Karyn Sweet

Got (Raw) Milk?

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

6 months ago

American Farmers Today Part Three: The Lances

Read Part One: The Whitmires Read Part Two: Martin and the Mackeys Michael and Casey Lance run a small family…

7 months ago

American Farmers Today, Part Two: Martin and the Mackeys

Read Part One: The Whitmires Christina Martin, along with business partner John Strom, runs the Morningside Farms CSA in Brevard,…

10 months ago

Strange Edibles

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

11 months ago

Free Eats! Combating the Rising Cost of Food

I try really hard to keep within our food budget. I also try really hard to serve my family food…

12 months ago

Make Your Own Fermented Drinks

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

12 months ago

Beneficial Bugs

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

1 year ago

The Lazy Harvest: Start Saving Water and Money in Just a Few Hours with a DIY Rainwater Catchment System

Want a quick but very useful and effective homesteading project you can knock-out this weekend?  Consider installing a rainwater catchment…

1 year ago

Homesteading in Appalachia

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

1 year ago

American Farmers Today Part One: The Whitmires

I recently watched a movie produced by Robert Kenner called Food, Inc., a documentary about current American farming practices and where…

1 year ago

25 Ways to Save Money

I'm sure you've heard the good news by now—the recession is over!  But in case it doesn't feel like it's…

1 year ago

Weston A. Price: Introducing the “Real” Way of Eating

Homesteaders often enjoy looking back and learning how the old-timers did things.  We look back at their lives as not…

2 years ago