Sheri Dixon

Easter Chicks Gone Bad: The Unexpected Menace

They looked innocent enough, like fuzzy giant skittles bouncing around the tub. My friend had purchased colored Easter chicks for…

2 years ago

Black Thumb! Helpful Hints for the Cultivationally Challenged

Over the course of the last 25 years, I have gardened both sides of the Mason-Dixon line, and  I have…

2 years ago

Homesteaders vs Survivalists

Homesteaders vs. Survivalists: Conflicting Interests or Alternative Routes to the Same Destination? A funny thing happened when I got caught…

2 years ago

In Defense of the Weed-lot

Whether your homestead is one acre or one hundred acres, there’s a terrific feeling of ownership and stewardship that goes…

2 years ago

Enslaved By Ducks by Bob Tarte

Poor Bob. Although he and his wife live in the country on a few acres, they have no intention of…

2 years ago

The Importance of Being Surveyed

Ten years ago I was overworked, underpaid, alone in the world and adrift without a home to call my own. …

3 years ago

Raising Chickens… From Scratch

The first livestock most new homesteaders bring home to the farm are chickens—and rightly so.  Here's how to start raising chickens…

3 years ago

The Unsung Benefits of Homesteading (There’s a Perfectly Good Reason for the Egg in My Pocket.)

Oh sure, we all know the perks of growing our own food, supplying our own energy, and being as self-sufficient…

3 years ago

Keeping the Homestead Dream Alive: What to Do When the Bluebird of Happiness Poops on Your Head

There are a few, a lucky few, folks who were born on the family farm, grew up on the family…

3 years ago

Living in the Sticks (and the Single Girl)

Carving out a homestead is a fantasy of many a young boy.  Even now, when Saturday morning programming does not…

3 years ago

Gimme Shelter (And I’d Like it to Look Like…a House, Please)

There are several options available to the new landowner-slash-rural-inhabitant, some appealing, some viable, some neither one. It all depends on…

3 years ago

Natural Building Colloquium of Kerrville, TX: Getting Down and Dirty with Mother Nature

If you are thinking and have been reading about Alternative and Natural Building styles, this is one of those things…

3 years ago