So weeds defeat me. I can’t garden organically without doing something about the weeds. It’s always been a bit of a stretch for Jeremy to garden without spraying. Now he’s growing lots of things organically with the Aquaponics farm our family is building. We’ve tried methods here, but only ever half-heartedly. Mostly because I always […]
We live in NC zone 7b, so the best time to plant fruit trees is actually the fall/beginning of winter here. This gives the roots a chance to get in deep before the heat and dryness of summer comes. Further up north, you have to do the opposite and plant in the spring. So at […]
Taking care of a flock of chickens and guineas can be pretty comical! When we went out of town, I had to explain to my poor Mom what to expect from all the craziness that happens in our barnyard. It made me realize I may be turning into one of those crazy chicken ladies.
Making sourdough bread isn’t exactly work intensive and what work you do have to do doesn’t take very long at all. But the rise time is hours, and when you add in a second rise, it’s a couple of days. I was tired of waiting for the bread to finish rising, and wanted my buttered […]
Goats have personalities, and sometimes they act a little like cats, and sometimes they act a little like dogs. The dogs, or extroverted, goats are happy to be loved and petted, but the introverted, or cat-like, goats just aren’t. Unless it’s on their terms. The problem is when you have an introverted milk goat. She’s […]
We learned last fall that the problem with free range chickens is that they really love a newly planted garden. So much so, that they ate all of our fall garden before we got any of it! So this spring we knew we needed to change that. We needed something light on the wallet right […]