Ecology

Homesteading Ecology articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Staying Cool Without Air Conditioning on the Homestead

The cicadas are rasping out a mid-summer melody.  The air is still, the heat on the road wavering the image…

4 days ago

The Benefits of Bats on the Homestead

Bats are among the most misunderstood creatures on the planet. For centuries, these flying mammals have been associated with evil…

1 month ago

From Cucina Povera to Conscious Cookery: Timeless Garden-to-Kitchen and Back Again Smarts

Eating in season. Eating locally. They’re not just foodie buzzwords, that’s how our ancestors ate. They had to. There was…

2 months ago

We’re not Playing, ‘Possum: Why Opossums are Actually Good on the Homestead

My first up-close encounter with an opossum was one evening many years ago when I went to get feed for…

2 months ago

Green Burial: The Frugal Funeral for an Ecological Eternity

We spend our lives trying to get back to our Earthly roots, living simpler and off the land, recycling when…

3 months 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…

5 months ago

A Dire Warning: Prepare Now for Rising Energy Prices

Something major changed at the end of 2019. You didn’t notice it. Nobody did, really. What changed? That change has…

6 months ago

A Country Girl’s Best Friends: Baking Soda & Vinegar

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend.  That may be true for some girls, but this country gal’s best…

6 months ago

Wintering Bees

  Before you read "Wintering Bees", have you read "Getting Ready to Get Ready For Winter"? ~~~~~~~~ In the northern…

10 months ago

8 Benefits of Wildflower Lawns

Urban sprawl has helped to bring the modern lawn into existence. The result is a short, neat, monoculture plot of…

1 year ago

Preparing Bees for Winter: Getting Ready to Get Bees Ready For Winter

This was article supposed to be something about how honey bees and beekeepers deal with winter and it was to…

1 year ago

Building a Backyard Habitat: Coexist with the Critters

Creating a backyard habitat is a fun, easy, and educational project in which the entire family can participate.  It is…

1 year ago