Saturday Linkages: Naked Gardening, Ticks, Walking in LA and Eating Giant Rats


Couple gets booted out of the first world naked gardening day.

Watch out for the nettles . . .
World naked gardening day–May 4: [Editors note: NSFW and no we won’t be participating in WNGD, but I once saw a neighbor doing so while I was walking our dog a few years ago.]

Making Things
Paul Elkin, Maker of Many Things …

The Climbing rope lamp …

Tiny Houses Give Slum Dwellers a Safe Home in Just One Day | Designs & Ideas on Dornob …

Subtle Site Strategy: Garden Wall Home Has Hidden Depths | Designs & Ideas on Dornob …

We’re all gonna die!
You Won’t Believe What’s In Your Turkey Burger …

The Rise of the Tick 

Nobody Walks in L.A.: The Rise of Cars and the Monorails That Never Were …

Rat sandwich?
Meat from a 20-lb swamp rat: …

Bread Magazine, a magazine devoted to . . . bread:

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  1. Tiny slum houses will be the only hope of U.S. home ownership in our current economy which is now at the lowest level (67%) since 1995. I’m not feelin’ the “hope and change”.

  2. really – tiny houses affordable to slum dwellers – i dont know many slum dwellers who have upwards of $8000 laying around….maybe im not hanging around in the right slums….

    cute house though….which is why i checked out the pricing….i – not a slum dweller yet – wouldnt purchase this product for that much dough…gracious. oh and figure in options and shipping.

    • Of course–sorry to put you next to giant rats! Looking forward to following Bread.

  3. Although I found this article whilst looking for other information on gardening, I cant help but say that although the economy is not great, the west always finds a way out and I am confident things will look up soon.

    As for giant rats, in my job I heave to deal with them on a day to day basis :)


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