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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—one of the greatest shows on earth!

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—one of the greatest...

Just returned from the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA and have to say it was the best organized, most informative and most entertaining event...

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—HERE WE COME

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—HERE WE COME

I’m headed to the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania next weekend (Sept. 12-14) where I’ll be giving four presentations...

June 8th, 1:00, Spike’s at Valley Bookseller in Stillwater

June 8th, 1:00, Spike’s at Valley Bookseller...

Spike will be at Valley Booksellers in Stillwater, Sunday June 8th from 1:00 to 2:00 doing a “pre-Father’s Day” presentation. He’ll...

“ACTS OF CREATION” Star Trib book review by Spike

“ACTS OF CREATION” Star Trib...

Had the pleasure of reviewing “ACTS OF CREATION: America’s Finest Hand Craftsmen at Work” by Walt Harrington for the Star Tribune. It...

Got stuff? Check out this shed!

Got stuff? Check out this shed!

Been working on a shed from “Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects” book that will soon appear as a cover story in HANDY magazine. It’s...

BUILD A SEEDLING RACK, GET SUMMER MOVING!! with YouTube

BUILD A SEEDLING RACK, GET SUMMER MOVING!!...

Spring has sprung, the grass has ris, I wonder where the veges is? My grandmother wasn’t much of a poet, but she loved to garden. Every year about...

How to Build a Leopold Bench—even in the winter!!

How to Build a Leopold Bench—even in the...

I recently finished shooting some instructional videos with Storey Publishing to promote “The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects.”...

Spike’s launching a new book

Spike’s launching a new book

I’ll be launching my  fourth book—The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects—March 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Stillwater Public Library. I’ll...

Trade In Your Timex for a Bag of Balloons—A Tanzanian Adventure

Trade In Your Timex for a Bag of Balloons—A...

Kat and I just returned from an indescribable trip to Tanzania. We worked at an orphanage for special needs kids and Boma ‘longombe secondary school....

What makes a chair a chair?

What makes a chair a chair?

Kat and I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC a few days ago and wound up in a trance-like state wandering through the “Decorative Arts”...