Saving water with Ollas

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Our modest little urban farm would soon demand over 120 gallons of water per DAY; threatening to set us back by ~$70/month in water costs alone...something had to change. Since we love growing our own food, and we've set aside over 3,000 sq-ft of land for this purpose, size reduction wasn't an option. So, we attacked the water "problem". Attacking The Problem We considered many water conservation Read more

Scythe vs Weedwacker

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Despite being a mechanical/electrical engineering geek, and being almost 20 years into a datacenter related career, power tool gadgets still seem very silly... The fact is for smaller scale urban farming, power tools are often overkill, as this video illustrates quite nicely: For those in the Portland Oregon area, our local Wichita Feed & Hardware has a decent selection of Seymour brand Read more

Disability & Binarism

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This isn't funny. Just because someone's rolling around in a wheelchair, doesn't mean they're bound to it for eternity. There are a multitue of valid medical conditions, where someone is typically wheelchair-bound, but still has the ability to walk limited distances or stand for short periods. The ignorant binarism illustrated in this photo reminds me of my own medical conditions. Most notably Read more