This area is where I will share news and events of our ventures into homesteading. We hope to turn 10 acres of sagebrush and cactus into something a bit more verdant and productive through the use of a very limited supply of irrigation water, capturing and putting rain water & snow melt to good use … Continue reading Homestead Happenings
Over the course of my adult life (40+ years), I’ve tried many different approaches to gardening, in many widely different areas of the United States, from north-central California to Florida to the Midwest to the Deep South, a couple of different areas of the Rockies, and now the high desert I currently live in. I … Continue reading Planning Gardens
John Locke wrote that the preservation of mankind is the most basic law of human nature. Although he probably had the most significant influence on the framers of the Constitution of the United States of all those who wrote previously about natural rights, the concept of natural law did not originate with him. Natural law … Continue reading Constitutional Right or Natural Right?
11 weeks ago, we started on a new venture… CHICKENS!!!! After studying the various breeds for many months, their needs, expected production, housing needs, and their strengths/weaknesses, then comparing that with our goals, we selected two breeds to start with. What were we looking for in our starter flock? Well, since we live in Southern … Continue reading A New Venture
Blend the best principles of biointensive gardening and square-foot gardening to devise a customized, highly productive intensive gardening system. By Linda A. Gilkeson February/March 2014 Beauty and productivity harmonize in an intensively planted garden when you add flowers and natural, structural elements. Photo by judywhite/GardenPhotos.com Whether you grow food on a spacious homestead or are … Continue reading Intensive Gardening: Grow More Food in Less Space (With the Least Work!)