Have you ever had to start a garden with no tiller? I mean START, like grass still on the compacted ground?
We've all been there, you're out working the land and you need to take a break or the sun is getting ready to set so you walk to your "sunset watching" place or you brew your morning coffee and take the fresh, hot goodness to your favorite "sunrise watching" spot. Whether in a city or [...]
A fellow volunteer firefighter works at a tree service. I asked him what he did with all of that mulch from the tree trimmings and it turns out that they have to PAY to dump it! Well you know what I asked next! Once his boss signed off, I had a heaping, steaming pile of [...]
Of course it CAN be done! But it CAN be grueling too! Mowing? Not a problem! I love to mow. It's the loading of the trailer by hand, not having enough power to pull stuff, not having a bucket to scoop "dirt and thangs", not having a three point hitch for, well, whatever I want. [...]
I have a, small but too big to till by hand, part of the homestead I needed to plant some buckwheat on and needed a way to rough up the ground a little. Anthony Lank, from a Facebook group I belong to got me started down this path. Check this out: I took a 4x4 [...]
I wish I could take full credit for the trampoline greenhouse but this idea has been floating around the Net for quite some time. It's too warm to put the plastic on right now but I got a great deal on 200 ft of 4 mil plastic sheeting (Facebook Marketplace)! I know it will only [...]
Yep, we bought the farm last year. Five acres of beautiful land where we can raise chickens, tend the garden, make soap, do other homesteady stuff and grow a goji berry orchard. The first goji orchard in Illinois as far as we can tell!