Retrofit a Playhouse to a Chicken Coop Pt. 2: The Coop

Retrofit a Playhouse to a Chicken Coop Pt. 2: The Coop

Apr 5, 2011 |  by  |  On the Homestead, Raising Livestock  |  Share

“Dude, this is one of those trucks that’s so torn up it’s almost cool.”

My buddy Andre was right. And man, was it ever torn up it. Sun-worn and rusty, squishy, bald tires, cracked windshield…it hurt just to look at this thing. There was a dusty film covering the insides and cobwebs hung everywhere a cobweb could hang. Everything looked broken. Air vents, radio…everything. This ride was in bad shape; a victim of an abusive 15 years. Read More

Food Heroes Episode 3: Magnificent Mary, a.k.a. Mary Jane Butters

Food Heroes Episode 3: Magnificent Mary, a.k.a. Mary Jane Butters

Sep 16, 2010 |  by  |  Food Heroes, On the Web  |  Share

An apron-wearing, visionary farm girl oft-considered to be Martha Stewart’s better, organic half, Magnificent Mary Jane Butters is a bona fide food heroine. She conjures up hope and enlightens those she touches with her passion for living off the land and eating wholesome, healthy food. Clearly she was born to play this role, and man does she play it well. Read More

The Clothesline Movement and How to Setup Your Own Outdoor Clothesline

The Clothesline Movement and How to Setup Your Own Outdoor Clothesline

Aug 26, 2010 |  by  |  Energy Conservation, On the Homestead  |  Share

“…the powerful religion of ordinary life, a spirituality of fresh mopped floors…and clothes blowing on the line.” ~ Adair Lara Read More

The Disposables: Running a Kitchen Without Paper

The Disposables: Running a Kitchen Without Paper

Aug 23, 2010 |  by  |  On the Homestead, Reducing Waste  |  Share

So as I mentioned in my introduction to ditching disposable products, my goal is to gradually cross each item off my “Nasty Little List of Disposables.” And I’m going to start with what I feel is the biggest target – the kitchen. Now this isn’t rocket science. But I’m still gonna break it down for ya. Read More

Food Heroes Episode 2: Will Power, a.k.a. Will Allen

Food Heroes Episode 2: Will Power, a.k.a. Will Allen

Aug 18, 2010 |  by  |  Food Heroes, On the Web  |  Share

Former standout high school and college athlete (who had a brief professional basketball career), Will Allen runs a 2 acre inner city farm in Milwaukee next to one of the nations largest low-income housing projects. At 6′ 7″, and over 200lbs, Will stands tall in his signature sleeveless hoodie and inspires local citizens and others around the globe to join his Good Food Revolution. Read More