This week’s video shows the second half of our timber-frame, chicken-coop build. The first half was put in out a video a few months ago and can be seen here. I discuss some ratios for plaster and daub, and you can find that information at two previous blog posts (here and here). Please remember to … More New Video: No. 16 — Timer Frame Chicken Coop, Part II
This week’s video is a look at our 2018 potato study. We had ten participants grow potatoes in five ways and these are the results. You can read more in our recent write-up. Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube Channel! You can find all of our videos under the tab above or on our … More New Video: No. 15 — Potato Study
We’ve been making reusable wax-coated pieces of fabric to replace cling wrap and tinfoil in our kitchen. This reduces plastic waste and is a fun, easy project to do on a rainy day. These wraps are simply squares of cotton fabric covered with 15 g beeswax, 11 g pine resin, and 2 g jojoba oil … More New Video: No. 14 — Bees Wraps
I’ve been working on a chicken coop over the last year, first felling the trees and then hewing the timbers. In this video, I show the process through erection of the coop’s frame. In the next video, I’ll show the roofing and wall construction. Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube Channel! You can find … More New Video: No. 13 — Timberframe Chicken Coop, Part I
We’ve posted a new video showing how to build an Aldo Leopold bench, based on the plans available here. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel! You can find all of our videos under the tab above or on our YouTube page.
We’ve posted a new video showing how to start and maintain a sourdough starter. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel! You can find all of our videos under the tab above or on our YouTube page.
We’ve posted a new video showing the baking of two sourdough loaves: one multigrain and the other potato. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Recipes Multigrain Sourdough 12 oz. white/clear flour 8 oz. wheat flour 8 oz. oats 1 T salt 8 oz. water (plus enough to bind the dough) 4 oz. sourdough starter Mix … More New Video — Baking Bread (No. 9)
We’ve posted a new video outlining our wood-chopping techniques designed to save your energy and joints. This winter we’ll go through about a cord of wood (a cord measures 4 × 4 × 8 ft), all of it split by hand from large-diameter oak rounds. The video discusses the difference between splitting with a maul … More New Video — Chopping Wood (No. 8)
Last week we dropped a dying spruce on our grounds. Here is a video showing the process. The tree will be turned into a timber frame chicken coop this summer. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get all our videos.
I am back in the hive looking for queen cells in the hive I split a few days ago. I brought the camera in closer for a better look. In short, the bees have raised queen cells.