Monthly Archives: October 2011

Homemade cheddar crackers

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homemade crackers

One of the ways we try to live sustainably at the Runamuk homestead, is to make what we can by hand.  From the hive-boxes my husband constructs for me, to the home-grown vegetables and homemade bread that we eat.  Not only is it cheaper, but usually the quality is superior, and there is a certain amount of pride that comes… Read more »

How to store garden produce for the winter

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All summer you’ve been enjoying the bounty of your garden, but now there’s a chill in the air and it’s time to harvest the rest of your home-grown vegetables.  But how to store it all for use during the winter? Gardening is returning in popularity as more and more people strive to practice sustainable lifestyles, but much of the knowledge… Read more »

From bug-hater to beekeeper

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inside the hive

I’m selling honey for the first time this year.  I am so proud of myself!  Ten years ago I would never have imagined I’d end up a beekeeper.  I was never a bug person when I was growing up.  In fact I was like most folks–thinking that bugs are icky, and wishing they could all simply be eradicated from the… Read more »

Micro Eco-Farming

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Okay, so I wasn’t completely honest.  I want my own homestead, sure.  But I desperately want to break into what is quickly becoming a fast-growing industry.  Micro eco-farming.  Micro eco-farming is living and growing sustainably on local tracts of land–usually less than 5 acres.I just read Barbara Berst Adam’s book, and while I had known that is possible to eek… Read more »