Gardening may seem like a hobby for people who have little else better to do on the surface but, there are many joys to growing a vegetable garden. First of all, you’ll save money on your grocery bill. You’ll also save money driving to the grocery store and back to stock up on fresh vegetables.
Why is everyone talking about an energy audit? Well, autumn has arrived, the cold air is sneaking in the cracks and renovations are in full swing. If you’ve moved to an older farmhouse or rural country home this is one of the best times of the year to assess the energy efficiency of your home [...]
In the United States approximately 23% of all energy consumption is via natural gas. When we rebuilt the farm house (after the fire took everything) we had limited resources so we couldn’t go with solar or wind for energy, however Eric did build in such a way that we could easily convert to green energy [...]
Raising livestock yourself isn’t always easy, isn’t always lucrative. The potential, however, for a healthier diet and acquiring a new appreciation for all living creatures, is life changing. Raising Dairy or Meat Goats Raising goats is, if nothing else, an exercise in laughter and stories to tell the grandchildren for years to come. Often they’ll [...]
For years on this website and in my personal life I have been recommending the same books on country living, even though I’ve read many others. Why? Because the books below are timeless, helpful, and cover a wide range of country living topics. Once you’ve made your move to the country you’ll find that you [...]
The quality of your farm soil, as well as the amount of top soil on the property, is more important to your livelihood than you may have imagined. Let’s chat a bit about farm soil quality and usage before you put submit that offer on the country living property you’ve been desiring. After all, we [...]
Keeping your rural septic system in top working order is a consideration that we didn’t have to worry about when we lived in town. Not that it’s an ongoing chore, or requires any specialized knowledge, but your septic tank is something that you should be mindful of at all times. Oddly enough, it’s just one [...]