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Homesteading

Grow Herbs Indoors with the Right Light

Have you ever had one of those pre-dawn morning moments where something strange wakes you up in the dark, and before you even open your eyes you're confused and disoriented?

Urban Homesteading

Six Foods You Can Re-Grow Using Kitchen Scraps

Fresh produce can add a hefty sum to a weekly grocery bill. However, re-growing food from scraps costs nothing and guarantees a steady supply of pesticide-free, fresh vegetables in your home…

Homesteading

Growing Your Own Mushrooms with a $50 Starter Kit

One winter, while I was living in an urban apartment, I became intrigued by an article on cultivating mushrooms in cool, dark spaces. I didn't yet have much experience with gardening...

Self-Reliance

Skip the Herbicide…Eat Your Own Fresh Veg

In late October, a 55-year-old farmer named Mike Wallace was shot while standing along a rural road in Arkansas. He died. The shooter went to jail. But many folks say the giant...

Self-Reliance

Save a Precious Commodity…with a Water Filter

I drive cars and trucks so I am complicit with Big Oil. I also believe that natural gas is a much cleaner alternative to some other forms of fossil fuel. I use a plastic toothbrush and am well...

Self-Reliance

Trout Fishing in Colorado…It’s Never Too Late

I was in a coffee shop recently and I struck up a conversation with a 70-year-old man named Jack who lost his wife last year to cancer. "We were married 40 years," he told me...

Self-Reliance

Even the Military is Hooking up to Solar Power

You may already think that the government and Big Business own all the power. But did you know that they are also commandeering the majority of America's alternative energy...

Self-Reliance

Who Do You Depend on for Energy?

Last night I got happily snowed-in at home, and my lovely neighbor complimented me on my "Rum Snow Cone"...a cocktail I invented to commemorate the occasion...

Homesteading

Enjoy a Clean Water Supply on Your Homestead

"These Louisiana residents will have to cook, bathe and drink with only bottled water until the situation can be rectified." You'd likely have no trouble dating this news line to Hurricane...