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.
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!
Canning won't heat up your house when you set up your own portable outdoor canning kitchen.
Set up a washing station in your garden. Rinse your veggies there, saving the water for the garden and keeping your kitchen clean.
Kitchen dish towels designated only for hand drying help keep germs out of the kitchen, without going on a fanatical sanitizing binge.
Join the Picnic for the Planet for Earth Day, April 22, to celebrate the planet we live on, its food and the people who live here.
Tips on how to prepare yourself for a day of hiking!
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
Chinese worker Chen Shun Qun says she is paid and treated fairly at the factory that makes Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools.
Natural Home chose bamboo for its kitchenware line because it's both sustainable and beautiful.
Bird identification flies to the next level with this beautifully illustrated guide.
Madrone uses innovative fabrics and ventilation systems in their new line of outdoor headwear.
How to avoid contacting poison ivy and poison oak.
Readers share their favorite durable, long-lived, sturdy and well-made kitchen tools.
Read reviews of the best butter churns.
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.
Learn to create your own heirloom kitchen garden at this 3-course series in Pennsylvania.
Here are some ideas to help you plan and build a recycling center that’s just right for your environment.
Crafted of the company’s signature recycled lumber, POLYWOOD, the new Surf City collection will offer contemporary styling with a mixed lumber and metal design.
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
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.
Here's a tip on how to grow sprouts in your kitchen garden for fun and nutritious eating.
Renowned sportsman and conservationist Beau Turner is bringing his knowledge and unique talents exclusively to Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, with the debut of his new original series, Beau Knows Outdoors.
Late summer's hot days give way to cool nights--perfect for sleeping under the stars. Spend a few nights outside, before it's too late.
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?
Patagonia’s Simple Fly Fishing campaign offers gear, easy techniques and basic teachings for any skill level.
Barebones strives to make the experience of outdoor recreation and hobbies a priority.
Husqvarna adds 3 all-wheel drive walk mower models to offer high quality options for any budget.
Handy Camel multi-purpose bag clip earns several awards during release year.
These tips will help you keep your kitchen compost free of rotten smells and fruit flies.
Reuse various household materials to make a functional cheese press.
How to make a homemade cheese press in order to make a massive cheese.
Readers share reports about their favorite specialized kitchen utensils.
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.
When you're facing a tricky woodworking project, it's a good idea to build a mockup
Readers share tips and ideas for saving time in the kitchen.
TRUFUEL, a ready-to-use engine fuel, can be used in two and four-stroke engines.
Kubota reinforces tractor and heavy equipment safety for the whole family.
The 2011 report focuses on the Garden Effect and Payback-if-sold. The Garden Effect is the estimated increase in a property’s market value as a result of having beautiful landscaping.
Fall may be turning to winter, but there’s still time to enjoy those last sunny days before the harsh chill settles in.
You can use your ATV to smooth your driveway with this new grader attachment.
Third party study proves Yamaha’s longstanding claim of most durable CVT transmission.
The new sub-compact tractor line offers “max performance, versatility and value.”
Cam has been playing with and skating on thick ice lately.
Company launches dynamic, new CSR communications portal to provide real-time content and discussion around social and environmental efforts.
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.
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.
Readers share their best tips for keeping food fresh longer. Learn how to extend the life of all kinds of food, and prevent spoilage.
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.
As everyone gathers around this campfire this fall, unite this variety of flavors into one savory skillet that will be enjoyed by all.
When it's cold outside, who doesn't love a cozy fireplace or woodstove? Wood heat is a comfortable way to warm your home, and there are many reasons it's a practical choice, too.
You can make a simple bench for the garden or patio by recycling an old headboard.
You can make these outdoor chairs for less than $80 by recycling a whiskey barrel and using a few other supplies from your workshop.
Which fire starting tool works best - or at all?
Here at Deer Isle Hostel, Maine, we use a compost pile built with local, natural materials and a 100-foot water pipe to create a steaming hot shower.
New Platform Revealed at Dealer Road Shows
Worksaver, Inc. introduces new clamp-on snow blades, ideal for compact tractors with non-quick attach buckets.
Company announces plans for expanded production with Menlo and launch of Innovation Center at NPCC property.
Kubota partners with the Propane Education & Research Council to offer $1,000 purchase incentive on its ZP330, delivering ‘green’ performance and more ‘green’ in your pocket.
Sawing their own lumber enables home owners to fulfill their dreams.
New Internet Presence Offers Users Simple, Value-based Experience
Investments in lawnmower fabrication processes save more than 310 tons of steel annually.
Joplin’s one-year, post-tornado milestone to be marked with neighborhood tree planting, community beautification led by national equipment manufacturers, Vermeer Corporation and Kubota Tractor Corporation
Husqvarna has issued the Ethanol Challenge in order to provide the tools for consumers to gain awareness about ethanol.
Choose smarter features for better results.
Two new models of pull behind cutters for use with tractors.
ECHO Bear Cat is excited to announce that is has met the required guidelines to attain certification on the manufacture of its outdoor power equipment by the National Association of Trailer Manufactures (NATM).
The Orvis Company believes that if we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources, we must commit to protecting them.
Mahindra USA leads in several survey categories and ranks among top three overall.
Do you love showing off your FarmTek products? Think you're using them in a unique and interesting way? FarmTek would love to see!
Avid 4-wheeling enthusiast shares his most important advice for protecting yourself outdoors.
Holy cow, I just wrote a blog about cleaning. I really am turning into my mother.
We enjoy sledding and snowshoeing in the winter as outdoor activities.
Hoelscher Commercial Products announces a new product for pulling out trees, posts, shrubs and vines.
Hoelscher Commercial Products announces a new product for pulling out trees, posts, shrubs and vines.
The Camping Accessory People expand their already extensive product line.
ECHO Bear Cat is pleased to introduce the 2” SC2170 Chipper/Shredder to its line of outdoor power equipment.
The new FSA 65 and FSA 85 grass trimmers, the latest products available for the 36-volt STIHL Lithium-Ion battery technology system, deliver fuel savings, time savings and environmental benefits for gasoline-free trimming applications.
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.
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.
A chainmail fillet glove revolutionizes a cook's potato-peeling technique. Plus, get recipes for potato and pumpkin curry soup and toasted pumpkin seeds.
Simran Sethi discusses the "wood" that makes up our kitchen cabinets, as well as more eco-friendly (and people-friendly) alternatives.
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.
Kitchen Gardeners International's 20ate campaign urges Americans to say no to junk food.
Rosemary is known as a tasty condiment, but it has also long been used as medicine, and makes for a blissful foot soak.
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.
Steve shares current results and recommendations from his 20 years of observing and applying deck finishing products and techniques.
Looking for the perfect sourdough hamburger bun.
Grasshopper announces a new online tool designed to calculate fuel costs and impacts of commercial mowing equipment.
As spring approaches the lawn surrounding your home will certainly begin to grow. With the New Lithium Powered Cordless Recharge Mower ULTRALITE, from Driven By Solar Inc., achieve beautiful manicured results without nasty fumes.
Capable of moving a host of materials: snow, aggregate materials, livestock feed and silage.
Funds will go to Honored American Veterans Afield and Feed The Children organizations.
Bobcat Company introduces 3-point tiller implements for the Toolcat 5610 utility work machine and the full line of compact tractors.
Put your riding mower to work!
Red Brand Fence (manufactured by Keystone Steel and Wire), recently received an award for their recycling initiatives by their industry peers.
Cub Cadet is known for providing break-through innovations, a reputation supported by the Best Buy rating.
A new smaller utility trailer for your all-purpose ATV.
Hud-Son Forest Equipment would like to introduce the all new 2012 HFE-21 Homesteader portable sawmill.
Now, when one tumbler is full and ready to start cooking, there is another tumbler ready to take in the raw compost.
With new powerful engine options, more safety features, enhanced technology and easy, comfortable handling, the 4500 will soon become a customer favorite in Ventrac’s lineup.
While the grinding work of a Romanian subsistence farm isn’t anything that I would choose for myself, there are aspects of the life that are attractive. In particular, the practices that I think of as the circles of life — eating food one has grown oneself, saving seeds, feeding poultry with garden scraps, and then eating their eggs (or them), and preserving a fruit harvest to cement friendships with strangers.
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.
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.
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.
Dog days of summer? Yes, but there is still a lot of the grwoing season left. Protect yourself from the late summer sun with these tried 'n true items ... tested by a gardener who knows more than she'd like to about skin cancer.
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.
Simran Sethi discusses easy (and free) ways to reduce your water footprint.
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.