10 Off-Grid Appliances for When the Power Goes Out
Handling the basics of running a household doesn’t have to depend on the power grid, as everyday chores take on a different atmosphere using off-grid appliances our grandmothers might find...
The Pros and Cons of Propane: The ‘Other’ Natural Gas
For many of those backup appliances in and around our homes, propane is the fuel of choice. As it should be. It is safe, clean burning, and portable. And, it...
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Homestead Hacks: 10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Summertime Bounty
The warm months are busy times on the farm or small homestead. Gardening tasks take center stage with weeds and pests causing a multitude of headaches if you don’t stay...
Know Your Nonvenomous Snakes: They’re Good for the Farm and Field
Many nonvenomous snakes do so much good that we do ourselves a disservice by getting rid of them, especially those that eat pests no one wants around.
Canning 101: Easy Steps to Keep Your Pantry Packed With Fresh Foods
As more grocery stores offered the convenience of canned goods at reasonable prices, home canning was thought to be a dying art, but it has been making a strong comeback.
Sunshower! Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater for Hot Water Anywhere
There is always use for hot water, and there are a number of designs out there. The goal of this project was to design a solar-powered water heater so simple...
Bat Box: Construct a Sky-High Rocket Box Fit For Bug-Eating Bats
The two-chamber rocket box gives these helpful insect-eaters a home. And unlike other designs, it mimics the way bats naturally move within hollowed-out trees as the weather changes.
Pork Prep: How to Process Wild Hog from Field to Table
What do you do with the wild hog after you have harvested it? The sportsman’s answer is to "no gut" field butcher it and fire up the grill.
Goat Milk: Take the Mystery and Misery out of Milking Goats
Having a cow or two is often not an option for most of us who have just a few acres and that is what makes having dairy goats the perfect...