Archive for July, 2013

Homesteaders take back-to-basics principles to a new, tiny level – Colorado Springs Independent

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Homesteaders take back-to-basics principles to a new, tiny level
Colorado Springs Independent
All about self-sufficiency, homesteaders grow, eat and preserve fruits and vegetables in quantities that allow them to keep trips to the supermarket to a minimum. Many also own ducks, chickens or rabbits as protein sources, and most keep bees for honey

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Weave Old T-Shirts Without a Loom

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Is it just me, or are there entirely too many T-shirts in the world? Perhaps I had a few as a youngster, but the first I can truly recall was a white T-shirt with a rubbery photo of a Studebaker on the front. I wore it with stylish orange bellbottoms …

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Homesteading 101: Getting Started

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

We also knew we’d have to clear land—lots of it—to do much of anything. This past May, as the last frosts passed through the valley below us, we agreed to make a go of it — despite the seemingly impossible challenges we faced — and committed to …

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Log Cabin at Bishop Park Gets a Facelift in Wyandotte – Patch.com

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Log Cabin at Bishop Park Gets a Facelift in Wyandotte
Patch.com
The deck will be stained the same color as the log cabin–a dark brown color. Pizzo Development also did the renovation at the new Wyandotte City Hall. "We've done a lot of work for Wyandotte in the past few years," Pizzo said. Comment Recommend.

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Homesteaders take back-to-basics principles to a new, tiny level

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

“The bees can be a concern sometimes,” Faith says … [genetically modified organisms] and pesticides. … We can talk about this stuff, or we can do something about it. “And if that’s simply a tomato pot on your balcony, if that’s what you can do …

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Where Even a Kid Born in a Log Cabin as a Keynesian Can Get High and Be … – Town Hall

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Town Hall
Where Even a Kid Born in a Log Cabin as a Keynesian Can Get High and Be
Town Hall
Where Even a Kid Born in a Log Cabin as a Keynesian Can Get High and Be President. John Ransom | Jul 31, 2013. John Ransom. Recommend this article. Tweet; Comments0. It's official: Nothing matters but getting the next great fix. Hook us up Doc, feed it 

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Where Even a Kid Born in a Log Cabin in Kenya Can Get High and Be President – Town Hall

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Town Hall
Where Even a Kid Born in a Log Cabin in Kenya Can Get High and Be President
Town Hall
Where Even a Kid Born in a Log Cabin in Kenya Can Get High and Be President. John Ransom | Jul 31, 2013. John Ransom. Recommend this article. Tweet; Comments0. It's official: Nothing matters but getting the next great fix. Hook us up Doc, feed it to us

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A time for SimpliCITY

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Welcome to the Independent’s inaugural healthy-living publication, SimpliCITY. While not meant to be a panacea for all that ails you — sorry chaps, none exists — it does aim to celebrate those people, places and things promoting greater well-being in …

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Honey Harvest – Part One

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Common hive pests such as small hive beetles and wax moths can stow away in equipment. Without worker bees to keep them in check, these pests can potentially ruin the frames of honey. While we have never experienced this, we have heard of it …

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Tour Polyface with Joel Salatin and Enjoy “Save Your Bacon” Weekend

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The things you’ll see and learn and the people you’ll meet are well worth the trip to Swoope, Virginia (2.5 hours south of Washington … come for just one day. For tickets and more details, click here. Special $99/night hotel rate ends …

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