When the shades rattle at 5AM with the first breezes, you know that Santa Ana Winds have returned. These annual winds come reliably near the end of October to dry out the hills, fan fires, and chap lips. To me, they also mark the last transition from Summer to Autumn, as if he heat of […]
A New Way to Make Fire? I was researching techniques for making fire, and I stumbled across this concept by Rob Bicevskis on Wildwood Survival. Making fire from water and a plastic bag was such an interesting idea, I thought I would put it to the test. Check out the Suburban Stone Age Mini Challenge to […]
Inserting the Liner In Part 2, we left off talking about creating and inserting a liner into our pallet gardens to hold soil and conserve moisture. I believe a few more details on the subject are in order. The liner for your pallet can be made from weed cloth that has been sewn at the […]
In Part 1, we left off considering important details about our project and gathering materials to build a pallet garden. Now it is time to move on to the next phase of the project: Prepping Pallets for Your Pallet Garden You now have your pallet at your work site. But it is a savage beast. […]
Why A Pallet Garden? If you are short on space and have a limited budget, a pallet garden may be a great project for you. Shipping pallets can often be found for free, and with some time, patience, and materials a gardener may already have lying around, you can transform a shipping pallet into […]
Happy First Day of Summer! Things are typically a little slow this time of year, but that’s about to change. Coming up for summer… straw bale gardening, trellis building, the peach harvest… and more! Stay tuned as we gear up for summer madness at Suburban Stone Age!
Why is Biodiversity important? According to Wikipedia, biodiverstiy is simply “a measure of the health of ecosystems“. I can’t control a lot of things out there, but I can control a thing or two on my postage stamp on Earth. And hopefully leave it better than I found it. With that in mind, every insect, […]
What is today’s project? Today we will be re-purposing our old friend, the washing machine. This tool can now be used to not just to clean and rinse our clothes, but as a wash basin and salad spinner for our garden vegetables. Why are we doing this? I don’t know about you, but I have […]