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11/14/2011
When the electricity goes out it helps to be prepared to deal with circumstances.
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.
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.
5/28/2014
Forester Industries, LLC, the exclusive manufacturer of PasturePro fencing, has been acquired by Kencove Farm Fence Supplies.
7/11/2011
Taking time to just have fun and enjoy life in the face of serious living.
5/8/2012
Cam always wanted to be the kind of guy who could swap out a motor and now he is!
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.
8/31/2012
Try BOGS gardening clogs, a super-comfortable pair of gardening shoes that will stand up to tough wear.
7/23/2010
Your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a great place to find inexpensive building supplies and appliances, and you can even donate your leftover supplies when your project is complete. Proceeds from your purchases support Habitat for Humanity and future housing projects.
9/13/2013
Autumn offers not only a bountiful harvest, but also an abundance of art materials directly from nature.
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.
1/20/2013
How we focused on attaining our dream homestead.
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.
2/15/2013
Improve your nighttime cycling safety with these do-it-yourself bicycle turn signals.
4/25/2013
I keep a kit of handy garden supplies waiting in my car, so I can head straight to the garden and take advantage of as many sunlight hours as possible right after work.
8/31/2010
Hand crafted from recycled materials, each item one of a kind.
3/6/2011
A recipe for a salt scrub that can clean those dirty garden hands while promoting healing.
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.
7/25/2011
Spending a day having fun prospecting for gold, enjoying the outdoors, exploring a ghost town and the high mountains.
5/8/2012
What we have found as an advantage of having a rural hardware store close by.
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.
8/25/2011
Micro Dairy Industry Leader, Bob-White Systems, Launches E-Commerce Site.
7/1/2013
These sources can help you locate organic and other natural options for plants, seeds, and weed and pest control products.
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.
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.
1/16/2012
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
6/8/2011
When our chicks arrived, we had no idea how much we had to learn about how to raise baby chicks. Nor did we know how much the books couldn't tell us.
5/23/2012
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.
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.
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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