Homesteading Archive

Does conventional law-and-order help native communities?

In Canada and beyond, native (first nation) peoples have high rates of suicide, child abuse, alcohol, drug abuse (including solvents and gasoline), and incarceration. They have lower than average per capita income, high rates of reliance on social assistance and school abandonment. Hundreds of

Navajo Win $554,000,000 From The US Government

In a landmark settlement, which Navajo president Ben Shelly describes as “fair and just,”  the United States government has been ordered to pay reparation amounting to $554 million for mismanaging Navajo lands.  The Navajo nation is the largest indian (native american; indigenous) tribe in the

$500 Fine For Watering, And For Not Watering, Your Lawn?

California couple Laura Whitney and Michael Korte were trying to do their part to conserve water, so they stopped watering their lawn for a while. Unfortunately, the state isn’t too pleased with the looks of their brown lawn, so the couple received a letter from

Occupy Tesla For Organic Farms

Organizations and movements looking to create change sometimes find difficulty in gaining the funding needed to realize their projects. Many have found diverse manners of raising funds from using innovative websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, which work through offering perks and giving people a

No More Backyard Chickens Or Small Farmers Allowed in Michigan?

Due to a new ruling from Michigan’s Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development, residents will lose their right to keep livestock on their own property. On April 28th, 2014, the commission ruled that local governments have the right to ban livestock from any area

This Easy To Build Contraption Can Give Water To Everyone: DIY Plans

Solar technology goes much further than creating electricity, some people have learned to use the sun to perform impressive feats such as cooking. On Earth, the sun packs a wallop of heat energy through many different forms of radiation, and innovative ways to use

Oklahoma Moves To Punish People Who Generate Their Own Power

Oklahoma officials are now looking to charge people who install their own solar panels. Residents who produce their own energy, through panels or small wind turbines on their property, are going to receive an additional fee. S.B. 1456, passed by the state legislature and awaiting

Judge Rules Living Off The Grid To Be Illegal

From starting home gardens, to collecting rainwater, there are many small and big ways that people have been making changes in their life, in an effort to save money, live more environmentally friendly, and to supply themselves with their daily needs. Unfortunately, one judge

Hydroponics: 90% Less Water Than Conventional Farming

As more people continue to see the prices they pay for daily necessities rise faster than their paychecks, a growing number have become interested in the act of homesteading. It’s never a bad idea to think of different ways to cut back on the

Why You Should Hunt Through Your Coins

When most people are out spending money, they might not pay much attention to the coins they use in everyday transactions, more specifically they don’t pay much attention to the composition of these coins. Base metals such as copper, nickel and zinc are the