A Native American Teaching on How to Earn Respect

The following is an excerpt from The Wind Is My Mother, as told by Bear Heart: "Nokus Ele', or Bear Paw, the Seminole elder who...

Homesteading

Chickens in Cold Weather

8 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Backyard Flock Healthy and Warm Keeping a small flock of chickens in your backyard means they will...

Self Sufficiency – It’s a Full Time Job

Often we confuse self sufficiency with self reliance. The two are related but they're very different. Think back to the days of the pioneers heading...

No Regrets: 10 Key Things to Consider Before Moving to the Country

The country lifestyle is not for everyone. Every day I commute into my job in the city I hear at least one fellow commuter...

Family and Pets

How to Get Your Dog to Walk in The Rain

If your dog is like mine, he hates walking in the rain. Dogs need exercise whether it's raining outside or not. There are several...

What Do Rabbits Eat – An A-Z Guide to What Do Rabbits Eat

If you are part of the amazingly lucky group of people who own rabbits you will know that there is a wealth of information...

Ten Top Tips for Winter Walks With Babies or Young Children

Walking in winter is great but presents additional considerations when accompanied by your little trekkers. Here are 10 top tips to help keep everyone happy on your next family winter outing!

Down Home Cooking

Homemade Pickles and Preserves – Basics You Should Know

With belts tightening and an ecological desire to waste less food, more people are starting to dry, can, pickle & jam fruits and vegetables. The recipes are endless but the methods are few. I

Freezing Fruit

Preserving fruit by deep freezing is easy and very convenient because fruit can be frozen raw and eaten raw all the year round. Raw...

Candied Dill Pickles and Easy Apple Butter

Home canned fruits and vegetables is a great way to preserve your garden goodies for year round use. You can also take advantage of...
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How to Clean Your Healthy Home on a Budget

You have probably noticed that non-toxic, healthy cleaning products tend to be too expensive. You may have even decided not to dispose of all...

How to Clean Brass Door Handles

Brass door handles give your interior a glowing amber shine which looks great in traditionally furnished and period homes. Many brass levers are simple...

From Brass to Tin – How to Care for Your Antique Metals

Caring for your antique metal items requires know-how. Each metal has its own particular characteristics and requires its own brand of tender loving care. Brass Brass...

DIY Natural Glass Cleaner

So, it's my first post. And with my first post comes a disclaimer: This was my first attempt at making all-natural glass cleaner with these...

Homemade Lavender Window Cleaner

Get clean glass surfaces and creating a nice scent in the air at the same time. You will need: 3/4 cup white vinegar 8 cups...

How to Make Calendula Healing Oil and Calendula Healing Balm

Why Make Your Own Healing Herbal Oils They specifically benefit your skin and hair by improving skin hydration and lubrication, by calming and soothing redness,...

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