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A DIY Cucumber Trellis For Your Garden

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Here is a short video on making and installing a cucumber trellis. we used simple 2″ x 2″ lumber to construct it and 5 foot garden fence stapled Check Out The Rest of “A DIY Cucumber Trellis For Your Garden” →

My Mycelium

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Shiitake mushroom growing

The journey into my mycological cultivation has begun in earnest. Recently I inoculated several logs to cultivate Shiitake mushrooms on the homestead. This is a starter or trial run, and the prognosis is good. We have many places on the property that are deep dark Hemlock groves that are Check Out The Rest of “My Mycelium” →

Air Pollution 101 (infographic)

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Air Pollution 101 (infographic) (via Planetsave)

Did you know that a literally breathtaking 90% of all cancer risks associated with air pollution originate from human transportation? Or that bumper-to-bumper traffic makes the air inside your car 10 times as polluted as ordinary city air? To illustrate…

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“Clean Coal” Looking More Like a 21st Century Dinosaur

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Coal Pile on Flickr

Written by Tina Casey at Clean Technica

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seems to be making up for lost time when it comes to enforcing the Clean Water Act. That includes closing the door on mountaintop coal mining, also known rather delicately as mountaintop removal. In reality there is nothing delicate about it. The practice Check Out The Rest of ““Clean Coal” Looking More Like a 21st Century Dinosaur” →

"Spring"ing Ahead In The Garden

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Wow the past few days have been very busy here on the homestead. We like many other gardeners, and homesteaders are getting into our “busy” season.

With the vegetable and flower gardens, firewood (good bio-mass fuel, but that is a whole other blog post), coupled with blogging , “paid” work and the rest of the homesteading chores, time seems to be a waning commodity. Check Out The Rest of ““Spring”ing Ahead In The Garden” →

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