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!

You might be surprised to discover that even cast iron pots and pans can contain GMO ingredients!

GMO Cast Iron?

Recently I've been hearing talk that some cast iron products are pre-seasoned with genetically modified oils. GMO cast iron?? Here's the scoop!

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The Journey to Self-Sufficiency

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.

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Upcycled Holiday Gifts for Greener Giving

Make 'em smile - and make it a greener holiday - with these upcycled gift ideas.

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Ginger Spiced Fresh Cranberry Sauce

This super easy fresh cranberry sauce graces our table every Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Lacto-Fermented Cauliflower

Lacto-fermentation is fast, easy, and good for you! This cauliflower recipe is a great way to start.

Don't let holiday cooking scare you off. All of those boxed and convenience products can be made at home with fresh ingredients. Here are tons of great recipes to choose from.

Homemade Holiday: Supermarket Products You Can Make at Home

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.

6 Mistakes I Made in the Chicken Coop (And How You Can Avoid Them)

6 Mistakes I Made in the Chicken Coop (And How You Can Avoid Them)

Building a chicken coop is easy, as is raising chickens. Even so, take a little advice to avoid the mistakes I made!