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 […]
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 […]
What Are Cover Crops? Cover crops are plants that are grown not for the food they produce, but for other beneficial work they do. Also know as “living mulches” or “green manure”, a cover crop is an essential part of sustainable agriculture. Cover crops help bridge the gap between removing matter from the field in […]
The Iconic Monarch Butterfly The monarch butterfly is one of the most beloved and widely recognized butterflies in the world. Its vivid orange and black wings make it easy to recognize. The monarch butterfly and its beauty have come to represent butterflies and conservation issues everywhere.
Why Make You Own Compost Bin with Straw Bales? The benefits of adding compost to your garden are well known. There are many devices you can buy to help you process a moderate amount of compost. But if you are looking for an inexpensive way to make your own compost bin that is ideal for […]