Julia Miller





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1/1/0001
Tall Goldenrod is a fall favorite of the honeybee. Although it is most likely the bees are foraging on a variety of flowers, it is natural to assume the most prevalent flower at any given time is the strongest influence in the honey.
6/5/2014
Choices are available when it comes to feeding a new package of honeybees. Three of the options are discussed in this post. Choose the one that is right for you.
12/2/2013
A small apiary uses a unique system to extract honey from frames.
3/11/2014
Starting a new hobby can be intimidating when everything is unfamiliar. Walk through the basics of a beehive structure.
7/2/2014
Locating a queen in a hive full of thousands of bees can be hard. Here are a few tips.
11/15/2013
When honeybees are unable to store enough food for winter, the beekeeper must decide how to support the colony through the winter.
11/1/2013
Beekeepers need a consistent way to document hive inspections including prompts to address all relevant areas while looking at a colony of honeybees.
1/15/2014
Take a look around your property and decide where to put your new beehives. Some considerations for hive placement.
3/25/2014
Essential oils can be a useful supplement for honeybees. Lemongrass, spearmint and thyme essential oils are being used to encourage brood development and the overall health of bees.
12/26/2013
What is a beekeeper to do during the long cold winter months? Eat honey of course.
4/16/2014
Bees do not live on honey alone. Pollen provides honeybees with necessary protein.
5/6/2014
For the hobby beekeeper, try treating Varroa mites with natural remedies.
5/5/2011
If the DEA can't tell the difference between hemp and marijuana plants, says a former Kentucky governor, how can it distinguish between powdered sugar and cocaine? Hempsters: Plant the Seed is a must-see movie that gives pro-hemp activists a voice.
9/9/2009
There’s never been a better time to raise chickens in the city, but if your only hesitation is where to put them, check this out the chicken tractor coop — a coop on wheels!
1/8/2014
How to prepare for a successful kidding season.
10/22/2013
The simple steps that increased my health and decreased my waste, and how easy it all was looking back.
1/30/2014
Woodchip mulch has great benefits for gardening and landscaping. Instead of buying woodchips, we can use what resources we already have and make our own.
1/23/2014
More goat babies and finding ideas to make money on a farm.
6/2/2014
Do you know where your Goat is NOW? A quick overview over fencing materials, fencing type, fencing do's and don'ts.
7/2/2013
How sheep teach and humiliate a grown man.
11/1/2013
Even progressive cities have work to do, and sometimes the biggest changes come from good people asking the right questions.
11/14/2013
A natural kennel cough cure will be better for your pet and your wallet while not contributing to the antibiotic resistance problem.
12/23/2013
Dairy goat farmer Julia Shewchuck learned a lot about keeping dairy goats in her first few months (and much more since). It was a learning curve too steep to be repeated willingly, but which has saved many other goats’ lives since.
2/7/2014
21 things you should know or wish you had known before starting a goat farm.
2/27/2013
Pick something new to learn this year from Granny Miller’s list of 101 basic homesteading skills.
12/13/2013
Most health problems we face in our lives are minor annoyances. It's time we cut out the expensive middle man and grow our own delicious tasting medicine to treat them.
11/27/2013
Compost and mulch material are in abundance in our backyard and our communities. What is ones man's yard waste is this man's treasure.
5/27/2014
Fungi breakdown organic material and make it available to plants. Encouraging fungi to grow naturally, or inocculating your soil can have tremendous benefits for your garden.
3/3/2014
The blog describes the experience of applying for a federal grant and shares some advice for others who might want to follow in those foot steps.
4/28/2014
Life on a family farm is never dull and full of surprises to keep a farmer on their toes.
7/28/2014
There are some questions worth exploring, find out if there is a BEST way to clean your goat's udder before milking.
6/1/2012
Personal users can now buy welding and cutting products and accessories online from the comfort of their home.
6/20/2013
It is a regular occurrence, a question we're asked: Why do we do all this work?
6/26/2013
How did Victoria Redhed Miller and husband David end up living on an off-grid homestead in the foothills of Washington State's Olympic mountains? Grid? What grid? Electricity was something one took for granted; it came from those outlets on the walls. I was hardly aware of it except during one of the infrequent power outages.
1/9/2013
We folded down the back seats in our Subaru wagon, lined the whole back area with a heavy tarp and a thick layer of straw, and headed down to Nash's Delta Farm to catch us some ducks.
7/8/2013
A pressure canner greatly expands the range of foods that can be safely canned at home.
7/27/2009
Quails make an excellent urban choice for poultry raising, chiefly for their tranquil nature, minimal noise and egg-producing efficiency. In this, the second installment of my series on quail-raising, you'll learn how to identify gender from color and marks and see how quail eggs compare with those of chickens.  
7/1/2009
Raising baby coturnix quail is an exciting adventure. Taylor is completely new to raising poultry and shares his experiences.
7/10/2013
An aging goose gains a family.
12/30/2013
With so many good things that plants do in our life, would it be so bad to stop and appreciate them?
3/28/2014
The symbiotic relationship between plants and fungi are showing more than ever how life depends on life. Learn how to encourage what beneficial microbes you have in your soil for a powerful ally in your garden and fields.
7/10/2014
With our chickweed and lavender salve, the bites I typically get that are swollen and painful were nothing more than a minor annoyance. All came from ingredients that we made ourselves.
6/13/2011
  Julia Butterfly Hill understands the need for extreme measures when it comes to environmental activism. In the late 1990s, she spent 738 days living in a redwood tree named Luna, to bring attention to the plight of the world’s ancient forests. Through her vigil, she  negotiated to permanently protect the 1,000 year-old tree and a nearly three- acre buffer zone. She says that our forks are also powerful change agents. “I love food!” Hill told Natural Home & Garden. “I love preparing meals that are both decadently delicious and happily healthy. I’m a joyous vegan, and I celebrate how fabulous this lifestyle is for my body, my world, my planet, and for the animals as well.” Hill eats animal-free food that’s organic, local, in season, and free of added junk—food that she calls “a celebration of life.” Her recipe for delicious vegan lasagna takes about a half hour to prepare and provides plenty of opportunity for interpretation. If you don’t have fresh herbs on hand, substitute 1 teaspoon each of the dried herbs or 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning.
7/6/2012
Setting weld parameters is now easier than ever with the Miller Auto-Set elite feature.
2/10/2011
When he renovated his 816-square-foot condo in Boulder, Colorado, Greg Miller borrowed space-saving and efficiency solutions from his years of living on the road. Check out this video of his van, prepped for adventure.
3/11/2014
Creating a micro-climate is an essential tool for your survival and homesteading skills. Making the right micro-climate for your plants specific needs will not only help them survive, but thrive as well.
6/27/2011
This Meatless Monday, whip up a batch of Julia Butterfly Hill's Top Anything Sauce, made with peanut or almond butter, and make a meal out of fresh veggies and quinoa.
4/4/2011
The urge to eliminate clutter and create space for ourselves is a healthy sign of self-respect. Why, then, is it so darn hard?


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