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1/17/2012
USDA-organic personal care line now styled after Dr. Bronner’s iconic castile soap label.
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.
3/11/2008
Get our expert advice on homemade options for laundry soap.
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.
5/6/2011
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.
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.
2/16/2012
The ‘Kiwi House’ is organized around the primal element of fire.
9/25/2011
Learn how to make soap with Robin Bedford of Possum Hollow Farm Soap.
3/11/2011
Skip the packaging and synthetic chemicals and learn how to make your own, cold-processed shampoo bars.
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.
6/4/2011
Learn why making soap doesn't have to be as intimidating as it may sound. Katherine from Bramble Berry chats with an Herb Companion editor.
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.
1/27/2011
Tulikivi provides a “green” cost-effective heating solution because it uses less wood to heat the same space than with a traditional wood burner.
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.
3/26/2012
Here are three easy Easter basket items for you to make. Children can act as helpers, or you can surprise them. Make rainbow crayons, mini soaps and bath bombs.
3/4/2014
Easy handmade soap recipe using tallow and lard.
2/15/2013
Improve your nighttime cycling safety with these do-it-yourself bicycle turn signals.
2/26/2011
Making a batch of homemade soap for family use can be done quickly and simply.
5/11/2012
Here are instructions for making a quick and easy batch of stained glass soap. Once you get the basics down you can make all sorts of unusual and beautiful embedded soap to give as gifts or enjoy for yourself.
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.
5/4/2011
Here are three great reasons that hemp cultivation should be legal in the United States: food, health and shelter.
7/22/2011
Let’s break down the soap-making process and start scrubbin’ with homemade bars!
6/22/2012
Goat School needs a class room, visit our Kickstarter project and enjoy our video of Goat School!
2/28/2012
BioSafe Systems, LLC is the manufacturer of sustainable and environmentally responsible disease control solutions.
4/24/2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
1/16/2012
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
3/2/2012
Part II of a tutorial on how to make cold-process soap. The directions are intended for the absolute beginner and use easy-to-locate materials.
2/23/2012
Part I of a two-part tutorial on how to make soap for the absolute beginner. Readers will assemble materials and prepare the mold this week in anticipation of combining the ingredients to make a batch of cold-process soap.
7/4/2012
Have you ever considered using lard to make soap? It is easy to locate, inexpensive, and has a long history as a soap-making staple. This recipe adds a few extras to improve the conditioning qualities of traditional lard soap.
2/14/2011
This DIY washing powder is simple to make, costs just pennies and smells heavenly.
6/5/2011
Get a glimpse of some of the unique exhibitors at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
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.
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.
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.
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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