Mother Earth News Online Summit

Practical Skills for Modern Homesteading. The lineup of experts includes some of the most knowledgeable voices in the self-reliance world, including Joel Salatin, Geoff Lawton, and Marjorie Wildcraft covering topics as diverse as "10X More Efficient Heat… Anywhere!",...
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What is ‘Modern Homesteading’, Anyway?

So we're finally back to writing and sharing our rural living journey. It's been a LOOOOOOONG time - the last time I posted anything new was over two years ago (July 1, 2014, to be exact). Yikes. We've been active on Facebook, but as for the blog, it's been terribly...
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Summer Rural Living Celebration!

I thought it was about time for another giveaway for new or aspiring modern homesteaders!  This time we've got a bundle of books and resources that I've been sent the last couple of years.  Here's what's included in the bundle: Permaculture Fast Track - Learn to Live...
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Critters

How to Create a Chicken Dust Bath for Winter Bathing

How to Create a Chicken Dust Bath for Winter Bathing

When you live in a rainforest, it rains.  (Right about now you're probably thinking, "No kidding [or insert expletive here], Sherlock.") Stay with me here. Are you ready for another ridiculously obvious statement? (I'm on a roll!)  Lots of rain means lots of mud. So...

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Preparedness

How to Prep for Pet and Livestock Emergencies – The Basics

We recently had our first chicken illness. Or so we thought. Turned out it wasn't a disease after all, but the whole process was an eye-opener for us - and more than a little stressful.  And it got me to thinking - how many people add livestock (or even pets) to their...

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