Improved self-sufficiency isn't something we can achieve quickly and cross off a list. Rather, it's a meandering path of lessons and learning skills.
Make 'em smile - and make it a greener holiday - with these upcycled gift ideas.
This super easy fresh cranberry sauce graces our table every Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Lacto-fermentation is fast, easy, and good for you! This cauliflower recipe is a great way to start.
Whether you're hosting a big meal for extended family or keeping it relatively simple, I think you'll be surprised to find that it doesn't take that much more time or effort to make it yourself -- plus, homemade just tastes better.
Building a chicken coop is easy, as is raising chickens. Even so, take a little advice to avoid the mistakes I made!
One family in Argentina has developed a method of building that utilizes plastic bottles, diverting them from the waste stream. The method is one that would be well-suited to creating a tiny home, a greenhouse, or storage shed.
Chinese rose beetles and Japanese beetles can wreak havoc in a hurry. Here's one way to eliminate them from your garden.
Portuguese sweet bread is common fare in Hawaii, but I still prefer my mom's recipe.
Johnny Sanphillippo works as a housekeeper, a gardener, a house painter; he's never made more than $20,000 per year. And yet he has fulfilled the American dream of owning a home.