Wiser Living Videos From MOTHER EARTH NEWS
We at MOTHER EARTH NEWS are proud to share our list of instructional and informational
videos featuring members of our staff. Each video is a glimpse into a project we
love or an issue we care about. Check out the videos below, and let us know what
you think by leaving a comment. Our video collection is expanding, so check back
often for new releases!
|How to Tie a Bandana
Bandanas can be used in varied ways — from sweat bands to gift wrapping. In
|How to Refinish Wood Floors
Sunlight, dents and foot traffic can all cause your wood floor to appear worn and
|All-Natural Household Cleaners||How to Set Up a Kerosene Lamp (Video)|
|Create and stock up on all-natural household cleaners like vinegar, baking soda and castile soap to avoid volatile organic compounds in your home.||Make sure to get the most out of your new kerosene lamp by following these tips for proper set up and use.|
Homesteading and Livestock
|Backyard Chickens 101
Learn the basics necessary to successfully raise happy and healthy backyard chickens.
|Cute Baby Animals From Heritage Breeds
Raising heritage breeds of livestock is a great way to preserve history while enjoying
|Benefits of Backyard Chickens
Backyard chickens have been providing homesteaders with natural pest control and nutritious eggs and meat for ages. In this video, learn more about the benefits of backyard birds.
|How and Why of Free Range Chickens
Free-range chickens provide tastier meat and more flavorful eggs than their store-bought
|Protecting Chickens From Predators
Raising chickens is a valuable practice for any homesteader, but protecting chickens from predators can be a tough job. In this video, GRIT editor-in-chief Hank Will provides some tips for keeping your flock safe and happy.
|Chicken Brooder Basics
So you’ve acquired or hatched a group of day-old chicks; now what? Introducing them to a chicken brooder that will keep them comfortable and safe should be first on the list.
|Incubating Chicken Eggs
Incubating chicken eggs is a great way to increase your flock size, or to provide replacements for birds that have been culled from your flock.
|Step-by-Step Chicken Processing
Learn the essential stages of chicken processing in this video, from equipment and humane killing methods to plucking and eviscerating.
|Choosing a Zero-Turn Mower
Zero-turn mowers are a great investment for homesteaders with large lawns. In this video, learn how to choose the best one for your needs.
|How to Tie a Square Knot
Knot-tying isn’t just for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts — it’s a handy skill
|Breed Profile: Lincoln Longwool Sheep
Interested in shepherding? Lincoln longwool sheep are both good meat sheep and producers of high-quality wool, and are a heritage breed dating to the height of the Roman Empire in Britain.
|Breed Profile: Navajo Churro Sheep
The Navajo Churro sheep descends from sheep originally brought to America by the Spanish. Once on the brink of extinction, the population is now rebounding with the aid of concerned breeders.
|Breed Profile: San Clemente Island Goats
San Clemente Island goats are often raised as dairy goats. They were introduced to San Clemente Island in 1875; culled in the 1970s, only a few hundred remain in the breeding population.
|Preparing for Chickens
Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine discusses the basics of getting chicks started with Purina animal nutritionist, Mikelle Roeder.
|Tips for Getting Started in Beekeeping
Our friends at Brushy Mountain Bee Farm offer some helpful tips and tricks to get your hive buzzing.
| Maintaining New Bee Colonies
Learn the dos and don’ts of inspecting newly installed bee colonies for health and productivity.
|Capturing a Bee Swarm
Watch as Editor Russell Mullin captures a swarm.
|Installing a Bee Hotel
Join Russell Mullin as he shows how to properly install a “bee hotel” for mason and leafcutter bees.
|DIY Seed Starting Kits
Learn how to make biodegradable seed starting kits out of newspaper in this how-to
|How to Check for Seed Viability
Use our seed viability test to make sure you get the most from your saved seeds every year.
|Homemade Organic Skin Toner
Using just a few basic ingredients, you can make your own DIY cosmetics, such as
|3 Herbs for Wellness
Use these herbs for wellness to keep your major body functions running smoothly
|2 Herbs for Skin
Soothe and heal scrapes, burns and rashes with these herbs for skin.
|4 Herbs for Mental Focus
Try these herbs for mental focus
|3 Herbs for Nausea
These herbs for nausea can be used to soothe upset stomachs, calm nerves
|How to Make an Herbal Salve
Learning how to make an herbal salve will prove useful with any skin problems
|How to Make an Herbal Tincture
Learn how to make a peppermint herbal tincture that will help with treating
|Homemade Bread Made Easy
Homemade bread is easy to make and requires minimal time spent kneading. Using simple ingredients, such as honey, whole-wheat flour and salt, anyone can have fresh, homemade bread in a matter of hours.
|Pressure Cooking Basics
Pressure cooking is simple,
|Use an Oil Press
By using an oil press, you can produce
|Cozy Pumpkin Rolls Recipe
In this video, learn how to make this Cozy
|Make Simple No-Knead Bread
This no-knead bread recipe
|Pickled Beets Recipe
Learn how to pickle and can beets in this video — the process is easy and you’ll agree it’s worth the effort for tasty beets in the dead of winter.
|Making Chicken Stock From Scratch
Learn the finer
|How to Render Lard
Learn how to render lard,
|How to Make Sauerkraut
Learn how to make sauerkraut for an
|How to Churn Butter
Making cultured butter in a hand crank butter churn is simple. All it requires is some heavy cultured cream and a little bit of patience.
Gianaclis Caldwell gives step-by-step instructions to help even the most inexperienced of cheese lovers cook up their own creations.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR Videos
The MOTHER EARTH
NEWS FAIRS are fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle events
that feature dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the
leading authorities on renewable energy, small-scale agriculture and more!
|FAIR Highlights with ‘Sunflower Journeys’
PBS affiliate program Sunflower Journeys highlights the first MOTHER
|Ecology Ethics with Joel Salatin
Joel Salatain and Bryan Welch relish in the joy and love the earth gives back when
|Raising Chickens with Pat Foreman
Bryan Welch visits with Poultry Pioneer, Pat Foreman, and special guest, Oprah Hen-free,
|Sustainable Living with Ed Begley, Jr.
Ed Begley, Jr. and Bryan Welch discuss their shared enthusiasm for sustainable living
|MaKing Farming “Cool” with Joe King
Bryan Welch talks with Joe King, star of reality TV show, “Farm Kings,” on his goal
|Hunting For A Connection with Miles Olson
Miles Olson shares with Bryan Welch his unique perspective on life, death and compassion
|Investing in ‘Slow Money’ with Woody Tasch
Woody Tasch and Bryan Welch discuss why ‘Slow Money’ is more rational than modern
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Wiser Living Video Series
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Wiser Living Video Series for videos featuring our most
popular workshops taught by leading experts on do-it-yourself, sustainable projects.
From learning the basics of pickling vegetables to making your own all-natural household
cleaners, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Video Series includes a broad spectrum of information
to help guide you on your path to self-sufficiency.