As homesteaders, we are constantly looking out for more ways to improve our eco-friendliness and self-reliance. When it comes to home improvement, this can often be a challenge. After all, most jobs require a professional, and a lot of the materials that are used are toxic and damaging to the environment, which goes against everything […]
We do quite a bit of food preservation around here. I was in constant need of more pantry space, having to rearrange with each harvest or batch processed. When Mr. LB suggested that we burn the scrap lumber (after I picked my jaw up off the floor) I put those boards to good use. Take […]
Making your own shower spray is easy and fast…plus you probably have most or all of what you need to make it. Give it a try and see for yourself.
The method of building with earthbags offers an incredibly strong, safe and ecologically sound way to build structures in a vast array of sizes and shapes with the potential to last many times longer than typical construction methods. Earthbag construction has a lot to offer anyone who wants to put up very strong walls with […]
Our little 1/3 arce homestead doesn’t have dairy goats..yet! We’re planning on changing that next spring. And when faced with deciding what to feed them we got a little creative. In true homesteader fashion, we wanted something healthy, sustainable, and low cost. Enter goat pasture. That’s right. We’re going to turn our lawn into goat […]
Many people have different definitions of what Permaculture is. I like to think of it as “a toolbox of ideas, based on natural observations, that we can use to make smart, sustainable and ecologically beneficial decisions, in construction, agriculture and human interactions.” Read on about my experience taking a PDC for the first time.