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All of the misfit posts from Simple Life bloggers that don’t fit into a better category.

Automatic Chicken Feeder Contest

Mark Hamilton from The Walden Effect blog (my favorite homesteading blog in the world) asked if we would help him run a little contest to see if we can get in some great ideas for automatic chicken feeders. We’re excited to see what people come up with! The details are below… I made a post […]

Canning, Freezing and Preserving Peaches From a Local Orchard

By: Tommy B

Wow, can you believe it’s that time again!  It seems like yesterday that I wrote last summer’s posts on canning peaches and applesauce!  Well, it’s peach time once again and I’m full blast getting plenty of them put up for lots of winter and spring smoothies! This is the second year in a row I […]

Floyd Virginia Needs a Local Craft Brewery – Nano or Micro, I’m ready!

By: Tommy B

I was tetter-tottering back and and forth on whether I wanted to write and publish this post.  I didn’t want to cross any ethical lines on whether I should use this forum for personal gain, but after much thought, and reassurance from a good friend, I’m going for it.  After all, I assume most viewers […]

Monotropa Uniflora – A.K.A. Ghost Flower A.K.A. Indian Pipe A.K.A. Corpse Plant

By: Everett S

A lot has been going on lately but I haven’t had the will to write about it. I’ve been spending way too much time on the computer doing work for clients and the thought of turning one of these machines on at home to write a blog post just hasn’t been that appealing. For that […]

A Simple July Garden Dinner

By: Tommy B

Welp, it’s early July and my tomatoes are still green, but I have plenty of other things in my garden that contributed to a simple, yet delicious, meal this evening.  I was outside working on my homestead and started getting hungry.  Hungry for something natural and something local.  So, I walked out to my garden […]

Tracking the Trackers Video from Ted Talks

By: Everett S

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t tracking you. Listen to Gary Kovacs talk about Tracking the Trackers in this video from Ted Talks.

Using Wind Energy to Simplify Your Life

With so many ways to get energy to your home, it can be a bit tricky to decide which option is best for you. Today, we are going to focus on Wind Energy and discuss some of the benefits with you. If you are looking for a green solution as well as a way to […]

The Greenbox Thrift Store

By: Tommy B

Before I moved to Floyd County I used to take all of my old or unwanted stuff to Goodwill, Salvation Army, local thrift store, or, shamefully, just throw it in the trash. Not now. Since moving back to Floyd I have learned of the fine art of “Greenbox Recycling.” What I used to call dumpsters […]

Catching a Bee Swarm

By: Tommy B

I belong to an email list for a local beekeeping club and for the past month it has been hot with folks postings leads on swarms – in buildings, on the side roads, in gardens and so on. It’s amazing how quickly beekeepers get on these leads and immediately snatch them up. Just the other […]

Quick and Easy Beer Bread

By: Tommy B

A friend of mine forwarded me an email of a beer bread recipe he received.  As I was looking at the recipe I noticed he, also a homebrewer, inserted his Murphy’s Ale as the beer ingredient!  Not having a Murphy’s ale on hand, and not having much experience making bread with beer, I decided to use a trusty […]