fun in the snow
We enjoy sledding and snowshoeing in the winter as outdoor activities.
Learn how one person is celebrating her birthday by raising money to bring clean water to those who need it.
A front-mounted snowblower with a 72-inch cutting width is now available for Bobcat compact tractors. The new snowblower joins front-mounted models with 49- and 62-inch cutting widths introduced last year.
Winter has it's challenges, but the snow-capped beauty and the adventure of living simply amongst it makes it more than worth it.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy launches a national campaign aimed at the American Automobile Association.
Fungi breakdown organic material and make it available to plants. Encouraging fungi to grow naturally, or inocculating your soil can have tremendous benefits for your garden.
Fungi help your soil, your composting and your plants. Add fungi to your homestead activities and let 'em grow!
Using snowshoes to keep our paths and trails open as the snow piles up.
Get a great idea for a bird feeder in this week’s Photo of the Week. Keep submitting your photos every week for a chance to be the Photo of the Week!
KIOTI Tractor is pleased to announce the expansion of their popular implement and attachment lines.
As state transportation officials send billions back to Washington, advocates hope bicyclists and pedestrians aren't left holding the empty bag.
The symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi are showing more than ever how life depends on life. Learn how to encourage what beneficial microbes you have in your soil for a powerful ally in your garden and fields.
Summit Mosquito Bits®, a popular biological control that kills mos¬quito larvae, is now also approved for the control of fungus gnats.
China’s largest green burial ceremony is part of the growing trend of eco-funerals in a country that is trying to conserve land.
Eco-friendly device quietly and quickly removes snow without the emissions, noise and strain.
A recent Gallop poll concludes there is a big significance difference betwen what scientists and the general public know about climate change. This posting discusses two basic facts about climate change that can't be refuted.
From a home built into a cliff to a home built out from laundry soap boxes, these homes prove how fun and satisfying it is to push the conventional edge. It's your house. Create whatever you want.
The new 15 and 25 series snow pushers from Land Pride are available in 3 popular sizes.
You can find joy and delight in the season of cold and snow.
Fun is where you find it, in this case it is a hay ride for the family along our trail.
Taking time to just have fun and enjoy life in the face of serious living.
A short a story about our very first ice fishing and snowmobile ride.
Clearing away snow has just gotten a charge from Snow Joe, the leading US supplier of over 140 products for snow removal and other seasonal needs. I got my hands on their latest innovation, a cordless snow blower powered by a 40-volt lithium ion battery, and compared it to their top-selling cord-based electric snow thrower.
Take a look at winter in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Save the date for the Polyface Farm "Save Your Bacon" event.
Tackling the GMO issue is a priority for food activists, but there are a number of perspectives on how to go about it. The Great GMO Debate will help you decide how and who should inform consumers about what biotech ingredients are lurking in their food.
Holy cow, I just wrote a blog about cleaning. I really am turning into my mother.
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.
This is a true account of an end of life journey. A beautiful backyard Burial and all the steps that were taken in order to do it. This story is written in two parts, part two will be posted next week.
Read about new legislation that would stop the government from funding the fossil fuel industry. Then, sign your name to the petition and make a difference.
Snow in the mountains is different than snow found at lower elevations.
Tips for driving safely and saving gas during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
How important our tractor and snow thrower are in keeping us from getting snowed in. Our local cooperative.
Participate this year in the annual Christmas Bird Count from December 14, 2012 - January 5, 2013 and help scientists understand how bird populations have changed over the past century.
Cam shares the "joys" of a living in a house with a metal roof.
Hear the sleigh bells ringing in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
Dogsleds are clean, green and run on renewable energy.
Consider grafting your favorite tomato varieties onto disease-resistant rootstock to foil soilborne diseases.
Tips for snow removal around your house and down the road.
Built tough for farmers, landscapers, ranchers construction companies and homeowners these unique implements give an added versatility to bucket loaders.
Michael Funk's 6,000-square-foot off-the-grid home and retreat center on 1,200 acres in the Sierra Nevadas is an heirloom, handbuilt with reverence for the spectacle that surrounds it. He hopes it will inspire every visitor to preserve the paradise.
It has been fifteen months since heritage breed hog farmer Mark Baker sued the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to stop the implementation of an invasive species order (ISO). The swine ISO supposedly targeted feral swine but could be applied to any domestic pig not raised in confinement. Baker has yet to have his day in court and it is still not settled when his trial will take place. It is common for lawsuits like this to turn into wars of attrition; the state has virtually unlimited resources while the farmers are bled of theirs over the course of the litigation.
The different emotions you may experience as you deal with Pesticide Drift on your property or your person.
The Department of Natural Resources seeks to fine a family for possession of prohibited swine.
The week-long STIHL Tour des Trees is an international cycling tour combining natural beauty, camaraderie and fundraising for the benefit of urban trees.
Cycle Oregon in support of tree research and education.
Spending a day having fun prospecting for gold, enjoying the outdoors, exploring a ghost town and the high mountains.
Talking about the recent past week where we got several items crossed off the Spring to-do list and managed to have some fun while doing it complete with pictures to illustrate the good times.
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!
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.
Removing large quantities of snow. For more on how we cope with snow check out our personal blog at www.brucecarolcabin.blogspot.com where we post regular updates on our life here on the mountain.
Worksaver, Inc. introduces new clamp-on snow blades, ideal for compact tractors with non-quick attach buckets.
How we live in the mountains during the winter.
The new L3200 and L3800 deliver extra horsepower providing superior and efficient performance. Both models come equipped with either a gear-drive or three-range HST and an ample 10-gallon fuel tank, providing excellent efficiency.
A typical winter morning chore - cleaning off the solar panels.
When it's -30 degrees outside you can make your own snow!
Choose smarter features for better results.
Earth Gauge describes the links between geography and weather during Geography Awareness Week.
BPA levels in families who ate fresh rather than canned and packaged food dropped by 60 percent, a study found. Cooking at home with fresh food is the best way to avoid this potentially dangerous chemical
How fast climate change will require you and your descendants to move north in order to keep farming and gardening a serious question you should be asking yourself.
We wade through deep snow to trim limbs and cut dead trees and nothing goes to waste.
On a snowy winter morning, the kitchen table becomes the grand cathedral of a home. It is the place of family, song, wood fires, community and love as we wait for spring.
How we cope with heavy snow in the mountains.
What we do on snow days in the mountains when it is snowing hard outside.
Describing how we are trying to provide a low budget solar panel back up system for under 1000 dollars that will run our laptops and router along with a few other things if the local power grid has any issues.
Celebrate Meatless Monday with this sweet, tangy spring risotto.
Wabi-sabi teaches us appreciation for the good energy and soul that handmade items bring to our homes. Etsy, the premiere source for handcrafted home goods, offers an extensive list of items whose sale will benefit Japanese relief efforts.