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
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NYALS – Not Your Average Laundry Soap
Ma here. This morning I had to mix up a new batch of my homemade laundry detergent. We call it NYALS – Not Your Average Laundry Soap. Continue reading
The Shower War
Ma here. I thought I would share a little story with you if you don’t mind. Now, those of you who know me very well at all know that for some unknown reason I often seem to find myself in situations where I quite literally say to myself “Now how in the world did I manage to find myself here?” Continue reading
They want you to feel good about the poison you spray.
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
Projects, Rentals, Uncles and More
Ma here. Meet the Rentals! Who are the Rentals you ask? Well, of course, the Rentals are parents, the paRental types… Here specifically are my Rentals. They flew all the way from sunny Florida to visit Off-Kilter Acres.
Chicken Tractor – Check!
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
Tick Borne Illness
Ma here. We seem to live in a hotbed for tick activity. Three years ago Pa, who rarely gets ill started in with what at first he thought was just a bad headache and sore back. Continue reading
Hugelkultur is an old German concept/word meaning “hill-culture”. Wood is buried under topsoil (either in a hole or right on the ground) and as it breaks down, it holds lots of moisture and provides sustained nutrients for plant growth.
We’ve been wanting to try some Hugelkultur mounds at some point but I have had a bit of an eyesore that has needed dealt with for a while see in May of 2011 we decided that we wanted to get a few paw paw trees. Continue reading
Ma here, I promised myself again and again that this year I was not, I repeat NOT getting any new baby chicks. I’ve been repeating no. no. no in my mind for months now. So why do you see a baby chick sitting in my hand? 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