Saturday Linkages: The Calm After the Storm

Got a storm damaged tree? See Trees Are Good for advice.

Build-It-Solar Blog: A Unique DIY Solar Pool Heating Collector Using PV… 

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Saturday Linkages: Fueling Up

Only in India

Six ways to reuse plastic mesh bags: 

How I Work: I’m Mark Frauenfelder, Editor-In-Chief of MAKE Magazine, and This Is How I Work – 

Free Heat for Your Home: Homemade Briquettes and Logs 

Mark Bittman: A Simple Fix for Farming

Fueling up: 

The Island Where People Forget to Die

Nice graphic showing why taking the lane is a good idea.  (via Commute Orlando) 

From the Root Simple Archive 
Appletastic Apple Cake

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Saturday Linkages: Don’t seek the truth – just drop your opinions

Rear-cycling: Minimalist Stool Grows With Old Magazines | Designs & Ideas on Dornob 

Bastard chairs of China: 

Tiny Home With Metal Siding in Texas 

Life is swell in a fallout shelter!: 

Small, Flat-bottomed Sailboat 

Car Tent for stealth city camping: Geekologie  

Heirloom Apples, Heritage Orchards & Cideries Bring Back Food Diversity and Jobs to Our Communities

World Food Day: A Franciscan Prayer Service on Behalf of Farmers, Farmworkers & Fishers in a Year of Drought

Zen saying: Don’t seek the truth – just drop your opinions.

Health and Fitness
Fencing may help improve some cognitive functions in older people – Los Angeles Times,0,1166016.story 

Garden planter turns out to be Roman antique:  

Best Reporting on the Space Shuttle Tree Debacle
Science Center Given Approval to Remove Nearly 400 Trees to Make Way for Shuttle   

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Saturday Linkages: Will Your Next House Be Built With Mushrooms?

Fast Fungi Bricks via Dornob

What I am reading from the Los Angeles Public Library: Organic Olives  

Garden planter turns out to be Roman antique: 

North House Folk School 

HOWTO make a sandwich caddy out of a milk jug: 

Tegaderm 3M product for applying dressing over bleeding injury: 

How to Tell Time Like a Soldier | The Art of Manliness  

DesignFast Fungi Bricks: Mushroom Blocks Better than Concrete?! | Designs & Ideas on Dornob 

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Saturday Linkages: Tiny Houses and Succulent Suprises

Sunflower sutra | Garden Rant 

Succulent Surprise 

Build-It-Solar Blog: DIY Insulating Window or Door Shutters Using Astrofoil: 

Cargo cyclists replace truck drivers on European city streets: 

Tiny Houses
Tiny Dogtrot House  

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Saturday Linkages: Meditation Pods and Zombie Lawn Gnomes

Doesn’t everyone need a vintage 1970s meditation pod?

How To Build Your Own Trippy Meditation Pod 
Robin Wood Makes Wooden Bowls With Hand Tools in UK 

Skate Villa: Skateboard-Friendly Hunting Lodge Conversion | Designs & Ideas on Dornob  

Open source brick machine: the evolution: 

A classic work of entomology, available online in French and English:  

Mark Bittman: Is Alzheimer’s Type 3 Diabetes?

Cyclists are safe and courteous, and your disdain for them is grounded in cognitive bias:  
Is It Time for Interbike to Dump Las Vegas?  

Zombie lawn-gnomes feast on a pink flamingo:  

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Saturday Linkages: From The Woodsman Workout to Crafting With Your Cat

Yes, it’s the woodsman workout. Via the Art of Manliness.

My new favorite botanic garden – in Mexico! | Garden Rant 

Deconstructing the cornmeal myth:

Build-It-Solar Blog: DIY Solar Water Heating System in Southeastern Pen… 

Indie Furniture: DIY Construction Made Accessible & Hip | Designs & Ideas on Dornob  

2 boards, 1 seat: 

Food Preservation
FreshTech Jam and Jelly Maker Review 

Cats ‘n Crafts
Catification: Creative Table Leg Cat Scratcher 

Book on Crafting With Your Cat: Kitty Jones Kitty Crafts link

The Woodsman Workout | The Art of Manliness  

Things to worry about
Warmer Temperatures-New USDA Zone Map Already Obsolete 

Why I don’t Worry Too Much About Organic Fruits and Veggies: 

GMO-birthed “Superweeds” Oh joy. You 

The cat food crisis: 

Bermuda Dunes woman’s garden for eating has some neighbors hissing 

Waiter, There’s Arsenic in My Rice  via @motherjones 

Rugged All-Terrain Trailer Home for Off-Road Adventures | Designs & Ideas on Dornob   

Earthquake proof desk:  

Just Plain Cool
And Now, the Skatepark House  

Wild Huts in the UK 

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Fewer Linkages Today But More To Come

Not the usual link dump today since I was away all week at the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa. I camped, so the only tweeting I heard came from actual birds.  I’ll blog about the many talks I went to this week, but until that time, here’s some info from two of the speakers I heard at the conference.

A very different take on bees:

From Sonoma Compost, information on:

How to compost:

A temperature/turning chart:

Saturday Linkages: How to Wrap a Sari, Scotts Behaves Badly and America’s Finest Bathrooms



Tea House in Santa Cruz Built of Recycled Wood 

Bad Behavior

Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5M For Bird-Killing Pesticides | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innov..  

And this article from MNN explains why Scotts poisoned the seed:

Dear Scotts: Just Try, One Time, Not to be So S***y. | Garden Rant 

Your cellphone is a tracking device that lets you make calls: 

The Unusual

Argentine Man Builds Giant Guitar-shaped Forest to Commemorate his Lost Wife | Inhabitat – Sustain..

America’s best public bathrooms: 

The history and science of meringue, from a new book by Linda K. Jackson and Jennifer Evans Gardner:

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Saturday Linkages: Can Gardens, BOLs and Attack Geese

Can Garden. Via Recyclart.


Cans Garden  

Design Like a Pro: Sure Tips for Great Plant Composition – Fine Gardening


Recycled metal barrels 

DIY Surfboard Bike Rack // 

80ft Tube Made From VHS Tape 


Developing Raw Land into a Homestead or BOL Over Time | The Survival Podcast


Bees in a Paris park: 


Apple granted patent for location-based camera phone disabling:  

U.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm – Boing Boing 

But will training change anything? California slaughterhouse reopens with promise of new training | barfblog 

Bill would allow sale of homemade foods,0,6759357.story  

Opposing view: FDA rules won’t do much good –  

Just Plain Weird
Attack goose!: 

Breast cancer surgeon rides child’s pink bike to get through traffic jam for surgery: 

Pooping 2.0: 

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