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How to Go Off Grid: A Book Review

How to Go Off Grid: A Book Review

Many dream of going “off-grid” – moving toward a self-reliant lifestyle in the wilderness. They want to disconnect from the daily grind. Ron Melchiore has done it, and his book “Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness” offers an inside peek into what […]

Book Review: Gaia’s Garden

Book Review: Gaia’s Garden

Gaia’s Garden starts with the simple but important position that permaculture practices allow us to work with Mother Nature instead of against her as we design our landscape and our gardens.

How to Make and Use Newspaper Seed Starting Pots

How to Make and Use Newspaper Seed Starting Pots

Newspaper seed starting pots are a simple and environmentally-friendly solution for seed starting. Not only are you re-using a free resource to make them, you can also plant them directly in your garden when you are ready to transplant. Making newspaper seed starting pots is […]

How to Make a Small Kitchen Work

How to Make a Small Kitchen Work

Our kitchen is small. Its not New York City apartment small, or tiny house small, but for a family that raises most of its own food and needs space to process and cook all the time, it is kinda small. The photo above shows what […]

How to Build a Grow Light Stand

How to Build a Grow Light Stand

When it comes to seed starting, it is hard to find a better set up than a vertical, tiered shelf with grow lights on each level (commonly called a “grow light stand”).  This set-up allows you to grow multiple levels of seedlings in a condensed […]

How to Heat Your Homestead with a Wood Burning Stove

How to Heat Your Homestead with a Wood Burning Stove

This post is from guest contributor, Jana Strain. Wood stoves provide an amazing source of heat for your house.  The heat from a wood burning stove is best described as a warm blanket wrapped around you.  Unlike central heating, the temperature doesn’t fluctuate as much and you […]

How to Grow Elderberries from Cuttings

How to Grow Elderberries from Cuttings

Elderberries are an awesome addition to any farm or homestead; the flowers can be used to infuse tea and other herbal products and the ripe berries can be used for baking, cooking, or winemaking among other uses. The medicinal properties of elderberries are also incredibly […]

Homesteaders’ Book Club Digs into Gardening

Homesteaders’ Book Club Digs into Gardening

We are pleased to announce that the Homesteaders’ Book Club is going to dig deeper this spring and read a gardening book that will offer new insight to almost any homesteader! Are you itching to start your spring gardening tasks, or maybe already getting started? […]

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

Wool dryer balls are a great DIY project you can easily make in your home in an afternoon. Not only are they better for the environment, they are better for you! Dryer balls help to speed up the drying process when thrown in with your […]

How to Use Natural Remedies for your Livestock

How to Use Natural Remedies for your Livestock

Natural remedies can help address health issues with your livestock when used safely.