prospecting for gold, enjoying the outdoors, exploring a ghost town and the high mountains.
Small northern Canadian company produces beautiful artisan glassware from recycled bottles and jars.
Help us find the small U.S. towns and cities that are getting it right for citizens and the environment.
A surprising number of amenities found in a small town complete with western hospitality.
Reasons why we like to shop at our local grocery.
The final in a 6 part series on Ft. Garland, Colorado
If you have ever thought about beekeeping photography then this article is perfect. Geoff Fitzgerald talks about his motivation for the topic and what got him started on the rooftops of Brooklyn. There are also some fantastic urban beekeeping photos.
There are some things that you just aren’t going to wash very often, like your curtains, couch cushions, and probably even your favorite jeans. To spare the air, concoct a simple essential oil-infused linen spray, and spritz away until your definition of what “clean” smells like shifts permanently.
Store-bought deoderants contain aluminum and other harmful substances that find their way into your bloodstream. Try this recipe for natural homemade deodorant that uses baking soda with coconut oil and essential oil to create a effective and safe alternative.
Resist popping tabs this season and get familiar with the ultimate cola cure: soda syrups made from fresh fruits and herbs.
Take a seat on this comfy sofa you made yourself using recycled car seats.
A hundred-year-old recipe for turning apple trimmings into vinegar yields mixed results, but lots of nostalgic fun.
According to the USDA, consumers can feel secure in the accuracy of the biobased claim and can make better informed purchasing decisions.
Taking a ride on an old steam engine.
Cam has been collecting old windows for years and has finally put them together to make a greenhouse!
Gina Luker of The Shabby Chic Cottage turns a flea market suitcase and baskets into a wonderful bedside table that doubles as valuable storage.
Watch this short video to hear how bicycle travel can save small town America.
Living in a community that has those who served in the armed forces and make good neighbors.
What we have found as an advantage of having a rural hardware store close by.
How the small town atmosphere can enhance your homesteading and living.
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.
Chinese archaeologists have recently found the oldest solar device – a bronze concave mirror – capable of almost instantaneously making fire from sunlight.
There's nothing like an old cookbook filled with good recipes to warm your kitchen and your home!
Talking about Annie Upshure and the Catholic Workers Movement and how Peace Farms moved into Appalachia.
Survivalists and others who yearn for a better way of life, and a better world, would be best served by studying the successful tribal cultures and ways of the past. Based on an interview with Vine Deloria, author of "God is Red."
Hog butchering was a common farm chore done in the early winter. It provided much of the family's meat in the wintertime. It provides healthful food, exercise and a wonderful experience of community.
What’s with glycerin? It’s a soap-making byproduct with antibacterial properties, but it’s often made with animal fat derivatives, which isn’t really our thing. So, we figured out how to make our own veggie version with coconut oil, opening up a whole world of kitchen pantry beauty concoctions.
A quick and easy art project. Recycle those old wood frame windows and turn them into stunning pieces of art.
Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.