End of Summer Harvesting, The Loaded Plants..

This growing season has been a tough one…. From constant rain to drought…. Growing food has been a challenge this year and the harvest has been spotty. Years ago, when I began this adventure, I looked at understanding that some food is ready early, some [Read More]

The Eight Year Self Sufficient Meal

This evening, I had another 100% self sufficient meal… It included some Italian sweet sausage, some garlic and asparagus in a light homemade butter, with a shiitake mushroom….. The significance is all these things were planted many years ago. The asparagus was planted 8 years [Read More]

A Walk Into A Different World, Come With Me…

In the time we have walked together in this life, we have shared a lot together. During this time, you have gotten to peek into my life – learned my failures, laughed and nodded at my mistakes, cried as I told you sad stories about [Read More]

Cold Frame Jump Start, Grow Baby Grow…

Lets talk cold framing for a minute…. If this is new to you, let me explain it and the process in some detail. It is something I want to encourage, and I am going to also suggest/post a book that will help you become more [Read More]

Bartering…. Getting Clever For Wintertime

Dotted all over the countryside are little known wintertime hot spots that you can barter for wintertime space for your own gain. You can exchange labor for a 4×4 space or you could barter for a larger space. Privately owned greenhouse owners are always eager [Read More]

Free Organic Materials, Labor Free…

Keeping up with the Jones, well that has benefits that I like… Most suburbs have little trees, then comes country suburbs where they have trees but have a desire to keep their lawns spotless and perfect. In my neck of the woods, where the Deer [Read More]

Winter Grains For Green Cropping in The Spring

As the weather gets cooler, the leaves start to die, the trees begin to fall asleep for the coming winter months. Daytime temps are a hit and miss as the weatherman tries to get us ready for the day ahead. The morning sun beams through [Read More]

Stocking Up The Pantry 2012…

As the garden keeps giving, I keep on putting food up. Because I use several methods of storing food, I use the methods that best suit our needs and I know the food will get used. While the pantry fills, taters sit at the bottom [Read More]

The Care, Share, Thought, and The Deal…

Along side a country lane, chickens roam around the front yard, natural rocks decorate the land scape. A huge statue of a tree man sits in front of the house, with a hand painted Gourd Birdhouse hangs from the eves. As you pass by you [Read More]

POOW__TAT__TOE Dehydrating

This food has long been the staple in many parts of world, and I believe has saved lives as much as ended lives. Stupid people are still building and shooting each other with potato guns. Then there was Black 47 in Ireland, again the source [Read More]