• O WATER WHERE ART THOU?

    In our attempts to try to conserve water this year {See WATER CHART}, the guys are installing a drip system that will allow us to water each of the raised beds in the backyard. This should help us reduce our water bill, not to forget to mention that we are

  • PLAYING CATCH UP

    I know, the website is suffering from my lack of care. I’ve been too “lazy” to check for dead links and with all the stuff going on, I’ve neglected theBACK TO BASICS section, posting new pics in thePHOTO GALLERY, and addingNEW LINKS to our link directory. In addition, with the

  • IT'S GOOD TO BE HOME….BACK TO WORK!

    After three days up the coast of California in Pacific Grove, it’s good to be home and getting back to work. It’s going to be hard to put down all what happened over the last three days, but here’s a try… The23rd Eco-Farm conference was held at beautiful Asilomar State

  • IT’S GOOD TO BE HOME….BACK TO WORK!

    After three days up the coast of California in Pacific Grove, it’s good to be home and getting back to work. It’s going to be hard to put down all what happened over the last three days, but here’s a try… The23rd Eco-Farm conference was held at beautiful Asilomar State

  • BACKYARD ORCHARDS

    Pink Lady Apple Think you have no room for fruit trees? Think again, check outBackyard Orchard Culture Growing Fruit Trees in Limited Space. When we get back, will be going out to purchase some bare-root trees and implement this space-saving concept. The guy at our local nursery tried this method

  • HAPPY HOLISTIC HOPPERS

    Sierra                             Moonshadow One of the bunnies (Moonshadow) had a bad case of sniffles with sneezing attacks. For awhile there, we were a bit worried but now she’s improved… more like healed. We didn’t want to bring her to a vet as they would just prescribe some drug or antibiotic

  • UH-OH!

    We got a call from the folks at Ecological Farming Association. They invited us to be a part of one of their workshops:Farming in Urban Areas on Friday Jan 24th. It was a last minute thing… and the conference is next week (yikes). The lady wants us to bring along

  • SUDS UP DUDE!

    Lavender French Milled Soap excuse the Calif surfer lingo… I think I FINALLY got the hang of making hand milled (or French Milled ) soap as shown in Marie Browning’sNATURAL SOAPMAKING book. (Or check out these links: Hand-milled Soap orShredded Soap For Handmilling.) For a while I had a hard

  • GOT MILK? SOY MILK?

    On Friday we made some homemadePEANUT BUTTER. It’s was delicious!  We are trying to eliminate additional “pre-made” foods from our shopping list. So far this year we are making our own granola (which, by the way, beats any store bought granola you can buy) and started to grind some of

  • BWDS – BUNNY WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

    Wire area where the bunnies eat allowing their droppings to fall into redworm bin Finally completed the vermicomposting system working under the rabbit hutch.   The guys built a funnel underneath the wire section of the floor where the bunnies eating area is (The rest of the hutch flooring is