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4/13/2016
Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal, and April welcomes an unofficial holiday that really makes me want to take stock and start fresh — Earth Day. During this time, I take stock of sustainable lifestyle choices that I’m proud of and also look for ways to improve.
5/5/2015
An easy bag to make for growing potatoes.
4/28/2015
My adopted 'grandmother' who came with the family when I married was one of the sweetest people I have ever known - and taught me valuable skills to boot!
4/22/2015
Easy, do-it-yourself frames for garden netting help protect your garden from critters.
4/14/2015
Shearing season is upon us, and with it the need to process all that fiber. Ever wonder how it's done?
3/24/2015
By wrapping soap in natural fibers - like wool or alpaca - you can create a felted washcloth around the soap itself.
3/16/2015
This feeder is easy and cheap to make, and it is safe and effective for your livestock.
2/2/2015
Making custom soaps, with ingredients you have, is easy and fun!
1/26/2015
Easy to make, easy to carry, easy to use. Hard lotion bars are all of these things, AND they work great!
1/26/2015
Rewebbing lawn chairs is a fun winter project.
1/12/2015
Using natural fibers and felting needles, designs can be made in felt. With a few tricks, anybody can learn to do this.
1/6/2015
Lots of projects can be made with felt, and it's not that hard to create your own. With wool batts and a little muscle, you can make your felt exactly the way you want it.
12/29/2014
I've learned to do so many things on the farm this year, I couldn't wait to share with everybody for Christmas. From soap to pickles, everything was homemade!
12/15/2014
Did you know that homemade marshmallows are really easy? They're also super-yummy, you can make them different flavors, and they melt like magic in your hot cocoa. Perfect for the holidays!
12/12/2014
Using re-purposed stones, see how we built our pit.
12/9/2014
You never know where life is going to take you, so it’s a good idea to be ready for anything. My family once had a different life, but circumstances changed, there was a period of flux, then we came out better than ever.
4/15/2014
Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to save the world, to make things better, to be a hero. Well, I've long since accepted that I'm no hero, but I never forgot what an old farmer told me, "You wanna change the world, honey? Then start where you are, use what you've got."
2/5/2014
The time-honored tradition of re-purposing lives on.
11/4/2013
The amount and type of junk would overwhelm anyone, but we persisted in the cleanup, and now our land is lookin’ good!
9/6/2013
Raising heirloom tomatoes, like all farming, is full of challenges. This year we have battled blossom end rot and the war's not over yet.




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