Marianne recently got a windfall of tuna and, like the master homesteader she is, she decided to can it.  In this episode she outlines the steps she used for pressure canning the fish and what she did to make sure none of the fish went to waste. For details including a step b-by-step guide, check out Marianne’s “Gift of Fish” post.

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you didn’t have to “make a living?” For a growing number of folks, this dream is becoming a reality.  Vicki Highfield shared her progress toward this goal recently on the social media platform Tsu. Jenise took the opportunity to ask her to share more of her story in this interview.

Natural building methods are rising in popularity these days due to their often simpler designs, affordability and eco-friendliness. This week, Marianne interviews natural building expert and sustainable living aficionado Patrik Schumann who shares his knowledge and experience on the topic.

With September just around the corner, we decided it would be a great time to take a look at some of the alternatives to public school.  So we went straight to one of the biggest names in alternative education, Jerry Mintz of the Alternative Education Resource Organization, to get the scoop on some of the options available to parents.

Chickens are near and dear to our hearts.  Both Marianne and I are raising our own.  But I’m a newbie and Marianne has been doing it for a while.

In this episode we discuss getting started with backyard chickens.  What does it take? What’s the time and cost commitment?  We answer a few of these questions. But chickens are a big topic, so we reserve the right to explore it further in future episodes