Tomato Cages Can Be Difficult and Dangerous to Store – Until Now! Tomato cages are easy to forget about when they are filled with lovely, ripe tomatoes. But when the growing season is over, dealing with these wire monstrosities can be a hassle. Fed up with being cut, poked, and annoyed by these cages, I […]
What do you do when you have a bum shoulder and can’t dig your pond? Why, you buy a death ray on eBay so you can melt glass and cook food, of course! Let me explain… A Fresnel lens is a thin plastic lens made of small concentric grooves on one side that focuses light […]
Siberian Husky Coat Harvest As you know from previous posts, our Siberian Husky Roxy is the family sheep. We harvest her undercoat and use it to spin yarn and weave hats and scarves. In case you haven’t seen what it is like when a Husky blows their coat, the video below will give you a taste […]
Winter Garden Happenings Spring is coming, here is a quick edible landscaping update on our winter garden!
Spinning is Old School Spinning with a spinning wheel originally dates back to around the 11th century. Here at Suburban Stone Age, it dates back to last month. After 120 agonizing days spinning with a drop spindle in 2010, I swore the next time I’d make yarn I’d be doing it with a spinning wheel. […]
You asked for it, and here it is! Come along for a personal, first-time-ever video tour of Suburban Stone Age! Apparently, I’m a talker, because this vid is almost 30 mins long. But if you have the attention span, I’ll share with you (in detail!) the edible landscaping as SSA and why we planted the […]
When camping for the weekend, I love to take the opportunity to practice survival skills. This weekend I was testing out how to build a fire with flint and steel. This technique dates back to the Iron Age, and is still incredibly effective today. Find out how to use flint and steel, along with what […]
Let’s face it… a greenhouse in Southern California isn’t *really* necessary. True, it’s great for starting seeds in the spring. But in summer it gets as hot as the surface of the sun, and in winter it stays only a few degrees above freezing. Because I don’t do a lot of container gardening, the greenhouse […]