How many of you know someone who lives in a yurt? I'm guessing not many, and that even fewer of you have experienced yurt living. If you're like me, the idea of living in a large round tent is both fascinating and bewildering. There's just so much we don't know about yurts! I recently met a lady … [Read more...] about Home Sweet Yurt – An Interview About Yurt Living, with Esther Emery
Your garden’s soil is the lifeblood of your garden. Wherever you live - whether you have gardened for years or are starting your first garden - your soil can use improvement. Growing plants, chemicals, and soil run-off can ruin the quality of your soil and strip it of nutrients. To combat this … [Read more...] about Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Improve Garden Soil
Since we've been gardening on our little city lot, we haven't had a compost bin. Growing up, we composted everything. We had two large bins that we turned and rotated and it's been killing me throwing out all these kitchen scraps that I know would make good compost. So, last week we ordered a nice … [Read more...] about Composting: Methods and Myths
One worry with stocking a prepper pantry far in advance is the expiration date on the foods. How long will the foods really last? Metal canned goods purchased from the store have a listed “sell-by” or “use-by” date. For the most part, these dates are conservative and most canned goods will last … [Read more...] about Expired Canned Goods: Still Safe to Eat?
The first time I heard about a rocket stove was when my husband was researching ways to create a heat source for his workshop. My first question - what's a rocket stove? Well, a rocket stove is basically a high-temperature combustion chamber with a vertical chimney. It requires very little fuel … [Read more...] about Building a Rocket Stove: Step By Step Tutorial