After years of nesting in our little sub/urban home, it was time to move on to a place we could really spread our wings. That place happened to be in the country on a beautiful fixer upper property where "we didn't HAVE to do anything right away". We did. We had to do lots of things right away. Some went well, some didn't. Some are still ongoing. It all started with a moldy house on a trash filled little slice of heaven….
You go to fire up the generator but it doesn't run. Now what? Here are some troubleshooting tips to get your generator back up and running in no time.
Joel Salatin meets with us at the Texas MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR to discuss the land management practices on Polyface farm.
Composting manure and bedding is a method that can be utilized by both small land owners and even larger farming operations to not only manage manure but produce a beneficial end product.
People ask me all the time for advice about running a farm, particularly single-handedly. Be it weather or animals or growing things, we are not in charge. We can make a plan, as long as we know, plans change. My advice is: Surrender to that.
After discovering MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine, my eyes were opened to the world of homesteading and self-reliance. I took a deep plunge, and learned so much but still have so much to learn. We made some mistakes along the way — and those homesteading mistakes are what I want to talk about.
If you're a coffee drinker on your homestead, and wondering what to do with your empty cans, here are five easy ways to re-purpose them!
Join the virtual Homesteaders' Book Club to read "Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness" and discuss the book with other homesteaders and the author!
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