• Garden
  • Spring 2016 Garden Update

    Been busy gardening and made a good bit of progress in March and April getting things  reestablished. Lots of natives put in for wildlife habitat as well as small food garden consisting of hugelculture beds. The kale and lettuce is looking great. Just got in a few peppers one tomatoes too. Oh, and two blueberries. […]

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  • Video: Swale Update

    We started putting in the swales in the middle of April so they’ve had a bit of time to mature with clover as well as a variety of edibles ranging from perennial berries to rhubarb to annuals such as kale and cow peas. As luck would have it our muscovy ducklings hatched  just days after […]

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  • Permaculture Progress

    Three of four planned water harvesting swales are in and partially planted. We’ve been making great progress in our effort to implement a permaculture design at Make-it-Do. Until recently the process has been one of observation. Kaleesha put in a very nice veggie garden when she moved to this property in 2006 and has expanded […]

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  • Permaculture at Make-it-Do

    Halfway through the dig! A few years back I wrote about putting in my first swale . About a year later I offered up an update. In May of 2013 I left that site behind when I jumped into life with Kaleesha at Make-it-Do Farm. This spring we’ve been getting busy taking some important steps […]

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  • Crab apple!

    Planting our first tree together! A crab apple for aid in pollinating the Arkansas Black. That’s three apple trees total. Of course we’d like more fruit trees but it’s a start! As usual I can depend on Kaleesha to write up a beautiful post about it.

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  • YouTube Channel

    I set up a YouTube channel a few years ago but never made it a point to post much. A couple months back it was pointed out to me that one of my YouTube videos had gotten quite a few views, 29,000+, and that perhaps I should invest more time in developing my channel. so, […]

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  • Bringing Permaculture to Make-It-Do

    Hugelculture herb spiral in construction. Leaves and wood used as organic filler, topped with soil and compost. Let me start by saying that Permaculture is not a new concept for Kaleesha and she’s been putting various elements of it into practice for several years. What is new though is having me around and my thoughts […]

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  • Just to let you know

    A couple posts today… this first is just to let folks know that I WILL get back to permaculture/homestead related writing at some point! But the simple reality is that in the winter there’s not a whole lot going on in that area. At the moment my day-to-day routine consists primarily of reading, occasional freelance […]