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10/15/2012
How we live in the mountains during the winter.
12/24/2013
Snow in the mountains is different than snow found at lower elevations.
3/11/2012
What we do on snow days in the mountains when it is snowing hard outside.
1/15/2013
We enjoy sledding and snowshoeing in the winter as outdoor activities.
7/27/2010
A front-mounted snowblower with a 72-inch cutting width is now available for Bobcat compact tractors. The new snowblower joins front-mounted models with 49- and 62-inch cutting widths introduced last year.
3/19/2010
The Natural Resources Defense Council is teaming up with popular country, bluegrass and folk musicians, including Dave Matthews and Patty Loveless, for Music Saves Mountains—a one-night fundraising event to end mountaintop removal coal mining in the Appalachians.
2/21/2014
Winter has it's challenges, but the snow-capped beauty and the adventure of living simply amongst it makes it more than worth it.
12/31/2013
Using snowshoes to keep our paths and trails open as the snow piles up.
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!
8/10/2011
KIOTI Tractor is pleased to announce the expansion of their popular implement and attachment lines.
1/29/2010
Most people want to contribute to a positive future. But their intention is often obstructed by the things they perceive that they cannot do. In frustration, they stop thinking about it. When we stop thinking about it, we feel a sense of relief. That sense of relief is, perhaps, the biggest threat to the world’s natural environment today.  
6/4/2010
Ogden Publications, Natural Home’s publisher, is now a certified B Corporation, using its clout to solve social and environmental problems.
8/8/2008
It's hard to get rid of cicadas. But the cicada killer wasps they attract are nothing to worry about.
9/9/2010
Eco-friendly device quietly and quickly removes snow without the emissions, noise and strain.
6/4/2011
Food preservation expert Sherri Brooks Vinton makes food preservation look easy and shares helpful hints about equipment and technique during a standing-room-only workshop at the Fair.
4/30/2014
The new 15 and 25 series snow pushers from Land Pride are available in 3 popular sizes.
12/18/2008
You can find joy and delight in the season of cold and snow.
1/30/2013
Many criticize eliminating coal mining in West Virginia because of the amount of jobs the sector provides. A wind farm, however, would employ over 200 local residents during the two-year construction phase, and create 40-50 permanent maintenance jobs afterward. A wind farm would also allow the mountain to be used for other purposes, like sustainable forestry, mountain harvesting, and gathering of wild forest plants, creating additional jobs and the opportunity for stable income for locals.
7/5/2013
Choosing homesteading as a way of life and what it takes.
5/21/2013
Summer skin problems are irritating and embarrassing. Show off your best skin with these inexpensive natural remedies.
9/30/2011
In the beauty of autumn comes a time of preparation for winter. The many necessary tasks to be prepared if you are self sufficient.
4/17/2012
Some of the difficulties we encounter in gardening at a high elevation
1/6/2014
Clearing away snow has just gotten a charge from Snow Joe, the leading US supplier of over 140 products for snow removal and other seasonal needs. I got my hands on their latest innovation, a cordless snow blower powered by a 40-volt lithium ion battery, and compared it to their top-selling cord-based electric snow thrower.
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!
6/17/2013
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.
2/4/2014
Calculating the amount of mountain snow to actual moisture.
9/27/2012
Ed and Bruce share their experiences with homesteading and self-sufficiency in a rural setting.
9/1/2012
Thank goodness for good friends who will share their garden harvest with those of us less skilled.
4/30/2013
The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization published a new analysis that depicts the dangerous flaws in oil spill response and outlines technology they claim will save marine life, oceans, animals and people, while saving millions of dollars.
11/7/2013
With the inventiveness of visionaries like Elon Musk, technological advances can help create a better world, while remaining useful and cool.
4/13/2012
Hybrid cars now have a 12-year history in the United States, but hybrid car battery replacements have been surprisingly unnecessary. Most of the hybrid cars on the road are still using their original battery packs — even many of the 300,000-mile Ford Escape Hybrids used as taxis in New York and San Francisco. 
4/15/2011
Some of Cam's best inspirations come to him in his sleep!
2/1/2013
Why we adopt rescue dogs.
11/21/2011
Tips for driving safely and saving gas during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
2/9/2012
How important our tractor and snow thrower are in keeping us from getting snowed in. Our local cooperative.
12/10/2012
Participate this year in the annual Christmas Bird Count from December 14, 2012 - January 5, 2013 and help scientists understand how bird populations have changed over the past century.
2/3/2012
Cam shares the "joys" of a living in a house with a metal roof.
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!
12/22/2008
Dogsleds are clean, green and run on renewable energy.
9/25/2009
PBS and Ken Burns’ new series, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” is stirring up interest in some of our country’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring nature, as well as its people. And it’s no surprise that many of MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers have fond memories of these wilderness areas. What are your favorite memories and stories regarding our national parks?
5/17/2013
Riches sometimes come from natural resources - not always connected with dollar signs.
6/4/2013
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.
11/23/2013
Homesteading with dogs in remote mountain living. Considerations in providing a good safe homestead environment for your cherished pets.
11/22/2013
Mountain Rose Herbs honored with Social and Fair Trade Certification.
1/8/2014
There is hard work homesteading in the mountains and the weather dictates much of those challenges.
7/15/2014
How a single purchase of a magazine in newsprint in 1970 changed my life.
4/7/2014
Taking time to reflect on the past brings renewed appreciation to the present.
4/14/2014
Other than the four regular seasons there is a fifth season in the mountains called mud season.
6/20/2011
New wood stove, another unexpected advantage of downsizing, and Murphy's Law.
9/11/2008
The forests in Colorado are dying at a fast rate. Find out what's to blame.
10/10/2012
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.
5/18/2011
Pack Rats, cute, tricky and destructive
8/10/2011
Hiking to the top of our mountain, the breathing view, the soothing effect.
5/15/2011
Sometimes you have your plans changed for you, so don't put off tomorrow what can be done today.
4/27/2012
Tips for snow removal around your house and down the road.
11/11/2010
Built tough for farmers, landscapers, ranchers construction companies and homeowners these unique implements give an added versatility to bucket loaders.
11/5/2013
Inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk leaves little doubt about how far vision and imagination can take us in addressing ecological challenges.
2/6/2012
The tale of Carlotta's last day. A trip to the processor. Real happenings on a goat farm, it's not always lollipops and rainbows.
11/20/2011
Removing large quantities of snow. For more on how we cope with snow check out our personal blog at www.brucecarolcabin.blogspot.com where we post regular updates on our life here on the mountain.
10/31/2011
Worksaver, Inc. introduces new clamp-on snow blades, ideal for compact tractors with non-quick attach buckets.
1/27/2011
The new L3200 and L3800 deliver extra horsepower providing superior and efficient performance. Both models come equipped with either a gear-drive or three-range HST and an ample 10-gallon fuel tank, providing excellent efficiency.
2/16/2011
A typical winter morning chore - cleaning off the solar panels.
1/24/2011
When it's -30 degrees outside you can make your own snow!
7/13/2012
Choose smarter features for better results.
11/14/2011
Earth Gauge describes the links between geography and weather during Geography Awareness Week.
5/15/2014
Tips that we have learned gardening at a high elevation.
7/27/2012
Taking a ride on an old steam engine.
9/9/2010
Looking for a way to boost your immune system naturally as the colder months settle in? Enter our latest sweepstakes to win immune-enhancing herbal products from Mountain Rose Herbs!
9/19/2012
How we have adapted from salt water fishing to freshwater and what we do with our catch.
5/22/2011
The process of evaluating needs for successful downsizing.
5/11/2011
Gardening challenges at high elevation.
1/17/2012
Communication and honesty is essential to decide important issues like a complete lifestyle change.
8/16/2012
Reflections on 15 years of mountain living.
2/24/2012
Our typical day living in the mountains in the winter.
8/18/2014
A chirping predator may be an unexpected and unwanted visitor. Mountain lions do chirp and one set me on edge.
12/14/2011
Life really is good when you live on a dirt road.
6/18/2010
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi discusses the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill with Oceana’s Senior Campaign Director Jackie Savitz.
3/12/2014
How fast climate change will require you and your descendants to move north in order to keep farming and gardening a serious question you should be asking yourself.
4/2/2012
We wade through deep snow to trim limbs and cut dead trees and nothing goes to waste.
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.
4/10/2012
How we cope with heavy snow in the mountains.
11/1/2011
Mountain Rose Herbs hosted a three day benefit festival for Cascadia Wildlands in September of this year.
11/3/2012
This is part two of my visit to King Arthur Flour, the concluding blog of the four-day event.
12/19/2012
Elizabeth Van Deventer has been on a quest to find the answer to sustainable farming and an ethical diet most of her life. Follow along as she discovers the impacts of producing tea, palm oil and fruit, and how she eventually settles on a lifestyle that is in tune with the earth and all of its creatures.
12/10/2012
In the hollows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this true Christmas celebration was simple, inexpensive and rich with tradition.
8/25/2012
Where we go to reflect on life and relax.
1/19/2013
Discover the Ozarks region's natural beauty and adventure hot spots as told by Mike McArthy of Photozarks.
5/16/2011
Celebrate Meatless Monday with this sweet, tangy spring risotto.
7/19/2011
This mojito recipe from a surprising source--a Teahouse--is light, refreshing and not too sweet--perfect for a warm summer evening.
6/14/2011
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.


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