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 […]
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 […]
Many trees and shrubs purchased over the internet are shipped to customers as bare root trees. These young trees are shipped with no soil around their roots and without a container (such as a plant pot). Even though they are shipped without soil, these trees are often very healthy and quick to establish in their […]
Companion Planting can be a confusing business. It takes a while to get your head around companion plant combinations that work and don’t work together. Some plants work better with others and some are a terrible combination and they both struggle. Here are some well known combinations that work and you should aim for, or […]
If you are thinking of building your own composting toilet for you camp, cabin or tiny house, look no further! Here are free plans and instructions to build a classy composting toilet, complete with a cut list and clear photos!