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Brandon Dinsmore

  Learning to Be Human By Brandon Dinsmore I have a goal of as much self-reliance as possible while living a creative and fun life with my wife and, one day, kids. I write about gardening with permaculture, raising livestock, and DIY tips and tricks, as well as produce music, design ...

Goat Lessons Served Daily

Goats are a wonderful animal to keep around the property, and they serve many functions, including brush maintenance, destruction of poisonous plants and weeds, fertilization for your lawn, and good-hearted company while you're hard at work outside, just to name a few. Since I raise goats, ...

Stages of a Homesteader

Making the decision to live off the land, become self-sufficient, get off the grid, or simply live a little bit better is monumental in the lives of those who do it and there seems to be a typical rhythm to how we all go about doing it.From the first moment our brains start formulating the ...

Baker Creek Seed Catalog

It’s official! Today when I went to check the mailbox, I found what I have been waiting for this past several weeks – the brand spanking new 400-page Baker Creek Heirloom seed catalog!If you haven’t yet ordered your copy, I urge you to. It was only $5, and it has absolutely everything you ...

How to Work at Home

It has been well over two years since I started working from home and I have to say that I love it, although there are some definite ups and downs, pros and cons, consequences and benefits, which I thought I'd lay out for anyone out there interested in doing the same.First off, let me say that ...

So Much to Fear – Snakes and Oil

It wasn’t even our first day living out in the country here in Oklahoma, but it was certainly one of many eye opening experiences that taught us that there is no limit to the kinds of things that you’ll encounter, scream at, run from, and eventually get used to, living in the country.For ...

Tuning Out and Turning Off

There are things that we must all learn when it comes to living the country life, homesteading, getting off the grid, and so on. Many of us find that there are innumerable resources, from books to websites and everything in between, detailing the intricacies and how-to of daily life and we ...

Finding Paradise Right Where You Left It

Seven years ago my wife had a chance to visit Santa Fe and she fell in love with what she saw – myriad creative minds living a lifestyle that she could only describe as pure bliss. I was interested in what she was able to witness and about a year later I had the opportunity to visit Arizona. ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

Get step-by-step instructions, DIY projects, upcycling tutorials, and more!