• Living Simply
  • Fertility in progress…

    This has been my first summer garden with chickens and those that have followed along know the various issues I’ve had ranging from the size of the flock being too large as well as issues with free ranging chickens doing a bit too much damage to seedlings. Throughout this summer I’ve been experimenting, observing and […]

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  • Loretta

    I’m not sure how to say this. I think I’m in love with a goose. Is that strange? I kid. Really though, she is quite a sweet goose and I am very fond of her. She started hanging out here in early August and has been here every day since. I started calling her Loretta […]

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  • Basil, Basil, Basil

    Ah yes, lots of basil these days. I planted several varities including thai, lemon and cinnamon as well as the standard genovese. I’ve got a bit drying but mostly I’ve been making gobs of pesto. Mostly I’ve eaten it as I make it but I’ve frozen a bit too. Still have lots more to blend […]

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  • Welcoming natives and critters into our garden

    This is the sixth article in an ongoing series that I’ve written in our town’s alternative paper, the Madison County Crier. The series is intended to be an introduction to permaculture, often illustrated by examples taken from our homestead. When possible I’ve also made it a point to link in to the potential for a […]

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  • Not an orchard, a food forest!

    This is the seventh article in an ongoing series that I’ve written in our town’s alternative paper, the Madison County Crier. The series is intended to be an introduction to permaculture, often illustrated by examples taken from our homestead. When possible I’ve also made it a point to link in to the potential for a […]

  • Agriculture
  • Rooted in a place

    Several weeks ago I finally made the short journey down to see Roger’s place. I’d met Roger this past fall through Ruth Ann and the Cowboy Coffee. It’s funny actually, the first or second time I’d gone into the coffee shop Roger was at the far end with Ruth and Juli and they were dancing […]