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Cold Storage Lessons

Since I’m a novice at homesteading this comes with lessons. A learn as you go approach. I have been using an unheated porch for cold storage of potatoes, apples and oranges for most of the winter. 400 more words


Lifestyle Decentralization = Freedom

I have been pursuing a hobby over the past few years. It started small at first, but the more I got into it, the more I found myself looking for different ways to do it – like a personal challenge. 567 more words

First Sting Down!

When I was first contemplating beekeeping I was pretty scared about signing up for being stung with any kind of regularity. I read accounts of beekeepers acclimating to stings over time and figured I was of somewhere near average fortitude so I would probably be… 942 more words

Urban Homesteading

But what will they remember most: the blueberries, the blackberries, the horse faeces, the swimming or Mum and Dad tearing down the fence for no good reason?

This was pretty much a dream weekend. Really. I’m not kidding. I even took a nap! Okay, maybe the nap took me. Either way, it was a weekend I know I’ll remember, and, I suspect, so will our kids. 461 more words


Eating Well On Little Money

Last year I started a project in which I was trying to figure out, if you start with NOTHING, and spend only $10 a day (and you live in the city and don’t have a garden) can you eat well? 452 more words

Doing Things For Cheap

Why people avoid me in the street and won't answer their phones when I call

This is my first season growing Costata Romanesco, an heirloom Italian Zucchini.
Now, I consider myself someone who can grow pretty much anything well, and gladly accept the seasonal Zucchini grower’s roll of social pariah. 331 more words


Wild Grape Wine Results

It took me nearly three months for the wine to stop fermenting when I added sugar. I racked it twice and if you’re reading this in horror…..I’ve never made wine before. 321 more words