Making mirabelle plum wine

We went down to the orchard today and harvested about 22 pounds (10 kilos) of mirabelle plums from our trees. We really should have harvested them a week or so earlier, but we simply haven’t had the time. Thank God we found Nico, our new farm hand, when we did...
Living Lower on the Grid

Living Lower on the Grid

Living off the grid is the dream of many people in the U.S. I can tell you that I have thought about it many times. Imagine not having to pay a dime for electricity, water, or heat. Sounds great, right? But it’s not entirely true… while you would not have...
Living Off the Land: Feeding The Family

Living Off the Land: Feeding The Family

You don’t necessarily have to be a hunter-gatherer to live off the land, but if you want to know where your food comes from and what you are eating, you should consider some form of self-sufficiency.   Food labels can be misleading In the last few years there...