Talenti – The best gelato for your home workshop

Yeah, you read that right! Gelato for the workshop! Well... sorta anyway. We are big suckers for a good gelato, and especially for our favorite brand of gelato,  Talenti Gelato. (Twitter: @TalentiGelato) Aside from having some of the creamiest, tastiest, most awesome and pleasure-inducing gelato around, you get a pretty nifty and surprisingly durable and useful container … Continue reading Talenti – The best gelato for your home workshop

Don’t forget beauty on your homestead

One thing that has often bugged us with many homesteading approaches is what we would call a hyper-practical approach that many employ. We sometimes refer to this as 'pallet homesteading' because of the widespread practice among this crowd of fashioning damn-near everything out of pallets. Pallet buildings, fencing, furniture, etc. Now before you flame us as … Continue reading Don’t forget beauty on your homestead

The $2, 20-minute neck-breaking prevention for icy homesteads

Where we live in northern Pennsylvania, winter is some combination of snow, rain, muck and ice. We occasionally see some sunshine in there too! Mud and ice make for miserable homesteading conditions. Whether it's navigating steep and slick terrain to cut firewood, or taking care of livestock on icy mornings, opportunities abound for slipping and … Continue reading The $2, 20-minute neck-breaking prevention for icy homesteads

A reasonable plan toward residential solar or other renewable energy

Solar energy is expensive. It currently costs more than grid energy, leaving many people to conclude it isn't worth it. If your motivation to choose alternative energy is mostly to save money - you won't get that outcome with this information. At present - establishing alternate energy at home has not yet reached financial parity with grid power. … Continue reading A reasonable plan toward residential solar or other renewable energy

Why your family should own a quality water filter

We've blogged plenty of times about water and the need to have access to good, clean, quality drinking water. Something every family in the world should consider is this... Where and how do we get access to good, clean, healthy drinking water? Many in the world cannot answer this question because they have nothing but … Continue reading Why your family should own a quality water filter