Its been a while since we've talked goats on here, so I figured I should break this long-running oversight with a profile of one of my favorite breeds: Nubians! A hardy dairy option, Nubians have more going on than meets the eye. Read on for more. Heritage To start, the name Nubian is actually a tiny bit misleading. This breed actually originated in 19th century England, … [Read more...] about Goat Breed Profile: Nubians
Today marks the first of June, and while I realize I've strayed from the garden a bit over the last weeks, I cannot resist this opportunity to detail some of the plantings you should be sowing into the ground for this month. Read on, for some ideas on what to dirty your hands with in this first of the summer months. Bush Beans If you haven't planted beans yet, now is the … [Read more...] about Jumpin’ June Plantings!
Howdy ya'll! With a couple weeks left in April, I think it's time for our second installment of proper plantings for the month. So if you've already got your beets buried, your carrots coming in, and your cucumbers cared for, here are a couple more to keep you going till month's end. Tomatoes Planting tomatoes always holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first … [Read more...] about Proper Plantings for April: Part 2
It’s no secret--the great outdoors get a lot less welcoming in the wintertime. When the seasons cold chases you indoors however, that doesn’t mean you must give up on fun projects and activities until spring! To the contrary, it’s a great time to work on stuff indoors, and the kitchen is always a cozy place to retreat to. This winter, give making your own bone broth a try--it’s … [Read more...] about Homemade Bone Broth
I realize at a few points in this solar-power series, I have said a component is absolutely essential to the system. While this may seem hyperbolic, in actuality, it is because most parts of the system I outline are truly essential to its success. While this next component may not be technically essential to collect and store power, it does serve the purpose of making that … [Read more...] about Solar Power Finale: Inverters