The Strawbale Studio is an educational center in Oxford, MI that teaches people about natural building and other sustainability skills. See examples of buildings that can be constructed from the ground beneath your feet! They’re beautiful, too!
After waiting for what seemed like FOREVER, the first loads of mulch finally arrived! We couldn’t have been more excited, and judging by my conversation with the folks dumping the mulch, neither could they!
When we bought our first homestead – one acre of land with a 50 year old farm house in Mission, BC — about a 45 minute commute from Mr. Joybilee’s work, we thought we had arrived. We were in our mid 20s with our first baby and making decisions about housing and employment that are […]
There are a lot of overwhelming facts and figures about the state of our Earth’s ecosystems and the amount of destruction happening around the planet. It can be scary, but the changes we’ll need to make to create a better future for our planet will also benefit our own health and well-being. We must be […]
Kombucha is a fermented drink and is very easy to make in the right environment. It asks for clean jars and utensils, non-chlorinated water, and strong tea with real sugar, plus time to ferment at room temperature (70F). If you give it these conditions, your kombucha growing career will be free of problems. However, if […]
Learn to make your own soap right in your own kitchen. It’s not a tricky as you might think!