Lifestyle

Garden Planning Made Easy: Two DIY Garden Planners

In the tens of thousands of years that people have cultivated the land to raise food for themselves, humans have…

4 weeks ago

Early Spring Wild Edibles: It’s Time to Go Foraging!

Leaves are unfurling in the masses, enjoying the warm sun and gentle drops of rain as morels are generously filling…

1 month ago

A Practical Guide For Controlling Technology

I’m an off-grid homesteader, which means I come from a pretty extreme end of the lifestyle spectrum (at least, according…

1 month ago

The Case for Homeschooling on the Homestead

Many become homesteaders to experience the freedom that comes from living according to their values, without paying much attention to…

2 months ago

Morel Hunters: Foraging for Morel Mushrooms

When the trees are sporting their new green leaves and the ground is warm and damp, it is spring in…

2 months ago

Brew Beer—Quit Paying Taxes… Well, almost

Homesteaders are a resourceful and imaginative group.  If you need a tool, a fixture, an egg or heating fuel, there’s…

2 months ago

Homesteading Later in Life

At sixty years old, I live alone in a circle of trees in the middle of twelve wild and wooly…

3 months ago

Easy as Pie: The Myth of Simple Living

To a generation who grew up on Lassie, Little House on the Prairie, and Green Acres, living a rural, homesteading lifestyle…

3 months ago

Pros & Cons of Living in an Alternative Home: Steel Quonset

There’s something special about building your own home, whether you build it traditionally or not. And, there are some major…

3 months ago

Getting Greasy: A Beginner’s Guide to Infusing Oils

Ready to get your hands dirty this winter? Infusing oils is a constructive and joyful activity that adds a bit…

3 months ago