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: www.gaiabees.com

From Sonoma Compost, information on:

How to compost: http://www.sonomacompost.com/Documents/Simple-Guidelines-to-Composting.pdf

A temperature/turning chart: http://www.sonomacompost.com/Documents/Temp-Turn%20Sheet1.pdf

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



Tea House in Santa Cruz Built of Recycled Wood http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2012/09/tea-house-in-santa-cruz-built-of.html#.UEktM61phus.twitter 

Bad Behavior

Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5M For Bird-Killing Pesticides | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innov.. http://bit.ly/TykEUI  

And this article from MNN explains why Scotts poisoned the seed: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/judge-accepts-scotts-miracle-gro-guilty-plea-in-bird-seed-case

Dear Scotts: Just Try, One Time, Not to be So S***y. | Garden Rant http://gardenrant.com/2012/09/dear-scotts-just-try-one-time-not-to-be-so-shitty.html 

Your cellphone is a tracking device that lets you make calls: http://boingboing.net/2012/09/04/your-cellphone-is-a-tracking-d.html 

The Unusual

Argentine Man Builds Giant Guitar-shaped Forest to Commemorate his Lost Wife | Inhabitat – Sustain.. http://bit.ly/NYOjks

America’s best public bathrooms: http://boingboing.net/2012/09/07/americas-best-public-bathroo.html 

The history and science of meringue, from a new book by Linda K. Jackson and Jennifer Evans Gardner: http://boingboing.net/2012/09/04/the

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Saturday Linkages: Can Gardens, BOLs and Attack Geese

Can Garden. Via Recyclart.


Cans Garden http://www.recyclart.org/2012/08/cans-garden/  

Design Like a Pro: Sure Tips for Great Plant Composition – Fine Gardening http://shar.es/7EdXl


Recycled metal barrels http://www.recyclart.org/2012/08/recycled-metal-barrel/ 

DIY Surfboard Bike Rack // http://korduroy.tv/shows/surf-sufficient/diy-surfboard-bike-rack 

80ft Tube Made From VHS Tape http://www.dudecraft.com/2012/08/80ft-tube-made-from-vhs-tape.html 


Developing Raw Land into a Homestead or BOL Over Time | The Survival Podcast http://bit.ly/NoacJJ


Bees in a Paris park: http://www.backwardsbeekeepers.com/2012/08/viewer-mail-bees-in-paris-park.html 


Apple granted patent for location-based camera phone disabling: http://boingboing.net/2012/08/30/apple-granted-patent-for-locat.html  

U.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm – Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2012/08/30/u-s-public-libraries-weather.html 

But will training change anything? California slaughterhouse reopens with promise of new training | barfblog http://barfblog.foodsafety.ksu.edu/blog/155926/12/08/28/will-training-change-anything-california-slaughterhouse-reopens-promise-new-tra#.UD7gjmGEwSQ.twitter 

Bill would allow sale of homemade foods http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-homemade-food-20120829,0,6759357.story  

Opposing view: FDA rules won’t do much good – http://USATODAY.com  http://usat.ly/O3s3I8#.UDkEpQRgbAk.twitter  

Just Plain Weird
Attack goose!: http://boingboing.net/2012/08/28/attack-goose.html 

Breast cancer surgeon rides child’s pink bike to get through traffic jam for surgery: http://boingboing.net/2012/08/27/breast-cancer-surgeon-rides-ch.html 

Pooping 2.0: http://fivegallonideas.com/toilet-stool/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=toilet-stool 

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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 http://www.farmcurious.com/how-to-turn-a-mason-jar-into-a-fermenting-crock/ 

Kayak Made from Recycled Bottles in Argentina http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2012/08/kayak-made-from-recycled-bottles-in.html#.UDPAXX9HYUs.twitter 

Paper Bag Flooring http://www.dudecraft.com/2012/07/paper-bag-flooring.html 

Shadowy Profiles http://www.dudecraft.com/2012/08/shadowy-profiles.html  

Spicy Storage Solution Frees Up Stacks of Cupboard Space http://dornob.com/spicy-storage-solution-frees-up-stacks-of-cupboard-space/  

How To Cover Up Dings in Wooden Furniture Home Hacks http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-cover-up-dings-in-woode-109198  


Forget Doggie Doors: Home Remodel Has Canine Staircase http://dornob.com/forget-doggie-doors-home-remodel-has-canine-staircase/  


Happy Bees Equals Happy Beekeeper, and How To Treat Bee Stings. – http://www.backyardecosystem.com/backwards-beekeeping/happy-bees-equals-happy-beekeeper-how-treat-bee-stings/ 

Whatever happened to common sense? 

Not to be outdone by Canada, another city wants to ruin an urban garden. Please help! http://chn.ge/RimMiZ 

What do USDA inspectors do? Undercover video shutters another dairy cull slaughterhouse in Calif. | barfblog http://barfblog.foodsafety.ksu.edu/blog/155879/12/08/21/what-do-usda-inspectors-do-undercover-video-shutters-another-dairy-cull-slaught#.UDO_tI5mjXk.twitter 

Bakers Green Acres vs. Michigan DNR – Family Farm Under Attack: http://youtu.be/843yH_0RMIA

Do companies really need babysitters? China stiff-arms FDA on jerky pet treat testing, reports show | barfblog http://barfblog.foodsafety.ksu.edu/blog/155901/12/08/23/do-companies-really-need-babysitters-china-stiff-arms-fda-jerky-pet-treat-testi#.UDa6kfTHEpw.twitter  

Letting Things Go in the Garden (on purpose) http://shar.es/77QaJ 


A vivid account of life in The Late Suburban Age: http://www.nfb.ca/film/radiant_city/ 

RT @theurbanologist: Tourists & Angelenos alike will find this 1907 map of streetcar routes in LA most helpful: http://ow.ly/dbzO0

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Saturday Linkages: Making Things and Herding Ducks

Herding ducks. Via The Tangled Nest.

Simple Swiss fences for the homestead: http://dirttime.com/?p=2687 via Practical Parsimony

Build-It-Solar Blog: Comparing the Performance of Two DIY Solar Water Heaters http://www.builditsolarblog.com/2012/07/comparing-performance-of-two-diy-solar.html?spref=tw 

Build-It-Solar Blog: Using Your Lawn Sprinkling Water to Cool the House… http://www.builditsolarblog.com/2012/08/using-your-lawn-sprinkling-water-to.html?spref=tw 

New video series from MAKE: “DiResta”: http://boingboing.net/2012/08/15/new-video-series-from-make.html 

Inspired By. . . SunRay Kelley http://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/2012/08/inspired-by-sunray-kelley.html#.UCwiEif7Ek0.twitter 

Cooking and Preserving
Canning 101: Learning to be Flexible http://www.foodinjars.com/2012/08/cannin

Step Up the S’more: 7 Ideas for Campfire Treats by Chris Rochelle: Chocolate Cake Baked in an Orange http://www.chow.com/galleries/315/step-up-the-smore-7-ideas-for-campfire-treats-by-chris-rochelle/7324/chocolate-cake-baked-in-an-orange  

How to Herd Your Chickens (or ducks) http://shar.es/v87HU 

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