By Jeff Knox
New York City
Another professional athlete is in hot water over a gun. New York Knicks starting Point Guard, Raymond Felton Was arrested on February 25 on two felony gun charges. Unlike the NFL’s Plaxico Burress, who was illegally carrying a gun in a New York City nightclub and accidentally shot himself in the leg, or fellow NBA player Gilbert Arenas who had several guns in his…
I remember vividly my future wife laughing at me when we were in college, and I told her that someday I would like to own a milk cow. Fast forward three years, and I was quitting my job so that I could become an organic farmer. For three years I had sat behind my teacher’s desk in the high school where I taught, scheming about how I could make a go at farming. [Keep reading…]
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With thick ice covering everything and the power lines being rendered obsolete every couple hundred meters a little 12V power inverter is god-sent. Just a few watts but enough to power that all-important hot water pump, furnace fan and a few wall mounted leds.
Very few people remember their cars contain power plants, perfectly capable of performing non-locomotive tasks.
My test chicken feeder … If it works I’ll make one bigger and install it in the coop when we revamp it. #prepper #PrepperTalk
This guy teaches people how to make skin-on-frame wooden kayaks for a living, and runs an off-grid farm/homestead. He has a few interesting and smart designs for improving the thermal efficiency of his heating systems. For his building projects, he collects fallen lumber that floats downriver by rafting it up in the bay with his kayak and then taking it in with the tide and hauling it out onto a flatbed truck.