10 Good Reasons to Make Your Own Candles

We love making candles. Whether you make your own candles from scratch or you use a candle making kit we’ve identified the best reasons to make your own candles and we want to share them with you. Reasons to Make…

What Is Cottagecore?

The idea of “cottagecore” has been around longer than the term cottagecore has. At its heart, cottagecore is a design aesthetic and one that had life breathed into it online.  Cottagecore Is A Celebration of Nostalgia There’s much enthusiasm for…

How To Make Moonshine

Please note, that while this article outlines how to make moonshine the practice is still illegal in many places. We do not encourage or condone illegal activity. We are only here to educate. Make your own smart decisions. What Do…

How Wild Things Are Explores Tasmanian Folkways

We all dream about some sort of return to nature but we may not all dream of How Wild Things Are. Of course, you can make efforts in your modern life to build bonds with the word at large –…

What Not to Compost, According To Vermiculturists

Everyone should do their own composting. It’s so easy to learn to compost, all you need is a composting bin or even just a composting toilet to get started. Composting helps you cut down on household waste, which is good…

Suburban Homesteading Guide for 2022

You’re not required to live in the country if you want to get into homesteading. In fact, if you live in the suburbs, it’s super easy to get started with your own homestead and it won’t cost a fortune, either.…

A Small Farm Future Is A Regenerative Call-To-Arms

We love the idea of living a sustainable, self-reliant life. In fact we regularly feature articles on natural living featuring everything from apartment farming to market gardens.  However, Chris Smaje takes this idea a step forward in A Small Farm…