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9/22/2011
Gardening for the first time ever in a hoophouse is a lot like gardening elsewhere. But, it is gardening in a whole different climate!
5/9/2011
Putting up a hoophouse expands the growing opportunity into the barren winter months. A USDA program is helping market growers purchase a hoophouse to find out if local farmers and consumers reap benefits from extending local growing seasons.
8/15/2012
Describes the process of forming a community garden from the physical and energetic standpoints. The power of teamwork, the joy of accomplishment and the building of a feeling of group unity are described.
6/22/2011
A summary of the entire process of installing a 30' x 72' hoophouse from putting up the hoops to pulling the plastic over the entire structure.
1/23/2011
Getting ready for the new garden season is full of anticipation and ideas!
1/2/2012
Having early tomatoes is a new goal of mine going into the first spring with my hoophouse. Join me and follow my blog to see if my strategies work.
5/17/2011
Time to pick out the right hoophouse for my growing needs and install it! It will be a lot of work, but will offer a new farming experience that will expand my harvesting season.
3/8/2012
Spring is here and those tomato plants that were started in January are settled into their new hoophouse home. I have hopes for early tomatoes; will a late freeze stifle this goal?
11/28/2008
You can build a small greenhouse in an afternoon!
6/24/2011
Cam has an exciting evening when his neighbor drops off another expectant cow.
7/1/2013
Reconstruction on U.S. 36, the highway linking Boulder to Denver, will transform transportation in Colorado and bring more reliable options to commuters.
12/30/2009
Readers share their winter gardening stories.
10/24/2012
Ed and Laurie struggle with making time for visitors while dealing with all of the daily business and homesteading tasks.
4/1/2009
A gardening expert discusses what you should do with your seedlings after they sprout in their indoor greenhouse containers.
10/22/2012
The American Highland Cattle Association is funding a Highland beef research study on fatty acid profiles, tenderness of cooked steaks and sensory characteristics of Highland beef.
6/8/2012
Some states are doing away with laws that require motorcycle riders to drive helmetless. Are they brain-damaged already?
12/8/2011
As winter descends a three-season hoop house is weeded, compost spread, and a straw mulch applied. Next spring will be here soon.
12/18/2013
Cam learns the hard way why it's never a good idea to procrastinate about important jobs!
2/24/2014
The invention of clear window glass allowed the ancient Romans to trap solar energy to enhance their gardening techniques to grow vegetables out of season and exotic non-native plants in Rome. A thousand years later, empire builders in Europe rediscovered the trapping of solar heat with clear window glass so they as well could enjoy the foreign plants in their own back yard and grow native vegetables throughout the year.
3/11/2014
Suggestions for what to have on hand - and handy - when you hear a storm is heading your way.
7/2/2008
Animal-vehicle wrecks cause about 200 human fatalities and 29,000 injuries a year. The fight between wildlife and urban developers seems never-ending, but wildlife crossings can be a solution. Learn how you can help just by giving your state's Department of Transportation a call.
8/12/2008
Honda cars are famously reliable, and now there's an online community for owners of 100,000+ mileage cars to share their stories.
4/2/2013
Baby greenhouse plants are spring babies too, just like the birth of baby animals. Here’s a way to keep them warm in the hoophouse.
6/12/2012
Cam is trying to extend his growing season with DIY greenhouse structures.
1/15/2014
Keep your greenhouse above freezing during short cold periods without paying for a heater.
9/26/2010
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy launches a national campaign aimed at the American Automobile Association.
5/1/2011
The daily realities of living in the mountains.
9/27/2012
Ed and Bruce share their experiences with homesteading and self-sufficiency in a rural setting.
3/1/2013
Get a materials list and step-by-step insructions for low tunnel construction for your backyard garden.
4/24/2013
How to build a greenhouse of used sliding-glass patio doors that is warmer and less expensive than plastic, and keeps out burrowing animals.
5/29/2013
The joy and sustainability of a greenhouse made of salvaged everything (well, almost).
3/9/2009
Last weekend more than 12,000 people flocked to Washington, D.C., for a three day demonstration to demand the creation of green jobs, cuts in the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and less dependence on fossil fuels.
8/5/2008
This Friday, Beijing will show off its green improvements when the Olympics begin.
10/21/2010
An introduction to Richard Hilderbrand’s new blog discussing climate change, plus the first installment. Learn how Earth utilizes greenhouse gases to ensure stable temperatures, or thermal equilibrium, as well as how fluctuations in solar activity relate to changes in global temperatures.
11/23/2011
Cam discusses the decision to go off-grid or on-grid and shares his experience with batteries and the dangers of high winds to solar panels.
10/10/2012
Ed and Bruce share their experiences with homesteading and self-sufficiency in a rural setting. This segment is on using natural resources around the homestead.
3/31/2011
For the first time since the U.S. Energy Information Administration began collecting data on greenhouse gas emissions in 1990, the United States saw a record-setting 5.8 percent decline.
3/17/2012
Starting flats of seedlings begins this year's growing season.
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.
8/13/2012
Hiking The Ozarks' Lost Valley - Where getting lost is part of the fun! By Mike McArthy of Photozarks
5/17/2012
Cam has been collecting old windows for years and has finally put them together to make a greenhouse!
1/7/2012
We’ve been growing in unheated hoophouses for a decade now, and we can’t recommend them highly enough for commercial growers. If you have any dreams of market farming, the first thing you should buy is a hoophouse.
12/6/2013
Step-by-step building instructions for a passive solar greenhouse.
11/19/2013
Give your pots the protection they need when freezing temperatures arrive with a portable greenhouse. You can also bring in pepper plants for the winter and have fresh peppers indoors.
7/27/2010
CHANNELLOCK, the leader in the design and manufacturing of high-quality pliers and hand tools, today unveiled its latest American-made tool – a fully redesigned, improved website.
1/27/2011
These space-saving, smart front loading units perfectly accommodate apartments and small spaces and eliminate the need to wash your clothes, remove them from the washer and place them into a separate machine for drying.
3/24/2011
The new site features a number of enhanced browsing capabilities, starting with the homepage which allow customers to browse gloves by feature and job function.
8/5/2011
Growing raspberries and other vegetables at high elevation and the challenges.
4/17/2012
Some of the difficulties we encounter in gardening at a high elevation
9/5/2012
Success at growing food at the 4200' elevation and some of the challenges.
10/15/2012
How we live in the mountains during the winter.
10/21/2011
The "High Mileage Car Show" at the latest Mother Earth News Fair, and the pleasure of driving a fuel efficient car.
12/31/2012
The second attempt at weatherproofing MAX involves a convertible top which flips open to get in or out of the cockpit. Not perfect, but not bad.
11/20/2011
Removing large quantities of snow. For more on how we cope with snow check out our personal blog at www.brucecarolcabin.blogspot.com where we post regular updates on our life here on the mountain.
1/10/2011
The Marin County Bicycle Coalition won a major victory with the opening of the Cal Park Hill Tunnel — a world class facility that makes biking the quickest commuting option.
2/20/2012
Sun-Lite HP for greenhouse glazing provides excellent diffused light.
2/16/2011
A new study finds that warming temperatures will cause up to two-thirds of the earth's permafrost to disappear by 2200, unleashing large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
11/10/2010
This blog explains how the carbon cycle regulates atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. The blog also discusses how the burning of fossil fuels has disrupted the carbon cycle which increases the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
11/16/2010
In this posting we discuss the role of the positive Arctic Feedback Factor in amplfying climate change. We also discuss how this feedback factor triggers the release of methane from the floor of the Arctic Ocean and from the permafrost.
7/7/2009
Since the U.S. House of Represenatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act, the U.S. Senate started work on its own energy and clilmate change bill.
10/11/2012
Andre Armantrout sent us this wonderful update from a Homesteading Education Month event featuring aquaculture at Snowy Pine Ridge, outside Spokane, Wash.
1/9/2011
We discuss the concept that carbon dioxide released from the burning of fossil fuels is partly responsible for the current atmospheric carbon overload. We also briefly discuss other human activities that contribute to the atmospheric carbon overload.
1/11/2012
Discount pricing on all Morton buildings now through February.
7/9/2012
A quality product made in the USA
1/16/2012
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
11/25/2008
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments until Nov. 28 on how it should rule on global warming pollutants.
9/18/2012
Saving butternut squash seeds while using a sledge hammer and putting up a roof and planning a seed swap. Also planning a high density apple orchard with a new variety called Zestar.
3/24/2011
Medical marijuana was a $1.7 billion industry last year--just shy of Viagra as pot-related businesses crop up across the country.
10/30/2012
A 2012 survey by Northeast Group LLC was published in October, claiming 95 percent of U.S. cities that have tried LED streetlights are satisfied with the results, saving nearly 60 percent in costs.
10/11/2010
Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.
3/5/2012
The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.


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