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J. Larson
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Hello Everyone.
My name is Josh Larson.  Just to sum up a few things about me I am a bike riding, garden growing, bow making, book reading, animal loving, frugal environmentalist.  While that only scratches the surface that is the basics of who I am.  I hope you enjoy and find useful or enlightening any of the articles that I put on here and that you will let know if you have any questions for me or about any of the content.  

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Home & Garden
by J. Larson
4 years ago
How to Build A Hoop House

A hoop house is a season extension device that can create a warm protected space that can allow you to start cool season crops earlier and extend your warm season crops well into fall. They are simply to create and maintain on a budget and when use correctly they are great additions for the garden.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
4 years ago
3 Ways To Improve Your Garden This Fall

So here we are at the end of another gardening season for most of us in the US. September heralds changing temperatures, final harvests, and signals that it is time to put the garden tools away for the year and to leave the garden alone for awhile. Hate to break it to you but if you do that you are missing out a golden opportunity to improve your garden for next year.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
4 years ago
5 Plants To Grow With Your Tomatoes

There are lots of lists and articles out there that tell you what plants should be planted together. These companion plants will help each other grow but I find that no one really tells you why they help each other grow. To try and remedy that I have decided to write articles telling you why those plants help each if the reason is actually know. To start off this endevour I have decided to write about tomatoes arguably one of the most popular garden crops around.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Companion Planting: Maximizing Your Garden Space

For those of us that suffer from a lack of gardening space you are always looking for ways to best utilize what you have. This can lead to growing space saving varieties of plants like the Spacemaster Bush Cucumber, or growing plants that can be trellised like beans and small squashes. You can also use a technique called companion planting which allows you to plant different types of crops withing close proximity to each other that will provide benefits to each other.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
The Benefits of Deep Mulching Your Garden

Are you tired of back breaking labor of weeding and hoeing your garden? Don't you wish you could just throw something on you garden bed a couple times a year that would solve all those weed problems for you? Well luckily for you we have a new product that has been around since the oh I don't know forever. Its called mulch and it is going to change how you garden.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
3 Easy Ways To Prevent Weeds In Your Garden

Weeds is the five letter word that crossed the lips of many gardeners as they peered out over what was a beautiful garden. Chaos has come to the order you instilled into to this plot of ground because you didn't take the appropriate preventive measure before you planted you now have many hours of hot sweaty weeding to do. The key to effective, cheep and easy weed control is timing and just a little bit of imagination. Read on to find out more about 3 Easy Ways To Prevent Weeds In Your Garden.

Entertainment
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Four Hippy Dippy Songs Everyone Should Know

There are many definitions of what a Hippy Dippy song is in this world. For me the defination is as follows, Must be a happy, feel good song Must be both relaxing and inspiring And it must make you wonder if they wrote it when they were high. There are many Hippy Dippy songs out there, probably as many as definations of what a Hippy Dippy song is. I wanted to share with you my top four and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

History
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Henry Ford and the Ethanol Conspiracy

Did you know that the first Model T that Henry Ford built was a made to run on 100% ethanol fuel. He proclaimed it to be the "fuel of the future" and many of his earliest models of vehicle could run on ethanol, gasoline and any mixtures in between. So if one of the titans of the early car industry. the man who made it possible for average citizens to own a car thought ethanol was the fuel of the future I only have one question. What happened?

Environment
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Oops Our Bad-Are Humans Causing The Sixth Mass Extinction?

Extinction is a normal part of life on this planet. Species go extinct everyday and we don't even notice because they are not the cute, cuddly animals on Animal Planet. But in recent years there has been a massive jump in extinction rates going from 10-100 species a year to over 27,000 species a year.

Environment
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Living Green Guides- Four Books to Jumpstart a New Green Life

Sometimes the only thing holding you back from trying something new is that you just don't have enough information to proceed. If the new thing you want to try is living a greener life than check out the fours books in this article for the basic information you need to begin living you new life now.

InfoBarrel
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Easy Steps for Stringing a Longbow

For beginner traditional archery enthusiasts sometimes the hardest thing for them to learn how to do is simply put a string on the bow. Unlike compound bows where the string is placed through a a series of pulley's a traditional bow can be more challenging to string correctly when one attempts to do it without a good technique.

Environment
by J. Larson
5 years ago
3 Reasons To Build An Earth Sheltered Home

In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in the idea earth sheltered homes. These homes buried in the ground offer incredible shelter from the elements, pollution, noise, rot, fire and the horror of the monthly utility bill.

Technology
by J. Larson
5 years ago
How to Use Advanced Search on USAJOBs

Using USA Jobs can be a duating task to anyone that is not familier with the in system. This guide will give you a hand in using the advanced search feature on the site which can help you find and apply for suitable jobs faster.

Entertainment
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Hero Second Class by Mitchell Bonds

Imagine a world in which every stereotype about the battle between good and evil is real. A world in which you have Heroes not just heroes and in which you have Villains that go on monologues and actually say mwahahahaha and mean it when they are doing something nefarious. If you can imagine this than you have a inkling of the world that reading Hero Second Class will take you to.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Active Composting 101-Let it Breath

Did you know that when things decompose they are actually using oxygen to do it. Ok that's not precisely correct the microbes that do the decomposing are the ones that use the oxygen. But in a nutshell to succesfully compost your pile need to be well aerated or oxygenated to do it. Read on to learn more about what oxygen is important in composting and what you can do to help keep your pile nice and airy.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Active Composting 101-Keeping the Compost Moist

Keeping compost at the right moisture level is key to producing quality compost. If your compost is to wet then it gets all stinky and if it is to dry then it wont decompose very quickly. Read on to find out how much moisture is good for your pile and how you can keep your pile right where you need it.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Active Composting 101-The Heat is On

Did you know that their are ways that you can kick your compost into overdrive and produce compost at a greater rate than you have ever before. All it requires is paying attention to a few key aspects of composting. One of those key aspects is temperature, by keeping the temperature in the optimum range for the microorganisms responsible for composting you can greatly boost their effectiveness.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Active Composting 101-Material Type and Ratio

For those that wish to speed up there compost pile and get quality compost quickly there are a few key parts of composting you will need to keep a eye on. One of the key parts I want to touch on here is the material types and ratio of those materials in the pile and how getting those optimized can improve your composting efficiency

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Building a Compost Bin from Wood Pallets

Composting kitchen scraps and yard waste into a beneficial product can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it. The first step is usually finding a place to put this compost and many people turn to the bin. These days there are many types of bins that can be purchased commercially but for those on a budget or if you just like to be more hands on then building one is the way to go for you.

Entertainment
by J. Larson
5 years ago
3 Must Watch Food Documentaries

What do you really know about the food on your plate. For many people out there its not as much as they would like. They find themselves asking questions like where did this chicken come from, what went into growing my potatos and how are the cows that give me my milk treated.. When you start to dig into it some of these questions some of the anwsers might surprise you.

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