From the monthly archives: January 2012

We are back

On January 30, 2012 By

We are back! Sorry for the absence.

We spent the 15th of January through the 22nd of January in Las Vegas for Shot Show 2012. We had a great time with old friends and met many new ones. We attended Media Day ay the Range on Monday and  Shot Show opened on Tuesday and ran [...]

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Cleaning Wool

On January 13, 2012 By

I have been rather politely asked to write a series of blog posts for the lovely people at relating to Wool and all the crazy things that I do with it.

Many of you aren’t yet addicted to playing with wool yet. That’s ok, I can work with that. There are so many ways [...]

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Fruit Trees

On January 11, 2012 By

This post is not really about fruit trees that I intend to grow. It’s more of a question.

We saw a backyard a couple of days ago that was rather small (as most backyards in Southern California are). We’re talking like 20 ft x 60 ft. There was enough room in the backyard for ONE [...]

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Welsh Onions

On January 10, 2012 By

Welsh Onions, Bunching Onions, and Allium fistulosum all mean the same thing. They’re the gorgeous, green monsters you buy as “green onions” from the grocery store, and chop up for scallions to toss into a stir fry, or a salad, or soup, or just to munch on. They (interestingly) do not come from Wales. They [...]

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On January 9, 2012 By

I just finished reading Alas Babylon (great book, by the way), and it’s opened my eyes about a lot of things that I simply had not thought of before. Since I started reading it, I’ve also started paying a bit more attention to the TSP Forum and the “important” posts therein (the prepping posts).

I [...]

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Check these out! A friend of mine found these a while back, and I was unbelieving, but they do actually exist. I think I’m going to grow them as a border plant at WilderWolf. I’m so excited about growing them, I’m actually thinking that it’ll be the first thing I do when we get the [...]

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Growing Asparagus

On January 7, 2012 By

Asparagus is one of those vegetables that I could never even stand to think about until I reached my mid-20′s. My first positive experience with it was actually borne out of polite sacrifice. A few years ago, Rich and I went to visit his Sister and her family (husband and children) in Utah. One evening, [...]

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Southwest Homestead Update

On January 6, 2012 By

Happy New Year! I appreciate the opportunity to give a short update on the Homestead progress as we plan our move to our retirement homestead in southeastern New Mexico. As I mentioned in our last post, we are subcontracting the construction of a workshop with a few extra amenities so that we can live on-site [...]

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On January 5, 2012 By

In the recent past (when I wrote this post), some very helpful folks from Reddit shared their thoughts on the pros and cons of Alpacas vs. Sheep. One or two alpacas + an angora goat or two, they posited, were a far better deal than a herd of sheep. With the goats, you [...]

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Loose Ends

On January 4, 2012 By

I’ve spent the last month tying up loose ends in California, and the universe has been doing its best to remind me of loose ends that I never considered tying.

The lilliputian orchard is now gone. I have attempted to give my fruit trees away twice before, and both times those friends moved away, or [...]

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