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Is the City the Future for Honeybees? America’s Only Urban Beekeeping Store Owner Thinks So

Posted under Featured, Urban

Tyler:  Bees and beekeepers are simply amazing. I’m very happy to see them and their enthusiasts flourishing in urban spaces. We’ve already seen studies that suggest that big city bees may be healthier than their rural counterparts. And that’s something Bryon Waibel—proprietor of America’s only urban beekeeping store Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper—would agree with. Having […]

Patagonia Travel Belt

Posted under Featured, Gear

Tyler: We’ve all seen the classic travel and money belts, but this is the first one I might own. Belts are boring, but essential tools. Outside of holding up pants their utility tends to be fairly limited. I own the previously reviewed 686 Tool Belt, and find it useful from time to time, but decided […]

Cucumber Gardening Made Easy

Posted under Featured, Food, Resources

One of the easiest and most rewarding ways to grow cucumbers is in a raised bed system. Not just any old system but a cinder block garden. This garden system requires no hammer, nails or wood. It uses cinder blocks for the walls. Inside the blocks you can tailor your soil mix to suit your […]

Gear

Pre-Fab Yurt for Storage, Utility or Tiny Living

Tyler: Neat idea and sound quite economic for building and then transporting to site. Would love to see photos of some that have been built! The TenYurt eBook details a very simple DIY prefab structure that can serve a number of needs. It can be used for simple storage or basic shelter. Why the name […]

Resources

The Practical Costs & Profit of Keeping Chickens

While it is hard to put a price on the food security and safety of owning your owning laying chickens, you can calculate the raw financial aspects of it. At the Poultry Guide web site, they’ve provided a very detailed calculator, the Poultry ROI Calculator, that will allow you to do just that.  While all […]

Featured, Urban

Is the City the Future for Honeybees? America’s Only Urban Beekeeping Store Owner Thinks So

Tyler:  Bees and beekeepers are simply amazing. I’m very happy to see them and their enthusiasts flourishing in urban spaces. We’ve already seen studies that suggest that big city bees may be healthier than their rural counterparts. And that’s something Bryon Waibel—proprietor of America’s only urban beekeeping store Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper—would agree with. Having […]

Featured, Gear

Patagonia Travel Belt

Tyler: We’ve all seen the classic travel and money belts, but this is the first one I might own. Belts are boring, but essential tools. Outside of holding up pants their utility tends to be fairly limited. I own the previously reviewed 686 Tool Belt, and find it useful from time to time, but decided […]

Featured, Food, Resources

Cucumber Gardening Made Easy

One of the easiest and most rewarding ways to grow cucumbers is in a raised bed system. Not just any old system but a cinder block garden. This garden system requires no hammer, nails or wood. It uses cinder blocks for the walls. Inside the blocks you can tailor your soil mix to suit your […]

Featured, Food

Easy Home Made Fruit Leather

Those dried, chewy strips of fruit found in the snack and health isle of your grocery store are an excellent replacement for candy bars but command a premium price. Ironic really, if you consider that like jams, fruit leather is just one more way to get additional mileage out of low to middle quality fruits […]

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