Choosing homesteading as a way of life and what it takes.
Ed and Bruce share their experiences with homesteading and self-sufficiency in a rural setting.
Calculating the amount of mountain snow to actual moisture.
Spring time is a time to experience the newness of life and living in the Sangre de Cristo mountains amid the wildflowers, birds, green woods and new birth.
How a single purchase of a magazine in newsprint in 1970 changed my life.
Ed and Bruce share their experiences with homesteading and self-sufficiency in a rural setting. This segment is on using natural resources around the homestead.
Riches sometimes come from natural resources - not always connected with dollar signs.
Other than the four regular seasons there is a fifth season in the mountains called mud season.
New wood stove, another unexpected advantage of downsizing, and Murphy's Law.
There is hard work homesteading in the mountains and the weather dictates much of those challenges.
Taking time to reflect on the past brings renewed appreciation to the present.
Tree rings tell the tale. It is nice and green here now but our plants and weeds are acclimated to semi arid and have deep roots.
Our typical day living in the mountains in the winter.
Tips that we have learned gardening at a high elevation.
The process of evaluating needs for successful downsizing.
Gardening challenges at high elevation.
Living in the mountains or remotely requires physical endurance as well as being fit.
How we have adapted from salt water fishing to freshwater and what we do with our catch.
Reflections on 15 years of mountain living.
How we live in the mountains during the winter.
After a wildfire destroyed their off-the-grid compound in Colorado, Betty and Rolland rebuilt—better than before—following Rolland’s creed: no plywood, no plastic and nothing that smells bad when it burns. The wildlife around their home approve.