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Amelia’s Favorite Mushroom….Oyster!
Amelia describes identifying characteristics of oyster mushrooms.
Winter Hive Inspection
I’s really warm, so we decided to peek in some of our hives.
We’ve only lost one colony so far this winter.
DIY! New and Improved Top Bar Hive! part 1 Introduction
This is the introduction to our new beehive design we’ve been working on for a years.
DIY! New and Improved Top Bar Hive! part 4 Cutting the Top Bars
Here, we show you how to cut and assemble the top bars. Our design incorporates “bee space”, which permits ventilation.
DIY! New and Improved Top Bar Hive! part 2 Building the “Body”
In this video, we demonstrate the assembly of the hive “body”.
We have been refining this hive design over the past year…it’s a work in progress, and the design will certainly evolve over the course of our lives. Stay tuned for updates.
Gandpa “Grey Butt”
Tony’s grandfather discusses his American Indian name.
Starting a fire with polypore mushrooms
I used a polypore as tinder for a friction fire. It works!
My First Friction Fire (not a how to!)
I finally learned how to get a friction fire started! Took me long enough…
Our Garden Mulches Itself 🙂
Our forest garden has reached the age where it generates it’s own mulch! Between the ground cover and leaf litter, soil erosion has become a non-issue. On our hillside (which is particularly infertile) it takes about 5 or 6 years for a newly planted section of forest garden to develop into a semi self maintaining system.