Last night, I watched Symphony of the Soil, recommended by a fellow permie. It helps to confirm what I am doing to our front yard is the right way to start building a good soil structure for the plants. And I have amazing plant growth to prove it.
Catch a free online viewing of one of the most important film that all gardeners and farmers could watch to understanding soil building and the importance of soil building to help make the future a better place for all of us.
Shirt image I made for my hub's birthday :))…Continue
Added by Skye Lucking on September 26, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments
I have two black bins from City of Mesa for composting, but get almost no useable compost. I add all my household useable waste and garden stuff (both dry and green), egg cartons and some torn up paper and cardboard bits. The bins are full. Recently I began leaving them open and watering them occasionally. They are sitting underneath huge pine trees so they get some sun, but…Continue
I love the coops and all the wonderful features this company has created for chicken coops! http://www.k9kennelstore.com/Newsletter.html Scroll down and click "more info" and you'll see on your right about chicken coops. Enjoy!!
Found this design online and loved the simplicity. No tape, just the paper and folding. Thought I would share.
Best to print this out at full size, do not scale it or "shrink to fit" as it messes up the fold lines.
July has taken me by surprise. I had expected everything once green to be brown and crispy. Everything. I am so happy I was wrong. Before I blow the trumpet too loudly, I think it only honest that I disclose the number of triple digit heat deaths...
My beautiful pineapple sage died. Both of them. I suppose the loss would be more devastating if I had grown if from seed instead of laying out 5 bucks at Lowes. I was looking forward to harvesting radish seeds right up to the moment…Continue
If you have read even one of my blog posts, you know how much I adore my Worm Farmer. Everything he does is wonderful. I am so proud of his Worm Grotto. I love it when he brings me a cucumber, or a tomato, or a bunch of grapes. I really, honestly love this life-long project he’s got himself and our family involved in – it has changed our lives.
But I didn’t know we had corn growing. How could I NOT…Continue
The garden and I have come to an understanding. I pay close attention and it will feed me. A little.
Keeping the kitty OUT of the beds was my first feat. Laying garden fencing panels over the beds has proven to be very beneficial! Tacky but beneficial. Not only is the kitty defeated but the vines love being above the cool damp…Continue
Winter and spring crops are going to seed. Broccoli, quinoa, arugula, and chard seeds have been harvested and are drying, but romaine lettuce, parsley and orach seeds are still maturing.Continue
I posted awhile ago about how I don't kill ants- nope, I don't do it! And I try not to use the word, "should" because my mother always taught me the world of "shoulds" is a world of judgement, but I'll make an exception and say you shouldn't kill ants either- or any insect for that matter- unless it's a cockroach inside your house- then I understand.
I watched this documentary last night, and I have gained yet even more respect for these fascinating creatures, and while I was aware of…Continue
Well, after years of wanting to raise chickens for eggs but never pulling the trigger due to "not knowing enough" or "conditions not being perfect", I finally decided that I just needed to do it. My wife's one requirement was that she didn't want me spending money on the run/hen house.
Well, I cannibalized the doghouse my dad made for my sister's mastiff that ran away, an old oak entertainment center, and other junk I had around the yard or friends had in their scrap piles. It's not…Continue
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Two pictures of the property.…Continue
Added by Dan and Carol Catlin on May 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I noticed multiple replies to Candice who is looking for a single rooster. If you have a rooster that needs to be placed there is a great "livestock" rescue place in Tonopah. It is called New Dawn Sanctuary and is a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue. We have taken many rescued ducks and geese from Phoenix and other valley area Parks out to Nora who runs the place. They have everything from Chickens, Peacocks, Turkeys, Ducks and Geese to Potbelly Pigs, Llamas, Horses, Donkeys etc. We have also…Continue
Added by Kevin Cullens on May 8, 2014 at 9:21am — No Comments
We have a beautiful, ready-to-pick loquat tree in our backyard. You are welcome to pick, actually snip off, as many little bundles as you like this afternoon, Tuesday, April 28, from 4-7 p.m. Please bring your own snippers/pruners and buckets or bags. We are located down the street from Baker Nursery (40th Street and Osborn). Text (602) 550-8983 for the address if you are interested in delicious and free loquats. We are happy to share!
It has been eleven months since the Valley of the Sun became 'home'. Eleven months since I dragged my buckets of iris and chamomile and orange globe mallow and mint into this foreign land of the sun and said,"Grow!" Alas, every green token of my life before died except the iris and mint. But, iris and mint grow anywhere, right? This spring I scattered chamomile seed in my daughter's now flourishing flowerbeds to no avail. It's a weed! Can I not even grow a weed? Last week I noticed a…Continue
What would the husband of “the wife of a worm farmer” talk about if he chose to take over the blog for a month? I know…WHY am I taking over for a month??? Yeah, I’m asking that too. Well, currently Momma is not feeling well. That should be enough reason, right? Oh, no -- there’s more. The baby went to his fourth doctor’s visit in two weeks: ear infection, cough, and allergies. One daughter has strep, which means it is in the house and is looking for our…Continue
Added by Robert Fenchak on April 25, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments