Ma here. A few years ago, Pa spotted this cart in the road ditch on a trip into the city. We determined if it was still there when we drove back by it would be ours. Well, it was, and it got dropped on my head loading it into ole Blue, earning it it’s name. Continue reading
Category Archives: Foraging
How Much Rain Would A Rain Catcher Catch If A Rain Catcher Could Catch Rain?
Sorry I am late yet again but it has been one heck of a busy last couple of weeks around the OKA. The good news is I have a huge update for you this evening and there are more in the pipe mostly in the way of bee related videos and pics but more on that later. Continue reading
The Wadulisi Girls Arrival
We are so stoked to have them. Jujube, apple, pear, plum, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, grapes, muscadine, mexican plum, hackberry, honey locust, black locust, fruiting dogwoods, autumn olive, Hanson’s bush cherry, hardy kiwi, persimmon, chokecherry, currants, mimosa and hawthorn are just the tree and shrub species that will be available to them. I would venture to guess there isn’t another place with this kind of diversity anywhere near here and it ought to make for some seriously interesting honey.
Thank you again Mr and Mrs Wadulisi for letting them stay with us.
Well, that’s about all I got, take it easy.
Other Peoples Trash
I made friends with a guy from down under, a fellow permie and an aficionado of all things nitrogen-fixer. We’ve made a couple trades and this go round I ended up with some varieties that are going to be questionable at best for the climate here on the farm. Continue reading
The Rooter Pot Experiment Pt. 01
I saw these Rooter Pots a while back and thought I might like to give them a shot. I made the purchase and then researched them. I didn’t find much on them so I hope that’s not a terrible thing. They are basically a special built tool for air layering. I have tried with a plastic bottle and I have tried with plastic Continue reading
Listen, Observe & Change When Needed
Ma here. I was headed to the house for some ice water and a minute out of the sun. I looked down and saw this message from the farm. Awww, the farm loves us. Continue reading
Clearing A Path To Fungus… Hopefully.
I have been so stir crazy with the spring taking its time getting here that just about every waking minute is spent thinking about permaculture, thinking about all the fruit trees and berry bushes and garden veggies that I have to plant that it’s just about to make me go crazy. But today at lunch I remembered a project that we talked about, and actually started, before we were plunged in to the Continue reading
Urbanite And Other Things.
Urbanite on Off Kilter Acres is not a person who lives in an urban area, it’s this beautiful stuff, basically used concrete and stone. We love repurposed material here on the OKA and we happened to run onto some urbanite so we are going to use it for a mandala Continue reading
Way Down Yonder in the Paw Paw Patch
Paw Paws! This right here is a sight sure to bring a huge smile to Pa’s face. I gotta be honest with y’all here, this time of year he gets a little difficult to live with. Why? Continue reading
Honest Mike and Grandma
Saturday Pa got a call from Honest Mike that the apples on his tree were ready for picking. We scooted our butts right on over there Sunday to do some serious picking. Pa has been threatening Honest Mike for the past three years that if he knocks that old apple tree down he might just never speak to him again. Rumor has it that tree has stood there for decades.