Shanga Bess is a writer, a tinkerer, a motorcycle and car crasher, fixer, and crasher again.
He grew up in a "you don't grow or raise it, you don't get to eat it" household and learned sustainable gardening and tricks of taking care of animals from a very early age.
As an adult, he worked as a custom furniture and timber frame builder for more years than he cares to admit.
In his free time, he works on keeping older cars and motorcycles running and looking good, having a nature that does not allow him to let other people put their hands on his gas-guzzling favorites.
Right now, he is in process of finishing up a custom house in the middle of North Dakota prairies, adding a bermed greenhouse and surrounding it with three acres of a food forest, a sustainable garden, and as many Nigerian dwarf goats as the place will fit.
How to Build a Deck Yourself
Start with a rock-solid foundation....
The Benefits of Keeping Goats (And How to Pick the Right Kind)
All the colors of the rain-bah....
How to Fix 5 Common Car Heater Problems
A funky smell can tip you off....
What You Have to Know to Start Homesteading
It's a big change....
How to Prepare Your Home for a Cold Snap (Emergency Tools and Techniques)
Have what you need on hand before the freeze....
Motorcycle Repair Basics
Keep your gears in good shape....
How to Winterize a Motorcycle (And Protect It in the Cold)
Protect it part by part....