Monday, June 25, 2012

The Victory Garden 1941

This was produced before America formally entered the war. This garden is huge for a family of 4 or 5 pictured. It was probably the idea to grow far more than needed to feed the neighboring community. Apparently all of the dust masks were being used for the war effort, so young Dick is inhaling all of those pesticides. No mention of compost; and the weeds that they mention; lambs quarter and amaranth are often being eaten now by foragers. Remember, no garden, no victory. Being threatened with the loss of freedom by gaining food freedom seems such innocuous propaganda.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Turning Honeycombs into Wax the Traditional Way

A traditional German apiary processes the honeycombs into cleaned beeswax.  The extent of electricity being used is to light the work area.  These methods have been used for centuries to make wax for candles when candles where one of the few forms of illumination.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

DIY Top Bar Hive; Recycled Barrel

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.
This is a brilliant idea to repurpose an old food grade barrel. This makes two top bar hives. Full Directions can be found here: