On the bright side big things are happening and we’ve had some great guests in for the last few days. Uncle Bigfoot and the Rentals have been here since Friday and as usual Continue reading
The last few days I have been getting my chop and drop on. Continue reading
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!
Welcome! For the last few years Ma and I have really been working towards becoming more food secure and at the same time trying to build our little farm up to a place where we will be able to take it easy once we get older. Part of that strategy is planting perennials and lots of them. We already have a nice lot of fruits and vegetables going but this year is definitely going to be a big Continue reading
It’s been a while and for that I apologize. When I started this blog I said I wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of it. Well, life reared it’s ugly head and got in the way but I’ll do a short post here to show that we haven’t been laying back. We have lots of big things in the works here on the OKA and the weather is fine for working this time of year so stay close there are gonna be more regular posts now.
I spotted one of the good guys while I was out walking the garden this evening. I have recently seen herds of baby grasshoppers and a few Japanese cucumber beetles so these guys are more than welcome. We started out the summer with lots of beneficial insects but over the last couple weeks they seem to be declining since the hot and dry weather has really set in. So in turn, I have been planting lots of Continue reading
This is the third year for our Apache Thornless Blackberries and man have they put on, the fruit is just now ripening. I am really excited to have a cobbler and some homemade ice cream soon, as a matter of fact, I know of no other way to get fat that brings me as much joy.
I woke up this morning like normal, took care of the normal morning business and filled my mug and proceeded to head out for work. As I am making my way to the truck I notice a large pick-up truck with a tank of toxic gick on the back blow past my house. I wondered out loud what was up with that and Ma tells me, yeah, there were quite a few guys along the ditches with back pack sprayers on when I took Fish Taco to work this morning.