Freezer friendly garlic toast, similar to Texas Toast.

DIY Freezer Garlic Toast, Texas Style

Frozen, ready-to-heat garlic toast is fast, sure, but this DIY version lets you skip the packaging and the weird ingredients.

Baking bread is a traditional skill. If you never learned how, start with the BASICS.

Basics: Quick Bread vs. Yeast Bread

If you're considering delving into bread baking as part of your efforts toward more self-reliant living, here's a very basic look at the difference between quick bread and yeast bread. The crux of it, though? It's not hard!

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Pallet Project: Build a Cheap Chicken Run

Looking for a cheap way to extend your chicken run? Use recycled pallets to create a fence so your hens have more space to roam. They'll be so happy.

Garden ideas and projects to tackle in the dead of winter. Plan for the garden. Grow things. Build things.

Garden Ideas and Projects for the Dead of Winter

Garden ideas and projects to tackle in the dead of winter. Plan for the garden. Grow things. Build things. It's almost as good as digging in the dirt!

Making kimchi is incredibly easy - just a matter of chopping veggies, really. But this fermented veggie mix is so good for you!

Recipe: Kimchi

My family loves this kimchi. It's spicy and crunchy and salty - a great side dish to go with meat and fish when you don't have time to make a salad. Naturally fermented kimchi is full of friendly bacteria and enzymes and oh, so good for you. And it's easy to make!

Grow a nectarine - or any stone fruit - from seed.

Grow a Nectarine from Seed

Nectarines and other stone fruits grow true from seed. Sprout your favorite peach, nectarine, plum, or apricot for free orchard trees.

Number one in our plan to be more self-reliant? Grow more food in the garden!

Grow {More} Food

While it’s such a simple goal, there are a lot of steps we need to implement in order to grow more food. Some seems easy. Some feels daunting. But we need to do this! Are you with me?

Make a DIY chicken swing from items you probably already have on hand. Instant entertainment!

DIY Chicken Swing

Make a DIY chicken swing from items you probably already have on hand. Instant entertainment for you AND your hens!

Nearly a week without power -- could you do it? We did. Here's what worked (and what didn't) when our power grid went down.

The Power of Power – Prepping for Power Outages

Nearly a week without power -- could you do it? We did. Here's what worked (and what didn't) when our power grid went down.

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The Best of 2014 on Attainable Sustainable

Whew. It’s been a whirlwind of a year, both in real life and on the site!