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A Dream Come True

You can still buy a magazine called Mother Earth News but it’s not the Mother Earth News I remember from the 1970s.  Back then it was full of do-it-yourself, back-to-the-land articles like how to convert an old truck into a water pump or how to tan hides using goat urine.   359 more words

The Graceful Garden: A start-up

A garden can be described as a fertile or delightful spot and how true that is. I live in a complex and upstairs so I do not have the luxury of a garden, but that has not stopped me from starting my own “garden” with a few pieces that I love admiring and watering twice a week.  213 more words

How to Grow Quick Late-Season Salad Crops


Many hardy salad leaves are fast-growing and will give a harvest before winter if sown in late summer. If provided protection from the cold, they may even continue cropping right through winter and into spring. 484 more words


first soap batch and mistake

Years ago, when Andy and I first met he asked me if I wanted to see his soap. This was after he showed me his bee hives, garden and chicken coop. 646 more words

Refining Domesticity

Ducks, Drought, and Dawn

Last year I became an “exempt poultry processor” which meant I could slaughter and sell up to 1000 ducks per year on my property with twice annual inspections and water tests. 1,112 more words

Eco-Saturday: A visit with an old friend

I got word a while back that The Mother Earth News had updated their excellent book The Mother Earth News Almanac, originally published in 1973. 421 more words


Mother Earth News Fair, PA

After a short road trip to D.C. and a few stops at farms in Pennsylvania, my boyfriend and I made it to our weekend destination of Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pennyslvania for the… 465 more words