Weeds and Trees: Free Super Soil Builders

This is another segment on how to restore depleted soil on your homestead. Search our blog for numerous related stories. It’s a big topic because most soil now is depleted of nutrients, and of course, plants are only as nutritious … Continue reading →

Best Places to Live: Scenic Byways

As a young man, I traveled across Nebraska on Highway 20 that parallels the main east-west interstate across the state. It’s very beautiful country. The scenic byway was far more interesting than the interstate which I had traveled many times … Continue reading →

Majestic Off-Grid Cabin In The Japanese Mountains

“Hidden in the forest amongst the mountains of rural Japan is this spectacular off-the-grid cabin. It’s the perfect blend of Japanese architectural concepts and European-style design. The home is simple, yet functional and serves as a perfect place to escape … Continue reading →

Is Colorado Too Cold for Homesteading? Search for Warm Microclimates

A reader left a comment the other day about how they love Colorado but said it’s too cold to live there. That comment was the inspiration for this blog post, which is about finding relatively warm areas in a cold … Continue reading →