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Homesteading

Your Guide to Homesteading in Alaska

Although the climate can be harsh, Alaska is a homesteader’s paradise. If you’re able to get a hold of land in the southeast part of the region, you’ll have mild weather most of the year...

Financial FreedomHomesteading

Can You Make Money Selling Firewood?

Cutting down trees, hauling wood, and splitting logs makes for a great workout; but it can also pad your pocketbook. Depending on where you live, there could be a big demand for firewood...

Financial FreedomHomesteading

How to Make Money Selling Baked Goods from Home

Do you have a passion for baking that you’d like to turn into a money-making enterprise? Provided you’ve got some free time and a well-developed sweet tooth, selling homemade baked goods can be

HomesteadingSelf-Reliance

Turn Nature’s Waste into Useful Woodwork

My husband, Mike, grew up in the Rocky Mountains in Eastern Washington. His father was an underground miner who was paid by the ton of ore he produced...not by the hour...

Self-Reliance

Become a Craftsman and Make Your Own Furniture

If someone calls you a crafty guy these days, it probably means you are sly and cunning like a fox. But back in 1600s, crafty meant you had some special skill or individual power...

Self-Reliance

Firewood and Furniture from Our Own Land

Our 25 acres of wooded land in Ontario stretches behind a few tiny roadside homes. The far end of the property is accessible with a four-wheel drive truck. Ours is an old F-250, lovingly...

HomesteadingSelf-RelianceVideos

Easy Beekeeping…and How to Get Your Buzz Back

It's easy to become disconnected from the world around you. Career pressure...traffic...coffee on the go...they can suck the life-force out of you. When did you last spend time in a garden?

Homesteading

Four Ways to Kill Weeds Without Chemicals

If you have spent any length of time trying to maintain a tidy yard, you know how much of a pain weeds can be. Even if you don’t maintain a garden, they’re sure to pop up in pavement...

Self-Reliance

How I Made $2,500 on my First Photography Sale

Grow up, get yourself a good education, get a respectable job, work hard, and you will achieve all your dreams. Sound familiar? This is the line of thinking that permeated my early years...