Wood stoves and central heat are awesome! Right up until they fail when there’s several feet of snow on the ground for at least a week. If you heat your home with a wood burning stove , a snow storm is NOT a good time to run out of firewood. Talk about being unprepared! Having […]
Winter is coming and it is supposed to be a harsh one for most of the country. Make sure you are following these 10 tips to keep your winter bills down.
Using the smallest amount of energy in your homestead helps you be sustainable and might even allow you to go to an alternative energy source in the future. When comparing a programable thermostat to a learning thermostat (The Nest), which one will save you more money? The answer may surprise you.
Even homesteaders need a little beauty in their lives and while most of what I plant is edible not everything is. Sometimes I just grow flowers that I purely admire for their beauty and let’s not forget the ease to grow them. If a flower is low maintenance well then they have a friend in […]
Did you know that the flowers of a tomato plant won’t set fruit above 90 degrees? Here’s what we are doing to get our tomato plants through Phoenix’s harsh summer.
This post shows you how we keep our chickens cool in the extreme Arizona summer.