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The bumblebee is the gardener's friend because it is a great pollinator. Bumblebees are bigger than the common honeybee, and more round and “furry”. Like the honeybee, bumblebees feed on nectar and pollen, so planting a variety of flowers and flowering trees and shrubs for honeybees helps their giant cousins, [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
Source: Common Sense Homestead
Back on March 19, this writer put in his typical Monday workday and never left his neighborhood in California's capital city. That schedule is somewhat at odds with a notice I received from FasTrak, California's freeway tolling agency. “Immediate Attention Required—Official FasTrak Notice,” read the outside of the envelope, mailed [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
Source: MyGovCost.org
This month, I am celebrating—if that's the right word—an especially important milestone in my life. In May 1968, exactly fifty years ago, I was putting the finishing touches on my work for the Ph.D. degree in economics at the Johns Hopkins University. Among other things, my dissertation had to be [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
Source: Independent Institute
Gary Donaldson found something of value in my ill-fated criticism of aquaponics: “I wrote the Urban Aquaponics Manual back in 2007 – and then revised it three times – and I've been endeavouring to roll out the 4th Edition for several years…but I struggle to make the time to complete the [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
Source: Survival Gardner
It has happened again. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Another deranged young man has entered a school, with the intent of killing a bunch of people and going out in infamy. [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
Source: Survivopedia
Tired of wimpy tomato cages and tomatoes that are too tall for the cage? Check out these easy DIY tomato trellis ideas that include tomato stakes, cattle panels, pallet trellises and other wooden trellises, string trellis and more, plus LARGE plant cages big enough for tall tomatoes. I'll be sharing [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: Common Sense Homestead
TURNED EARTH: A Jack Broccoli Novel, is now available on Amazon. I am so happy to see this novel come out at long last. I know I'm supposed to be a serious non-fiction garden writer and all that, but this was way more fun than writing a serious book. So where did [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: Survival Gardner
Planting and growing peas may not be the most efficient use of space in your garden, but the flavor of home grown garden peas knocks the socks off most commercial peas. If you want more yield per square foot, grow snap peas so you can eat the pod and the [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: Common Sense Homestead
Relative proportions of U.S. government departments and agencies that directly employ 2,108,160 bureaucrats
As of the end of 2017, there were over 2 million bureaucrats who directly work for the U.S. government. That amazing number doesn't include the 503,103 people who work for the U.S. Postal Service or any of the 1.3 million active duty members of the U.S. military services or the [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: MyGovCost.org
Colloidal silver is often a topic of controversy. Mentioning it to those who are strict believers in only Western medicine can often make you feel like an insane witch doctor. But we'll break down the myths and deliver some truths about the side effects, so you can make [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: Ready Nutrition

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