Retrofit a Playhouse to a Chicken Coop Pt. 2: The Coop

Retrofit a Playhouse to a Chicken Coop Pt. 2: The Coop

Apr 5, 2011 |  by  |  On the Homestead, Raising Livestock  |  Share

“Dude, this is one of those trucks that’s so torn up it’s almost cool.”

My buddy Andre was right. And man, was it ever torn up it. Sun-worn and rusty, squishy, bald tires, cracked windshield…it hurt just to look at this thing. There was a dusty film covering the insides and cobwebs hung everywhere a cobweb could hang. Everything looked broken. Air vents, radio…everything. This ride was in bad shape; a victim of an abusive 15 years. Read More

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

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