Christmas is over, the New Year is suddenly here. Weeks ago, urges to declare the many ways I intend to improve myself started tugging at my brain. Writing some resolutions sounded like a good idea, until I started thinking about it. This end of the year ritual can sometimes feel like an obligation and other [...]
If like me, you're trying to make a simple living by being largely self-sufficient, finances are probably one of your constant concerns. But along with pinching pennies, I also have high standards and I bet you do, too. Everyday I'm trying to find the best ways to save money while still eating high quality, organic, [...]
Losing my cat Nelly was painful, but not as painful as the suffering she dealt with. I'll always be grateful for her feline companionship.
How I became a Building Biologist, a niche profession focused on some contentious environmental health issues.
Understand why you have mold in order to get rid of it That musty smell, those unsightly splotches... could it be MOLD? Should you be concerned? And what should you do about it? If you, poor thing, are dealing with a mold problem, it will be a big help to you in the long run [...]
Life-Changing Two-Ingredient Pancakes How many times have you wanted pancakes but didn't have a mix on hand? This recipe will show you that you'll never need to buy a pancake mix again - gluten-free or not. Really. I make my pancakes with only TWO ingredients: eggs and sourdough starter. You can use either gluten-free sourdough [...]
My Two Weeks (Or So) Of Non-Stop Apricots One of the nice things about living on an old homestead is that usually some person, decades ago, was smart enough to plant some fruit trees. Thanks to such past individuals we have an apple tree, crabapples, and a big, mature, apricot tree. The apricot tree has [...]