Boulderganic

Co-existing with wildlife, part II

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Nylon bags of human hair or soap bars hung in trees, scarecrows, motion detectors that turn on lights or create movement, cayenne pepper sprinkled in flower beds, moth balls tossed under plants. Any of these things may work to deter our hungry critter neighbors ...

Co-existing with wildlife

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Not in the house, pleaseIs the local wildlife getting a little too cozy — skunks under your deck, squirrels in your attic, raccoons in your chimney? Bears and mountain lions are a subject for another day; we’re talkin’ about the more common critters. The ...

Keeping up with beekeeping

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So, you’ve heard about the critical shortage of honeybees in the United States, and you’re thinking about keeping a couple of backyard hives. If so, you’d have plenty of company. But will that company be beekeepers — or people who used to keep bees? Tom Theobald...

Recycling the dregs of humanity

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Beer, wine, coffee and tea have different names for the sometimes gunky dregs of our most popular beverages. And they’re all as recyclable as the paper/ plastic/glass, etc., items we’re used to. Spent grains are what’s left between the brewing and fermentation ...

Gettin’ down with the farm

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  It`s high noon at Frog Belly Farm near Longmont, and the interns are busy tending newly born goats, chasing escaped piglets, checking beehives, picking and washing herbs and vegetables — in addition to all the other daily chores, such as milking cows and goats, ...

Grasshopper invasion?

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Grasshoppers. Coming soon to a field, garden or yard near you. Eating everything of plant material, including cotton T-shirts on clothes lines. Or so rumor has it. It came up at my book club meeting, where a couple of members said they heard about it recently on ...

Let worms eat your garbage

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Tired of having to turn that big ol’ pile of compost over and over? ’Cause if you don’t, it’s going to stink worse than it does when you do? There’s an app for that. It’s called earthworms. Yep, those little red wriggly guys that surface after a rain. They’ll ...