rural life





11/15/2006
Farming brings with it a lot of dirt, manure and blood, not to mention death. But it's these that also make it so full of life.
7/16/2012
Living a ranch life in northern New Mexico in the 1960s consisted of hard work and knowledge. It was not the romantic life that many people imagine it to have been.
1/10/2014
Each year we try to challenge ourselves with an entire month where we spend no money, and avoid using energy.
1/3/2014
Cam looks back at the challenges of moving to his off-grid home.
1/8/2014
Day 2 has a haphazard start with no hot water for a proper cup of tea, and people are arriving early for a day of consulting. What's the solution to keeping water hot overnight on top of a wood stove so there's plenty for hot tea, doing dishes and a shower?
11/20/2014
Managing timbered property can benefit your wildlife and your pocketbook, but beware! Timber buyers are often con-artists. Learn the questions you should be asking about sustainable timber management on your property or homestead.
2/4/2015
Just when you’ve got something broken in on a farm, the holes begin to appear. There’s a hole in the bucket, a hole in my muck boots — and of course there are holes in the fence! But it’s not all bad, so here’s a homesteader’s narrative that provides a good chuckle about life on the homestead with all its wrinkles…and holes.
12/12/2013
Canadian homesteader Cam Mather sinks into the village life and discovers the joys of small-town living.
12/26/2012
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.




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