They Put What In My Beer?

We tend to think of the problems of our age as new problems. Take, for example, food adulteration. When you hear about children dying from melamine-tainted infant formula it’s easy to conclude that the food supply is starting to go to hell in a hand-basket. Without minimizing the seriousness of modern food supply adulteration, I’d suggest [Continue Reading...]

Homebrew Husband Hacks

Back when I was in college, I worked for a while with the support team for a big physics lab. The guys I worked with were a bunch of old Navy and Air Force radar technicians, so when the microwave in the lunch room stopped working, they didn’t go out and buy a new one. [Continue Reading...]

Urban Homesteaders Day Of Action: After All That, I Could Really Use A Drink, How ‘Bout You?

It’s been quite a week for the urban homestead community. We needn’t rehash the details; it suffices to say that as a group, we urban homesteaders could really use a drink. So, in true urban homestead-y fashion, let’s make one, shall we? How about a nice glass of wine, something we can raise up in a [Continue Reading...]

Yogurt Making: How To Add Some Culture To Your Day

Last August my husband and I embarked on a no spend month challenge.  We allotted ourselves $300 (jointly) in spending money.  We had to make that $300 count: all our groceries, gas and incidental spending had to come in under $300 for the month. Since we had never done this kind of thing before, I [Continue Reading...]