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Self-Reliance

How to Get Fresh Food on the Homestead in Winter

Rural Maine is beautiful when the snow falls, covering everything but the evergreens in 100, sometimes 200, inches of white. The air is crisp and cold and a new way of homestead living kicks in...

Self-Reliance

Four Clever Ways to Keep Your House Warm

Being able to save money in clever and creative ways is a critical skill for anyone who wants to live independently…and affordably. Between the holidays and the drop in temperature, winter tends...

Homesteading

Hunting, Fishing, and a Full Pantry in Rural Maine

Our daily routine in Bangor, Maine was getting to me. Up before the sun...get our daughter up for school...and hustle out the door. Working in an office in the Superior Court House was draining...

Self-Reliance

Reconnecting with the Elements to Make a Living

Blacksmithing is neither an outdated concept nor a dying tradition. It is alive today with a small, but dedicated, group of practitioners. Lorelei Sims is one of them. She has turned this old...

Self-Reliance

Quit Listening to the “Experts”

You'll find no clearer example than the recent U.S. election of the experts getting it wrong. Media consultants, pollsters, and advisors all misread the signs. It begs the question: What else...

Urban Homesteading

How to Build a Bottle Wall

The homesteader’s lifestyle encourages us to be resourceful. By learning the tricks of the trade, we can easily find ways to save money and improve our lives at the same time. Finding alternative...

Self-Reliance

Northern Lights, Evergreens, and Freedom for what We Love

I never wanted to be caught in an ordinary life...unaware of living. I spent almost 20 years in corporate America, chained to a desk – designing and building computer networks...

Online IncomeSelf-Reliance

Five Tips for Working From Home

If you’re looking into transitioning to the homesteading or off-grid life, you’ve probably put some thought into the idea of earning from home. For those of us used to going into the office every...

Self-Reliance

Take Your Money Back from the Utility Companies

When the temperatures start falling in Minnesota, I grab a soft sweater and put the kettle on for tea. As a freelance writer making my own hours, savoring fine teas is part of my daily routine...