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April 5, 2018

Planted a couple aronia berry bushes today. They are the first two plants to go in the new food Forest Area my chickens prepped for me. Will also be planting other bushes like blueberries and pineapple sage at the southern Edge of this food Forest.

The aronia berry AKA...

April 4, 2018

The Food Forest starting to wake up. There were a whole lot of ladybugs on the Autumn Olive trees.

Ladybugs are beneficial insect for gardens and Forest Gardens. The majority of their diet is made up of aphids. So I love seeing these little guys crawling around my plant...

April 3, 2018

You can definitely tell it's starting to warm up in North Carolina. The Peach trees in the Food Forest are blooming! These trees are 3 years old going into their fourth year. I'm not expecting and good harvest from them this year. Not quite old enough yet.

I do hope to...

April 1, 2018

That's right... I raise dinosaurs on my Homestead! Not sure if you knew but chickens are descendants from the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Today I caught them displaying they're vicious dinosaur tendencies. They were playing a game of keep-away with a frog. Here's a little video...

March 6, 2018

We finished up this 8 foot by 4 foot by 2.5 foot tall chicken tractor today. I made it four foot wide because most of our garden beds are 4 ft wide. So when I need to turn over a Garden bed I can put some chickens over it, in the chicken tractor, and have them do it fo...

March 3, 2018

My chickens aren't enjoying the rain very much but the pigs love it!! One of the reasons I decided to raise pigs is because they do well in the cold winter months and in the sloppy wet spring.

The plan was to grow pork during the winter months. Since there aren't too ma...

March 1, 2018

Making a couple of garden beds just for leafy greens. I [plan on having a few different types of lettuce. Some cut-and-come-again varieties and varieties like romaine and iceberg that form heads. There will also be spinach, blue kale and red Russian kale.

The grass and...

February 27, 2018

I made 14, 4 foot by 12 foot garden beds just over a year ago. These were made in a lasagna garden style. Witch means to layering different materials on top of each other to make the beds. 

Here is how I made them:

  • Cut the grass very short

  • Put a layer of cardboa...

February 22, 2018

Put together a new vermicompost bin last night about 9:00 with a headlamp. LOL. With it being dark and rainy last night I decided to take pictures of it today.

The trays in front of the bathtub were the original worm Palace. They have upgraded to a lot more room. I fou...

February 14, 2018

Picked up this multi-purpose gardening tool over the winter and can't wait to try out! The name of this multi-purpose tool is Hori Hori. The Hori-Hori, first implemented in Japan, was originally used for carefully excavating plants. The word Hori (ホリ) means "to dig" in...

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