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12/14/2011
Life really is good when you live on a dirt road.
1/22/2011
We may find it overwhelming to know where to begin in teaching others to eat healthily. People attempting to eat healthier find it difficult to know where to begin. "The Dirty Dozen" fruits and vegetables gives us all a place to start.
7/2/2008
Animal-vehicle wrecks cause about 200 human fatalities and 29,000 injuries a year. The fight between wildlife and urban developers seems never-ending, but wildlife crossings can be a solution. Learn how you can help just by giving your state's Department of Transportation a call.
11/6/2010
This article describes an alternative roof design for those building in areas without building codes. A little extra effort working with poles will reward you with a stunningly beautiful wood ceiling and superinsulated roof at very reasonable cost.
2/13/2013
Fixing the swamp bridge and starting some new onion seeds along with a new experiment involving willow rooting hormone tea.
5/11/2011
Every once in a while we need to rebel against the machines. Hand a towel to your significant other and ask him to dry while you rinse. Sweep the floor with a real broomcorn broom. Have a real conversation. Enjoy things happening slowly.
7/21/2011
Ed and Joan Kobrinski left a large family home for a smaller, simpler cottage—and they’ve never looked back. Their tips for downsizing and living in smaller spaces could help make your transition easier.
7/30/2014
A stack of cast-iron pans and a chainsaw helmet sum up why these homesteaders do what they do.
11/19/2012
Many people believe that their values define who they are. Unfortunately, many of our values don't translate into action. To live a fruitful, peaceful, and productive life, meld your values and actions. You'll be happier and content -- whole.
8/15/2013
HOMEGROWN Life blogger Michelle's annual road trips out west renew her love for the heartland and the American farmer.
2/23/2012
Ben Davis, of Ben Does Life, has a truly inspirng weight loss story, but it's how message about how to be happy that is most motivational.
6/18/2013
Noting the “firsts” and “lasts” occurring on the homestead at early summer.
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.
7/26/2011
Sue McKay Miller divested herself of nearly everything she owned and moved into a yurt in the wilderness to determine how much she really needs to live a satisfying life. Turns out, she really doesn't need much.
2/3/2012
How we had to adjust to a smaller home, the isolation and quiet.
4/26/2013
The all-new RZT S ZERO is available in select markets and will be headlining the Cub Cadet Test Drive Experience Tour.
6/20/2013
Who knew that a flock of chickens would be able to teach us so much about living with our children?
10/11/2013
Even when the chicks have left the nest, they never really leave.
11/27/2010
A question about our future.
8/1/2012
Many of us hold convictions about others and the world around us that are so wrong that they seriously misguide us, even rob us of happiness and contentment. Don't believe everything you think. Question your beliefs and discover the truth.
6/25/2014
Immigrating to Canada can be a daunting process, but the Canadian government provides resources to help.
10/15/2012
How we live in the mountains during the winter.
2/1/2013
Why we adopt rescue dogs.
11/12/2012
A short description of why we prefer small city living over large city living.
3/15/2011
Three nuclear reactors in Japan have been destroyed by a 9.0 earthquake.  Radiation levels are on the rise.  The world watches helplessly, wondering if escaping radiation will eventually find its way to them. Are we not witnessing in Japan the dark side of nuclear energy? It is not that hard to see this happening in United States, is it?
11/14/2012
Costs associated with providing your own water.
1/16/2013
In this blog we share someone else's story about old fashioned home made ingenuity concerning deep well pumps that operate without electricity.
7/21/2011
Empty nesters Ed and Joan Kobrinski downsized their lifestyle and moved to a smaller home where they could grow more vegetables. "We've learned to enjoy and appreciate living comfortably and contentedly with less," Ed says.
4/22/2013
Sheepskin rug keeps a childhood story alive.
10/21/2013
Regular tasks that keep our cabin comfortable and welcoming.
2/12/2014
Bruce McElmurray and Ed Essex collaborate on how the weather dictates to their mountain homesteading.
6/2/2011
Pick the right dandelion weeder, and ridding your lawn and garden of dandelions becomes more game than chore. Here we hightlight three popular models: the Oswego Grandpa’s Weeder, the Fiskars Triple Claw Weeder and the Garden Weasel Weedpopper Step and Twist.
3/20/2014
Two homesteaders discuss their experience with the weather applicable to their mountain homesteads in Washington and Colorado.
5/24/2013
Global Greens Farm in West Des Moines, Iowa, helps refugees transition from growing food for their families to operating small businesses that sell produce at farmers markets, local grocery stores and to area restaurants.
9/8/2012
In this political season, politicians often define people by their differences, creating strife and even outright contempt among people with opposing political views. Truth is, we have a great deal in common; it is our commonalities that bind us.
3/8/2013
Noting the time and marking its passing, keeping us in the present.
3/6/2014
Taking a bath in the winter takes a little more planning at our off-grid, no-plumbing home.
12/31/2013
Using snowshoes to keep our paths and trails open as the snow piles up.
7/14/2014
The beauty and refreshment of our swimming hole are a swell compliment to work and sun of our homestead.
10/28/2012
Much to our chagrin, many things we believe are true are dead wrong. Things we believe about other people, health, medicine, renewable energy, and the environment are wrong. Start digging and you'll see and you will start living a smarter life.
3/29/2012
Participate in a clothing swap and make an economic statement
9/2/2012
One of the most powerful lessons I have learned in my life is the power of love to create happiness and harmony. Let your life and your interactions with others be goverened by your love for others. Make preserving and fostering love a goal.
7/20/2011
We no longer have to make what we need to get by day by day, but for many the desire lingers—and even surges as a strong cultural movement from time to time. Making and growing things yourself is a gentle rebellion against a mass-produced world.
6/27/2011
Follow these simple guidelines to make the most of your small space: contain clutter, find furnishings do double-duty, and make maximum use of color and light.
5/24/2012
After the snow leaves to do list for us.
6/4/2010
User of our CU photo-sharing website submits photo documents the building process on their new biomass and solar dome home. Don't forget to submit your photos to our CU photo-sharing website. Your favorite moments could become famous on our homepage!
7/25/2012
How and why we chose to have a livestock guardian dog and what they are like.
11/11/2012
One of the big barriers to personal happiness is a nagging sense of inferiority. It starts early in life and plagues many of us throughout out lives, poisoning relationships and robbing us of happiness. Here's how to start erasing those feelings.
11/11/2012
One of the big barriers to personal happiness is a nagging sense of inferiority. It starts early in life and plagues many of us throughout out lives, poisoning relationships and robbing us of happiness. Here's how to start erasing those feelings.
11/11/2012
One of the big barriers to personal happiness is a nagging sense of inferiority. It starts early in life and plagues many of us throughout out lives, poisoning relationships and robbing us of happiness. Here's how to start erasing those feelings.
3/7/2014
For children to develop a love of nature and avoid Nature Deficit Disorder, they need to spend more time there.
3/4/2011
Feel protected in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week! Plus, learn more about guard dogs and Great Pyrenees dogs.
4/20/2012
An article about how we learned to double our growing season and have home grown fresh veggies almost all year long.
10/4/2012
Rural Living Today founder and advocate, Marie James, told us about a Homesteading Education Month event she and her family hosted in Northeast Washington to teach gardeners how to grow vegetables in cold weather.
11/7/2013
With the inventiveness of visionaries like Elon Musk, technological advances can help create a better world, while remaining useful and cool.
11/20/2008
The book Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A Do-It-Ourselves Guide is a collection of skills, tools, and technologies usable by urban residents wanting to have more local access and control over life's essential resources.
9/11/2013
Humanity has the power to change and to take the actions needed to foster a healthy planet and a better standard of living for all. Choosing beauty and abundance will ensure a better future not only for humanity, but for the natural environment as well.
12/22/2008
Dogsleds are clean, green and run on renewable energy.
12/26/2012
The thrill continues living in our handmade house.
8/18/2008
Share your simple living ideas to help those in need.
10/30/2009
By making good plans and imagining the future with a positive outcome, you can be ready to take advantage of opportunities when they come your way. 
3/17/2010
Mindy Pennybacker’s new book, Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices, and her website, GreenerPenny.com, offer easy tips for daily green living.
5/17/2005
I’ve heard that the moment you plunk down a deposit for a vacation or buy yourself a plane ticket, a good chunk of you is already at the beach (or the mountains or the city . . . or wherever).
5/3/2005
I’m sitting on the deck of my room at the Northern Queen Inn in Nevada City, California, on a gorgeous spring day.
12/21/2011
Most American homes are codependent with a lifestyle-support-system of roads, wires, pipes, lines of credit, satellites, and a collective identity determined by the supply side. Yet just about any household budget offers continuing opportunities for creating a healthier, less expensive lifestyle that’s also easier on the environment.
1/6/2010
As a new year unfolds, Natural Home forecasts 2010 predictions—and it's good news—Americans will become smarter, greener consumers.
1/22/2010
In most cases, we can't do all of the things we would like to live more sustainable lives — at least, not all right away. We can all do something, though, and making the choices and taking the steps that we can is an effective, satisfying way to make our lives more self-reliant and better for the planet every day.
5/6/2011
Live in a dome home in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
10/18/2013
Although used less commonly than dogs or llamas, here is one more possibility for a livestock guardian – a guard donkey.
5/29/2014
In previous posts, we have looked at how guard donkeys work and we’ve examined the pros and cons of using a donkey as a livestock guardian. If you are contemplating using a donkey, let’s look now at how to select a good candidate and how to integrate him or her into your stock.
9/27/2012
Ed and Bruce share their experiences with homesteading and self-sufficiency in a rural setting.
9/7/2011
Not quite ready to get rid of family heirlooms and art that you don’t have space to display? The Japanese practice of rotating precious items through a special alcove, or tokonoma, on a seasonal basis is less painful than giving away or selling them.
12/2/2011
Wintertime and the holiday season bring out the baker in a lot of us. Why not try something new this year?
3/2/2011
Learn how to kill nutsedge, both yellow (Cyperus esculentus) and purple (Cyperus rotundus), and remove it from your garden. Pine bark mulch may be one effective way to kill nutlets from yellow nutsedge.
7/23/2010
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about eco-friendly wedding decorations.
7/27/2010
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about environmentally-friendly wedding food ideas.
3/7/2014
You can stretch your budget for wedding flowers by growing some of your own. Learn how to select, schedule, and plant flowers — then make them into wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.
3/14/2011
Laura Weaver has managed BeeWeaver Apiaries, along with her husband, Danny Weaver, for nearly 2 decades. She has seen the bee industry and the public image of the bee change, as well as their own family bee business.
11/5/2013
Inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk leaves little doubt about how far vision and imagination can take us in addressing ecological challenges.
6/17/2014
Experienced LGD owners can easily come up with a list of myths, misconceptions, and misinformation about their dogs. A quick glance at various LGD forums, email lists, or Facebook pages will reveal that these misconceptions are not only widespread but they are also responsible for the majority of problems new LGD owners find themselves in.
6/23/2012
Many people waste too much time each trying to get motivated to work. As a result, they get a lot less done than they need to or would like to. In this blog, I show a way that has helped me for many years get motivated to work and stay on task.
7/29/2010
During healthy stay-overs at Cooper Wellness, certified trainers explain how to stick with an exercise program over the long haul.
3/11/2013
Sometimes even HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Bay Area homesteader Rachel of Dog Island Farm needs a reminder why she puts up with the goat feed, the chicken poop, the cat puke, and the never-ending mud. Here's a hint: It involves good food.
5/15/2012
Cam describes a recent encounter with some aggressive dogs.
11/2/2009
With its new clothing tags, Levi’s encourages consumers to donate unwanted clothes to Goodwill.
6/22/2009
Americans are turning to smaller, affordable housing. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence looks into this trend.
11/14/2013
Plant pathologist Dr. Don Huber brings attention to concerns surrounding Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, glyphosate.
7/30/2010
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about green wedding gifts and eco-friendly wedding favors.
3/11/2011
Welcome to by blog “City to Country, One Step at a Time.” Here’s how I ended up as a modern homesteader on a little acreage in the Canadian West Coast bush.
3/25/2011
If you are growing vegetables, making a few homemade wares here and there ... you are practicing good, old-fashioned homesteading techniques.
1/24/2012
Many decisions go into remote living to decide if it is right for you.
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.
7/15/2014
How a single purchase of a magazine in newsprint in 1970 changed my life.
3/26/2012
The newest member at Goat Song Farm: A 3 week old, purebred Nubian doeling named 'Rose Of Summer'.
6/10/2006
Beano, Rancho Cappuccino's resident guard donkey, appears to be experiencing maternal envy. Without a baby of her own, she's taken to borrowing (unasked, of course) the lambs and kids of the sheep and goats she protects.
2/27/2009
Weatherizing your home saves you money. Just a few simple changes can greatly reduce the amount of energy your home requires to stay comfortable. Natural Home magazine editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence fills you in on how to weatherize your home and collect stimulus money.
4/30/2013
KOR Water has announced the reusable Nava filtering water bottle.
5/20/2013
Missoula, MT company awards home owners sustainable products.
10/20/2010
Living luxuriously doesn’t necessarily mean living large — at least not in these homes — and reducing a little waste doesn’t hurt, either.
11/1/2012
The new metal roof was nailed down just hours before the storm hit.
7/5/2013
Choosing homesteading as a way of life and what it takes.
7/12/2005
We Westerners tend to think we’ve got it all going on when it comes to green living in general, and green building in particular.
12/11/2009
Wherever you live, you can practice sustainability and share your successes with your neighbors.
2/27/2009
Enjoy visiting green living fairs, shows and workshops from Maine to Texas in every season of the year.
7/6/2011
Luke Dinan, a young man from Toronto, Ontario, is forging his way towards sustainable living and a self-reliant lifestyle; a path we can appreciate, strive for and maybe contribute to.
6/2/2009
Helpful advice on the dangers of lightning and how to protect your home from its damaging effects.
6/18/2010
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about green wedding rings and green engagement rings.
10/1/2012
The Land Institute of Salina, Kan., held the 34th annual Prairie Festival Sept. 28-30, 2012. Keynote speakers including Wendell Berry and Palgummi Sainath inspired local farmers, students, and nature lovers.
6/17/2010
An echoing croak revealed a little frog in this week's Photo of the Week. Submit your photos to our CU photo-sharing website, and your photo could be featured for all to see.
9/15/2008
Repairing or replacing trim around a door is easy, and you need only a few simple tools.
1/14/2009
Get organized and improve workshop efficiency with this nifty project.
7/5/2012
Weeding in the summer is all about species maintenance
10/28/2011
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.
6/12/2009
More money from the Stimulus plan has gone to hot and cold states for weatherization programs.
1/11/2011
Dole, with 2009 net revenues of $6.8 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, and is the leading producer of organic bananas and producer/shipper of organic pineapples.
8/1/2013
Used T-shirts can be turned into many useful household items, including weaving without a loom.
9/26/2012
Boulder Food Rescue is a non-profit what is helping to redefine food waste in America.
2/5/2013
Tail Docking of dairy cows serves no purpose and causes pain and discomfort for the cows.
8/23/2010
These five great bread recipes from Eating Well Magazine have all the variety and flavor you’re looking for, plus some.
2/9/2012
Jessica expounds on the concept of cures in your cupboard with a few natural remedies for anxiety, general wellness, headache and menstruation/menopause.  
2/6/2009
If you’re the first of your friends to move to the country, get some chickens and plant an organic garden there will be some inevitable social fallout.
2/24/2012
Our typical day living in the mountains in the winter.
6/25/2008
Congress is about to pass legislation to ease the worry of homeowner debt, but it's also possible to build your dream home without a mortgage.
6/11/2014
Learn how to use a well bucket in a drilled well to get water without electricity.
4/2/2014
Cheribundi adds new Refresh Juice Blends to Rite Aid Stores.
8/13/2008
Be aware: Living sustainably can be hindered by homeowner association rules.
5/1/2011
The daily realities of living in the mountains.
10/17/2012
An introduction to me, a home-schooled 11 year old.
4/22/2013
An article about when the best time is to start a new homestead.
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.
7/11/2011
Ryan Mitchell, founder of TheTinyLife.com, is saving up to pay cash for a 130-square-foot home on wheels in North Carolina. He’s seeking perspective, clarity—and a girlfriend who gets it.
8/17/2007
An interview with the founder of a small organic gardening business that focuses on education and helping gardeners go organic. Learn more about this company and vote for it to win funding from a small business competition.
1/4/2013
Blog post number 17: Jeff solves the problem of how to use higher-efficiency D/C power for long run-time loads, while using some A/C appliances as well.
8/17/2009
You can't just hit the ground running when you make the transistion from rat race to homestead. There are lots of lessons to be learned. What wisdom can you share with the homestead hopefuls?
6/28/2011
A rural home in La Porte, Iowa thrives on all the elements of nature including bird feeders, a veggie garden and table scraps.
10/3/2013
Many people perceive going green as an inconvenience and an unnecessary burden on their daily lives. What they don't realize is that they can take simple steps to help protect the environment without the disruption to their lifestyle, but save money as well.
2/4/2014
Calculating the amount of mountain snow to actual moisture.
2/26/2014
Barebones strives to make the experience of outdoor recreation and hobbies a priority.
11/21/2012
Featherlite Trailers' official website recorded its one millionth visitor in October, according to data from Google Analytics. This is the first time the site has eclipsed the one-million-visitor mark in a calendar year.
9/10/2012
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.
2/21/2012
Need inspiration for vegetarian meals? Turn to these vegetarian recipe websites for creative ideas.
3/26/2010
Sign up to attend a free poultry webinar on the topic of starting a backyard flock.
6/25/2013
If you want a superior doughnut (or any product), start with the best.
1/23/2014
Magnum announces an expanded collection of work boots based on the best selling Precision series.
8/16/2013
Livestock guard dogs were found in a sweep of cultures from southern Europe through Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and central Asia. They worked in the company of shepherds who often spent weeks on high summer pasture or on long migratory routes.
11/18/2013
Jan Dohner explains how the different Livestock Guard Dog breeds were developed and introduces us to their differences in style of work, temperament and other behaviors.
10/31/2013
In a previous post, “What is a Livestock Guard Dog?,” I described what livestock guard dogs do but it is also exceptionally important to know how they do this job. Understanding how not only helps us work with our LGDs but also explains why other breeds or crosses with non-LGD breeds are not likely to perform this same outstanding job.
9/16/2013
Livestock guard dogs are an attractive choice for predator control on the farm. Jan Dohner gives us an honest look at the pros and cons of choosing a Livestock guard dog versus a guard donkey or llama.
4/9/2014
Re-homed adult or rescue LGDs are another option when you are looking for a working livestock guard dog for your farm.
2/25/2014
In our last few posts, we’ve been looking at the various breeds of livestock guard dogs. But before you start looking at advertisements or litters of puppies, there are a few more questions for you to ask yourself. They are centered on two broad issues – your predator problems and your farm or homestead.
2/7/2014
In this post, Jan Dohner describes the different roles a livestock guard dog can perform on a farm or homestead - a full-time livestock guardian, a general farm guardian, or a family companion.
1/14/2014
In Part One of this post, Jan Dohner explained how the different Livestock Guard Dog breeds were developed and introduces us to their differences in style of work, temperament and other behaviors. In Parts Two and Three, we take a brief look at some of the more common LGD breeds available in North America.
3/26/2014
You’ve done your homework – examining your needs, situation, and breed preferences – and now you are ready to select your LGD. This is an expensive, long- term commitment of time and energy. This LGD will be protecting your farm and stock. Please take your time to choose your pup carefully.
11/14/2008
Not feeling so hot? Time magazine offers 10 things to consider before your next visit to the doctor.
5/20/2009
Last December, the Quimby family paid $1,100 to heat and power their Winthrop, Maine, farmhouse for the month. Something had to be done.  Jeld Wen, manufacturer of energy efficient doors and windows, came to the rescue.
2/26/2014
One of the most recognizable features of wetlands is their smell. What makes these areas so pungent?
4/19/2011
Jeld-Wen's new Custom Wood line combines character with energy efficiency in windows and doors made from salvaged, reclaimed wood. It's the best of all possible worlds.
10/13/2008
Odyssey Day embarked from Washington D.C. a few weeks ago as a nationwide effort to encourage and promote the use of petroleum-free fuel. The day is sponsored by the Department of Energy's Clean Cities, which has helped reduce petroleum use by almost more than 2 billion gallons so far.
5/12/2010
Following a disastrous investigation into the Energy Star program’s certification process, the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency are making major changes, including scrapping automated approval and requiring stricter lab results.
7/30/2008
When asparagus crops get weedy, just leave them where they are, instead of digging asparagus plants up and starting from scratch.
10/14/2010
Black and Decker.com provides project advice, community features and much more.
5/21/2010
These cheap and easy homemade baby wipes will make your baby’s bottom and your pocketbook healthy and happy.
3/15/2011
Stackable chairs made from molded hemp represent a breakthrough in using the versatile, renewable fiber.
7/13/2011
Cam describes his weight loss program which involves lots and lots of gardening....
7/20/2010
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about eco wedding dresses.
7/16/2010
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues — starting with rings, and making stops for invitations and food — that are both easy and fun to remedy. After all, it may be your big day, but that doesn’t mean you should forget the big picture. This blog is all about green wedding venues.
5/15/2009
In the event of a disaster, what would happen to your pet?
8/14/2008
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Egg Board are being sued for using $3 million in public funds to fight a phase-out of inhumane farming practices.
7/6/2009
There are layer chickens, and there are broilers. We talk a lot about eggs, but now we'd like to hear your thoughts on raising and butchering your own meat chickens. Is it too much reality? Is it worth the unpleasantness?
5/17/2011
Springtime in Urbania can be fraught with temptations at the stores. I have managed to navigate these temptations, sometimes just by 'smelling the clover hay'! Now that the veggies are in, all we have to do is wait for the summer vegetable frittata!
12/20/2011
Follow these three quick, simple steps to take your guest room from lifeless to luxurious.
11/14/2008
On Saturday, the G-20 will likely discuss trade policy that affects American farmers.
5/22/2013
Despite the recession, farmers, on average, have been more successful than non-farmers. So why keep expanding their subsidies?
7/30/2014
We are trialing 135 varieties of cucumber, winter squash and muskmelon - with a focus on Downy Mildew resistance and fruit quality. An introduction to our trials and to the importance of variety trials in general.
6/17/2013
A western Massachusetts community rallies to save a generations old farm.
12/16/2013
North Carolinian Master Beekeeper, Tia Douglass, offers an introduction to chemical-free, natural beekeeping, bees and approach to raising pollinators.
8/8/2008
It's hard to get rid of cicadas. But the cicada killer wasps they attract are nothing to worry about.
6/4/2010
Ogden Publications, Natural Home’s publisher, is now a certified B Corporation, using its clout to solve social and environmental problems.
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.  
5/18/2011
Cam describes "double digging" as a way of creating a new garden without losing precious topsoil.
4/8/2014
America needs one million new farmers. Veterans want the job.
5/1/2014
Bring Andrea Candee’s "The Healing Kitchen" workshop to you and take charge of your wellness naturally.
5/5/2011
This is a fun step-by-step story about building a metal gate from scratch with scrap and the excitement of learning how to use new tools! "This ole truck ain't what it used to be."
7/14/2011
Victoria Gazely considers her revitalized 650-square-foot homesteader’s cabin on 7 acres of fertile earth--purchased for $150--a blessing. “I absolutely love living here,” she says.
10/22/2010
The success of Urban Gardens is a story about an expansion of one’s reach outside of one given discipline.
12/18/2012
Fall may be turning to winter, but there’s still time to enjoy those last sunny days before the harsh chill settles in.
1/9/2013
The 20th-Annual Organic Growers School takes place March 8 through March 10 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) in Asheville, N.C. The event, which is open to the public, provides practical, region-appropriate organic growing and permaculture workshops, homesteading and rural living classes, as well as a seed exchange, silent auction and trade show.
9/8/2010
SunRay Kelley’s Gypsy Wagon is an exciting, sustainable home on wheels built from a camper vehicle.
5/11/2009
What skills are you learning in hopes of saving money?
12/7/2009
Where is the strange and wonderful place this homesteader describes? And how do you get there?
2/8/2011
The American Society of Safety Engineers’ Ag Branch encourages purchasing tractors with a Rollover Protection Structure. Programs exist that will help offset the cost of the ROPS to add to older tractors. Tractor rollovers are common accidents that will lead to severe injury or death, but an ROPS will keep the driver safe.   
6/20/2011
New wood stove, another unexpected advantage of downsizing, and Murphy's Law.
6/25/2011
Finding friends out in the country can be challenging.
10/11/2011
We look for materials bargains while devising a way to pay for it all.
10/25/2011
We finally build somthing!
2/28/2012
Cam has a (temporary) job outside of the house and he has gained a new appreciation for being self-employed.
3/28/2012
Cam often finds himself relating to song lyrics.
8/22/2012
A typical day of activity on a modern homestead and off grid.
10/17/2012
Things that occur when switching from summer to winter mode. Fall is almost non existent.
1/16/2013
What exactly is ‘modern homesteading"? There are as many definitions as there are people doing it. What does the term ‘modern homesteading’ mean to you?
2/13/2013
How packing snow against your house can add R-value to your insulation - and subtract energy costs.
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.
7/10/2013
Instead of throwing out that empty feedbag, get creative and turn it into something new! Homesteader Ed Essex shares ideas for finding new uses for old objects.
3/2/2011
Sailors for the Sea presents its new Rainy Day Kits teach young sailors to care about marine ecology and the environment with fun, interactive games.
2/22/2013
Sharing our first experience with an indoor/outdoor vertical hydroponic garden.
9/18/2007
Now is a great time to sow a cover crop or two that will enrich your garden soil over the winter.
10/21/2008
Save time and avoid blisters and burnout by following these common-sense guidelines this leaf season.
2/27/2012
If you're like me, your life's been a series of trials and errors, mistakes and missteps. At times we get it right, but many other times we founder. The goal of my new blog is to help you and others spend more time enjoying life and less time in pain and struggle.
8/18/2012
Your mind can often trip us up, make things worse than they are, even lead us into disaster. You can control your own mind and change negative messages to positive ones, creating a much more productive,calmer. and fullfilling life.
12/23/2009
Check out this green gingerbread house built by MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff: It includes cookie and candy versions of SIPs construction, a living roof, and a solar electric system.
9/9/2013
Each year we learn more and more about living off grid and homesteading. These are just a few of the third-year experiences we wanted to share.
12/5/2013
Learning to appreciate seasonal differences.
12/5/2012
The cost to install and operate our solar electrical system.
1/1/0001
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.
1/8/2014
There is hard work homesteading in the mountains and the weather dictates much of those challenges.
1/29/2014
It takes commitment and determination to live remotely in the mountains.
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.
5/8/2014
How to cope mentally with living in a remote location.
2/11/2014
For many people, going green seems like a daunting task, but in reality, a few simple lifestyle changes is all you need.
2/13/2014
Celebrate meals with homegrown or local food. Tips for making your celebration gatherings zero-waste events.
4/8/2014
Unforgettable Fire's Kimberly and Katydid wood stoves are heating solutions for any and all spaces.
3/20/2014
Passive House standards incorporate passive solar design principles, but the two labels don’t mean the same thing. Learn about the difference between passive solar design and Passive House certification.
10/1/2010
The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s upcoming annual conference on sustainable farming will focus on how to achieve sustainability in our food system, as well as the future of agriculture in general.
5/21/2012
Many of us grow up disliking, even hating, ourselves. Learning to love oneself is no easy task, but it is vital to creating happiness and loving others. If you can learn to love yourself, you'll be rewarded many times over and be able to love others.
7/15/2010
Here are things to consider when choosing your cat or dog food.
10/10/2011
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner.
12/31/2008
Read dozens of reports of reader's homesteading adventures.
10/17/2013
Take a seat on this comfy sofa you made yourself using recycled car seats.
9/3/2013
Although livestock guard dogs are the oldest and most traditional livestock guardians, Jan Dohner gives us a look at the other two livestock guardians – llamas and donkeys.
12/6/2013
In Part One of this post, Jan Dohner explained how the different livestock guard dog breeds were developed and introduces us to their differences in style of work, temperament and other behaviors. In parts two and three, we take a brief look at some of the more common LGD breeds available in North America.
4/6/2011
Cam describes the challenges of winter driving and cutting down trees.
4/24/2013
How to build a greenhouse of used sliding-glass patio doors that is warmer and less expensive than plastic, and keeps out burrowing animals.
1/30/2012
Information on World Wetlands Day and their benefits and tips on how to protect your local wetlands.
5/21/2012
May is American Wetlands Month. Find out the many environmental benefits of wetlands and find out how you can help protect them!
8/21/2013
What makes a piece of land a wet-land? Not all wetlands are wet for the same reason.
8/29/2011
Let's stop for a minute and think about what we are doing!
4/20/2011
When Paula and Matt learned that running a utility line to their rural Vermont home would cost the same as buying solar panels, they never hesitated. Now they're living the good life, off the grid.
4/25/2011
Kate and Jeff are building their off-the-grid dream near Taos, New Mexico. As they build themselves a small straw bale house and make do with a few solar panels, they're realizing how little they really need.
6/28/2011
Sayra and Dominic live with their 5-year-old daughter in a charming 550-square-foot home in rural Idaho. There are challenges, but they've found that less really is more. "It's like living in a fun clubhouse," Sayra says.
4/28/2011
Will our nation's positive moves toward saner, simpler living and smaller homes fall victim to an improving economy? No way.
4/27/2011
We can learn a lot from the Amish, who have passed down wisdom on living simply and celebrating community for generations.
5/12/2011
Deb and Tommy have spent just $7,500 to set up their off-the-grid homestead in Oklahoma's Kiamichi Mountains, which relies on one 80-watt solar panel for power. As they learn more, they will continue to build their systems.
8/10/2011
This rustic, resourcefully sustainable dog fence fits right into the landscape. Before you install a fence, look around your place first to see what's already available.
10/2/2008
While often considered imperative to a healthy lifestyle, exercise by itself might not be all it's hyped up to be.
7/30/2010
Ten easy-to-make homemade soup recipes from Eating Well magazine that are suitable for any occasion.
11/6/2009
The voting outcome of Ohio's Issue 2 is seen as a win for industrial agriculture.
8/17/2011
Today, resourceful homeowners are creating more space without moving walls. One innovative solution uses heavy-duty sliding door hardware to show how a vacation home benefits from more efficient floor space.
10/23/2012
At breeding time, things aren't always what they seem. Sometimes things can really go awry!
3/1/2013
Get a materials list and step-by-step insructions for low tunnel construction for your backyard garden.
5/21/2011
Some burglar wanted my Millermatic 180 more than I did, I guess. Here's why I liked it and why I'm going to get another one.
10/28/2013
10 easy steps to get your home prepared for winter.
6/18/2014
One of the favorite events among attendees to the Puyallup MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR was investigative author Doug Fine’s Hemp Bound talk. Here are his thoughts on why hemp matters so much, a belief that was translated into a passionate and funny workshop.
6/4/2010
User of our CU photo-sharing website submits photo documents the building process on their new biomass and solar dome home. Don't forget to submit your photos to our CU photo-sharing website. Your favorite moments could become famous on our homepage!
8/17/2011
Check out this magical photograph of an energy-efficient dome home and the surprise above.
6/4/2012
Multiplaz North America announced it continues to woo potential resellers, as it is overwhelmingly winning consumers with its green technology, gasless, based Super New Plasma Welding and Cutting Machine, the Multiplaz 3500.
11/7/2012
Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a way to “pressure cook” algae to produce biocrude. The process shows promise in the development of green fuels.
5/2/2013
The story of two ladies and their small CSA in the Rocky Mountains.
6/28/2013
Local farmers lease Amherst College land to provide for the school’s dining hall.
7/12/2013
Two young Vermonters make the small farm a reality with some creative financing.
6/1/2010
"Life", a Discovery Channel nature documentary series on unique animal behaviors, will air on Animal Planet beginning June 6.
7/24/2013
Responsible investment secures land for a young organic farmer in Minnesota.
3/21/2014
Anticipation of warm weather, bees, flowers, and HONEY!
4/22/2011
Gathering weeds from your garden or yard can make a quick, healthy spring meal.
2/11/2013
Goats are terrific weed eaters, and do a great job clearing land for you, why not utilize them for clearing your pastures!
5/28/2009
Dogs can perform a variety of useful tasks on farms and rural properties, but can cause problems if they stray.
12/2/2009
Great Pyrenees have a reputation as great livestock guardian dogs, but they also protect poultry. Read what two owners of Great Pyrenees have to say about the dogs’ innate ability to protect poultry and other livestock.
2/23/2011
Nutsedge is a particularly invasive weed, but it can also be eaten raw, roasted, boiled and candied.
7/9/2010
In this blog series, I’ll guide you through eight sustainable wedding issues that are both easy and fun to remedy.
11/15/2013
The Coturnix Quail egg is very nutritious, has been in many civilizations as the treatment for many ailments, now it is back in our era as the only dietetic egg due to its amazing components.
6/4/2014
Find all of the mulch you need for free in your own back yard.
6/15/2011
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.
7/15/2010
Shorter length and smaller kid friendly hand loop makes it easier for children to handle their four-legged friends
6/12/2009
Guard donkeys and a good pen for nighttime can be vital to protecting new lambs and kids, especially with coyotes on the prowl. Find out how all it takes is one small mistake to produce fatal consequences on the farm.
10/5/2011
Learn from the trials and tribulations of a beginning dairy goat owner!
10/24/2011
Even dairy goats can have self-esteem issues...
6/4/2012
A Grade 1 group come through the farm for a tour
11/21/2012
A Louisiana State University forestry researcher is looking at a fast-growing plant called switchgrass as a potential biofuel feedstock. Using switchgrass biofuel is practical because the plant requires little fertilizer and can tolerate drought and floods.
9/23/2013
You can make these outdoor chairs for less than $80 by recycling a whiskey barrel and using a few other supplies from your workshop.
7/6/2011
Where have our bats gone? We miss the benefit of having them around and wish they would come back.
5/11/2012
Alternative transportation magazine, A To B, is chock-full of innovative bicycle tecnology reviews and test drives for everything from folding bikes to E-motorcycles and all the accessories in between.
12/6/2011
A historic ice house on the LeDuc-Simmons Estate and a local ice harvest at Lake Rebecca demonstrate how ice and other perishables were kept cold in the hot summer months during the 19th century.
1/16/2012
Adult dogs need a little help to compete with pups in the adoption game. A spa date with a groomer or in your own back yard can give that older shelter dog more than a shiny coat. It can open the door to a new life.
5/1/2012
Horns or no horns, that is the question! Why should you disbud your goats, or is it okay to leave the horns on? This post discusses both options with a link to a great article about horns and their beauty.
8/20/2012
Our third child arrived the night of July 30, 2012. After many weeks of waiting and 12 hours of labor that stalled, we welcomed our daughter Nathalia Christine earthside. This is Part One of our birth story.
2/15/2011
Green products rule at Ambiente 2011, the world's most important consumer goods fair, in Frankfurt, Germany, this week.
4/27/2011
Green & Black’s, an organic chocolate company, takes a two week trip to the Dominican Republic to dig an 11.5 km trench. The trench will supply water to their cocoa farmers, helping product the cocoa which makes Green & Black’s chocolate bars.
10/1/2012
In this posting we discuss how rock weathering controls the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We also discuss why rock weathering can't remove the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that was generated by our use of fossil fuels.
3/29/2013
Try this tasty vegetarian (and vegan) alfredo for a healthy weeknight dinner.  
11/23/2013
In this blog we explore making your own ricotta and kefir, with recipes!
4/27/2011
The Living Seed Company is creating a platform to inspire gardeners and gardeners to be.
3/24/2011
This book club of the book, Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology, follows a couple who decides to live technology free for 18 months among a strict Amish-like community, growing all their own food and relying on their neighbors to survive.
5/11/2011
Gardening challenges at high elevation.
5/22/2011
The process of evaluating needs for successful downsizing.
7/15/2011
Cam describes the benefits of writing this blog and his recent book.
7/31/2011
Jeff and wife Kathy have lived off-grid since 2002. They strive to inform the public about ways to live inexpensively, and to further the principle of sustainability. Visit their website to learn more: www.naturalpower.weebly.com
11/7/2011
The political system is not broken.
11/17/2011
I love rural life and modern homesteading, but there are days when the comfort of a city condo would be welcome indeed. And honestly? A relief.
12/18/2011
How a wood-fired hot tub allows us to live better on less energy.
12/28/2011
This blog is an introduction to how we went from a condominium lifestyle to off grid modern homesteading in the mountains. It also includes an explanation of the meaning of "off grid".
12/29/2011
Has the "magic" energy solution been discovered?
1/12/2012
This blog is about all of the choices we have for the type of home we want for off grid living and some of the construction materials involved. It turns out there are a multitude of options we have to choose from.
1/15/2012
We finally see walls and a loft floor.
2/2/2012
We settle in for a long winter's work.
2/3/2012
Things you can do to prevent fire damage to your home from an external source.
2/7/2012
How we avoid cabin fever by doing volunteer work and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
2/13/2012
Instead of learning new tricks, we devise new ways to do the same old tricks.
2/24/2012
A quick look at different ways to be sustainable whether you are off grid or not.
3/2/2012
Two easy steps to reduce your electrical use whether you live off grid or not.
3/16/2012
A simple explanation of our solar power generating system and cost.
4/5/2012
If you've been on this rural living or modern homesteading journey for decades, or just starting out, how do you know when you've arrived?
4/13/2012
Robert Maxwell discusses the benefits of a rural lifestyle.
4/26/2012
A roof is a wonderful thing to have!
5/10/2012
Tips on how to keep water away from your home and water damage prevention.
5/31/2012
A short history of my own horse riding adventures.
6/6/2012
Our humble abode begins to take shape.
7/6/2012
Our power system begins to take shape.
8/16/2012
Reflections on 15 years of mountain living.
8/16/2012
A description and pictures of a tornado force winds in Washington State in 2012.
8/29/2012
A comparison of costs between on grid and off grid utilities for our circumstances.
9/5/2012
Success at growing food at the 4200' elevation and some of the challenges.
9/7/2012
We bring power from the array inside the building and put it to work.
9/12/2012
When we moved into the country, we had no idea that small critters would be such a nuisance.
9/19/2012
How we have adapted from salt water fishing to freshwater and what we do with our catch.
10/3/2012
Some of the downside of free ranging your chickens.
10/31/2012
Design features we incorporated into our new off grid home.
12/19/2012
Fun facts about our first year of blogging for Mother Earth News.
1/3/2013
A brief description of how we grow fresh vegetables in our long cold winters.
1/9/2013
A brief description of our experiences with solar tubes in our off grid home.
1/28/2013
How we deal with unexpected incidents.
1/30/2013
A description about something unique - a wood burning masonry kitchen stove.
2/18/2013
It may not be in the Kangaroo Valley tourist brochures, and you might think it odd to visit a rural supply store just for a look, but I would encourage any visitor to Australia's Kangaroo Valley to make a trip to the Red Shed.
3/1/2013
How both we and the chickens have gotten better at surviving the cold winters where we live.
3/20/2013
This current situation is a perfect example of the 80/20 rule of homesteading: 80 percent of your time, energy and effort is spent on maintenance; 20 percent on progress towards the dream. A majority of your time homesteading is spent covered in chicken poop, squashing potato bugs, figuring out why gas isn’t getting to the carburetor in the ATV and shoveling snow after dark by headlamp.
3/22/2013
Our experiences in learning to pressure can and use reusable canning lids.
2/17/2012
A brief description of our experience with a masonry heater.
5/29/2013
If know you're destined to live in the country, or just more self-reliantly, but are overwhelmed by all the choices, here's a place to start.
6/20/2013
It is a regular occurrence, a question we're asked: Why do we do all this work?
6/26/2013
How did Victoria Redhed Miller and husband David end up living on an off-grid homestead in the foothills of Washington State's Olympic mountains? Grid? What grid? Electricity was something one took for granted; it came from those outlets on the walls. I was hardly aware of it except during one of the infrequent power outages.
7/16/2013
The journey to a self-sufficient life is a bumpy ride. Having a backup plan — or two — can make all the difference in your progress.
8/28/2013
Who would think it’s possible to discover the artist in me, incubate a business, plus milk goats, grow a garden...all in one unforgettable summer. I'm a rich woman by any standard.
9/26/2010
Simple living expert Wanda Urbanska at the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR.
3/8/2012
Learn three simple tips for making the most of small gardening spaces, including hanging plants and advice for selecting seed varieties.
3/13/2012
Realize that DIY inspiration is just a click away by checking out these great home remodeling blogs. 
5/24/2013
How feeding the hungry amounts to action on behalf of a planet on fire with a toxic yang imbalance.
8/23/2013
Seth Leitman explains toxicity in our products and how green living is about recovering from these products.
6/25/2008
Daniel Sheridan found a way to turn children's energy into electrical power with a see-saw that generates electricity. The see-saw should generate enough electricity to light a classroom for a whole evening after only five to 10 minutes of use.
8/22/2013
MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine comes to life in the recently released Wiser Living Video Series. Volume One of the Series features some of our most popular workshops from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS taught by members of the editorial team and expert community. Become more self-reliant in and around your home by tackling 19 projects ranging from keeping backyard chickens to making tinctures.
7/18/2012
What it is like to live higher up.
6/3/2013
An upcoming inspirational documentary, “Beyond Off-Grid,” that strives to motivate people to return to the old paths, includes self-sufficiency experts from around the country. A MOTHER EARTH NEWS blog prompted the producer to contact us.
7/8/2013
A pressure canner greatly expands the range of foods that can be safely canned at home.
9/1/2010
If your job, finances, family commitments, etc., have thwarted or delayed your dreams of self-reliance, you don’t have to wait until you can afford a 20 acre parcel. You can start working where you are now to build and nurture self-reliant living skills that are sure to provide you with more peace of mind and improved health, and will most likely be of great personal benefit during the coming decades of global challenge and change.
9/21/2011
Gene GeRue relates the lessons he learned from a childhood of frugal living.
11/18/2011
At last, we construct the foundation.
8/9/2012
As everyone gathers around this campfire this fall, unite this variety of flavors into one savory skillet that will be enjoyed by all.
3/9/2012
A short simple explanation of how to project your electrical needs in order to size your electrical off grid system.
2/10/2012
This post is about our water cisterns and what we use them for. It also contains a caution that many local governments would like to tell you what you can and can't do with rainwater.
7/12/2012
Things to look for in your soil before you break ground on your new home or cabin.
11/25/2013
We’re interested in how our readers have lessened their environmental footprint.
5/3/2012
The generators we use for living off the grid and a multitude of other tasks.
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?
5/2/2014
"The Farm Then and Now" by Douglas Stevenson tells the story of The Farm: an intentional community that has defied the odds, blending idealism with a practical approach to create a model for sustainable living.
2/19/2014
Ed and Bruce compare the weather and its impact on their mountain homesteads at different elevations and mountain ranges.
3/5/2014
Inspired by the recent Mother Earth News article, "65 Money Saving Tips", this piece shares how we at the Be the Change Product spend little and live better.
1/10/2014
Each year we try to challenge ourselves with an entire month where we spend no money, and avoid using energy.
1/9/2014
Mountain homesteading in a remote area.
1/31/2014
Tips to help you get started planning your very own homestead. With proper planning you don't have to be experienced to do it right.
1/14/2014
How our "thanks for nothing" month came to be.
5/15/2014
Tips that we have learned gardening at a high elevation.
7/22/2014
Which fire starting tool works best - or at all?
1/3/2014
Outside of a few rare equipment failures, we’ve never had a power outage in the past 20 years that wasn’t our own fault — usually caused by not paying attention to power use or proper battery charging. Weather failures, on the other hand, are starting to become noticeable.
9/11/2009
The Farmers’ Almanac is a blend of useful information, entertainment and fascinating lore.
10/19/2010
Flagship store opens Nov. 1 in Mount Horeb, Wis., to give Duluth women a physical hub to browse seriously usable work wear.
4/27/2011
The Orvis Company believes that if we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources, we must commit to protecting them.
10/4/2011
Are you able to face any situation that comes your way with the knowledge that you will survive the adversity? Challenge yourself to become an overcomer!
5/4/2011
Cyndee and Tony love being in control of their own power and never having to worry about rate increases and outages in south-central Colorado. Solar panels, a wind turbine and a wood-fired boiler keep them plenty warm and happy.
7/20/2011
Karen and Tony Tipsword's rehabbed 720-square-foot cabin allows them the freedom and independence to live their dream of running a campground. "Being happy does not mean a large home filled with things," Karen says.
7/25/2011
Katie and Martin Clemons are resetting their priorities as they settle happily into a 480-square-foot apartment in Berlin. “Living smaller has taught us to live more simply,” Katie says. They bike more, shower less and enjoy their good life.
11/5/2012
Jim and Holly Smith, founders of Today’s Abundant Living, sent us this great review of a Homesteading Education Month open house and country skills workshop they hosted at their Michigan homestead.
9/9/2008
Here are some good options for free, weed-free mulches.
6/25/2010
The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, expected to pass this summer, offers rebates for windows, doors, skylights, window films and storm windows and doors.
7/10/2013
This Peach Sherbet Recipe is reminiscent of biting into a fresh peach, but with a cool, creamy consistency.
7/10/2013
Instead of coffee and cake after dinner, end an evening in style with this Coffee Granita Recipe.
7/10/2013
Make this creamy Peanut Butter Gelato Recipe and customize it with fruit, chocolate or nuts.
2/11/2011
Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, raves about his favourite hand held torch tool, the BernzOmatic Quickfire Hand Torch.
9/13/2013
Make your barn doors glide with skateboard wheels and other easy to find materials in this DIY project to create sliding barn doors.
5/1/2009
H1N1, or swine flu, didn't have to be the epidemic it is today. Are factory farms to blame?
6/29/2011
Salt glaze pottery, primitive colonial furnishings and pewter bring wabi-sabi into your home--while honoring our American traditions.
1/23/2014
Finding the right book for yourself is hard. Even harder if you are trying to learn something new. A BeeWeaver beekeeper, Emerson Arehart, read many beekeeping books and came up with a short list and summary to help you get started learning about bees.
4/28/2014
These DIY furniture pieces can be cut and fabricated from any flat, sturdy material.
7/13/2010
Drying food is a good way to eat local produce all year, and if you make this solar food dehydrator for yourself, you’ll be well on your way to delicious meals during colder months.