It's a funny thing about plants. They need water to grow. Who woulda thought? The best way for this to happen is from the rain. Which seems like a duh statement, but there is actually something to this. Not just because it's easy watering that I don't have to do, but because rain makes plants … Continue reading Water and the Plants
Homesteading and Sustainability
Nerding out with Agroecology
This was an introduction blog I made for my Patreon subscribers last week! I hope you enjoy it! I probably should have made this the new first transition blog, but I didn't consider it until now, so here you go! I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting me through this … Continue reading Nerding out with Agroecology
The time has come
As of today we are going to be actively trying to get everything ready to start the tires. We still have to level the ground around the concrete slab and add the concrete where the door is going. Our (my) goal is to be working at least 2 hours a day (weather permitting) until the … Continue reading The time has come
So much progress.
We worked for 4 days straight over the Easter holiday and C's days off. We finished laying the drainage pipe, started on the water lines, and finished the curved part of the concrete forms. We still have to finish the water lines, put in the conduit, and level out the ground a bit more with … Continue reading So much progress.
Preparing for spring
MOur spring plants started to grow which means we needed to bring them outside. C got up one day and started putting together a greenhouse. 3 hours later and this was up: It doesn't look like much but it's 8x8 and holds temperature like crazy. We put a heater inside for the nights it … Continue reading Preparing for spring
Finally an update!!!
The last you heard we were preparing to lay gravel in the driveway. We did. That Wednesday they came and dumped the gravel. It was a bit entertaining too. Here is the gravel being laid nice and neatly. Here is C pulling the gravel truck up the driveway after it got stuck. And … Continue reading Finally an update!!!
The bane of my sanity
Meanwhile on the Homefront.... Currently the only way to keep our home heated well is a wood burning stove that is in our living room. C grew up using these so he is fairly used to them. I, on the other hand, did not. We had a fireplace we used about twice a year at … Continue reading The bane of my sanity
We can officially build
We have obtained the building permit! We slaved over these plans. We stressed. We worked until they were PERFECT. We went into planning and zoning completely anticipating they would make us go back and get an architect to sign off on them, which basically would have been someone singing off on what an engineer had … Continue reading We can officially build
Stuff is growing!!!
Our garden is doing really well. I am so proud of it. The house is still currently at a standstill, but I should hopefully be getting the sewage permit this week, or at least getting the perc test complete. I'll feel better once we really get the ball rolling on this. In the meantime we … Continue reading Stuff is growing!!!
We totally overspent yesterday. We knew we would, and I know it's going to save us a ton of money in the long run, but it still sucks. How did we overspend? Thanks to some awesome friends of ours (you know who you are!) we discovered a restaurant supply store right next to Cs work. … Continue reading Grocery Shopping