Interview on The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann

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Recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed on The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann.  Scott and I have known each other for a couple years now thanks The Survival Podcast Forum. For those unfamiliar with Permaculture, I have included the Wiki definition and link below. From Wikipedia: Permaculture is a branch of ecological design […]

Homestead Picture Update 3-28

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Recently, I have been absent a lot from the website, for which I apologize. However, that does not mean I haven’t been busy. In fact, quite the contrary, I have been extremely busy!  Those that follow me on Facebook are aware of most of my reasons for being absent. The weekend before last I was […]

2011 Gardening Season – Crop List

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Plants transplanted that I started from seed: Super Sweet 100 Hybrid Cherry Tomato Better Boy Hybrid Tomato – a lot Ring-o-Fire Cayene Pepper Black Beauty Eggplant – Lots! Dukat Dill Rosemary Plants transplanted (bought) Goliath Hybrid tomato Burpee Cucumbers Jalapenos Watermelon Cantelope Sweet Potatoes Rosemary Stevia Direct Sowed Seeds Green Pole Beans – old seed […]

Transplants and guide wires

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Been making a lot of changes in the garden. I had to thin out a bunch of lettuce so, I decided to try transplanting them.  In addition, I bought a couple eggplants (since my seeds didn’t sprout). I put those in the garden and found places for the yellow crookneck squashes that were given to […]

Done planting… for now

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I am finally finished planting my garden… for now.  The seedlings I started indoors never did take root. Still working on them in hopes something sprouts. I am afraid I need a heating pad; the soil may not be getting warm enough, even with the lights. Anyway, I decided to plant outside what I had […]

Job Loss and Homesteading

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Having a suburban lawn is such a pain in the butt to me. It is expensive, wasteful and it pollutes. This is why I take any chance to slack off. Such as using my own clipping as mulch for my lawn rather than buying fancy fertilizer that pollutes the environment just to get to me. I also like to kill my grass any chance I get. It does nothing for me but make me work. It is soft to walk on, but only when it gets a lot of water. And my lawn is still suffering from the drought we had 2 years ago. By the way, I don’t just kill grass. I want to do something better with the space and not have it be an eyesore. For instance, I killed some grass by putting raised beds on it giving me 40 more square feet of gardening, via Mel’s Square Foot Gardening methods. I plan on killing more by puting in more fruit trees, berry bushes, edible and non-edible flowers as well as more beds.