We’ve all heard birds sing and even dogs how, but how about singing mice? In the cloud forests of Costa Rica there are such adorable little creatures. One being Alstone’s brown mouse (Scotinomys teguina) and the larger Chiriqui singing mouse (Scotinomys xerampelinus). These mice don’t just squeak away. They have repetitive patterns lasting up to […]
Well, I am finally back home after a month at Spreadwing’s farm internship. This is an Organic farm ran by Michael G. Smith, natural builder extraordinaire, and his wife Cathy, homesteader of the year in my book. Together this couple is a treasure trove of natural building, farming, animal husbandry, food preservation and the list […]
I’ve been interning here at Spreadwing farm for about two and a half weeks. Under two more weeks to go and back home it is. One of my daily duties here comprise of caring for chickens, about eighty of them. They are great fun as there are three age groups. We have the older […]
As you might recall, Erin and I almost did a farm internship for a couple of months. This was with Michael G. Smith of Spreadwing farm, a well known natural builder and all around great guy. I first met Michael while taking a week long Natural Building Intensive he co-taught. Well, after talking about alternate […]
The Sociable Weavers (Philetairus socius) build these incredible communal nests one straw at a time using a technique called thatching.
Soil and Health Library is one of those pages I wish I would have seen when I was back in High School and had nothing better to do with my time than skateboard and play video games. Steve Solomon, the founder, and Justin Crawford, the current librarian, should be given a medal for all the work that […]