Archive for August, 2010

The Clothesline Movement and How to Setup Your Own Outdoor Clothesline

The Clothesline Movement and How to Setup Your Own Outdoor Clothesline

Aug 26, 2010 |  by  |  Energy Conservation, On the Homestead  |  Share

“…the powerful religion of ordinary life, a spirituality of fresh mopped floors…and clothes blowing on the line.” ~ Adair Lara Read More

The Disposables: Running a Kitchen Without Paper

The Disposables: Running a Kitchen Without Paper

Aug 23, 2010 |  by  |  On the Homestead, Reducing Waste  |  Share

So as I mentioned in my introduction to ditching disposable products, my goal is to gradually cross each item off my “Nasty Little List of Disposables.” And I’m going to start with what I feel is the biggest target – the kitchen. Now this isn’t rocket science. But I’m still gonna break it down for ya. Read More

Food Heroes Episode 2: Will Power, a.k.a. Will Allen

Food Heroes Episode 2: Will Power, a.k.a. Will Allen

Aug 18, 2010 |  by  |  Food Heroes, On the Web  |  Share

Former standout high school and college athlete (who had a brief professional basketball career), Will Allen runs a 2 acre inner city farm in Milwaukee next to one of the nations largest low-income housing projects. At 6′ 7″, and over 200lbs, Will stands tall in his signature sleeveless hoodie and inspires local citizens and others around the globe to join his Good Food Revolution. Read More

The Disposables: Choose Your Trash

The Disposables: Choose Your Trash

Aug 16, 2010 |  by  |  On the Homestead, Reducing Waste  |  Share

Trash. Is. Depressing. Ever seen a landfill? It’s depressing. How about a New York street on trash day? Depressing. Or what about the overflowing cans of rubbish in a stadium on game day? Yeah, that’s depressing too. And why is it depressing? Read More

Pine Beetles, Power Lines & The Art of Chopping Trees

Pine Beetles, Power Lines & The Art of Chopping Trees

Aug 14, 2010 |  by  |  On the Homestead, Wildlife Management  |  Share

There are two main ways to learn things in life:

  1. From your own experience and mistakes
  2. From someone else’s experience and stupid mistakes

If you’ve never cut down a tree and you have the slightest inkling to do so, then consider this entry as a gift from yours truly. My stupid mistake can be your treasure. Read More