Designing a food forest from the ground up can be an overwhelming and seemingly insurmountable task at the beginning. Working out what plants are good food forest plants, and even understanding what exactly is a food forest. I have created a series to help you in the design process. I will hold your hand while […]
When developing a permaculture homestead, you’ve got a lot of dreams and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Are you wondering where to start? Here’s how to look at all you want to accomplish and create a plan that breaks it down into manageable tasks. This is called implementation planning.
When designing a homestead based on permaculture principles, it’s essential to draw out a few maps before getting started. This process is akin to putting together a puzzle. Dumping out and looking at all the pieces from a bird’s-eye view before putting together the puzzle gives you a vision for your ultimate goal, so your […]
Why spend all the money to rent or buy a tractor when you can use chickens to do the work for you? Not only do they till but they give fertilize by giving manure, they eat the bugs (free pesticide!) and then till the manure into the ground. We are moving our chickens for the […]
First it started with chickens…. isn’t that the story of every homesteader? Well in this case our permaculture adventure started with chickens and now after 4+ weeks of chickens in the garden we are about to add a goat and a sheep. Check out this weeks video on how we hooked up our electric fence […]
My attempt at cow manure potting, which composts into the ground within about 12 weeks. We don’t want to waste a thing here at Ike & Eli’s!