Grad school has finally slowed down enough that I can update my backlogged posts! It is that time of year once again to start prepping the bees for the cold winter months. It is important to remember that leaving bees to fend for themselves is ultimately giving them a death sentence. The first step in … Continue reading Prepping the Bees for Winter
How do you pick the right chicken and the right set up for your chickens. All your pre-purchase questions answered.
When we purchased the land five years ago we had moved from an area with fairly strict regulations on lawn care. In my previous life I had lived in a subdivision that prided itself on maintaining the facade of the cookie cutter perfection of 1950's suburbia. With competitions and prizes for "best kept lawns" and … Continue reading The Tragedy of Lawns (why we don’t mow)
Why yes, i did just quote Beck's Loser. I can also sing the whole song through, with no background music. Cause i'm cool like that. It's not uncommon for me to fail at things, I fail at a lot of things, but these lyrics have always been my go to when trying to pump myself … Continue reading I’m a Driver. I’m a Winner. Things are Gonna Change…I Can Feel it…
Check out the video where I talk about how we raise our chickens, and get a chance to name our ducks! https://youtu.be/857T0goDqVQ Don't forget to subscribe to the blog to receive email updates and check out our Patreon for exclusive content!! Thanks for your support!
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
We Do not have an HVAC system. This was a decision we made early on ....
This year we officially passed a milestone we have been working towards the entire time we have owned the property. We have observed our very first Monarch caterpillar. Since purchasing the property we have been working to propagate pollinator friendly wildflowers, preferably native ones. While a portion of this is due to our honeybees, the … Continue reading The Joys of Milkweed
I honestly never thought we would be getting to this point. We installed our solar panels this weekend. We have fourteen 325 watt Canadian Solar solar panels. They are HEAVY. At peak (most solar panels can be expected to run at 80% in full sun), but at peak they can product 4550 watts of energy. … Continue reading SOLAR!!!