Category Archives: General

Planning Ahead with Bio-Char

Kids: Don’t try this at home ! If the gases do not properly escape during heating, you will be in trouble. Somewhere during my life, I either learned [..]

Bio-Char / Terra Preta, Climate, General, How To's, Planning, Tools , , , ,

Beautiful Weekend

For November, this past weekend was beautiful. The green hasn’t yet been sapped out of everything, and the sky was a mix of blue’s and whites. The few [..]


Dirt – “The Skin of the Earth”

For most of my life, I have taken one thing for granted more then anything else: Dirt. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve spent endless hours of my youth [..]

Afflictions, Climate, General

Guest Post: Nature’s Rules

I enjoy reading many gardening blogs online, and I noticed a call for guest posts on one of my favorite farm life blogs, so I wrote up a [..]


Putting the Cart Before the Horse

In the photo above, my garden looks tiny in comparison to the field which surrounds it. Lately, I’ve been thinking about expanding the garden to twice it’s current [..]

General, Planning

Things Keep Piling up Around Here

Things just keep pilling up around here, but that’s not a bad thing. These piles are like garden gold, and they are my new weapon against weeds. Instead [..]

Fertilizer, General

Evening Shots

On Friday, we had a gorgous sunset, and I had to share some of the photos I snapped. Above is a Apple tree that I planted last year. [..]

Fruit Trees, General, Grapes , ,

Turning Problems Into Solutions

My garden used to be a field, and when I moved in, I mowed it, and treated it like a back yard. I don’t think it was ever [..]


The Late Overfill Garden

This spring, I’ve met a new friend, who hasn’t done much gardening in the past, but was quite interested in trying it out. There was some nice dirt [..]

Corn, Cucumbers, General, Greenhouse, Melons, Tomatoes & Peppers , , ,

Hazel had a Bad Day…

My day started at about 7:00 AM when I heard the siren roaring in Knox. It wasn’t the normal Fire Alarm, but more of a steady siren, warning [..]

General, Wild Animals ,