self-sufficiency

100 Items to Disappear First

Have you seen this list titled 100 Items to Disappear First? It’s a collection of items that, in case of serious emergency, are likely to disappear first. Now, I don’t know who created this list* or how accurate it is, but…

I’m a Bloggies Finalist!

What a great way to start off February – I’m adding three more hens to my flock today and I just found out that I’m a finalist for the Bloggies in the Best New Weblog category. (Iwillnotsquee!Iwillnotsquee!Iwillnotsquee!) Such restraint I…

Growing Carrots: A Tip from Grandpa

Growing Carrots: A Tip from Grandpa

Carrots are not guaranteed a spot in my garden, but when space allows, I utilize a little of my Grandpa’s wisdom. One thing that’s crucial when starting carrots is that they have constant moisture as they sprout. Seed your row…

On Sustainability

On Sustainability

I mentioned to my 18-year-old the other day that I’d written about homemade oatmeal in a jar here on Attainable Sustainable. “That’s not very sustainable,” he said. “We can’t grow oats here.” He’s right. My oat habit is not entirely…

Setting Goals for our Food Consumption

Setting Goals for our Food Consumption

Since our move to this house almost a year ago, I’m still working to get a garden growing. Without the garden, I don’t have my usual stash of preserved foods so it’s quite a bit more difficult for me to…

Are you Prepared for an Emergency?

Are you Prepared for an Emergency?

With the devastating images coming out of Japan following the deadly earthquake and tsunami, it’s a fair question. Would you be ready in case of such a disaster? Like many people living on the Ring of Fire, we found ourselves…

Welcome!

Welcome!

As more people become aware of the human impact on this earth (and ironically, on our own health) the idea of living a more sustainable, self-sufficient life is gaining ground. But. It’s one thing to think, “Hey, I’d love to…