Listen, we are all different. I know some of you love to get your hands dirty in garden and would be willing to spend your entire day there. Others have other tasks in mind and would love a hands off approach to at least weeding the garden. How about growing food as efficient as
From the NY Times Article found HERE! Photograph by Dwight Eschliman for The New York Times The Douglas Family Stockpile Staples in 6-gallon buckets include: rice, beans, nuts, sugar, salt, matches, wheat, flour Freeze-dried meals Assorted canned foods: cheese, butter and meat Water-bath canner Vacuum seale Pressure canner Pots Canned meat: red is pork, green
This video shows you how to build of an extremely useful crank generator which I made from a modified dishwasher motor. Perfect for supplying power or charging batteries at a remote campsite or bunker. This unit can easily be modified to connect to a bicycle. Power output is either a 12V regulated supply (Up to
Would a government grant help you make the leap to buying a farm? You're in luck! The USDA has announced it is giving out over $19 MILLION in grants to young farmers across the country! The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is managing is amazing grant program. This program was put into place to
Back in the day, I used to hear stories about how parents raised 10-14 kids in homes that were less than 2000 sq/ft. Today it seems more and more common that every kid in the family gets their own room. You hear comments like "they need their space" or "They don't get along, no way
With this article we will look into the home building option of using gabion baskets. This article has one goal, to just bring the build option to your attention. Show that it IS a viable option and hopefully we can later report of someone that has built a gabion home. These baskets are wire weaved
Fall is the time to plant your garlic. You can start as early as mid September and as late as end of Oct. Garlic is very easy to grow and store. Although planting garlic is fairly easy there are some steps you need to be aware of. Garlic likes well drained soil Garlic likes loose
Great DIY project: How to build a hunting a survival bow with PVC.
We spent some time collecting yard sale finds to create the ultimate storage system for only $40!!! Using ammo cans, tool drawer boxes, and some ingenuity we created what we think is the easiest storage systems you could have in a truck bed. Go Marge!!
We have been asked through several emails to provide a cheap viable option for a bug out vehicle, something that could handle all your homestead needs, and something that could be done for cheap! Well here is the introduction to Marge! She will be the ultimate homesteader truck for under $5000.
I have always been interested in learning the art of curing. I am also all about getting right to the point. This following article was extremely helpful. It had all the needed info and none of the fluff. Hope you enjoy: http://www.countryfarm-lifestyles.com/curing-ham.html
I have always wanted to make my own butter. I even scored an antique butter churn from a local antique store for $10. I just never had the heart to use it. Then I found this great article using Lehmans butter churn. Find the great article here: http://adventures-in-country-living.blogspot.com/2012/04/churning-butter-with-lehmans-best.html