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3/6/2011
A recipe for a salt scrub that can clean those dirty garden hands while promoting healing.
2/17/2012
After 35 years together, Cam can still make Michelle laugh. He just has to try a little harder...
12/17/2013
Handy Camel multi-purpose bag clip earns several awards during release year.
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.
3/11/2010
The National Products Association releases its natural standards and certification for household cleaners and laundry detergents.
2/27/2009
Conventional household cleaners contain toxic chemicals that could have adverse effects on your health. Learn how to mix up your own homemade cleaners with these suggestions from Natural Home magazine editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence.
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.
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.
11/14/2013
Helpful tips on keeping earth stewardship alive this holiday season.
3/1/2012
Cam loves sharing his homesteading skills in Hands-On Workshops at his off-grid home.
9/24/2011
Check out this natural All-Purpose Cleaner recipe.
8/17/2010
Share your thoughts. What homemade and natural cleaning products do you find work best in your home?
4/27/2009
If you still want to do everything you can to make your home healthy—for your family and the planet—take a look at how you clean. Like it or not, we have to clean our homes on a regular basis. Natural Home offers lots of great ideas for making your own healthy, natural cleaning solutions—or look to some of the great green solutions now available at your grocery store. 
6/4/2014
Guru Drain keeps hair and debris from clogging drains, saving you time and money.
7/17/2012
Use your abundance of basil to handcraft this delightfully different custard-style ice cream.
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.
12/11/2012
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.
9/25/2011
You don't need to rely on toxic chemicals to clean your house. Opt for natural homemade cleaners or nontoxic options such as Bon Ami.
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.
2/25/2011
Wrap drinking glasses in handmade paper for pretty, easy-to-make vases and votive holders.
2/19/2013
Tips for learning to grow and spin cotton.
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.
4/27/2011
Make your own all-purpose cleaners, dishwasher detergent and mildew remover with safe, simple ingredients. Ever think you'd be doing dishes with Kool-Aid?
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.
2/15/2013
Improve your nighttime cycling safety with these do-it-yourself bicycle turn signals.
10/17/2011
MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers recently named dishwashing formula as their most desired DIY cleaner, so we’ve rounded up some easy and inexpensive dish de-griming recipes for your automatic dishwasher or for washing by hand.
8/16/2011
Save money and have a healthier home with these ideas for assembling your own green cleaning tool kit. Plus, get our recipe for Lemon-Mint Window Wash.
4/26/2011
Making your own cleaning products using vinegar, baking soda and water is healthy, easy--and cheap. Learn how to whip up your own cleaners using foods you already have in your kitchen cupboard.
8/31/2010
Hand crafted from recycled materials, each item one of a kind.
6/19/2013
A unique contest challenges people to hand-pump more water in one minute than a 64-year-old grandmother can.
7/24/2013
We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.
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.
8/8/2011
“The Cleaner Plate Club” co-author Beth Bader shares an adventure to the farmers market with her daughter, her “eat local” food values, and her recipe for Lemongrass Tomato Soup.
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.
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.
7/7/2011
A simple, practical and easy option for priming seasonal water systems.
2/11/2011
Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, raves about his favourite hand held torch tool, the BernzOmatic Quickfire Hand Torch.
5/1/2014
Why manual water pumps are making a comeback and how to select the right type for a homestead.
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.
5/23/2011
"Green" cleaning products are awash with misleading labels and false claims. Always look for a third-party certification to assure you're buying the healthiest, most environmentally friendly cleaners.
1/16/2012
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
2/28/2011
With just three ingredients and two simple steps, you can clear away germs and freshen your home's air to welcome spring.
3/7/2011
It's easy to make your own air freshener spray. You'll avoid chemicals and delight in the fresh smell.
4/26/2011
Most Americans believe that cleaning products are required to list ingredients on labels. They're not. But Whole Foods is taking matters into its own hands with a color-coded rating system that holds manufacturers accountable for green claims.
2/9/2011
Your simply imperfect arsenal for getting the whole house clean--naturally.
10/5/2011
Organic Pond is pleased to announce that the Organic Materials Research Institute (OMRI) has reviewed the company's PureBacteria+ Biological Pond Muck Reducer and has listed PureBacteria+ for use in organic production.
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.
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.
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!
1/16/2013
In this blog we share someone else's story about old fashioned home made ingenuity concerning deep well pumps that operate without electricity.
5/29/2013
Completing tasks in preparation for a few days away from the homestead
1/26/2011
Karen Snyder and her partner, Sheryl Records, continue to saga of the circular stone house construction, outside of Bisbee, Ariz.
4/24/2013
Find out how to feed rabbit babies using a goat's milk-based formula.
6/8/2011
Let's quash, once and for all, the notion that only harmful chemicals can kill germs and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract are natural antibacterials that keep your home clean--and safeguard your family's health.
6/9/2011
Noxious fumes aren’t conducive to happy cleaning. Give all your homemade cleaning solutions an invigorating and healthy boost by adding a few drops of pure plant essential oils such as lavender or lemon. Heavenly!
4/18/2012
Learn about advertising-induced fear of an innocuous, food-grade substance, vinegar. Plus, get interesting information about vinegar being used for bioremediation of extremely dangerous chemicals.
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.
12/30/2010
Simran Sethi explores resolutions for healthy eating and offers a resource, The Cleaner Plate Club.
1/6/2011
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
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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