Wiser Living Videos From MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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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!

DIY

How to Tie a Bandana

Bandanas can be used in varied ways — from sweat bands to gift wrapping. In
this video presentation, learn how to tie a bandana for several simple uses.

How to Refinish Wood Floors 

 

 

Sunlight, dents and foot traffic can all cause your wood floor to appear worn and
faded. But with a few supplies, you can revive worn wood flooring without heavy-duty
sanding.

Green Homes

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
superior animals. Learn about some of our favorite breeds the fun way: with a slideshow
of cute baby animals!

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
counterparts, but what does “free-range” really mean?

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
for homesteaders, too. In this video, learn how to tie a basic square knot that
is both attractive and strong.

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.

Organic Gardening

DIY Seed Starting Kits

 

 

Learn how to make biodegradable seed starting kits out of newspaper in this how-to
video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS editor Hannah Kincaid.

How to Check for Seed Viability

 

 

Use our seed viability test to make sure you get the most from your saved seeds every year.

Natural Health

Homemade Organic Skin Toner

 

 

Using just a few basic ingredients, you can make your own DIY cosmetics, such as
this simple-yet-luxurious organic skin toner.

3 Herbs for Wellness

 

 

Use these herbs for wellness to keep your major body functions running smoothly
and efficiently.

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
to boost brain health safely and effectively.

3 Herbs for Nausea

 

 

These herbs for nausea can be used to soothe upset stomachs, calm nerves
and prevent illness.

How to Make an Herbal Salve

 

 

Learning how to make an herbal salve will prove useful with any skin problems
like chapped hands, mild burns, acne, rashes and more.

How to Make an Herbal Tincture

 

 

Learn how to make a peppermint herbal tincture that will help with treating
stomach aches, motion sickness and morning sickness.

Real Food

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,
efficient and nutritious — yet too many cooks are intimidated by the technique.
This video demystifies how to use a pressure cooker — not to be confused with
a pressure canner — and encourages everyone to give it a try.

Use an Oil Press

 

 

By using an oil press, you can produce
homemade oils with tons of flavor. In this video, learn how to use a Piteba oil
press for superior cooking oil from your favorite nuts and seeds.

Cozy Pumpkin Rolls Recipe

 

 

In this video, learn how to make this Cozy
Pumpkin Rolls recipe. It’s easy and will be a favorite at your holiday table.

Make Simple No-Knead Bread

 

 

This no-knead bread recipe
will give you artisan-style bread straight from the oven.

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
points of making your own homemade chicken stock and how to cook with this economical
flavor-enhancer.

How to Render Lard

 

 

Learn how to render lard,
which is actually lower in saturated fat than butter and margarine.

How to Make Sauerkraut

 

 

Learn how to make sauerkraut for an
easy, nutritious way to preserve cabbage. You can use the same process to ferment
numerous other vegetables, too.

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.

Basic Cheesemaking

 

 

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
EARTH NEWS FAIR in the Midwest, held in Lawrence, Kansas.

Ecology Ethics with Joel Salatin

 

 

Joel Salatain and Bryan Welch relish in the joy and love the earth gives back when
it is given love and “ecological caress.”

Raising Chickens with Pat Foreman

 

 

Bryan Welch visits with Poultry Pioneer, Pat Foreman, and special guest, Oprah Hen-free,
on why chickens are “superstars.”

Sustainable Living with Ed Begley, Jr.

 

 

Ed Begley, Jr. and Bryan Welch discuss their shared enthusiasm for sustainable living
and the details of Ed’s “green” home with passive solar design.

MaKing Farming “Cool” with Joe King

 

 

Bryan Welch talks with Joe King, star of reality TV show, “Farm Kings,” on his goal
for the show and his thriving family farm.

Hunting For A Connection with Miles Olson

 

 

Miles Olson shares with Bryan Welch his unique perspective on life, death and compassion
in hunting.

Investing in ‘Slow Money’ with Woody Tasch

 

 

Woody Tasch and Bryan Welch discuss why ‘Slow Money’ is more rational than modern
investing while it also contributes to local agriculture.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS Wiser Living Video Series

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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.