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 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.
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
The last few days I have been getting my chop and drop on. Continue reading
That’s right it’s round and we didn’t fall off of it or anything we’ve just had a really weird and exciting winter. Never fear though, we are back and in top form. We will be ramping up the posts because we are going to be ramping up the projects here on Off Kilter Acres.
Late last fall our internet started acting wonky for lack of a better word. One minute it would run fine the next it was Continue reading
I saw these Rooter Pots a while back and thought I might like to give them a shot. I made the purchase and then researched them. I didn’t find much on them so I hope that’s not a terrible thing. They are basically a special built tool for air layering. I have tried with a plastic bottle and I have tried with plastic Continue reading
I hear so much stuff about invasive plants. “Oh you don’t want to plant that it’s invasive!” or “You better get a jug of RoundUp! That stuff will take over.” About a year or so ago I found a plant growing in the woods across the road and inquired on social media as to what it was. It turns out the only right answer that I got was from a Kansas University Plant ID Twitter account. That person told me it was the “Dreaded Autumn Olive” Continue reading
Ma here. Pa and I have been very busy this spring. Figured we’d best get another post up before we get too far behind. Check out or new compost bins, ain’t they just purty? 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!
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