Got (Raw) Milk?

August 30, 2023 3

On your way to greater self-sufficiency, you have purchased a dairy cow or goat.  You should feel proud that you are taking responsibility for your…

Strange Edibles

April 12, 2023 0

The vegetable garden is usually one of the first steps taken toward self-sufficiency.  Who would want to do without plump tomatoes and fresh watermelons cracked…

After waging war on all the germs and bacteria we know are lurking around us, people are finally beginning to understand that some bacteria is…

Beneficial Bugs

February 14, 2023 0

When I first started gardening, I knew I would probably be spending a lot of time weeding.  What I didn’t realize is just how devastating…

Homesteading in Appalachia

January 30, 2023 1

Rugged, self-sufficient, fiercely loyal – despite stereotypes to the contrary, the Appalachian mountaineers were, and are, an admirable people who developed a rich culture while…