Growing Your Own Garlic

Woman stands in garden and holds large garlic harvest in arms

There’s nothing quite like homegrown garlic. The rich, robust flavor of garden-grown garlic truly shines compared to what’s available in the grocery store. And growing your own garlic is rewarding and relatively simple. In this post, we’ll teach you how to grow your own garlic from an individual clove to a big, hearty bulb. Grow […]

Urine as a fertilizer

using urine as a fertilizer for a hay crop

Human urine is a fantastic free fertilizer for the garden. If you’re already having the “ick factor” response, we encourage you to keep an open mind and read on about using urine as a fertilizer Note: much of the information here comes from the work of the Rich Earth Institute. They’re conducting large-scale trials of […]

What is the Best Tiny House Foundation?

In Progress Tiny Cabin on Piers

Tiny house foundations are important! They can anchor your tiny home to the Earth, provide insulation and also help keep moisture out. There are a number of tiny house foundation options to choose from. And, there are a few environmental factors to think about when deciding on which foundation is the best for your build. […]

How to Tan a Hide, Naturally, in 10 Steps

hide tanning student softening hide

So, you’ve gotten your hands on a deer skin and you want to turn it into leather. This is an exciting moment! We’re going to walk you through how to tan a hide, naturally, in 10 steps with the wet-scrape brain tanning method. Using all natural materials and getting a hide velvety soft and pliable […]

Chaga Tea Recipe…And a Bit About Chaga “Mushroom”

chaga mushroom

Have you met chaga (Inonotus obliquus)? It’s a medicinal “mushroom,” although technically the part that we use is not a true mushroom. Chaga tea has been used for health maintenance and healing for millennia. It’s an amazing wild medicine that grows on certain kinds of birch trees, and happens to also have a pleasant taste. […]