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 →
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 →
Hugelkulturis 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 →
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.
If you could, help me id this tree that we spotted in the woods in NE Okla. this evening while out hunting morels and digging wild strawberries. It was in full bloom, the bees and pollinators of all sorts were all over it.