Frogs arrive!

August 28, 2017 Uncategorized

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce we officially have frogs at SSA!   How do I know, you may ask? Because I could tell from what was left of a webbed back leg on my lawn that we definitely had a (former) frog on our hands.   I am sure Roxy (our Husky) […]

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Permaculture – Promises Kept

August 10, 2017 Uncategorized

The gardens at Suburban Stone Age have been strongly influenced by permaculture concepts. For those new to the term, permaculture is defined by Wikipedia as “a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems.” The promise is that if your follow Nature’s grand design, you […]

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Living with the Seasons – Stop Time From Flying By

August 6, 2017 Uncategorized

Time flies, doesn’t it?  In our hectic modern lives, the month is over before we were ready for it to start.  Days are just numbers that roll by on a calendar.  Children grow right before our eyes, and it takes but a moment before their precious childhood years slip away and they are grown. The […]

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Compost – The Dirty Truth

July 25, 2017 Uncategorized

Compost and me – we be mates.  It truly is Nature’s “Black Gold”. In my evolving love affair with compost, we’ve had our ups and downs.  I’ve done everything from actively hot composting wagon loads of material to barely being able to get my own coffee grounds onto the pile.  A lot depends on my […]

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Are Birds Eating your Fruit?

July 24, 2017 Uncategorized

July is such a lovely month at SSA.  Wander around, and you’ll find peaches, plums, apples, grapes, figs, and tomatoes, all becoming ripe. Trouble is, every bird in the village knows this too.  So word gets out, and bird friends invite bird friends – and bird kids and bird cousins and bird neighbors  – to […]

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6.5 Years and Counting

July 21, 2017 Uncategorized

My how far we’ve come! Suburban Stone Age is 6.5 years old and counting.  The transformation has been unbelievable.  We started as your traditional suburban home, full lawn front and back, some shrubs, and nothing much else of interest.  Now I am fortunate enough to live in the middle of a fully functioning food forest, […]

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Starting Anew and You’re Invited!

July 20, 2017 Uncategorized

Good Morning, Fellow Adventurers! It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but it is time to come on home. For the last 3.5 years, I’ve been working full time in the corporate world.  Sure, it’s been great.  But I miss my farm, I miss my plants, I miss my wacky experiments, and most of all, […]

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Fresnel Lens – Solar Cooking will be happening at Suburban Stone Age

November 15, 2015 Fall

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 […]

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