Category: Simplify

Honeybees at the Little House on Pine 0

Beekeeping

Honeybees marked my first venture into livestock and have taught me a lot about how life works. I highly recommend keeping backyard bees for anyone who enjoys local honey, communing with wildlife, and watching...

Helpful Kitchen Gadgets: Jar Opener and LED cabinet lighting strip. 0

Helpful Kitchen Gadgets

Along our journey to reduce expenses and consume less, we discovered the value of conscientious spending—the acquisition of durable tools and implements that save money over the long run. Nowhere does this play out...

Little House on Pine - A finished beeswax candle. In a mason jar, of course. 0

How to Make Candles from Beeswax

Starting in spring, honeybees at the Little House on Pine turn nectar into wax comb. By autumn, we’re getting ready to make candles. After harvesting the honey, we leave the honey-speckled frames outside for the bees...

Cash for strategic purchases 0

Conscientious Spending

We get bombarded with messages to purchase things we don’t need and won’t use. Yet at the same time, new tools can prove helpful in transitioning to a lifestyle of reduced consumption. The idealist in...