homestead skills





12/10/2014
Spoon carving is good practice for hatchet and knife skills, and a spoon is a beautiful sculpture that feeds more than one hunger!
1/22/2014
Learn the basic skills useful for mountain homesteading.
3/29/2013
On our journey to self-reliance, my husband, Darren, and I have been gathering human-powered tools when we can find them. It’s surprising and sad how quickly hand- and foot-powered tools were junked when electricity became available. From 1850 to 1890, more than 100 apple-pealing devices were patented. Then none, except those running on electric power. And so it goes with thousands of other nifty human-powered appliances.
2/28/2013
How living more sustainably can save you in an emergency.
2/27/2013
Pick something new to learn this year from Granny Miller’s list of 101 basic homesteading skills.
2/1/2013
While many of those visiting our Hostel are farmers and homesteaders themselves, some come from that “city culture” and seem to take their first hesitant steps outside of a flatly paved driveway when they arrive at our place. Wide eyes, a sense of adventure.
2/1/2013
Since her first house move, MOTHER EARTH NEWS blogger Cathie Ackroyd, has become so very conscious of the impact we humans have had and are having on our planet’s environment and hoped to find a place to settle that would allow us to gain an element of self-sufficiency in a relatively car-free community.
11/5/2012
Jim and Holly Smith, founders of Today’s Abundant Living, sent us this great review of a Homesteading Education Month open house and country skills workshop they hosted at their Michigan homestead.
10/25/2012
An article from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise covering an International Homestead Education Month event that took place at Paul Smith's College on September 29, 2012.
8/14/2012
Many a homesteader and farmer can use help, and many a young person wants to learn homesteading skills. Having apprentices is an important means to assure a continuation of farms and farming,as well as teaching youth essential survival skills.
8/2/2012
The NH Permaculture Gathering is just a couple weeks away!
2/29/2012
Homestead skills of yogurt-making and bread-baking increase your independence from grocery store aisles and international food conglomerates.
2/14/2012
Emma Jane James of Appalachia, Virginia, inquires about her Kansan family tree and reminisces about better days  in her coal-mining town, before mountaintop removal and pollution took their toll.
6/24/2011
In order to build skills for our move from Australia to Texas, we have been taking various classes and workshops. Recently, we took a weekend workshop at an excellent cheese factory close to where we live on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne.




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