17 Healthy Power Snacks For Studying

While it may not be the best idea to snack all day if your goal is to lose weight, you need to keep your brain fed while going into deep study sessions.

In Mar 25, 2021

Here Are 34 Relatively Simple Things That Will Make Your Home Extremely Awesome

If you want to make your home more efficient (and look better while you’re at it), you don’t necessarily have to break the bank. Sometimes, the simplest changes can make a world of di...

In Mar 12, 2021

The Top Tips To Take Care Of Your Back

Are you one of the many people that suffer from back pain? If so, you aren’t alone. Believe it or not, but over 80% of people end up experiencing back pain at some point in their life...

In Jul 22, 2020

Thinking About Quitting Paleo

After a lot of thinking, and researching, and talking, and reading, I’ve come to the conclusion that I just can’t be paleo anymore.

In Apr 05, 2013

Homemade Pasta

Our hens have started laying up a storm! Okay, so I guess that may be a bit dramatic. For the past few days our 22 hens are laying about 6 eggs each day. But to go from a dozen eggs a...

In Jan 01, 2012

30 Impossibly Cozy Places You Could Die Happy In

The napping possibilities are endless.

In Jan 01, 2012

My Sausage Recipes

I thought I would share two of the sausage recipes from my sausage making class. Just a note: the ingredients are given in ounces so you will need an ounce scale that can measure such...

In Jan 19, 2011


What Lurks In My Compost

With the addition of the pigs to the homestead, we aren’t generating as much compost these days. All food and garden scraps are heading to the piggies instead. And when I do have some...

In Mar 21, 2021

Tiny House Design

Tiny House Design

In Feb 02, 2015

How to Build a Tiny House FAQ

What About Water In A Tiny House?

In Feb 02, 2015

Concerns About Living in a Tiny House

How Do I Convince My Significant Other That Tiny Houses Are Awesome?We see this from time to time and the biggest thing that seems to help is have them see a tiny house in person. Th...

In Feb 02, 2015

Last Week at Tiny House

Remember in my last post how I said that this year’s Valentine’s Day felt like a hearty cheer to the heavens that we made it? I really wasn’t joking. The last week has been filled wit...

In Apr 10, 2014

Interior design for function over form

If I were to live in a tiny house, it would be a fancy one like this. Picture obtained from http://tinyhousesmallspace.tumblr.com/

In Sep 04, 2013

A Clandestine Chicken Mission

Last night in the cover of darkness, Josh and I crept to the chicken coop. Huddled in Josh’s arms was the wounded chick that had been living in our house for almost a week. Our plan w...

In Apr 04, 2013

DIY Candy Board for Bees

Normally bees eat the honey they have made and stored in their hives during the summer but if they don’t have enough honey to last until spring, you can supplement with a candy or sug...

In Mar 03, 2013

Worlds Energy Crisis

Almost everywhere, we would discuss about what’s taking place within our globe energy-wise. It’s steadily moving towards a significant international power crisis. Because the world’s ...

In Nov 13, 2012

Why Choose Solar Energy

Alternative energy, which looks into energy sources that do not depend on fossil fuels such as solar panels and wind turbines, is a fertile area of research. The world’s supply of fos...

In Nov 12, 2012

How To Make Solar Panels From Scratch

Shocking Report Reveals: The secrets of how to make solar panels. Discover how you stop wasting energy and start save money on your electricity bills. Learn how to build solar power s...

In Nov 11, 2012

Babies & Queens (goats)

Babies!! And Queens! We have babies and queens!!

In Mar 03, 2012

Got Milk? We Do!

Over the weekend we started milking our goats for the first time. They kidded (had babies) around Easter and, while we could have started milking sooner, we kept putting it off. We bo...

In Feb 02, 2012

Making a Homemade Chicken Waterer

Last week we began preparing for the 50 meat chickens we were about to get in the mail. We hit the farm supply store to get two new feed troughs and waterers. As I was looking at the ...

In Jan 01, 2012

Homemade Frugal Mitten Bags

When we moved to Wisconsin, I knew that it would be cold during the winter. I realized that we would need lots of winter wear for the good part of a year. What I hadn’t anticipated wa...

In Jan 01, 2012

About Raising Chickens

In a few weeks, 26 chicks will invade our house. I have never personally raised chickens before and I’m getting a little nervous. Today I thought I would spout out some random chicken...

In Jan 01, 2012

Wood Stove Potatoes

The winter has been long and cold. Well, maybe not for native Wisconsinites, but it has been for these Virginian/Coloradans. We’ve gone through almost 4 cords of wood keeping the hous...

In Jan 01, 2012

How to Make a Fire

Building a fire is a primordial task to some but there are some folks who just haven’t had the time (or the inclination) to build it right. This is the time of year (December) to hon...

In Dec 12, 2011

Make Solar Panels Energy Storage

When you make solar panels you are not only providing your home or business with cheap and pollution free energy that saves you money on your electric bills, but you are also helping ...

In Nov 12, 2011

One Way To Make Solar Panels At Home

This is a way you can make a solar panel at home from very basic materials and very inexpensively. It is not what I would recommend if you want to make solar panels to power your home...

In Nov 11, 2011

Renewable Energy Solutions and Their Importance

The planet is coping with a crisis and it’s operating from techniques to produce energy to provide sustenance in direction of the expanding demand for a lot much more power. The serio...

In Nov 05, 2011


A Peek Into Fall

I know by the thermometer that summer is still in full swing, but this week we’ve be knee-deep in fall planning. I’ve been trying to figure out what vegetables to plant for fall harve...

In Mar 03, 2012

Escaping Chickens

This weekend we actually had a warm day (which for us is upper 40s, low 50s) and it wasn’t raining or extremely muddy. So we figured it was a perfect time to let the chickens out into...

In Jan 01, 2012


Seeing These Popular Places From Above Is Almost Surreal

Even if you travel by airplane frequently, it’s doubtful that you’ve even gotten a real birds eye view of a city.

In Jul 02, 2020

Cheap Trip Tips

Jeremy and I have learned a few things since we started traveling together:

In Jun 05, 2020

These 19 Nightmarish Places Will Keep You Awake At Night

As you go about your daily life, it’s easy to forget all of the weird and wonderful things that are tucked away around the world. A Redditor cobbled together 19 of the strangest place...

In Jan 01, 2020

This Remote Tiny Island Only Has 56 Residents. Is the Place to Escape It All?

Do you like the idea of Living on an island with very few people? The Pitcairn Islands may be just for you.

In Oct 10, 2017

Some of the Greatest Disney Parents of All Time

What do Mufasa, Mr. Banks, and Mrs. Potts all have in common?

In Oct 10, 2017

So I Found A Random City On Google Maps The Other Day… And Its Unknown Secret Is AWESOME.

Every city has its flaws… except maybe for Palmanova, Italy. It was designed by artist and architect Vincenzo Scamozzi, in the shape of star. It’s world renown for its unusual, almost...

In Oct 09, 2017

So A Guy Decided To Drive Through West Africa. The Things He Saw Are Almost Unbelievable.

There are a wide variety of cultures and countries in West Africa, from Nigeria through to Senegal, but one thing is the same for them all: life there is very different than life in t...

In Apr 10, 2014

26 Decisions That Are Incredibly Difficult For Third Culture Kids

“So, where are you from?”

In May 05, 2012

Biking Through Iowa’s Rural Areas

Iowa’s rolling hills, prairies, picturesque waterways, gently rolling hills, and lush forests all provide an ideal setting for hiking, jogging, skating, and–most of all–cycling. The s...

In Feb 04, 2012

A Visitor’s Guide To Attractions In Western Iowa

If you wish to distance yourself from all the noise, smog, and rush of the big city, a vacation to the American Heartland might be what you need. Western Iowa offers some of the most ...

In Jan 04, 2012


A Boat Builder Had A Crazy Idea In The Forest. One Year And $11,000 Later, THIS Perfection Exists.

I’ve never met Brian Schulz, but he’s now my hero. He had an idea to build a Japanese Forest House in the middle of an Oregon forest… and after 1 1/2 years and $11,000, he completed it.

In Oct 08, 2017

On saving the suburbs

When I’m writing about homesteading, I think it’s important to talk about the fact that this is not the only way to lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle. In fact, it may not ev...

In Nov 11, 2014

Meditation In Morning

Everyday, I wake up and ask myself, “self, should I make coffee this morning, or should I go out for coffee with Jeremy?” Usually, I answer, “what a silly question… of course you shou...

In Jan 01, 2013


Box Cutter Boat From Reddit

Armed with only box cutters, hot glue, a hand full of able bodied volunteers and enough cardboard to make Amazon jealous. One man managed to sculpture this breathtaking sculpture of a...

In Feb 02, 2020

20 Soothing GIFs To Calm You Down

1. Take a deep breath.i.imgur.com

In Jan 01, 2017

The 25 Best Pinterest Accounts To Follow When Planning Your Wedding

1. Vane Broussard / Brooklyn BrideBrooklyn Bride is perfect for you if your wedding style is far removed from the typical princess bride look. Their Pinterest page is full of amazing ...

In Jan 01, 2015

22 Mesmerising GIFs That Show How Things Are Made

Can’t. Stop. Watching.

In Jan 01, 2015


Here Are The 17 Most Magical Houses In The Entire World.

Have you ever wanted to live in a hobbit house? What about a fairy tale castle or a gingerbread house. Well these 17 cottages below are just about the closest you could ever come to l...

In Jan 05, 2015


33 Hungarian Foods The Whole World Should Know And Love

Though this country may be but little, their food is fierce…

In Apr 04, 2021


33 Hungarian Foods The Whole World Should Know And Love

Though this country may be but little, their food is fierce…

In Apr 04, 2021