3 Tough Mudder Training Tips For The Average Person

Tony Teolis/ April 2, 2017

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3 Tough mudder training tips for the average person These are the most useful tips and they are to eat healthy, walk, jog, run, and get stronger. For the average person this involves lifestyle changes that are not easy to accept. I am a grateful person and I enjoy my life. These Tough Mudder Training Tips are essential for Making

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8 Minutes To Have Awesome Time

Tony Teolis/ March 28, 2017

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  Having An Awesome Time A firedance graced my campsite 2 years ago and made it an Awesome Time. Just now I was just minding my own business. Literally. And then this came to my along. Watch this video with friends and family. It will make your time here awesome. The Beatles sing Hey Jude to a live audience. David Frost

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8 Weeks To Grow Big Muscles and Be Useful #273

Tony Teolis/ March 5, 2017

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This is my record of how I grow big muscles. The image lists my most recent Chest routine during the past 8 weeks. Getting here was not easy nor was it intended to be. Here is only a waypoint to grow big muscles and getting in surf shape is necessary. In order to get where i want to go I

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4 Exercises To Build Great Arms The Larry Scott Giant Set #272

Tony Teolis/ March 1, 2017

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The Larry Scott Giant Set Featured in the video to Build Great Arms are: dumblell preacher curl, barbell preacher curl, reverse curl x5 full and 5 half, then preacher curl x 30. I learned of this routine from Cory Gregory’s Get Swole Program. The result of different alarms going off is my resolve to lead my life much more purposefully. 50

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Microgreens At Home Growing Begins Again #271

Tony Teolis/ November 1, 2015

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       In March 2015 I began growing microgreens and didn’t stop until the the outside growing season started to produce. There was at least a six week period of growing microgreens, cuting the green sprouts in stages, washing microgreens and best of all eating microgreens. I kept up with postings of video on YouTube on MyChannel but wanted to

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June Is Here And You Better Be Ready For It!

Tony Teolis/ June 15, 2015

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6-13-15 Notice the Finish Area sign! Six months later it’s time to measure the commitment to get in shape for a Tough Mudder. I’m sure it will be fine. I’ve surpassed bigger preps in shorter times but this one is for the books. Which is why its here. Tough Mudder training requires time. Time to train, time to train harder and

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Episode-270- Microgreens To grow At Home

Tony Teolis/ April 12, 2015

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I love growing greens and eating from the yard and in the winter we grow sprouts and thought we were doing well. And we were. Until I learned about microgreens. Yes another food experiment to add to the spring preps but this project began in February and the timing was right. By the time I had seeds, growing medium. In this

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Weekend Chores March 2015

Tony Teolis/ March 25, 2015

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     Weekend chores its all about food and being green. There’s lots of talk about being green and but doing green is work and the payoff is food and revenue. Here’s the ToDoList just for the time between March 13 and 15, 2015. Notice the omission of the regular life stuff. We don’t forget to do that too at ToDoListHome.com  Transplant

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Episode-269- The Front Yard Food Forest

Tony Teolis/ March 15, 2015

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Front Yard Permaculture Its been 3 Years since I tried to grow in the front yard. For more on that visit Episode-55- Grow Food Not Lawns But Not In The Front Yard  Since I’ve learned so much especially about swales and guilds and birds and bees and flowers and butterflies in the backyard it’s time to turn on the green in the

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Episode-268- Mason Bee and Raspberry Update

Tony Teolis/ March 6, 2015

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I have been promoting the mason bees a lot lately and for good reasona. The first is educational. I have been able to teach some people who previoulsy knew little or nothing about mason bees enough to consider raising some on their own. I have already been mailing out packages of mason bees, homes, reeds, attractant and guides. Even had

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Episode-267- Inside The Hugel Keyhole Garden

Tony Teolis/ March 5, 2015

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This video show the hugel keyhole garden 5 months from its construction. A lot of effort went into the design and implementation but it is something that happens once. No tilling will ever be necessary as the contents of this garden are welcome call signs to the variety of life that now live inside. Worms and bacteria and other critters

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Episode-266- Grow Green Onions And Chives At Home

Tony Teolis/ February 23, 2015

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  The sowing season is now in full swing. Every week from now until May I will be sowing new crops. This weeks see the start again of green onions and chives. I can’t wait til these are ready. The green onion grow big and tall if cared for properly. I start hundreds of them from seed and take the time

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Episode-265- Planting Season And Guide For Northern Virginia

Tony Teolis/ February 21, 2015

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2015 Planting Times The 2015 Growing season is off to a fine start even though there is 6 inches of snow outside and the snow is still falling. The secret to my 7th growing season will be the same as it has been for the previous six. Plan and Prepare. It is obvious to me now that there are just

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Episode-264- Backyard From Vision To Reality

Tony Teolis/ February 9, 2015

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If I started over I would begin with a read of Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway. I would then map my property on a topographic map to verify surveyed contour and the ovelay my garden plans on that. The design would be a south facing U-shaped sun trap with swales on contours. I did not start that way but I

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Episode-263- Parsley Starts Now February 7, 2015

Tony Teolis/ February 8, 2015

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http://todolisthome.com/shop/ It’s time to starting sowing the spring greens and that begins with parsley. Petroselinum crispum. What I have posted before about this lovely plant  has not changed. So here it is again. Episode-233- Get Started With Indoor Seed Starts – Parsley February 8, 2014        Today’s video depicts the start of the growing season for 2014. Although

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Episode-262- How To Harvest Oyster Mushroom Harvest From The Backyard

Tony Teolis/ February 4, 2015

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  Fried Oyster Mushroom Recipe   Print PDF

Free Mason Bees

Tony Teolis/ February 1, 2015

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   This video show the Blue Orchard Mason Bee Osmia Lignaria cocoons that are hibernating in my fridge. The camera then trail to the garage where I am building the new mason bee homes. I have homes and nesting reeds available for purchase. The bees are free and will be ready to work in the spring. They spend their days

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Episode-261 – What A Wonderful Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomato

Tony Teolis/ January 31, 2015

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This amazing tomato video is of just one plant! Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomato Seeds from SouthernExposure.com Get some today. Support these folks on a Virginia farm. The Cherry Tomato plant Solanum lycopersicum is one of my most prolofic crops. The cherry tomatoes will produce from mid July through September and never fail in allowing at least one salad’s worth of

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Episode-260 – Lady Squash Bug Removal In Three Steps

Tony Teolis/ January 30, 2015

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Episode-259 – Feeding Top Bar Beehive

Tony Teolis/ January 26, 2015

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What a good time for me today as I checked in on the top bar hive.  That’s colony D and the survivor of 5 hives in 5 years. Not good odds but a chance for survival is underway. This video shows the top bar hive cluster and it was time to top them up. I was concerned they don’t have

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Episode-258 – From Microsystems to Macrosystems Permaculture Practice In Suburb

Tony Teolis/ January 25, 2015

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This one microsystem amongst the many that make up our food forest is representation of how to incorporate several permaculture principles into one functioning system. See how many principles are applied in just this one small system. Send answer via contact page. Permaculture Principles Print PDF

Episode-257- Harvest Hot Habanero And Store Them For Winter

Tony Teolis/ October 11, 2014

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Episode-256- Harvest Mason Bee Cocoons

Tony Teolis/ October 7, 2014

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October

Tony Teolis/ October 6, 2014

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Ughhh!!! September came and went already and I haven’t posted since August 20th. Wow! Just goes to show the food forest and the rest of life are keeping me that busy. Taking care of the honey bees this year is the easiest and I love the top bar management system over the Langstroth. Not a lot of muss or fuss

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Episode-255- Top Bar Bees in July 2014

Tony Teolis/ October 4, 2014

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  Song of the Day –    OOH CHILD The Five Stairsteps (video) Print PDF

Amazing lightning show in the sky

Tony Teolis/ August 25, 2014

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I recorded this on August 3, 2014. The was no thunder. Just a lot of lightning bursting behind clouds in the not too far distance and not moving. This brought some of the neighbors out. Print PDF

Episode-254- Plant Fall Crops With Compost

Tony Teolis/ August 20, 2014

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Today’s episode is a three part video that show what I am growing for fall and how I’m going about doing it. Ron Finley said growing your own food is like printing money and I listen to him. The driving force behind my production is the compost pile I have in the back and this first video depicts it after

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Episode-253- Food Forest Fun Food Findings

Tony Teolis/ August 18, 2014

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I have how the food forest started to get full all good things in June and this last part shows some of the reaping of all the sowing. Sure it takes a while to get something from my land but being able to plan for it and actually see it is all part of wanting to expand permaculture knowledge. The

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August

Tony Teolis/ August 17, 2014

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It is now past the middle of August and summer has played out beautifully and better than planned. I began August at the Vibes and just got back from the Peach. Lockn not far away and this is possible because of good planning around the idea of meeting people and making new friends where the best music is happening. Part

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Episode-252- Food Forest Part 4 of 4

Tony Teolis/ August 11, 2014

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The fourth and final video of the series shows what is growing in the front yard. The guild around the magnolia tree is new this year and contains some perennial plants such as comfrey and hairy vetch that is sure to come back next year with its multitudes of striking purple flowers. I chuckle as I just watched this video

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Episode-251- Time For Top Bar Beehive Update

Tony Teolis/ August 4, 2014

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I have been showing a lot of the fruit, flowers and vegetables growing around the property permaculture style but I need to emphasize at times the animals that all play a part of the systems I have built. Featured in this episode is honey bee colony D from June 2014. This hive began in April 2013 and seems to be

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Episode-250- Food Forest In Full Swing Part 3/4

Tony Teolis/ July 20, 2014

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This third installment of the Food Forest in my bakyard show how the backyard extends to all around the house. Beginning on the south side I show the raspberries which produced about 18 pounds of fruit this season! Going to make wine now that the jam is stored. Of course the raspberries depicted in this video only make up about

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Episode-249- Food Forest And Permaculture Showcase Part 2/4

Tony Teolis/ July 11, 2014

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Here is part 2 of the food forest videos. This video shows how the swales that I built in the backyard have matured to the point where they now support hundreds of plants. That is no exageration and the goal is to have them eventually fill out with the fruti producing bsushes such as Juneberry, Goji and Goumi. I’ll ad

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Episode-248- Food Forest And Permaculture Showcase Part 1/4

Tony Teolis/ July 10, 2014

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I finally get a chance to share with you a view of the food forest I have envisioned growing. The backyard is a web of interconnected systems. It is not a forest yet as full production will take several more years. There are apple and peach tress that have to come online yet and the goji, goumi, juneberry, and other berries

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Episode-247- Easy Way To Provide Water For Honeybees

Tony Teolis/ July 6, 2014

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             It is taking me time to catch up on all the things I have been recording around the home from the beginning of spring but I get to things eventually. Today’s video was taken in April before the spring was in full swing. I’m at the point now where my management cycle has been

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Episode-246- Plant Comfrey And Parsley Part 2

Tony Teolis/ July 4, 2014

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This is part 2 of the parsley and comfrey planting this year. The last video showed what the comfrey looked like out of the fridge where it was stored for a month. The gardens look bare and that’s because they are. Soon though things will be growing in all the mounds and swales. They will be hosting apple and peach

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Episode-245- Plant Comfrey And Parsley In The Backyard

Tony Teolis/ June 22, 2014

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This how the gardens get started this year. I begin with comfrey from Nantahala Farm & Garden in North Carolina  and the parsley were the first plants started from seed in February. The seeds came from SouthernExposre In Mineral, VA. I have had a great experience buying from them over the years. Today’s video shows how they have grown in the past

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Episode-244- How To Inspect The Top Bar Hives

Tony Teolis/ June 19, 2014

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The video in today’s episode is a month old already but I get to things eventually. I am taking a less invasive approach to beekeeping this year. There has been too much to prepare in the gardens that I have not had to the time or energy to over manage the hoeny bees which I think is a good thing.

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June

Tony Teolis/ June 14, 2014

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The dog and I were just outside this evening in the dark and its not just the ole sloping backyard instead it’s a sponge full of life. It has rained 6 of the first 12 days in June 2014 and for that we are grateful. Almost a full two inches in a time when it’s usually scarce. The dearth might be

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Episode-243- 7 Steps For Growing Tasty Tomatoes

Tony Teolis/ June 8, 2014

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 Solanum lycopersicum The tomatoes have been in the ground long enough now that I had to set up a trellis for the five biggest ones that are growing in the new hugel keyhole garden.  They will eventually cover the trellis and more and then there are squash, pepper and cucumber plants growing near them as well. What you see in

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Inspect The Honey Bees

Tony Teolis/ June 11, 2011

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The film shows this inspection in pretty good detail.  Music credit goes to – http://danosongs.com Joker with Honey Lips and of course Blue Devil Plain Print PDF

Episode-8- Get a New HVAC Without Getting Ripped Off

Tony Teolis/ May 9, 2011

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     HVAC-911  CALL NOW (703)628-4090 Gardening chore Russian Honey Bee Hive Installing and feeding a new package of Russian honey bees. Shipped on April 23rd by The Walter T. Kelley company of Clarkson, KY and delivered by the US Postal Service at 10:30 a.m. on April 25. Thank you. The Walter T. Kelley Company is where I got my Russian

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Episode-XXX- Spiral Garden Building

Tony Teolis/ November 5, 2016

Can’t imagine building the pyramids because 1,000 pounds of stone is all I can take in a day. Print PDF