Home Building Materials

Michael G. Smith has a background in environmental engineering, ecology, and sustainable resource management. In 1993, along with Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley, he started the Cob Cottage Company, a research and teaching group focused on reviving and improving traditional forms of earthen construction. He is the author of The Cobber’s Companion: How to Build Your Own […]

Finding Farmland

Websites where farms can be looked at, nationally, and internationally. https://www.landwatch.com/default.aspx?ct=r&type=13,338&pg=5 https://www.viviun.com/Real_Estate/Western_Europe/Farms-Ranches/ https://www.farms4sale.eu/en-en/homepage/ USDA program https://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-guaranteed-loan-program https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/farm-operating-loans/index Ready to buy a Farm? https://landforgood.org/acquiring-farm-login/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIu9u1joSY5AIVmY7ICh1f6gxSEAAYASAAEgIGNPD_Bw

Pie Crust

2 c flour 1 tsp salt ½ T sugar ½ + 1/3 c Crisco ¼ c ice water ½ T vinegar 1 egg Sift together in lg bowl flour, salt, sugar. Add all Crisco to flour mixture and blend with a pastry blender until the Crisco is the size of small peas. Add water, vinegar […]


About 1 Cup of Warm Water 4Tbsp of potato pearls 1 1/2 Tbsp of Yeast 4 Tbsp of Sugar Let sit until really foamy 1Tbsp of Salt About 4 Cups of Flour Knead well (punching dough is good) let raise about 30 minutes heat oil in pan – as it it heating punch dough down […]