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7/25/2011
Renovating a heritage log cabin DIY style isn't easy, but with some thought and attention to detail, it can be done - and cheaper than you might think.
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.
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.
4/8/2011
When you're facing a tricky woodworking project, it's a good idea to build a mockup
10/17/2012
Our new log cabin roof is almost complete.
2/8/2012
A discussion of three power tools to prep your logs or timbers for building.
10/21/2013
Regular tasks that keep our cabin comfortable and welcoming.
9/20/2013
Tightening up our log cabin with a mortar mix.
10/19/2010
Simran Sethi discusses the "wood" that makes up our kitchen cabinets, as well as more eco-friendly (and people-friendly) alternatives.
6/9/2009
Share your thoughts about natural building methods including straw bale building, cordwood construction, earth building and more.
3/8/2013
Noting the time and marking its passing, keeping us in the present.
12/31/2013
Using snowshoes to keep our paths and trails open as the snow piles up.
2/18/2010
An annual survey of home buyers found that Americans want smaller homes with a focus on casual living and togetherness. From larger kitchens to outdoor living spaces, these 10 features were the most popular. Find out how you can get them, too!
8/29/2012
Michael Johnathon is a folksinger, songwriter, author and playwright. He also created and hosts the weekly national broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, heard on over 509 public radio stations, American Forces Radio network in 173 nations. In this blog, Michael muses on discovering the joys of folk music and songwriting.
2/23/2009
Using horses rather than tractors may turn out to be the greenest way to farm.
12/26/2012
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.
4/29/2013
Logging industry-funded forest “certification” entity threatens ForestEthics with lawsuit.
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.
9/26/2012
Folksinger Michael Johnathon is on tour nationwide. Visit his homepage: www.MichaelJohnathon.com
2/2/2011
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
2/3/2011
Chinese worker Chen Shun Qun says she is paid and treated fairly at the factory that makes Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools.
10/17/2011
GO Home, built by architecture and construction firm G•O Logic LLC, received the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) 2011 LEED for Homes Project of the Year Award.
2/1/2011
Natural Home chose bamboo for its kitchenware line because it's both sustainable and beautiful.
7/3/2013
The new ECHO Bear Cat LS22 Log Splitter features a 30 inch bed height.
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.
3/12/2013
Our work in the woods starts long before we get the chainsaw and axe out; by being in the woods, observing and contemplating. We're looking for healthy trees that we can help to thrive and that will be of benefit in the future.
9/30/2008
Save forests, use local materials, build a durable house made of whole trees.
6/18/2013
Noting the “firsts” and “lasts” occurring on the homestead at early summer.
5/24/2013
Start your own mushroom garden using hardwood logs. It's so easy, a beginning homesteader can do it!
11/12/2008
Growing mushrooms can be easy if you get expert advice and stay on top of your mushroom log's needs.
11/20/2008
Sauté mushrooms in some butter for a quick and tasty treat.
10/14/2008
Here are some ideas to help you plan and build a recycling center that’s just right for your environment.
4/7/2010
Learn to create your own heirloom kitchen garden at this 3-course series in Pennsylvania.
4/6/2009
A recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) Home Design Trends Survey found that demand for luxury products is waning. In contrast, manufacturers are seeing an increased emphasis on both accessibility/universal design and renewable materials. Essentially, homeowners are shying away from expensive (and usually unnecessary) products that add little actual value to their home, concentrating instead on features that promote energy efficiency and sustainability. 
12/20/2011
Readers share their favorite durable, long-lived, sturdy and well-made kitchen tools.
4/20/2009
Read reviews of the best butter churns.
12/17/2010
Make a yule log—out of wood or chocolate—and welcome the sun’s return.
11/14/2013
Cabin Fever: noun, ‘Boredom, restlessness, or irritability that results from a lack of environmental stimulation, as from a prolonged stay in a remote, sparsely populated region or a confined indoor area‘.
11/2/2012
The Game of Logging is a professional logging program that can benefit anyone who uses a chain saw.
5/26/2011
Ever wonder what, exactly, you're getting when you pay a little extra for Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood and paper products? This video offers a comprehensive look at the FSC's roots and branches.
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.
2/3/2012
How to work with a sawyer when cutting your lumber
4/1/2011
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
11/13/2012
Here's a tip on how to grow sprouts in your kitchen garden for fun and nutritious eating.
10/28/2011
Roger Doiron, a MOTHER EARTH NEWS contributor and the found of Kitchen Gardeners International, recently spoke at a TEDx conference about the power of gardening.
7/25/2011
Katie and Martin Clemons share how they make super-efficient use of every inch in their 36-square-foot kitchen. How much appliance do you really need?
6/28/2011
Learn to build your own Hand-Crafted Log Home
12/9/2011
The importance of a good pickup truck for the modern homesteader.
4/22/2013
Sheepskin rug keeps a childhood story alive.
9/10/2012
A wolf spider lives on our window sill, with a little help from her friends. Watch this video of a wolf spider catching a moth.
7/26/2011
Readers share tips and ideas for saving time in the kitchen.
6/17/2009
Readers share reports about their favorite specialized kitchen utensils.
12/17/2013
Handy Camel multi-purpose bag clip earns several awards during release year.
1/17/2013
These tips will help you keep your kitchen compost free of rotten smells and fruit flies.
1/8/2014
Reuse various household materials to make a functional cheese press.
1/28/2014
How to make a homemade cheese press in order to make a massive cheese.
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!
6/15/2011
Outdoor kitchens, dining areas and living rooms are a great way to expand your home's living space. Designers offer advice on how to make the most of the great outdoors--in your own backyard.
9/29/2011
DR Power Equipment has threatened to make ordinary hydraulic log splitters obsolete with the brand new DR®RapidFire™ Log Splitter. DR technology has eliminated the big drawbacks of hydraulic log splitters.
11/17/2011
This product is an ideal tool for woodworkers and log home builders.
1/27/2012
The two-ton log splitter has been added to the ECHO Bear Cat line of outdoor power equipment.
2/7/2014
Use materials at hand—stumps, logs, railroad ties, and sawmill slabs—to build a firewood log deck that takes the effort out of lifting the logs, and holds them at a convenient height for splitting.
3/19/2014
If you’re considering buying a new log splitter, you may have begun to debate whether you want an electric log splitter or a gas-powered model. What’s the difference? DR Power Equipment has some useful insight for you.
5/22/2011
The process of evaluating needs for successful downsizing.
2/7/2012
How we avoid cabin fever by doing volunteer work and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
5/11/2012
Robert Maxwell explains how to build your own limestone foundation for almost no money.
11/14/2012
again, rushing to beat the weather as we close in our finishing our hand-built cabin
6/25/2010
Weekly user photo of a simple solar homestead. Don't forget to submit your photos to our CU photo-sharing website. Maybe one of your favorite moments will pop up on the homepage for all the world to see!
1/7/2009
Jack gets a wallop of motivation for a fully enclosed cabin, and looks ahead to a future with inquisitive grandchildren.
3/19/2013
Steve explains why building a scale model is such a good way to design homestead structures, and how to do it.
7/3/2014
Watch this video to learn how to build tiny home for just $2,000.
10/11/2010
Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.
7/10/2008
Learn about the many kitchen and community projects supported by SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education), including the training necessary to be able to sell value-added food products at markets.
10/15/2008
The right recipe can convert people who think they don't like cooked greens, or energize cooks in need of fresh ideas. Here we offer a roundup of recipe ideas for garden-fresh greens from arugula to turnips.
8/17/2011
Readers share their best tips for keeping food fresh longer. Learn how to extend the life of all kinds of food, and prevent spoilage.
5/10/2011
Put your kitchen on an energy diet without spending money on new appliances. Use these simple tricks to use less energy while cooking, freezing and refrigerating--even drinking your morning coffee.
11/21/2011
Discussion of some of the first log building tools you will need to build a log home — debarking spuds and drawknives.
3/15/2011
A California architect gives a 1920s cabin more space and better views--without disturbing the riparian area it sits on.
5/5/2011
So maybe you can't afford the pricey furniture and decor on display at the design shows in Milan and Vegas. Just take a look at these ideas and start riffing.
8/21/2012
Set up a washing station in your garden. Rinse your veggies there, saving the water for the garden and keeping your kitchen clean.
1/5/2013
On a snowy winter morning, the kitchen table becomes the grand cathedral of a home. It is the place of family, song, wood fires, community and love as we wait for spring.
2/4/2011
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
3/11/2011
Chris Larson's Asheville, North Carolina, home--already a superb example of smart, passive solar design--gets even better with the addition of solar hot water collectors.
4/26/2011
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
9/20/2012
A chainmail fillet glove revolutionizes a cook's potato-peeling technique. Plus, get recipes for potato and pumpkin curry soup and toasted pumpkin seeds.
12/12/2012
Ode to our hand saw...why we choose to live without power, and what we've accomplished by hand.
7/14/2011
Victoria Gazely considers her revitalized 650-square-foot homesteader’s cabin on 7 acres of fertile earth--purchased for $150--a blessing. “I absolutely love living here,” she says.
3/24/2011
Homeowners are willing to splurge on kitchen and bath remodels, but they're not interested in building luxury or second homes, according to an American Institute of Architects survey.
7/19/2012
In an era of increasing volatility of the weather and climate, we need new coping skills. Preparedness is an important factor in dealing with bad weather events.
1/10/2013
We haul our water from the river - walking water!
1/26/2013
Making the most of a winter walk to home.
6/7/2011
Swamp Hut is a complex of four 8-by-12-foot huts surrounding a deck with a fireplace. This an off-the-grid, light-on-the-land summer getaway could easily be replicated in your favorite vacation spot.
1/27/2012
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.
1/6/2011
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.
1/20/2011
Simran Sethi discusses easy (and free) ways to reduce your water footprint.


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