8/29/2011
Join me on a tomato hornworm hunt!
8/29/2011
Cam considers how Peak Oil will affect our lives....
8/29/2011
Let's stop for a minute and think about what we are doing!
8/29/2011
Preserving food was a must during the Great Depression. Doris Zicafoose relates memories of drying corn, canning tomatoes, the necessity of a water bath canner and the joy of acquiring a pressure canner.
8/29/2011
Four of the requirements honey bees need to thrive, no matter where they live, or what type of shelter they have, or what kind of management they have, or don't have.
8/26/2011
Things that come to mind while watching my husband and son work in this heat.
8/26/2011
A woman shares her experiences during the Dust Bowl days in Oklahoma of how she ate poke greens, learned to live without electricity and other homesteading memories.
8/24/2011
The US Pro Cycle Challenge is a major cycling race that brings cyclists from all over the world including the recent winner of the Tour de France.
8/24/2011
Mark Oldham shares childhood adventures of taking care of dairy cows and beef cows including milking, herding cows out to pasture and employing a cattle call in Appalachian country.
8/24/2011
Cam is getting worn out trying to keep up with watering during a drought.
8/23/2011
Kim Flottum of "Bee Culture Magazine" and Christy Hemenway of Gold Star Honeybees discuss tips and techniques of keeping bees in different types of hives - top bar hives and conventional Langstroth hives.  
8/23/2011
Maddy Harland introduces the shrub layer of a forest garden and gives six useful tips for establishing a low maintenance and healthy garden.
8/22/2011
A boy growing up in Appalachian Country shares the farming practices of his family.
8/22/2011
Beat summer heat with this easy, do-it-yourself alternative to an expensive store-bought air conditioner!
8/21/2011
Is the electric car all it's cracked up to be? Let's find out!
8/19/2011
We've had a few surprises as we travel the road of backyard chicken raising - some of them pleasant, some not so much. Here are a few things we've learned that might help you as you decide whether or not to get chickens for your backyard.
8/18/2011
Photo of a bear with a pack rat that is about to be lunch. Thanks to a friend for sharing it for us all to see.
8/18/2011
EZ Mover - A 2" Receiver for Your Three Point Hitch
8/18/2011
Cam prefers the view from his office in his country home.
8/16/2011
Canning is a homesteader essential skill. Sometimes canning can simply be a way to create and spread love and kindness, rather than just putting by necessary foods. Try out this Peach Orange Marmalade recipe for a change of pace.
8/16/2011
This traditional recipe for Potatiskorv, or Swedish potato sausage, is delicious, simple and hearty. 
8/15/2011
Fond memories of a self-sufficient farm in Armstrong County, Pa., show how hard work and family together results in a truly meaningful life.
8/15/2011
Beginning a discussion on top bar hives and standard hives in a question and answer format, getting the best of each for users of both kinds of hives.
8/15/2011
Purchase process of the "promised land"
8/15/2011
Cam describes a recent adventure involving round bales, train tracks and a stressful drive home.
8/12/2011
These large, beautiful, long legged creatures of late summer thrill and amaze.
8/12/2011
Our area is abundant with history. We have a limber pine tree nearby that I estimate is over 2,100 years old and still very much alive. History - we have an abundance of it.
8/12/2011
The Farm Aid concert is a chance for us to shine a spotlight on these people who work every day to put good food on our tables.
8/12/2011
Pull up a chair and enjoy the view from my back porch. And the smell of fresh manure.
8/12/2011
Demise of the Southern Energy and Environmental (See) Expo
8/12/2011
Cam loves growing and selling food!
8/10/2011
Hiking to the top of our mountain, the breathing view, the soothing effect.
8/10/2011
Rachel describes how to turn her heirloom corn crop into beautiful blue corn tortillas!
8/10/2011
From pig to plate, learn how to make homemade sausage patties grandma’s way and use rendered fat for more cooking.
8/10/2011
Cam describes why he was anxious to leave the city for a life in the country.
8/9/2011
I've been living in my tipi for almost a month now. Last night, under a chorus of screech owl trills and whinnies, I spent a little time reflecting on some things I've learned about this curious way of living. Enjoy.
8/8/2011
“The Cleaner Plate Club” co-author Beth Bader shares an adventure to the farmers market with her daughter, her “eat local” food values, and her recipe for Lemongrass Tomato Soup.
8/8/2011
I made a hole in the ground, and then decorated it with rocks!
8/8/2011
It's time to start thinking of winter for your bees. They much have enough food to get through the long months when no food is coming in. It's your job to see that they do.
8/8/2011
Are the grasshoppers devouring the garden that you are working so hard to keep alive? I say fight fire with fire!
8/7/2011
One of the first steps to building our homestead in Texas was to get water and electricity on the property so we had the basics from which we could build. This blog discusses how we implemented the first phase of our utilities.
8/5/2011
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.
8/5/2011
Growing raspberries and other vegetables at high elevation and the challenges.
8/5/2011
Cam has been doing some radio and podcast interviews lately with some interesting hosts.
8/4/2011
Listen to what happens when you have a hole in your jeans and angry bees!
8/3/2011
Don't let summer berries go to waste! Rev up your recipe collection with sorbets, vinegars and even berry wine! Your berries will be the star of the season!
8/2/2011
Steve offers a few thoughts on line trimmers and brush cutters.
8/2/2011
It's been a rough summer for gardeners and farmers alike. Here's how we've been dealing with drought and a few tips on watering.
8/1/2011
2,4,D Amine 4 is not a safe product. Read the multiple page information sheet if you can read tiny writing and hieroglyphics.
8/1/2011
Who needs a TV drama, when, out the back door, we have our own alfresco drama, complete with territory battles, births, deaths, alien invasions, mystery, beauty and fornication, unfolding daily before our very eyes if we care to look.






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