Floods are our nation's most common natural disaster, and they're threatening many areas right now. Take these prudent steps now to make sure you don't get caught off guard if floods threaten your home.
Robyn discusses her recent trip to her hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the way in which residents of the flood-damaged city are working to rebuild homes, stores and hope.
What makes a piece of land a wet-land? Not all wetlands are wet for the same reason.
Robyn anticipates the devastation as she prepares to visit her hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the location of recent severe floods but also of hope and rebuilding.
This posting will discuss the relationship between the current global warming trend and hurricanes, extreme winter winters and massive flooding.
Tips on how to prepare yourself for a natural disaster during September's National Preparedness Month!
As the first of the spring rains arrive, our river begins to flood.
Just so you don't think it's all fun and games living out here in the country....
Tips on how to clean up after a hurricane.
Learn how to de-ice slippery surfaces without harming nearby soil and plants.
Tips on how to prepare for emergencies and/or natural disasters.
The good, the bad and the ugly of a nice mild winter and its effects on the homestead in 2012.
Are you able to face any situation that comes your way with the knowledge that you will survive the adversity? Challenge yourself to become an overcomer!
The Burning House website asks people to post lists and photos of everything they would take if their house were on fire. It's an interesting glimpse into what really matters--and a bittersweet reminder to love what we have.
Living a ranch life in northern New Mexico in the 1960s consisted of hard work and knowledge. It was not the romantic life that many people imagine it to have been.
In the beauty of autumn comes a time of preparation for winter. The many necessary tasks to be prepared if you are self sufficient.
Any other year in March, the homesteading chores are back in full swing after the winter break. This year, winter lasted longer than ever and it wasn't until the end I could even conceive of getting any of the usual stuff done. Here's the list of what I normally do.
This posting discusses how deforestation increases global warming and ocean acidification. It also discusses the role of deforestation in triggering severe flooding,aquifer depletion, soil degradation and animal and plant extinction.
Growing field corn for livestock, home use and future crops; a grain for sustainable living.
Americans are being asked to turn up the thermostat 3 degrees on June 21. If you find you don't notice the difference, why not keep it up? You will notice the difference in your electric bill.
One of the greatest needs in the world is disaster resistant housing – houses that can hold up against hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Properly designed structures can save millions of lives and millions of structures every year.