Its chicken soup season. Living rural means that you need to take your health into your own hands. How can you keep from getting sick when those around you are coughing and sneezing? And what can ... Read More about 10 Steps to Protect Your Family From Flu This Winter
I am personally putting together a really special weekend event in Grand Forks, to give you an artistic taste for the holidays. I've partnered with the Art Gallery, local musicians, and local ... Read More about BAA Artisan Christmas Faire Dec 2 and 3 — Support Your Local Artisans
What is a hope chest? The traditional hope chest is a wooden box, sometimes lined with aromatic cedar, that fathers gave to their daughters in anticipation of marriage. Daughters worked with their ... Read More about The Hope Chest — Obsolete romanticism or a valuable asset for times of economic uncertainty?
Inspiration Who inspires you? When you were in school, I'll bet it wasn't the teacher that demanded perfect silence in the class and wrote spelling words on the black board. Most likely it was the ... Read More about The nonconformist’s guide to inspiration — 10 essential qualities of inspirational leadership
One of the problems of rural life is the compulsory trips into "town". If you work from home, live on a rural homestead and meet your own needs sustainably, through the efforts of your own hands, you ... Read More about Successful homesteaders are home — 8 practices to protect that essential home-time
At the beginning of our homeschool adventure, when my daughter was in grade 1, we read A Pioneer Story (published in the USA as A Pioneer Sampler) -- and we came across the concept of handspinning ... Read More about First steps in Handspinning: How to make a CD spindle and start spinning your own yarn today