Well, This Blog post will be kind of short. I was having issues with the City and my other property. Getting on me bout the wood and things in the yard from the Previous house I demolished, took me a few years to get the help needed to get things cleaned up. Now that everything is cleaned up, All I got to worry about is getting 2 mounds of dirt leveled out and rolled out before next years growing season. So on a good note, Everything is coming together nicely, Yard is cleaned up, Woo...
Great Lakes Permaculture recently interviewed local Permacultural Designer Vince Kirchner with regard to his restored reputation within the local community. Rumors have circulated for many several years that Mr. Kirchner had been performing illegal rectal exams from his place of residence in Tiffin, Ohio without a license. Undercover teams of reporters were sent to the home for closer inspection. Upon a closer examination, no current evidence supported the most recent accusations, but yet ...
March 11/10 Yesterday was my birthday (I am now a full-grown woman, according to Native beliefs) and my daughter gave me a gardening book. :) ”The Organic Garden” by Allan Shepherd It is a great book, filled with lots of gardening wisdom. It focuses on the UK but gardening strategies are gardening strategies. It is written with a sense of humour and a bit of poetic flare. This would be a perfect book for someone thinking about starting a garden, walking you through the sp...
March 7/10 This is from a pamphlet I picked up at the Stratford Garden Festivalwww.conservation.gardenontario.org Rain Barrels 30-40% of water used in the summer is on lawns and gardens rain water makes a great rinse when washing your hair mosquito prevention: screen, few drops of dish soap or guppies/goldfish (the fish work well if it rains weekly and the containers are full) use black hose for overflow, connecting rain barrels and for outlet. Algae will grow in a clear hose ...
Over the weekend my 4 year old and I went outside to play for a while, then turned our attention to the garden. I ended up breaking down the compost pile and moving the bulk of it into the garden area to be tilled under. Also moved a grass pile I had to the side as well as several bales of straw. I’ve got more straw on the front porch that needs to be moved as well, PLUS I need to empty the chicken coop and clean all the litter out of it and toss it into the garden plot. Tons of work...
can anyone help me.I am increasing my collection of Bonsai trees and would be greatfull of any info on soil / compost to use when potting on?
And here’s the rest in a much wider view. The garden along the walk is popping left and right. In a few days I figure there will be color the whole way down. So going to love breaking up this sidewalk and putting in something more flowing down through here. It’s almost like we were meant to be here.. This is what is across the road in the ditch.. Runs for a good way either direction and almost in conjunction with our property line. The dog run is still looking jam p...
Remember to put your mouse over the pics for more info :) We have about 1/8 of an acre of fir, spruce and scrubby woods in our back garden. This year I wanted to make use of it yet at the same time keep the woodland feel. Our trees are very spindly so the majority of my time I spent with my Fiscars lopers and some hand pruners thinning out trees making room for others to grow. The paths just took on a life of their own, I had no real plan just shape and trim keeping the nicest trees ...
The burn pile is at the back (North) of the property.The chicken coop is going to be built in front of it, beside the manure pile (dark brown mound) to your right. To your right, the long rectangle was the “tomato patch” will become the Dahlia row! And the garden will be 20’x20’ in front of the coop. Tomatoes, onions, carrots, peas and beans to name a few! We are still thinking of using the straw bales, that is if we can find some that are small enough...
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