Let's face it, if the world collapses tomorrow you may want a drink. But aside from wanting to take the edge off, there are other good reasons to learn about alcohol production: medical and barter. Unfortunately, as I understand it, alcohol in concentrations higher than typical bear and wine are still illegal to produce thanks [...]
Keeping rabbits cool during Summer's brutal heat can be a challenge. Rabbits don't possess a natural cooling system like people - they do not sweat. In the wild, they retire to the relative cool of their burrow during the day. Since keeping rabbits outside is the only option for many owners, they are likely to [...]
The original four Araucans were nice, but it just didn't seem like enough. I have all this space and this big new coup that can fit 12 nesting boxes. Why not at least bump it up a notch. Thursday (June 9, 2011) afternoon I put in a call to Kathy - owner of Boling [...]
I said I was not going to do it any time soon when talking to friends about my Self Sufficiency project, but it happened anyway. Chickens. Yes, chickens. Painfully dumb, yet adorably entertaining chickens. But, they couldn't be just any urban chickens, oh no. Being the dazzling urbanite farmers we are, we had to get [...]
Many readers call Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits "the best rabbit book ever!". But, why? Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits is authored by Bob Bennett. Mr. Bennett first became acquainted with rabbits at age 12 when he earned a Boy Scout merit badge for raising them. He has authored six books on the subject of [...]
Hosts Aaron and Jason kick off Phase I of the self sufficiency project. Episode 15 is a basic discussion of building rabbit hutches, the purpose behind the self sufficiency project, and what they are learning about it.
Among the things I will ramble on about skills, self reliance, and liberty rank in the top few - it's become an obsession. Lately I have been looking for ways to make my life more resilient to the unpredictable world around us. With food stored, new skills always in the works, and caches spreading I asked myself, "How [...]