Category Archives: homesteading tools

  1. Feeding Chickens Compost


    September 23, 2016 by Mike Oscar Hotel

    I’ve played with this a little in the past.  Sure, some of the conversation is weird, but the base of …
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  2. Something is Rotten in the Shed


    September 4, 2016 by Mike Oscar Hotel

    ….and it isn’t one of those easy answers, like a woodchuck or something dead. This is the shed.  At one …
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  3. What is a Homestead Without Chickens?


    August 29, 2016 by Mike Oscar Hotel

    One of the hardest things about leaving Colorado was abandoning our chickens.  If you don’t think backyard chickens are a …
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  4. A Farm on 30 Acres


    August 28, 2016 by Mike Oscar Hotel

    We bought a farm on 30 acres here in Maine and moved in a two weeks ago.  Half of it …
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  5. Splitting Wood


    November 15, 2014 by Mike Oscar Hotel

    The Mrs. and I have been discussing meaningful activities for our children a lot lately.  It’s easy to let them …
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  6. On Fuel for Heating and Crosscut Saws


    October 26, 2014 by Mike Oscar Hotel

    Now that we’ve talked about the stove, we need to talk about fuel.  Last spring, the boys and I burned …
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  7. Heating the Bus


    October 26, 2014 by Mike Oscar Hotel

    As I mentioned in my previous post, we spent the Friday evening into Saturday morning chattering our teeth in the …
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