I know I shouldn’t be encouraging anyone to watch more television, but sometimes it is raining or dark out. Other times, you’re just tired from weeding the garden in the heat all day. If you’re going to kick back and watch something, why not learn while you do it? I recently watched the BBC Two’s Wartime … More Summer Show Suggestion: Wartime Farm
The hour-per-day gardening project slogs on through the heat. Daily temps are at least in the high 80°Fs, and we haven’t had any significant rain for weeks. The wet spring and now-hot-and-dry conditions have thrown the garden for a loop. The Neighbor’s Plot Next door, my corn is growing high and the amaranth is quickly … More Hour-Per-Day Gardening Continues
Three months ago, I introduced my shirt-making project in a blog post. I had just planted 1/2 lb of Avian flax seeds in a field (it covered 200 ft², at 24 seeds/ft in 7-in rows) at that time. This last weekend I harvest the flax and thought it would be a good point to update … More Flax Shirt Update — 2 Hours for Plant and Harvest
This article on the Restoring Mayberry blog, by regular contributor Brian Kaller. If you ever wanted to see what the world might look like after the Tribulation, you could do worse than visit the Burren land on the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Most of my adopted country still looks as lush and green as in … More A Different Kind of Childhood — Contribution from Brian Kaller
Recently, I saw a sponsored product while scrolling through social media. The headline grabbed my attention: “FoodCycler provides indoor composting solutions. This technology has revolutionized composting; offering indoor odorless solutions for your home or garden.” Needless to say, I was interested in all of these promises. As avid readers of the blog know, we keep … More Adding Energy to a Green Process Isn’t Helping
Chickens are capable of producing a prodigious amount of manure. When concentrated into a confined area and trampled, this manure requires frequent removal. Additionally, chicken feet and plumage often carry remnants of manure. It is likely that the hobbyist and homesteader alike have lamented the smells, smears, and soiled conditions that can be common to … More Deep-Litter Method for Chicken Coops: Save and Repurpose! — From Contributor Eric McGlynn
It is summer and even though it has been unusually rainy here, I’ve been trying to time my washing to the weather so I can get my laundry hung outside. I know this may be a luxury for me because I work from home, and for some, shoehorning laundry into a busy weekend isn’t always … More Use Your Clothesline: A Radical Act?
The Low Technology Institute is expanding its focus on honeybee research. In the next months, you’ll see blog posts describing the on-going and upcoming projects we are carrying out. Subscribe to our blog below to make sure you never miss a post. Varroa-Mite Tolerant Bee Breeding We’re selectively breeding isolated bee colonies in order to … More We’re Expanding our Bee Research. Join us!