I recently helped a friend out with harvesting honey from his bee hives. Having never been near a hive nor stung I had no natural fear of bees at all, nor did I know if I was allergic. Well, armed with pink dish washing gloves and window screening tied over a hat I was ready […]
It had gotten out of control. I was maintaining six large jars to brew Kombucha a week, while pressing my own organic juices to add for the second fermentation. Not sure who was serving who! Then, one day I get the bright idea to try and use Mate instead of regular tea as a starter […]
I have never worried about cold weather before, nor about any animals eating my bounty. Those days are over… Now I live in an area with plant killing frost and gophers a plenty. In lieu of this, I have created the raised garden bed fortress. Turn down the lights and queue the drums please:
So, we’ve been very busy getting our new house to be our new home. There are thing here we’ve never dealt with. For example, mice. The little guys were getting in through all kinds of places. I’ve patched many holes so now they are not partying all night long as often.
This is a design by Barbara Kerr, she is a solar oven pioneer. The design looks simple enough to build and best of all it’s accessible from inside your home.
Lamb’s Quaters or Goosefoot (Chenopodium Berlandieri): This little known “weed” (to me at least) is of the same genus (closely related to) as Quinoa. It is part of the Eastern Agricultural Complex, a group of plants the Eastern Woodland Native Americans were foraging for as far back as 6,000 BCE. By 1,800 BCE they were […]