Don’t panic!

Don't Panic

Yes, that was a blatant Douglas Adams reference and Amazon Affiliate link to the new Neil Gaiman book. We’re also going to work in an Amanda Palmer video or song because we love her so much we’ll do it for free. That’s just how…

Slow-Carb Pasta Substitute Recipe

Squash

For those on low-carb or slow-carb diets, and when have lots of nice summer squash fresh from the garden here is our recipe for using any kind of summer squash as a pasta substitute. You can use this the way you would use any short…

Compost 911! One Weed at a Time Edition

Japanese Hori Hori Knife

One weed at a time is how you change the world. You know you need to. Some days you feel like you grow more weeds than vegetables. You are ashamed to go out into the backyard. You are not ever going to let your…

Q&A with a Natural Beekeeper: How does natural comb impact production of honey?

Kevin, thank you for your wonderful website! I have just ordered 5 packages of bees I will pick up in the spring from a beekeeping operation in my state. I am working with another local beekeeper who keeps 15 hives on my farm because…

Change Your Backyard, Change the World

Zucchini

A real-life example. An entire community in England has rallied around this simple idea and changed their world. Take a moment and watch this.

Hot Bourbon Coffee, Our Traditional Holiday Drink

Hot Bourbon Coffee

Smooth and Sensuous, what could be better together than Bourbon and Coffee? Bourbon and Coffee, with Whipping Cream, is better of course! Here follows the super sekret recipe. It shows you exactly what we are going to do with that tasty combo when the…

Goat Mischief and More: Interview with Itty Bitty Farm in the City’s Heidi Kooy

Mischievous goat

A couple weeks ago, I had the good fortune to sit down with Heidi Kooy from Itty Bitty Farm in the City to talk about goat rearing in an urban environment. Although not necessarily high on most people’s priority list, I found the concept…

Goats: Strictly Country or Potentially Citified? A Guest Post by Itty Bitty Farm in the City’s Heidi Kooy

Goat doe and kid

The debate over whether or not goats should be allowed in urban backyards is a heated one, as I discovered after being interviewed for a New York Times article describing the difficulties of goat ownership. Unfortunately, the article failed to acknowledge the benefits of…

Stop Killing Yourself and Your Soil. Debunking Double Digging. Compost Myth-busting Returns!

garden

Double Digging, Intensive Gardening, French Bio-intensive, whatever current buzzword is trotted out to sell the latest gardening book. The most sacred of sacred cows. And a complete waste of your time and effort. Compost Myth-busting returns! Digging and especially Double Digging (turning the soil completely over) is a…

Dreams of Spring

Dreams of Spring

There is something which happens to us mid-January. Almost a form of insanity which creeps into our lives, specifically mine.  The moment the first Seeds of Change catalog comes in the mail. The Winter ritual of perusing seed catalogs and planning of the beds…