The privateers of the Crown have turned our food and water into subtle poisons, making us vulnerable in mind and body. Therefore it is essential to cultivate our own heirloom nutrition and our own healthful water.
Cattle Panels: $25 apiece, used 2; Greenhouse Plastic: $30 remnant left over from replacing plastic on the big greenhouse last Fall; Pallets: Reclaimed, free. If I buy them it is $5 apiece and I used 4.
If you have a bumper crop of herbs and want to experiment with your own spices, this video will show you a simple way to harvest, prepare, and dehydrate herbs. You can mix them into your own spice blends, or preserve them as-is to use for cooking.
Join Jacques and I as we build a protective and productive orchard in the outdoor run for Jacques' chickens! This experiment should protect his hens from birds of prey while throwing a ton of fruit out over the next few years!
As a modern homesteader and a mom, hot cocoa around the holidays is also a must. But every time my kids would use those packets of store-bought cocoa powder I would die a little inside (have you ever read the ingredients on those things? Hydrogenated
One of our greatest joys is providing our own meat for our family (and some family members) from our own land. We know exactly what goes into our meat, how the animals are treated and are blessed by the cycle of it all.
In the early 90s, Mark and Jen Shepard bought a degraded corn farm in Viola, Wisconsin, and began to slowly convert it from row-crops back to a native oak savanna that would become one of the most productive perennial farms in the country.
Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F (the record low is -40°F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grows oranges in his backyard greenhouse without paying for heat. Instead, he draws on the earth's stable temperature (around 52
DO NOT BUY CHEESE! The whole secret is in the cream! Fast, tasty and cheap for the whole family. Prepare this simple cheese recipe for breakfast or the party table, children and adults alike will love this creamy, delicate cheese flavor.
Reviewing the Subpod, the composting product I get the MOST questions about. It took me a while to get this review together because I wanted to put the system through its paces, and as you'll see, there were some design challenges I faced with the la
For over a decade, Israeli atmospheric water generator (AWG) company Watergen has been one of the players working to refine and grow air-to-water technology that can efficiently pull water vapor out of the air and collect it as fresh, filtered drinki
The not-so-healthy Mediterranean diet? Switching from 'Western' foods to non-organically-grown fruit, veg and whole grains can TRIPLE the pesticides you consume and weaken your immune system, study warns
Full tour of 3 off-grid passive solar growing domes that can be used as 4-season year-round greenhouses in just about any climate and growing zone. The geodesic dome structure can withstand up to 7 feet of snow and ~180km/h wind speeds. They're bui
Join Curtis Stone as he discusses homestead irrigation in this live open consultation. If you are needing to design your irrigation, looking to improve your garden irrigation, or embarking on a new homestead, this short clip is for you.
Advances in farming have let us feed billions. The future of agriculture offers many more innovations in robotics, hydroponics, aquaponics, aeroponics, greenhouses, and more... but will it be a future of mega-farms or small farms?
I got my first sheep, 1 St. Croix/Katahdin ram and 6 St. Croix Ewes. Learn all about raising sheep on electric netting, their diet, supplements and my overall impressions of raising hair sheep for meat.
The brittle sesame residue controls soil erosion like higher residue crops, without the need for excess residue bailing equipment.
Researchers at Oklahoma State University, where Baath works, have been investigating the potential impacts of differ
My top tips for preventing overwhelm on a busy preservation day! It's easy to see the harvest come in and quickly get overwhelmed at how much preservation has to happen. With these six tips, you can remain calm, stay upbeat and get through the day wi
Put simply, hydroponics is growing plants withoutsoil, this video makes
HYDROPONICS ACCESSIBLE to gardeners of any experience level, DIY hydroponics is not just a way to avoid purchasing expensive hydroponic systems, it's also a way to create a beau
If only plants could talk, what tidings they could share! Fortunately for farmers, an agricultural company has 'translated' the biochemical signal related to certain plant behavior, allowing them to 'listen' to plants cries for water when the