Taylor Miller





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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!
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.
10/9/2013
Render beeswax from your wax cappings easily and inexpensively.
2/28/2014
This is an explanation of how I use a late winter warmup to manipulate my hives in preparation for spring nectar gathering and to minimize swarming.
2/7/2014
The joys and heartaches that can come with kidding season are a part of life on a goat farm.
5/21/2014
This is a followup to an earlier blog that reports on the successes and failures in creating nucleus beehives this spring.
5/1/2014
Describes how understanding the nectar flow in your geographical area helps you maximize colony health and honey production.
11/9/2009
Geoff Taylor reflects on his survival of a bizarre accident, his gratitude for life and his hypergraphia.
11/17/2009
Geoff Taylor talks about his childhood love of tools, his impressive collection of hammers and the first step in his plan for repairing an old friend.
8/29/2014
This beekeeping blog post describes robbing behavior in honeybees, what causes it, and how to prevent or stop it.
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.
10/22/2013
The simple steps that increased my health and decreased my waste, and how easy it all was looking back.
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.
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.
9/8/2014
Learn how and why to utilize a queen excluder in your beehives.
6/6/2014
Here I describe the honey harvest and how it varies from year to year.
7/8/2014
In this blog, I hope to convince beekeepers that not feeding the bees is better for the health of the bees and for the beekeeper's bottom line.
11/9/2009
Geoff Taylor laments the frequency of ladder accidents that happen as a result of neglecting necessary precautions, such as wearing sturdy shoes and always have a spotter.
11/9/2009
Geoff Taylor thanks the publications that inspired his writing career.
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.
12/2/2013
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.
8/11/2014
How do you manage offers of used beekeeping equipment? This post describes some creative options.
8/9/2013
Find out how to protect your hives and honeycomb from wax moths without using chemicals.
8/16/2013
Learn how to keep your bees properly fed and also ensure a plentiful and delicious honey harvest!
4/8/2014
Describes the timing and the nuts and bolts involved in expanding your apiary by making nucleus hives.
3/26/2014
A meditation on the benefits and fulfillment found in the physical labor of homesteading chores.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2/27/2013
Pick something new to learn this year from Granny Miller’s list of 101 basic homesteading skills.
12/2/2013
Beekeeping expert Betty Taylor explains how to reliquify crystalized honey while maintaining color, quality, and nutrients.
9/19/2013
Homesteads are keeping alive old skills and ways of raising crops and livestock that are being lost in the age of agribusiness.
10/30/2013
How to prepare your hives for the winter to protect them from mice, skunks, opossums and other wildlife.
11/19/2013
Encouragement for new beekeepers who may be confused and overwhelmed about all the conflicting advice about keeping bees.
9/3/2013
Beekeeper Betty Taylor explains what for look for during an end-of-summer hive inspection.
12/10/2013
This series of posts chronicles Betty Taylor's adventures in goat farming. This first post covers selecting a goat breed and breeder, costs, and preparing for arrival of my goats.
1/6/2014
Describes the winter hive life of the honey bees.
12/26/2013
Describes the heartache that can come of now observing and working with nature when raising goats.
1/2/2014
Musing on how most of us believe "the end" is near for various reasons.
1/28/2014
How to make a cheap hay feeder for goats that cuts down on wasted hay.
7/16/2014
A blog post calling for voluntary population control.
8/8/2014
In all that can go wrong in beekeeping, it's time to be grateful for a good season.
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.
7/8/2013
A pressure canner greatly expands the range of foods that can be safely canned at home.
7/10/2013
An aging goose gains a family.
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.
12/26/2013
What is a beekeeper to do during the long cold winter months? Eat honey of course.
5/6/2014
For the hobby beekeeper, try treating Varroa mites with natural remedies.
4/16/2014
Bees do not live on honey alone. Pollen provides honeybees with necessary protein.
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.
6/1/2012
Personal users can now buy welding and cutting products and accessories online from the comfort of their home.
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.
10/1/2014
Moving to a different climate and gardening zone can be a challenge, especially in the high desert. The best approach is to start small and add plenty of organic material.
10/8/2014
It's time to harvest honey and there must be a way to evict the bees from the super. This post covers three possible options.
12/16/2013
Safely bring a new goat herd home and getting them used to you and their new surroundings.
11/9/2009
Geoff Taylor remembers a quality discussion with his cat, in which the amazing benefits of owning free-range chickens are the primary topic.
10/7/2014
Some things to know about the last fall hive inspections in preparing the bees for winter.
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.
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.
7/6/2012
Setting weld parameters is now easier than ever with the Miller Auto-Set elite feature.


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