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 […]
The hubby saw this (big) little guy and jumped out of his chair saying “WHAT THE …?!?”
How To Compost Learning how to compost is an essential skill for an organic, sustainable garden. In this video post, I discuss how to compost by using materials from our garden at Suburban Stone Age. I’ll take you step by step through the process, beginning with preparation of the materials, to mixing a batch, and on […]
Its ALIVE!! WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?!? I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, but they weren’t. This isn’t time lapse, these carrot seedlings in the SSA greenhouse are growing and quivering right before your eyes – in real time. I went out there to check on them, and they were all moving. […]
Easy Peasy Goaty Cheesy! Interested in trying your hand at making fresh cheese? Is is way easier than you think! Julie Simko with Conejo Valley Suburban Homesteaders demonstrates her skills at our Pressure Canning and Cheese Making Demonstration held April 14th, 2012 at Suburban Stone Age. Follow along with the video, and you’ll learn […]
Is Yeast Our Friend? Yes, yes it is. Watching bread rise is about as much fun as watching grass grow or paint dry (don’t worry, at SSA we’ll probably be watching those too). This is why we’ve sped things up a bit. We’ve talked about yeast before, but I still think it should get a little […]
Q: What do chickens do when we’re not looking? A: Exactly the same thing they do when we are looking. And I have the footage to prove it. This is my first attempt at time lapse videos of the wonders of nature. Speaking of nature, I’d also like to thank Roxy for her “contribution” to […]
Here is an update on the Chickens. They have grown quite bit!