The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.
Showing where we were before our permaculture garden began.
Do you want a permaculture garden? An ongoing blog about our journey using permaculture design ideas, to develop the organic matter in soil and produce a higher yield.
So, what are Purple Hull Peas? They are a green shelled pea that cooks into a creamy, yummy delight! They are easy to grow and can also be found at local farmers markets.
How to make a homemade cheese press in order to make a massive cheese.
Learn the essential stages of chicken processing in this video guide that covers equipment, humane killing methods, plucking, eviscerating and everything you need to know to begin butchering chickens.
Reuse various household materials to make a functional cheese press.
If you go shopping for an electric bike, you’ll find a wide range of prices and brands. Discover how to determine the best electric bicycle brands for your lifestyle.
Our first project: building a small keyhole mound.
The process of training and pruning blackberry plants is demystified by a gardening expert from Gurney's Seed.
Learn how to build a simple, dual-burner rocket stove using recycled materials from your homestead, garden or workshop.
Learn how to make an herbal tincture with The Herb Companion team at the Mother Earth News Fair.
Skullcap is the best herb for calming nerves, according to Erin McIntosh at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup.
Meals become a snap when you add pressure cooking to your repertoire. Pressure cookers are great kitchen companions that bolster the flavor of even simple dishes, plus they save you time and money.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS is seeking readers’ stories of home-based businesses, and we’ll pay $50 for each story we use.
Barack Obama encourages Americans to participate in a national day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
This fall's Fuel for the Body T.O.U.R. ("Total Organic Understanding Ride") will educate the public on the benefits of living a green lifestyle that includes eating organic food and supporting local, organic farmers.
Ford delivered more than 900 test-drives of its 2013 electric and hybrid vehicles to visitors at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Seven Springs, Pa.
Bicycling for transportation takes center stage during National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2013.
An experiment in urban gardening produces a melon miracle.
Keep your pets from licking off herbal ointments by adding a pinch of cayenne.
Discover some of the properties of essential oils, along with some tips for cleaning with them.
Bake those tart cherries dangling from your backyard tree into sweet and tasty fruit pies. Here's how to make fresh cherry pie without stressing about the perfect pie crust.
Whether or not it was devised by clever Mexican potato growers, the cheap, easy to build, and space-saving potato tower is a unique alternative to rows, barrels, and other methods for planting, growing, and bringing in your season's spuds.
Visitors enjoyed hundreds of test drives of Ford hybrid and electric cars at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
Simran Sethi enjoys the fruits of late summer at a local farm dinner.