Medicine making is a simple, rewarding and most useful skill to develop
Starting with an overgrown backyard and sandy soil and have made great strides! Here's how.
We have minimized our fossil fuel use in our home and food, all within a city setting!
Babies, teenagers, adults, middle agers, old folks and others dead and gone. September has it all. And you are still canning and freezing.
If you think it is great to grow your own food, wait until you experience making your own medicine
July is the busiest month of the gardening year -- planting, picking, preserving
You don't have to plant everything that grows in your garden
The taste of Spring and the promise of Summer! Come garden with me...
April is the month of optimism. So many happy beginnings in the garden in the spring.
March is a month of challenges -- the biggest is patience
How might we make grain for bread without electricity? Watch this...
Winter in the northeast is long.
Evenings are dark and cold.
It’s a good time for a story -- a story with a good plot.
GTTY – gardening through the year, start the year with a better, more sustainable resolution!
In December you are not in the garden, the garden is in you.
Holding on to the green. Welcome to my November gardens.
Long a mainstay of fabric, the cotton industry has evolved. Take a closer look at this well regarded material.
Just because it is cold doesn't mean you can't still have fresh veggies from your garden
Come to public hearing Tuesday, Nov 5th at City Hall on Eagle St.
After working to make our home energy efficient and sustainable, we both started businesses in this field too.
Labor of Love and Art takes old home and makes it a thing of true beauty!
Money should not be the reason you don't live your independent, sustainable life!
For Your Pleasure: Rechargeable Yard Maintenance Equipment
Oil in the bottles we knew, but oil in our cosmetics too? Read and learn...
Visit the first ever Natural Living Show at the Altamont Fairground and learn! 100+ Exhibitors.
Want organic produce in the winter and early spring?
"Leave No Trace" is a Cub Scout slogan, or as Paul suggests, maybe some wildflowers...
Most know us from the Solar Tour and NOFA NY, as the off-grid, straw-bale, timber-frame house by Gloversville.
Margaret and I went on a short odyssey, back in time, in search of the perfect scythe. Knowledge was part of the package.
Living sustainably means living within our resources. Preparing for more expensive energy is a prudent component of a sustainability plan.
There are easily 10,001 things you can do to save energy. Thinking outside the box, Liz Pohlmann takes a look at what can be the last one.
We are not food critiques, but "Two Thumbs Up" for this restaurateur and her restaurant. Read and see why!
The answers to these two questions may help you get started on your plan to energy independence. If you have another question, please ask!
One of the best places to start your energy reduction project is to figure out how much you are using in the first place. Start Here!
Leaves are a real treasure for the garden.
Don't let them go to waste
Homesteading can be done most anywhere. We have been working at it here in Clifton Park for 28 years.
Not only can Rye be grown locally, it can be harvested by hand. Read, look and watch
We shift our focus to building a straw-bale, timberframe house, from scratch! Getting this building permit took some time and patience.
Firewood, in all it species, from woodlot management is the most sustainable. How to manage creosote.
Working with nature causes one to reflect: Musings on our short existance relative to Earth and Time.
A good old fashioned timberframe barn raisin' by a bunch of newbies goes off like clockwork.
They built houses and barns the way the did back in the day for some very good reasons - conventional vs. timber frame.
Final stages of barn design include finalizing foundation and getting building permit.
Not all plans are cast in stone; nor should they be. Here is how we planned and then replanned.
Jim and Laurie delve into the past in search of ideas for the future on their homestead in Meco, NY.
We finally found the land that would one day be our Homestead. It was a big decison back then, but the right one for so many reasons.