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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.
12/14/2011
Adzes and broad axes have been used for centuries in log cabin building. Learn a bit about what these tools do and how to use them.
2/17/2012
After 35 years together, Cam can still make Michelle laugh. He just has to try a little harder...
2/23/2009
Using horses rather than tractors may turn out to be the greenest way to farm.
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.
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.
3/1/2012
Cam loves sharing his homesteading skills in Hands-On Workshops at his off-grid home.
1/29/2009
Yes, it's possible to harvest trees from your own property to build a timber-frame structure. But here are a few things to consider before you decide to go ahead.
7/17/2012
Use your abundance of basil to handcraft this delightfully different custard-style ice cream.
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.
5/24/2013
Start your own mushroom garden using hardwood logs. It's so easy, a beginning homesteader can do it!
11/20/2008
Sauté mushrooms in some butter for a quick and tasty treat.
11/12/2008
Growing mushrooms can be easy if you get expert advice and stay on top of your mushroom log's needs.
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.
2/19/2013
Tips for learning to grow and spin cotton.
2/15/2013
Improve your nighttime cycling safety with these do-it-yourself bicycle turn signals.
2/3/2012
How to work with a sawyer when cutting your lumber
5/8/2012
Salvaging logs is always a challenge-- but finding buried treasure in it always makes it worthwhile. This salvage job came after the land had been cleared by the owner, and the best lumber pick over buy a logger.
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.
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.
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.
3/22/2012
Here is a description of some of the pruning tools and techniques for pruning trees for future sawlogs.
11/6/2008
Try doing something different this winter by growing mushrooms. It's entertaining, and it provides you with an edible treat!
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.
8/2/2014
Use a hand water pump to compress air for filling tires without electricity.
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.
5/19/2011
Earth floors are a durable, versatile and attractive option for new homes and renovations alike.
1/16/2012
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
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.
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.
1/16/2013
In this blog we share someone else's story about old fashioned home made ingenuity concerning deep well pumps that operate without electricity.
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.
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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