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5 of the Coolest, Most Off-Grid Cabins We’ve Ever Seen

Whether you desperately need a digital detox or are preparing for a nightmare Net Neutrality decision, we found five of the most architecturally …

Here’s how to grow a thriving herb garden and make it last forever

Herbs can be both great indoor and outdoor plants – they’re relatively easy to take care of and tend to stay fairly compact. An herb garden can also …

How To Grow Bell Peppers Indoors From Seeds

If you <b>grow bell peppers indoors</b> from seeds, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the much longer growing season in a more controlled …

Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Talk to Santa Claus in North Pole Over Amateur Radio

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa had a direct link from their hospital …

A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

Liz Whitehurst dabbled in several careers before she ended up here, crating fistfuls of fresh-cut arugula in the early-November chill.The hours were …

Farming

Favorite Gingerbread Spiced Hot Chocolate

<i>This Favorite Gingerbread Spiced Hot Chocolate recipe will leave you with an amazingly delicious holiday drink! There’s no coffee involved so your</i> …

Ham Radio Operators Vital if Disaster Strikes:

If disaster strikes, emergency officials say we will likely be reliant on a growing network of amateur radio operators. Mark Sheppard with the …

A Simple Skillet Bread Recipe - Real Food

<i>Make this simple skillet bread recipe in 15 minutes, its nutritious, tastes good and is easy to prepare.</i><p><i>My mom tells stories of the best bread she's</i> …

Breakfast

13 Ways to Use String Lights You (Maybe) Haven't Thought of

Twinkle lights, or string lights, or fairy lights, or Christmas lights, or whatever you like to call them, are one of the most affordable and …

Decorations

It's Actually Really Easy To Enjoy Fresh Herbs All Year Long

Learn to grow them inside and keep cooking even after the weather turns foul.<p>Watching your garden-fresh herb supply go from healthy bunches to …

Gardening

20 Herbs and Spices to Have on Hand at All Times

If you're new to cooking, or not very adventurous with your recipes, you may find herbs and spices to be a little overwhelming. Every recipe seems to call for half a dozen different spices, seeds, and dried herbs, and as a result, we have random jars of asafoetida or nigella seeds lurking in the …

Camper's Focaccia Bread Recipe - Real Food

<b>Preparation</b><p>1. In a medium bowl, mix flour, yeast and sugar. Add 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons very warm water and stir until dough forms. Cover bowl and …

Bread

10 Popular Fruit Trees Which Are So Easy To Grow in Your Backyard

One of the best ways to form an edible garden is to begin with some plans that include fruit bearing trees. No matter what climate you live in, you …

Top Ten Amazing Houseplants That You Can Grow Indoors they are beautiful

If you love spending time outdoors cultivating plants and herbs in your garden, the approaching of winter season may sadden you each year. But the …

How to grow the best garlic

Plant garlic now and by next summer you’ll be proudly pulling up a bulb<p>After salads, garlic is right up there for a crop everyone should try to grow. Pop a clove in the ground and wait; by next summer you’ll be proudly pulling up a bulb. It’s such deliciously good maths.<p>Of course there’s a world of …

Archipod Garden Office

Part tiny home, part hobbit hole, these garden spheres (from $24,000) are an instant way to add an office to any backyard or garden space. Inside, the pods are finished with a ten-foot-long desk, three power outlets, and six spotlights. A skylight allows plenty of natural light and ventilation, and …

Comment on ideas for a fall and winter of soups, with ‘bread toast crumbs’ author ali stafford by Kari

I can’t decide between Split Pea, The New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook, from my long ago college days (it makes me feel centered, and calm, and …

Recipes

An Encyclopedia Of Companion Planting For The Avid Gardener

When it comes to planting a garden, think of your vegetable patch as a team effort. Some plants will prosper in pairs, and others won’t get along so …

Gardening

Companion Planting Guide

Do you follow the principles of <b>companion planting</b> in your garden? See our tips on what plants to plant next to each other—and which to plant far …

Gardening

Make This Blanket Ladder In 3 Easy Steps, No Tools Required!

When I was little, I always imagined building forts out of sticks or rafts with ropes to float down the river like the <i>Boxcar Children</i> or <i>Huck Finn</i> – …

Incorporated

17 lovely DIY Christmas gifts you'll probably want to keep for yourself

Nothing says 'I've really thought about this present' like a homemade Christmas gift, So put your DIY skills to the test with these super easy tutorials.

Crafting

10 Fun Halloween Crafts for Kids

Get the kids involved with decorating the house for Halloween. Or use these ideas as an activity if you’re throwing a seasonal party.<p>1 of 10<p>Black …

How to Work Blanket Stitch in Surface Embroidery

The <b>blanket stitch</b> is a basic, popular embroidery stitch that can be used the along the edge of a fabric hem, as a surface embroidery stitch, a …

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) FM Satellite Set to Launch in November:

The next AMSAT Fox-1 satellite, RadFxSat (Fox-1B), is scheduled to launch on November 10 at 0947 UTC. RadFxSat (Fox-1B), which will carry a 435/145 …

Space Exploration

12 Principles of Garden Design

These universal principles have become the set of tools I use to create gardens that embody all the key elements of the world’s greatest landscapes …

Landscaping

Reminder: This is JOTA Weekend

With nearly 600 stations in the US registered to take part in Scouting’s 60th Jamboree on the Air (<b>JOTA</b>) October 20-22, and many more planning to …

Amateur Radio

Caribbean Telecommunications Union Head Calls for “New Generation” of Hams

In remarks made on International Disaster Reduction Day, Friday, October 13, Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Secretary-General Bernadette …

Trinidad and Tobago

a birder’s biggest big year, with noah strycker

IN ONE VERY ACTION-PACKED YEAR of more than 100,000 miles of global travel, Noah Strycker saw 6,042 species of birds, [read more…]The post a birder’s …

Birds

Flying Insects Are Disappearing at Huge Rates, And We Should All Be Worried

But we can help them survive!<p>Not long ago, a lengthy drive on a hot day wouldn't be complete without scraping bug guts off a windshield. But …

10 Amazing Reasons Your Houseplants Are Dying

Houseplants convey lavish shading and surface to the inside of your home—unless they’re yellowed, wilted, or secured with organism. Here are 11 …