The ability to read the weather is a valuable skill practiced by our ancestors that has gotten lost throughout the generations.  It is convenient…

Winter has set in, and on most homesteads, vegetable production has come to end with the exception of cabbage, carrots and other cold hardy plants…

The vegetable garden is usually one of the first steps taken towards self-sufficiency.  Who would want to do without plump tomatoes and fresh watermelons cracked…

      "Go forth under the open sky, and list to Nature’s teachings." William Cullen Bryant, American poet, (1794-1878)      "That’s one small step for a…

There was a time in my life when from spring to September, and sometimes on into November, I was busy earning my keep harvesting wild…