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Out of Shape = Dead

Recently, I have been doing a lot of work in my garden to get it ready for next season. Since my urban lot is very small, it could not be that much work. So this is what I have set out to do this fall/winter (the best time in Houston, Texas!): 1) Cut down an overgrown...

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Solar Oven Fail

Solar Oven Fail

This weekend I had an "epic fail" (as the kids say) with my new solar cooker. I tried to make a simple dish, Arroz con Pollo (chicken with rice), but did not get past 100F. Why? The sun! As it turns out, Saturday morning and afternoon was the time mother nature chose...

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Saturday Videos

Metal shipping containers used for a survival retreat. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53gBoINp2TE SHTF LONG TERM FOOD STORAGE IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H4EO5110PE Preview of Gardening without Watering...

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