Spotted! Animal Tracks

Spotted! Animal Tracks

After a fresh fallen snow, it’s a delight to see tracks indicating our furry and feathered friends have been passing through. Not sure what you’re...

January 2020 Free Books

January 2020 Free Books

We are giving away 6 books each month about the stuff that’s important to you: building chemical-free natural ponds, baking no-knead and sourdough bread or, how to design a light straw clay home.

The Christmas Shrew

The Christmas Shrew

The morning of the blizzard was the first time we saw the shrew. My fifteen year old son was in the living room admiring the warmth of our much needed masonry heater when a very fat toy like creature bounced and zoomed through the room.

Get the latest dirt!

Free your mind! Sign up for Harrowsmith’s FREE e-newsletter to be entered in a draw for free books every month for new subscribers.

Straw Bale Comes In From The Country

Straw Bale Comes In From The Country

When most people think of straw-bale construction these days, they visualize soft lines in a distinctly rural setting. They certainly aren’t...

Alpaca Ontario at the Royal Winter Fair

We dropped in the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. And, we found these dudes. Alpacas are gentle animal with hair that makes wool on par with...

Remembering Martha – the Last Passenger Pigeon

Remembering Martha – the Last Passenger Pigeon

Martha died at the ripe old age of 29, the last in a very long string of Passenger Pigeons. She was the namesake of Martha Washington – President George Washington’s wife – who herself had suffered an earlier extinction incident in the spring of 1802.

The Inner Bigness of Tiny Homes

The Inner Bigness of Tiny Homes

Kayla Feenstra admits that the prospect of downsizing from a 2 000 square foot home into a tiny home was no easy task. It took some time, distilling...

What’s Killing Our Country Bees?

What’s Killing Our Country Bees?

Though not native to North America, the diminutive honeybee has become an important aspect of this continent’s agriculture and biodiversity. And now...

ISON: The Exasperating Comet

ISON: The Exasperating Comet

We asked Robert Dick, our Astronomy Editor, for his take on Comet ISON, the bright light in the sky which seems to be exasperating night-sky watchers and failing to become “The Christmas Comet” / “Comet of the Century” that it was supposed to be.

Water Tight

Water Tight

Lessons from a plumbingfree home

Pin It on Pinterest