If you think straw bale homes mean rodents, rotting straw, fire or other similar disasters, please insulate with something that you are comfortable with. That said, if you *are* interested in straw bale, let’s consider the pros and cons, we think the pros far outweigh any cons. We even discuss the big bad wolf!
We have spent about 2 years on our farm now and have gotten to the point where we are ready to build a house. It took about that long to get a feel for the best siting and to get various other prerequisite projects completed, such as a barn to store the straw bales. This […]
Have you thought about making your own herbal first aid kit, but then felt overwhelmed with deciding which herbs and remedies to use? You might think it’s too much trouble and expense, but creating a homemade herbal first aid kit really doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Herbal remedies are a truly wonderful way […]
Choosing to grow our own food has become more important than ever due to what commercial foods are causing for our health.
It’s important to remember that mechanical maintenance and repair of the equipment on your farm or homestead will take a lot of time, expertise, and tools. While gathering shovels, buckets, and hoses, don’t forget that you’ll need the right tools to fix your truck, tractor, mower, chainsaw, and more. Here are some thoughts on what […]
A conversation about the need for Preparedness For Mother Nature as well as living a life of preparedness. Also some examples of how our level of preparedness has helped us in some pretty scary situations.