Lately I’ve been listening to a ton of podcasts and audiobooks due to lots of solo time at work. One subject I’m stuck on, not surprising to anyone who knows me well, is space and space travel. Today I was working on some back episodes of StarTalk and listened to an interview with Dr. Mae…
The last few years I’ve been learning various new crafting and making skills—fiber spinning is a big one since that fits with the knitting I’ve been doing for years. I’d been thinking of weaving, but one of the roadblocks was the cost of a quality loom. I’d been keeping an eye out for a used…
I was recently at a show where a little boy was selling some really cool paracord show leads. I bought one (orange and black, naturally) and really like it. A friend bought a pink and black one, then commented that she’d like one much longer for obedience. I studied the construction a bit and came…
WalletPop.com had two of their reporters (Adam Kaufman and his girlfriend, Katie Lorah) go to a bulk food store to stock up on supplies to fill drop boxes on their Pacific Crest Trail hike.
One of my favorite Trail Mix recipes:
Since today is Earth Day I thought I’d share some more eco-friendly stuff: Ruff Wear has a line of eco-sensitive dog equipment. Aquamarine Power’s Oyster is a possible future form of harnessing energy from ocean wave action. (Courtesy DVICE).
Are you in need of a last-minute gift for a doggy friend? Here’s how to make a fleece tug toy like the ones you see in the store. They’re often used as a reward during training, and just for play.
I ordered a weight pull harness for Ranger from Brown Dog Designs. He’s too young to start heavy weight training, but he’s old enough to get used to wearing the harness, getting the feel of weight behind him, learning the word “work” and so on.
I stumbled upon an interesting set of instructions for something that reuses a bucket, a toilet seat, a milk crate, scrap wood, and zip ties and makes a toilet that will recycle yet again.
I am heading out with the dogs to the UKC Premier next week. Because my Jeep no longer has functioning air conditioning, and I am camping the entire weekend, I wanted a way to keep the dogs cool.