Marjory is a Hose Destroyer Marjory got a sweet new riding lawn mower, and she’s really excited about it. But, as with most things in life, there are some complications… For Marjory’s new mower, the big complication is that she’s running over a bunch of stuff in the yard. Hoses, extension cords, and even a […]Read More
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Your Bodily Waste Streams As I mentioned in my previous post, Homestead Upcycling: How to Profit from Waste Streams, the idea of doing something constructive with waste streams is an exciting concept I picked up in a permaculture design course. Humans generate many different kinds of waste: some of it comes from our homes and […]Read More
Today I'm going to take a look at the pros and cons of intensive gardening. It may be the dominant method right now... but there are likely as many reasons to skip it as there are to embrace it.Read More
When the Well Runs Dry Drought. The very mention of the dreaded “D” word can make the blood of even the stoutest gardener run as cold as ice. Drought has always been an issue for human beings. Farmers and gardeners, even 10,000 years ago when our ancient ancestors traded in their hunter gatherer lifestyles and […]Read More
A little known opportunity Although the majority of the World’s dry lands are still farmed by small scale, subsistence farmers, efficient traditional methods of irrigation that could be of great use on these small and medium sized farms and gardens have not been well studied or publicized. The buried clay pot or pitcher method of […]Read More