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DIY Building Projects

Great DIY projects and building plans for anyone who can swing a hammer.

6 Easy Gifts to Make with Beeswax

By Carrie Williams Howe

These simple beeswax DIY projects make for simple yet elegant gift-giving ideas for friends and family.

How to Make a Pine Needle Hand Broom

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

Learn how to easily make a miniature hand broom that can be a unique decoration, or a functional piece, in just four simple steps.

Sheep and Their Fleeces, Part 1

Charlotte French chats with Deb Robson and Deborah Niemann, both sheep breeders and fiber experts, about raising sheep and processing fleece.

Conversations on Home Brewing and the History of Beer

In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends Jereme Zimmerman and Victoria Redhead Miller chat about basic mead and beer making, and have a lively discussion about the history of beer and alcohol around the world.


Replace Paper Towels with a Reusable Cloth Alternative

By Danielle Pientka,

Invest in dish cloths to replace paper towels. Small ones are perfect for hand washing, medium towels for cleaning, and large to dry hands.

Nature Crafting with Children

By Carole Coates

What better way to connect to both nature and children than to engage in a bit of nature crafting together?

How to Choose a New Heating System: Five Key Questions to Answer

By Steve Maxwell

This post is about choosing the best furnace, boiler or heat pump for your home. Cut through the confusion with answers to five key questions.

I Built a DIY Solar Panel Generator Trailer for My Homestead

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

We built a portable solar panel trailer and battery bank which we can use as a 115 volt electrical source at any location on our homestead.

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