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 →
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!
I got Pa one of them fancy heated Germination Stations for Christmas.
He’s been itchin’ to test it out, so a few weeks ago, we planted it on up. Now, by “we” I mean Pa. He planted, and I stood by watching and making our chart of each seed planted. In a few days we had a mess of seeds a poppin and tiny plants reaching up through that dirt. 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.
Our Apache Thornless Blackberries are coming right along.
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.
This is our veggie garden and it is a large portion of the irrigation that we will be doing.
We have had what many considered a 3 year drought, by this time last year our water bill was through the roof and most of our veggies were drying up and dying off. The previous two years weren’t quite as bad but they were no doubt hot and dry. It was all we could do to Continue reading →