Logs





10/15/2005
So, I just read an article in the Washington Post that said the Internet is now home to some 15 million blogs and that most bloggers consider this medium a form of therapy. And as I’ve been agonizing of late about so many things (my inability to get around to writing blog entries being one of them…), I figured I’d just join the crowd on the cybercouch.
6/1/2011
Tree stumps, reminders of special moments and birds contribution to life.
6/7/2011
Carpenter ants: an alternative to chemical treatment. Living within the environment and not attempting to destroy or change it.
6/6/2011
Wild strawberries are a tasty treat.
6/26/2011
Practical use of a wood mill on the homestead. The benefit of cutting your own lumber.
5/6/2011
Homesteading with wild animals and how to cope with their antics.
4/29/2011
If you have questions on how we accomplished our dream - ask us maybe our experience will help you. We welcome questions on how life is in the high mountains of S. Colorado. Please visit our personal blog for more information on us.
6/23/2011
The virtues and wisdom of having some projects done by professionals -vs- rather than attempting them yourself. While many can and do their own installation, occasionally it is better to have professionals do the job.
1/29/2009
Yes, it's possible to harvest trees from your own property to build a timber-frame structure. But here are a few things to consider before you decide to go ahead.
1/31/2014
The quiet low of January has broken, the promise of spring and its seedy optimism is evident in the pile of seed catalogs at my bedside.
1/28/2015
Homegrown.org blogger and Bay Area homesteader Rachel of Dog Island Farm shares tips for deciding which seeds to order — in other words, which vegetable varieties to grow.
2/23/2009
Using horses rather than tractors may turn out to be the greenest way to farm.
6/12/2011
Wild flowers in bloom in high country meadows. Wild iris in profusion.
5/24/2013
Start your own mushroom garden using hardwood logs. It's so easy, a beginning homesteader can do it!
3/13/2015
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and pregnant Pennsylvania mama Michelle (Congrats, Michelle!) shares her plans for planting a baby food garden, including her entire seed order.
6/24/2011
A few things for a tipi dweller to consider in finding the (kind of) perfect property to call home (for a bit).
5/25/2011
Being prepared for canine emergencies.
5/15/2011
Sometimes you have your plans changed for you, so don't put off tomorrow what can be done today.
5/18/2011
Pack Rats, cute, tricky and destructive
6/20/2011
New wood stove, another unexpected advantage of downsizing, and Murphy's Law.
11/20/2008
Sauté mushrooms in some butter for a quick and tasty treat.
11/12/2008
Growing mushrooms can be easy if you get expert advice and stay on top of your mushroom log's needs.
8/31/2012
Try BOGS gardening clogs, a super-comfortable pair of gardening shoes that will stand up to tough wear.
5/11/2011
Gardening challenges at high elevation.
5/8/2012
Salvaging logs is always a challenge-- but finding buried treasure in it always makes it worthwhile. This salvage job came after the land had been cleared by the owner, and the best lumber pick over buy a logger.
2/3/2012
How to work with a sawyer when cutting your lumber
2/11/2013
It wasn't many months ago the seed catalog for this year showed up, but at that point I had just, just, managed to finish off the garden season, slightly traumatized from all the work. To receive a catalog then seemed mostly like an ill-conceived joke, a way to rub it in; don't think you can relax too much.
7/8/2011
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.
1/23/2011
Reuse old seed catalogs and recycle lumber scraps while creating one of a kind designer home decor.
5/22/2011
The process of evaluating needs for successful downsizing.
12/13/2013
Reading between the lines of the seed catalog variety descriptions is a science and an art. How not to get carried away by all the positive exclamations and miss some basic fact that would tell you this variety is not for your farm? This post provides tips.
2/27/2014
The world of organic seed, delusional hope and insomniac online shopping collide.
1/6/2015
Four questions I ask of new varieties, before ordering seeds.
1/17/2012
Highlights from the catalog of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, by the editor in chief of Mother Earth News.
3/22/2012
Here is a description of some of the pruning tools and techniques for pruning trees for future sawlogs.
1/8/2012
Receiving seed catalogs and dreaming of warmer weather and growing a garden.
11/6/2008
Try doing something different this winter by growing mushrooms. It's entertaining, and it provides you with an edible treat!
3/23/2011
Recipes for satisfying gluten-free breakfasts.
12/14/2011
Adzes and broad axes have been used for centuries in log cabin building. Learn a bit about what these tools do and how to use them.
3/22/2011
Restoring a heritage log cabin is not something to embark on on a whim, but it can be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do.
11/7/2012
Protecting the fig tree for the winter felt like putting it to bed for a long sleep. Chopping wood with the Chopper 1 is a thing of joy and beauty and that's no joke. Do it yourself corn bin helped our neighbor keep the racoons out.
11/6/2008
We have developed two customized search engines that make it easier to locate companies that offer specific varieties of seeds and plants, as well as organic garden products and tools.
1/25/2013
Sorting through seed catalogs is one of the most entertaining tasks we have here at MOTHER EARTH NEWS. These garden seed catalogs come in handy when searching for just the right variety of heirloom veggies to grow, and they're fun to look at too!
4/25/2012
Top bar hive modifications, turkey traps, and gourmet potatoes are just a few of the topics covered in the past week of blogging we've been up to. Homesteading healthcare and a new virtual book club round off the week with several reader comments.
1/16/2012
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.




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