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Bye Bye Birdies

 As part of our preparations for relocating to England, we had to find a new home for our hens. It's bittersweet, we will miss them so, but luckily a chicken-savvy friend offered to take them and integrate them into her own small flock and give...
by Bird Hearts Bear on Jun 3, 2014

Grazing in the Salmon River Mountains — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Grazing in the Salmon River Mountains, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve. The Pacific Northwest is a land of mountains and dreams, meadows and aspirations, hidden lakes and hard work. Recently, we visited...
by Middle Aged Plague on May 20, 2014

Living Off the Land: Feeding The Family

You don’t necessarily have to be a hunter-gatherer to live off the land, but if you want to know where your food comes from and what you are eating, you should consider some form of self-sufficiency.   Food labels can be misleading In the last...
by No Ordinary Homestead on May 14, 2014

Living Off the Land: Feeding The Family

You don’t necessarily have to be a hunter-gatherer to live off the land, but if you want to know where your food comes from and what you are eating, you should consider some form of self-sufficiency.   Food labels can be misleading In the last...
by No Ordinary Homestead on May 14, 2014

Spring Greens

Our garden is brimming with spring greens!!!kaleromaine lettuceGreens are usually the first thing we get to harvest and enjoy from the garden at springtime, and currently we are enjoying arugula, romaine lettuce, baby kale and collards, and spinach.
by Restoring the Roost on May 8, 2014

#98 My friend, Lori.

I've written about my friend, Lori, before, but I think she's overdue for a tribute, mostly because I don't think she has any idea how completely badass she is.  She lived up high, in an apartment, in the middle of a city and then, at the age of 40,...
by Joy 365 on Apr 25, 2014

Homeland: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Homeland 1, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: Some of those old sayings get uttered so much, we no longer hear what they’re saying, “Home is where the heart is,” is one of them. Perhaps...
by Middle Aged Plague on Apr 22, 2014

We Bought The Farm: A Story Of Dreams Coming True

"If you were to examine our finances, peek at our credit and plan things out it’s really quite unattainable.  On the other hand, Handsome Hippie Hubby and I have never put much stock in the words “that’s just not realistic.”  Things...
by Sandra Mitchell on Apr 21, 2014

We Bought The Farm: A Story Of Dreams Coming True

"If you were to examine our finances, peek at our credit and plan things out it’s really quite unattainable.  On the other hand, Handsome Hippie Hubby and I have never put much stock in the words “that’s just not realistic.”  Things...
by Sandra Mitchell on Apr 21, 2014

Resource Of The Week: The Great Northern Prepper’s ‘Prepper Resources’ Page

I recently stumbled on a preparedness blog- The Great Northern Prepper, “Where Preparedness is a state of mind as well as a style of life”- by ex-Marine and security contractor Richard Morgan. The Alaska native has amassed a large number...
by Survival And Prosperity on Apr 19, 2014

Live Your Life To Be Self-Sufficient,

Religion and politics. Now everyone knows that you should not discuss either with other people, whether they are friends, family or online friends. Dangerous territory. I have been watching for few months now, how "preppers" (people who are doing wha...
by Homesteading On The Internet on Apr 3, 2014

Selling Wild Foods, Farm Markets and Self Sufficiency Resources

  Poor Man Survival Self Reliance tools for independent minded people… http://PoorManSurvivor.net   ISSN 2161-5543 Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson   Finding & Sel...
by Urban Survival Resources on Apr 2, 2014

Spring is Coming!

It's always exciting to me to see the first harbingers of Spring. After months of winter, even though I do love the snow, those early warm sunny days tease and remind me of how wonderful North Carolina Springs are.Some of the first signs here are the...
by Restoring the Roost on Mar 27, 2014

Recipe: Save Money Pork Stew

Theoretically, stew is supposed to be a cheap meal, because it’s a conglomeration of inexpensive ingredients — namely vegetables — with a little bit of meat. The idea is to stretch out that little bit of meat to feed more … Co...
by Middle Aged Plague on Mar 18, 2014

Turning a little Farm into our Dream Farmhouse Cottage

August of 2013  we purchased a charming little farmhouse built in 1910 sitting on 30 acres in  the rolling hills near the Missouri River bottoms.  With a horse barn, a large machine shed, detached garage, and riding arena, we knew we w...
by themixedupmama on Feb 22, 2014

Simple Home Designs 2014

welcome to our first Simple Solar Homesteading Tiny Off Grid House Design Contest 2014, Naturally, New Homes & Ideas is focused on the home front, Anticipate the use of graceful yet simple cove moldings where walls, vibrant home or simply finishi...
by Epsodan on Feb 14, 2014

Recipe: Pancakes

Pancakes are pretty much the fastest food on the planet to make — and that’s without a mix. If you’ve got the basics in your kitchen — flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, eggs — you can whip together a … Contin...
by Middle Aged Plague on Feb 11, 2014

How to Sign Up for February’s Classes

This month’s giveaway contest is over, congratulations to the winner, Christina Weit! Christina won four February classes. Today is gorgeous, has spring fever hit you? Eliza’s urban homesteading classes at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocer...
by Appalachian Feet on Feb 5, 2014

The Simple Life: Variety Isn’t Mandatory

The Norwegian Artist is the simplest man on the planet to feed: As long as the food tastes good, he eats it, and it doesn’t matter if it’s the same menu of yesterday, the day before, and the day before … Continue reading →...
by Middle Aged Plague on Jan 31, 2014

Homesteading: A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More (Back to Basics Guides)

Homesteading: A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More (Back to Basics Guides) Who doesn’t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat home...
by TheseNews.com on Jan 30, 2014


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