CAN YOU GROW FOOD IN A GEODOME GREENHOUSE IN THE WINTER? This is an important question. The answer is – it depends. It depends on the cover of the greenhouse, additional heating, and the temperature you get in your area in the winter. We are in growing zone 3a and can expect the temperature to [...]

2017-11-09T06:23:58+00:00 November 9th, 2017|DIY, Natural Farming, News, Self Sustained|

How to Build an Earthbag Dome ! Low-Cost Multipurpose Earthbag Building-You Can Build This For About $300-Step-by-Step Building Schedule

With this novel technique you can make an earthbag building to serve as a studio, garden shed, chicken coop, or root/storm cellar — no permit required! PHOTO: MEEMEE KANYARATH One of the most practical structures on a small farmstead is a multipurpose building that can serve as a storage shed or cool pantry above ground, [...]

2017-10-18T05:31:41+00:00 October 18th, 2017|DIY, Natural Farming, News, Self Sustained, Uncategorized|

28 Things You Must Know to Have a Successful Winter Garden

Are you trying to live strictly off of your land? Have you considered what you are going to do this winter when nothing fresh can be grown? Well, don’t worry any longer because fresh plants can be grown during the winter months. Our ancestors did it, and now it is time that we modern homesteaders [...]

2017-10-17T07:23:27+00:00 October 17th, 2017|DIY, Natural Farming, News, Self Sustained|


The dream of making a real living from the homestead – only venturing into the hustle and bustle of things for feed and farmers’ markets, and maybe the occasional bookstore – is one I’ll bet most of us share. And while it can feel elusive, I can see that each year we do get a [...]

2017-09-18T07:46:11+00:00 September 18th, 2017|DIY, Natural Farming, News, Self Sustained|

Straw Bale Gardening: 10 “Easy Growing” Reasons To Try It-The Best Plants To Grow In Straw Bales

Straw bale gardening has been growing in popularity. It’s a unique way to garden that honestly, some people swear to… and other swear at. You’ll have to make up your own mind. The concept of gardening in a straw bale wraps the world of raised bed gardensalong with container gardening all into one “growing unit.” In the system [...]

2017-09-12T12:21:47+00:00 September 12th, 2017|DIY, Natural Farming, News, Self Sustained|

The Best 15 Easy DIY Gutter Garden Ideas To Spruce Up Your Garden

  If you're interested in using the gutter of your home as a planter, here you'll find some neat Rain Gutter Garden Ideas that you can make yourself. When you look at a rain gutter, what is your first thought? It’s probably not that it would make a fantastic planter, right? But they do! There’s [...]

2017-09-04T10:29:30+00:00 September 4th, 2017|DIY, Natural Farming, News|

Best 100 + Old-Time Recipes for Home Made Wines Cordials and Liqueurs! Part.1

Old-Time Recipes for Home Made Wines The idea of compiling this little volume occurred to me while on a visit to some friends at their summer home in a quaint New England village. The little town had once been a thriving seaport, but now consisted of hardly more than a dozen old-fashioned Colonial houses facing each other [...]

2017-09-03T12:52:56+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|DIY, Natural Farming, News, Self Sustained|

Build a $300 Underground Greenhouse For Year-Round Gardening

This low-tech technology is a true gift from mother nature.For as little as $300 you can create an underground greenhouse that will provide enough food to live on year-round. Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it’s coldframes, hoop houses or [...]

2017-08-21T19:39:11+00:00 August 21st, 2017|DIY, Natural Farming, News, Self Sustained|

The 25 Best DIY Root Cellar Plans & Ideas To Keep Your Harvest Fresh Without Refrigerators

Have you ever stopped to think what people did long before refrigeration? How to live without refrigeration? Have you ever really stopped and thought what life would be like without it? Well, one way was with the help of root cellars.The great news is that they are still around today. So today I wanted to [...]

2017-08-20T16:40:25+00:00 August 20th, 2017|DIY, Natural Farming, News, Self Sustained|


Throughout history, medicinal herbs were the only thing available when someone was injured or sick. The emergence of modern medicine made humanity forget about how powerful nature is. For example, wild lettuce (Lactusa virosa) is a plant that grows in England and North America and has been used as a natural painkiller that works just [...]

2017-07-25T15:19:22+00:00 July 25th, 2017|DIY, Health, Natural Farming, News|