• WATER RECLAMATION

    Finally the guys got around to working on the grey water reclamation reed bed. We hope to reuse the grey water from the wash, dishes and bath. By letting it filtrate we should be able to get good clean usable water to use in garden. It going to be really

  • HERE COMES THE SUN

    Ahhhh! The sun’s finally come out today, after two days straight of constant rain. It starting raining Thursday night and didn’t stop ’till late Saturday night. Our rain gauge measured about 2 plus inches of rain… can you imagine all of last year we only received 4 inches! Has El

  • HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN?

    First real rain of the season! It was so nice to wake up during the night and hear the raindrops falling on the roof. It’s truly a blessing… we’ve gone too long without any significant rain. The plants and the garden are finally getting a much needed soaking. Time to

  • EYES BIGGER THAN OUR YARD?

    Got a lot of projects going all at once, too much in fact. We’re having a hard time juggling them all while trying very hard not to drop any. The guys are building new fences and working on trellises for the sides of the house, over the driveway, along the

  • SALAD ANYONE?

    The lettuces are coming up all beautiful and lush. So now all our customers are happy once again. One lady commented that I’d better bring her bag of salad mix, as – and I quote – “It’s addicting!” Could it be that the freshly harvested lettuce leaves containsopium? I’m not

  • GOT ROOM?

    Fall plantings have gotten into high gear… as the picture shows on the right… it’s starting to take over the driveway! The other day we picked up a BABACO PAPAYA to add to the edible mix and visited Mr. Dundon and his 30ft compost heap. Weather Report: Beautiful, cool days.

  • HORSE POWER

    We had two loads (16 yards) of horse manure delivered by Tim Dundon { better known around these parts as ‘Zeke the Sheik’}   We covered the whole yard — front and back with this wonderful, rich compost. Now, if we can just get a little rain, this place will “explode

  • MARY JANE?

    No, it is NOT marijuana! But it SURE does look like it!  The plant is called KENAF and is a close relative of Okra and Cotton used primarily for fiber production. It’s an ancient plant over 4,000 years old and along with HEMP is a revolutionary way to grow enough

  • PUUURTY KITTY

    Yeah, I know this picture has nothing to do with our homesteading project, but I thought it was soooo cute, I had to put it up. Isn’t Cassidy (AKA “Pudy Tat”) so adorable? OK, now down to business. We are continuing re-design the yard, trying to maximize and incorporate more

  • GROOVY GRANNY

    I’m almost finished my granny square afghan… 30 or so more squares to go. Here’s aneat link if you are bitten by the granny square bug. A gal at our knitting group yesterday said she had a huge bag of G’squares that were made by her grandma in the 70’s