How Much Rain Would A Rain Catcher Catch If A Rain Catcher Could Catch Rain?

The girls were practicing their gift wrapping skills.

The girls were practicing their gift wrapping skills.

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

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.

Pa

 

Roundup For A Sustainable Future.

Ma And A Little Roundup.

Ma And A Little Roundup.

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

Sprung!

100 toilet paper tubes planted with tomatoes for our first Farmers Market event of the year.

110 toilet paper tubes planted with tomatoes for our first Farmers Market event of the year.

The last few days I have been getting my chop and drop on. Continue reading

Turns Out The World Is Round

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

The Rooter Pot Experiment Pt. 01

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

Battle Of The Invasives

Blossoms.

Autumn Olive Leaves and Blossoms.

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