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Plants - Dry Your Herbs the Super-Easy Way

I love Lemon Basil. Not only does this wonderful herb have the kick of basil, it also has a lemony taste and smell. Lemon Basil thrived in my garden this summer and the time for a first harvest soon arrived. 187 more words


Thoughts on the growth of our homestead

Hi, friends! I just posted this on┬áInstagram, but then thought that those of you who don’t follow me there (@colibri_homestead) might want to read these words too. 214 more words


Mother Earth News: Smart Meters are not smart

From Mother Earth News
Wise Grid Series, Part 1
By Camilla Rees, National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy
May 27, 2015

When we look at important issues facing our nation today, we inevitably find commercial interests influencing policy. 1,475 more words

Moore to give lecture No. 2 on history of outhouses

Submitted Photo
Two men build an outhouse as part of a government sponsored outhouse building program during the Great Depression.

There is more to outhouses than meets the eye, and people tend to like it like that. 376 more words

Special Lecture Previews

News from Mother Earth News

About a month ago the editors of Mother Earth News responded to my press release for Awakening Community Intelligence with an invitation to blog on the subject a bit for their renowned publication. 45 more words

Call Of The Land

Mother Earth News Fair - 2015 Albany, Oregon

Casey and I attended the Mother Earth News Fair in Albany, OR.  It was amazing to connect with like-minded people, and we gathered tons of information to help us on our journey to owning our own homestead! 320 more words


Avoid Common Gardening Mistakes by Mother Earth News

The arrival of Spring had many people I know heading to their local garden departments for soil, fertilizer, plants, seed and garden tools. There is more to a garden then just starting though, it also entails maintaining it. 101 more words