The MOTHER EARTH NEWS team is seeking nominations for our 2016 Homesteaders of the Year contest.
These 5 New Year resolution ideas are easy and simple, and they will help you take small, but significant, steps toward better health.
The first day of 2015.
It's time for our fourth-annual call for nominations for outstanding modern homesteaders! Organic gardeners, do-it-yourselfers and general self-sufficient gurus are being sought for the opportunity to be named as one of our 2015 Homesteaders of the Year.
Consider planting these three categories of vegetable crops during late summer and fall:
Warm weather crops that will die with frost.
Cool weather crops that grow well in spring and fall, but don’t thrive in your summer.
Cold-hardy crops to grow over the winter and get off to a fast start in early spring.
Chinese archaeologists have recently found the oldest solar device – a bronze concave mirror – capable of almost instantaneously making fire from sunlight.
Haven't made any New Year's resolutions yet? No worries. HOMEGROWN.org has you covered with 10 ways to change the world in 2014, starting in your own backyard.
Never in the history of the world has there been such a high-ranking member of society to advocate passive solar design than Socrates. He felt so strongly for building with the sun in mind that he even set up a class to teach his acolytes how the finer points of putting up a passive solar house.
We all have dreams but why is it that some are so lucky that they come true?
To counteract life's stresses and strains, to slow down the pace of life, stop and smell the roses...or any flower. In the absence of flowers, you'll find another way to bring a smile to your face, the songs of birds.
Why “hot and humid” doesn’t have to equal “sad and lifeless.”
OK,I'm giving no hints as to why you should think like a chemist...Read it and see for yourself. At the very least, you'll be entertained by a crazy new way of thinking about life.
We all have a rule book inscribed in our minds that dictates how we and others should act. Though handy at times, it often becomes a liability, a huge liability. See why in this blog and what you can do about it.
Many of us make a habit out of complaining, when in fact our lives are pretty good. In this blog I suggest that gaining perspective -- focusing on how good your life really is -- will help you live a much happier life. Give it a try.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS is seeking nominations of self-sufficient modern homesteaders for our 2013 Homesteaders of the Year awards.
In this New Year, my first recommendation for personal transformation is to give compliments generously to those who grace your life. You'll brighten the lives of others and your own life enormously.
In this blog, I challenge readers to abandon the typically new year's resolution and embarking on a New Year's Revolution. Read it and see if you'd like to join me on what could be an exciting and profitable new venture.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
Try a vegetarian version of traditional Hoppin John for good luck this New Year's day.
Do you know any modern homesteaders living a self-sufficient lifestyle? We want to know about them! Nominate a family, someone you know or even yourself to become one of our Homesteaders of the Year in 2012.
Rachel and her husband committed to a year without groceries, and they made it! She shares her experiences in local food in this post.
How I have gone full circle from coal heat, heat pump to wood heat.
Pull up a chair and enjoy the view from my back porch. And the smell of fresh manure.
I made a hole in the ground, and then decorated it with rocks!
Putting up a big cone made of sticks and canvas isn't really all that challenging. Just maybe start before 7pm on a weekday your first time.
I had no idea putting dirt in a box was this difficult.
Settling on a flooring option for the tipi was pretty simple after coming across an awesome company that was right under my nose the whole time.
40 years of reading Mother, the value of accumulation of reading the contributions of others during that time.
A few things for a tipi dweller to consider in finding the (kind of) perfect property to call home (for a bit).
Make your New Year's Resolution to be healthier fun and family-oriented: Plant a vegetable garden, eat more vegetables and make 2011 The Year of the Vegetable.
Simran Sethi explores resolutions for healthy eating and offers a resource, The Cleaner Plate Club.
Simran Sethi looks back at her New Year's resolution: to nourish herself.
Check out these tips and share your ideas for welcoming 2010 with a green New Year’s Eve party.