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
Tag Archives: Homesteading
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
We’ve Suffered With Rain Delays
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 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.
Roundup For A Sustainable Future.
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
Rooter Pot Update and Other Things Goin On.
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
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
Memories on the Line
Ma here. Nothing in the world quite like the smell of clothes dried in the great out of doors in my humble opinion. 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.