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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
12/26/2012
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.
2/23/2009
Using horses rather than tractors may turn out to be the greenest way to farm.
4/29/2013
Logging industry-funded forest “certification” entity threatens ForestEthics with lawsuit.
4/8/2011
When you're facing a tricky woodworking project, it's a good idea to build a mockup
9/26/2012
Folksinger Michael Johnathon is on tour nationwide. Visit his homepage: www.MichaelJohnathon.com
7/3/2013
The new ECHO Bear Cat LS22 Log Splitter features a 30 inch bed height.
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.
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.
9/30/2008
Save forests, use local materials, build a durable house made of whole trees.
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.
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.
10/19/2010
Simran Sethi discusses the "wood" that makes up our kitchen cabinets, as well as more eco-friendly (and people-friendly) alternatives.
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
6/28/2011
Learn to build your own Hand-Crafted Log Home
8/20/2010
Check out this dragonfly in our Photo of the Week. Add your work to our photo-sharing website, and it could be featured next!
8/10/2011
Check out the best photos of Editor-in-Chief Cheryl Long’s first harvest of heirloom tomatoes this summer.
12/9/2011
The importance of a good pickup truck for the modern homesteader.
4/22/2013
Sheepskin rug keeps a childhood story alive.
6/4/2010
User of our CU photo-sharing website submits photo documents the building process on their new biomass and solar dome home. Don't forget to submit your photos to our CU photo-sharing website. Your favorite moments could become famous on our homepage!
11/5/2010
Take a break from your automobile in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own images, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!  
6/2/2010
An adorable close-up photo of a young girl hugging a chicken. Don't forget to submit your photos to our CU photo-sharing website. Your favorite moments could become famous on our homepage!
7/15/2010
Horses enjoy a dip in the Tennessee River in the CU Photo of the Week.
8/27/2010
This little girl is caught up in the rodeo world. Submit your own photos, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
9/3/2010
Enjoy a glimpse of history with the Photo of the Week. Capture your own memories, and submit them to our CU photo-sharing site. One of yours might even be the next Photo of the Week!
12/3/2010
Take a minute to sit and relax with a cat in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
7/1/2010
Daylight falls on a field of dancing daisies in this CU Photo of the Week. Submit your photos, and one could be the next Photo of the Week!
7/22/2010
CU user Shelby captures the beauty of the water falling on the rocks in this week's Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your photos every week at our CU photo-sharing website, and you could be the next Photo of the Week.
9/24/2010
He tosses out his line in hopes that a fish, big or little, may bite. Thank you CU photographer Ruby Photography for capturing such a great moment in the Photo of the Week.
10/29/2010
Welcome to a bug’s world in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own images, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
11/12/2010
Feed the animals in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
11/19/2010
Take a look at winter in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
12/10/2010
Quietly sit and watch this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
5/31/2011
Take a peek at this little guy in this week's Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
10/8/2010
Snake attack! OK, maybe it’s just a creative picture of snake gourds. Keep submitting for your chance at Photo of the Week!  
10/1/2010
Freshly picked apples make a perfect treat for any age in this week’s Photo of the Week. Keep snapping and sharing for your chance to have one featured in the magazine!
10/3/2011
If you want to sell produce through an online farmers market, you'll want to feature mouth-watering photos of your goods. Here are some tips to show you how.
4/15/2011
Play on the farm in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
5/13/2011
Hop on over to see this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
6/8/2011
See who's bigger than Chicken Little when skies don't fall on this bird.
4/1/2011
Get close to a squirrel in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
2/18/2011
Catch a new friend in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
9/24/2010
Tasty jars of canned food await readers in this Photo of the Week. Continue posting your photos for a chance to be featured on our site!  
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.
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!
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
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.
10/11/2010
Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.
5/26/2010
Photo of the Day features a rustic wooden bench handcrafted by a reader. Be sure to submit your own photos to share your favorite moments with us and other readers. Maybe the next Photo of the Day will feature it!
11/26/2010
Follow in line in this week's Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
1/21/2011
Take a break from work and go fishing in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
1/28/2011
Hear the sleigh bells ringing in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
5/24/2010
Check out one reader's fun action photo of a splashing bird, each water drop captured in mid-air, from MOTHER's See You photo-sharing website.
5/25/2010
Photo of the Day blog features a different photo from reader each day. Submit your own photos for a chance to appear on MOTHER's website! What's your favorite facets of nature or down-to-earth living? Share your finds or handmade creations!
10/15/2010
Fall colors in the trees greet readers in this week’s Photo of the Week. Keep submitting your photos for a chance to be the next Photo of the Week!  
10/22/2010
The beauty of the Shenandoah National Park comes to life in this Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own images, and yours could be featured next!
2/4/2011
Step inside an iceberg in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
2/26/2011
Join this little swimmer in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
3/11/2011
Join a little piece of nature for dinner in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
4/29/2011
Play in the flowers in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
5/28/2010
One reader submits a photo of her tomato harvest, shaped in the form of a peace sign. Don't forget to submit your own photos to our CU Photo Gallery. Maybe your favorite moments will pop up on the homepage one day for all the world to see!
5/27/2010
This bathhouse from CU user SolarLadyfromNorwood proudly uses the sun to power it through the day. Making good use of alternative energy, the bathhouse surrounded by lush grass looks like a great little escape. Adorned with a sign and additional artwork, this
3/18/2011
Meet a new fuzzy friend (an alpaca cria) in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
3/4/2011
Feel protected in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week! Plus, learn more about guard dogs and Great Pyrenees dogs.
12/17/2010
Root in the dirt in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
4/8/2011
Buzz through the flowers in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
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.
12/31/2010
Travel through the Grand Canyon in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
6/17/2010
An echoing croak revealed a little frog in this week's Photo of the Week. Submit your photos to our CU photo-sharing website, and your photo could be featured for all to see.
12/25/2010
See what the water reflects in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
1/15/2011
Get a great idea for a bird feeder in this week’s Photo of the Week. Keep submitting your photos every week for a chance to be the Photo of the Week!
3/28/2011
See what is rippling in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
7/7/2008
Participate in our reader photo contest by showing off pictures of your permanent raised garden beds.
4/22/2011
See nature work in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
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.
5/3/2011
Reconnecting with family photos and important papers may seem like small change in the wake of the tornadoes' massive devastation in the Southeast last week. But what if it were the last surviving photo of your mother?
7/27/2011
While photographing homes from California to Maine, I’ve found much wabi-sabi brilliance. My favorite shots of all time capture the magic of simplicity, the beauty found in age and the good instincts that wabi-sabi encourages.
2/11/2011
Generate energy in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
5/6/2011
Live in a dome home in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
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.
5/6/2011
Patty Bouillon started a Facebook group to connect tornado victims with photos after she found an ultrasound photo among the debris swept in by last month's tornadoes. Her account is heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time
7/13/2011
Wabi-sabi is wildflowers, not roses; weathered wood, not plastic laminate; native landscaping, not Kentucky bluegrass. Pictures tell a thousand words.
7/8/2012
Take a tour of the mills and mountains of the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas, home to some of the finest remaining historic gristmills that still exist in the U.S.A. Based on the popular Historic Ozarks Mills book created by award-winning photographer Mike McArthy. Hydropower's energy-producing capacity is getting well-deserved attention these days, and these old mills provide inspiration.
1/19/2013
Discover the Ozarks region's natural beauty and adventure hot spots as told by Mike McArthy of Photozarks.


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