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While growing your own food is a very important part of a long-term self-reliance plan, there are some years, no matter how many silver bells and cockleshells you put out, your contrary garden just won’t grow.Read More
When you think of that little dream homestead in the woods, what does it include? Probably a well and septic system, a little stream bubbling nearby, a chicken coop, a sunroom for winter growing, and a cozy fire to curl up next to. When my daughter and I spent a year living in a cabin […]Read More
I live in an older house. It’s not too fancy, but it features things like wood heat, an independent water supply and a million dollar view with a frugal price tag. In the Northern winter, however, I notice exactly how drafty and chilly our little house is! The breeze off the lake also increases […]Read More
Some people believe that we are hurtling towards physical disaster with our delicate electrical grid. Just how that disaster might occur is open for debate, but we need only look at major power outages over the last few years to see how precarious our grasp on electricity is. It isn’t a matter of “if” the […]Read More