It looks like we live in a different state. We have had rain every day, so unusual for July, and the grasses are green. No fires, no drought, no hundred degree weather. It has been glorious. Other places in the state are dealing with too much water but here in our little oasis of Kiowa … More Mid-summer Farming (bees, dreams, and permaculture)
You know you are a homesteader when things like poop that doesn’t have to be composted excites you. Alpaca poo isn’t “hot” like other types of manure so it doesn’t have to be composted for six months. We filled a wheel barrel full of alpaca droppings and took it over to one of the raised beds to … More Year Round Greens
It was a beautiful morning yesterday. The calm before the storm. The chickens at Debbie’s house were playing, her chocolate lab waited patiently for us outside the garden gate, and all was well in the greenhouse for my “farming without killing plants” lesson. In the outside beds we planted rows of carrots, cauliflower, and kale. … More Farming Lessons (turn on the water!)
When I told the owner of Miller Farms, Joe, at his birthday party a few months ago that I wanted to be a farmer, he looked at me with a mix of pity and humor. Apparently grown women don’t run around dreaming of being a farmer when they grow up….ahem…more. The rest of the farm … More Will the Real Farmgirl Please Stand Up?
I want to feel satiated as I fall into bed exhausted. Complete in what I do. Comforted in the thought that homesteading improves my lifestyle and mood, that I stay healthy, contribute to the health of animals, grow glorious food for my loved ones, prepare for accidents or Mother Nature or the Zombie Apocalypse according to my dear friend, … More Catching Time…unplugging