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Tag Archives: Homestead

  • What Should I Do?
    Country Home - Amanda Witman

    Making Do

    Increasing resilience in a less-than-ideal home
    by Amanda Witman

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 4:36 PM


    We spent the last nine years living in a sprawling 1969 split-level ranch-style house that was clearly not designed with resilience in mind.  At the time the house was built, oil was cheap and abundant, and this fact is clear in the design of the house.  While I lived there, I learned quite a lot about what factors contribute to a house’s resilience – or not.  My husband and I were not in a position to sell the house and move to something more ideal, so I did what many people have done for centuries:  I found ways to make do.

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  • Daily Prep

    International Homesteading Education Month, September 2012

    Start a local event to share knowledge and learn from others
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, June 29, 2012, 3:52 PM


    A coordinated effort through Mother Earth News and Grit to connect people in the month of September to share knowledge and get communities to build more resiliency through homesteading efforts and practices. Register an event.  Register as a speaker.

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