Saturday Linkages: From Plastic Bottle Kayaks to Canine Staircases

Kayak made from plastic bottles. Via Lloyd’s blog.


How To Turn A Mason Jar Into A Fermenting Crock – FARMcurious 

Kayak Made from Recycled Bottles in Argentina 

Paper Bag Flooring 

Shadowy Profiles  

Spicy Storage Solution Frees Up Stacks of Cupboard Space  

How To Cover Up Dings in Wooden Furniture Home Hacks  


Forget Doggie Doors: Home Remodel Has Canine Staircase  


Happy Bees Equals Happy Beekeeper, and How To Treat Bee Stings. – 

Whatever happened to common sense? 

Not to be outdone by Canada, another city wants to ruin an urban garden. Please help! 

What do USDA inspectors do? Undercover video shutters another dairy cull slaughterhouse in Calif. | barfblog 

Bakers Green Acres vs. Michigan DNR – Family Farm Under Attack:

Do companies really need babysitters? China stiff-arms FDA on jerky pet treat testing, reports show | barfblog  

Letting Things Go in the Garden (on purpose) 


A vivid account of life in The Late Suburban Age: 

RT @theurbanologist: Tourists & Angelenos alike will find this 1907 map of streetcar routes in LA most helpful:

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  1. I love these Saturday random hops around the internet… things I wouldn’t see otherwise. I don’t necessarily like all the places you send us, but it increases my awareness of things in general. Thanks!

  2. I was once tempted to try the paper bag flooring until I used polyurethane for a small project in the house (bad smell and certainly not good to have those fumes indoors) and realized how much polyurethane would be necessary for a floor. I decided it would be a potential health hazard, whether it’s oil-based or water-based.

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