Manijeh spent Thursday, April 1st working on an herb spiral. We have a few herbs ready for planting, but we’ve a few weeks before the last frost date.
Here it is. Our very firstManijeh began harvesting polypore mushrooms. Polypores have anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, ant-viral,...I would like to describe the feelings associated with these moments, but I have not the words, nor the mastery...We began making mead using our milk kefir grains. Two more weeks and we should have a tasty summer beverage to...Continuing to tinker with the Hobbit Hole.Orin and I began working on a little hobbit hole. Every night he asks for bedtime stories about hobbits, so...In my spare time I recently began making bowls out of river stones. It's a bit of a slow process, but it's...In hindsight, our time in the apartment wasn't all that long, but it felt like forever. We...After about a month staying in Pat and Gina's mobile home, their daughter, Leslie, arrived with her husband,...Fairy DragonManijeh and Orin have gone to Florida for a month and a half to visit family while I get the house buttoned up...Here is our neighbor, Fire Chief Bill, plowing a space for us to have some logs delivered for firewood....Suggestion: Try every angle of getting a loan on the perfect property with an older manufactured home on it....Wildfires keep cropping up. We, the Appleton Fire Department, recently got paged out at midnight for what was...A brief moment for something other than homesteading, permaculture, and family. Shameless self promotion? You...October arrives and we begin preparing beds for the coming spring. Sheet mulching is a great way to take a...We've been talking a lot about permaculture techniques and zoning. Here is a first scribbly sketch of our...On Thursday, Manijeh and Orin stumbled across a cougar in the act of killing two chickens. It slunk away,...When the mother is away, three dudes throw a dance party! For future reference / note to self: Orin just...