How Much Rain Would A Rain Catcher Catch If A Rain Catcher Could Catch Rain?

The girls were practicing their gift wrapping skills.

The girls were practicing their gift wrapping skills.

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

Roundup For A Sustainable Future.

Ma And A Little Roundup.

Ma And A Little Roundup.

Last Thursday the latest addition to the OKA herd made her grand entrance.  Some of you who have been around or know us personally already know that Ma and I have a rather weird sense of humor.   Continue reading

Other Peoples Trash

Conetainers Planted full of tree seeds.

Conetainers Planted full of tree seeds.

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

Sprung!

100 toilet paper tubes planted with tomatoes for our first Farmers Market event of the year.

110 toilet paper tubes planted with tomatoes for our first Farmers Market event of the year.

The last few days I have been getting my chop and drop on. Continue reading

They want you to feel good about the poison you spray.

I was going down the list reading comments and just finally had my fill.

I was going down the list reading comments and just finally had my fill.

I tried to write my own comment and they were already wise to me.

I tried to write my own comment and they were already wise to me.

This RM43 Weed Killer business showed up in my facebook feed the other day.  I guess it showed up there because I tend to like gardening and general messing around on the farm. Now, what I do not like is spraying poison.  Now, I figure at the very least all Continue reading

Chicken Tractor – Check!

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Ma here. On the OKA, we seem to always have a long list of things to try to accomplish. Between planting, tending, building and whatever else, our list seems it will never be complete. As soon as we finish a project, there is always at least one or more added to the list, this all  in addition to our daily chores. Continue reading

Things Goin On.

Our temporary makeshift rain catchment.

Our temporary makeshift rain catchment.

Ma and I have been hard at work around the farm getting things ready for the upcoming growing season.  I found an ad from a friend on facebook that had these lick tubs for sale for $5 each.  They will serve as a good part of our water catchment until we get something a little more permanent and then we can use them for tree planters and who knows what else.  Maybe a water feature in the food forest.  Hey, that’s an idea!

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