What’s better than fresh fruit. Free fresh fruit provided by nature. “Wild” fruit is well adapted to your local climate, and is one important component of Permaculture. Muscadies are North America’s native grapes, and can make a great wine. Jams and jellies can be made from black berries and muscadines. I plan to encourage these two fruits to grow, but how I want it to. I’m thinking a food hedge along the perimeter of my property for some security. And it’s FREE!!!
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Another example of use what you have.We purchased some organic ginger, and by the time we got down to the last piece it had started to sprout. Use what you have. I take you through the process of ginger propagation.
The election is over, and if your person won or not. In the broad scheme of things it don’t matter much. The work is never done. Trees must be planted. Animals must be feed. Silkies are my new favorite chicken breeds. They are too cute and even though small they are egg machines.
When homesteading you find ways to cut costs. Here’s a way to cut cable tv costs. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and the Kodi app are some ways to cut down on entertainment costs.
Katie, Becca, and I continue the corn sprouting experiment. We drain, and rinse the soaked corn. Hopefully it will sprout in a few days. Afterwards we’ll feed it to the animals.
I’m going to try to sprout corn for feed. I know many would say, “Corn GMO”. It’s an experiment. If it works I can grow corn easily. Also I’m teaching Katie and Becca how to take care of the animals.
You want to start homesteading. Brace yourself you will have losses. I love watching chicks popping and hatching. I hate losing some. But lose some you will. So start small. Losing a chick is a lot easier and less expensive than losing a calf or goat. Focus on the victories. Don’t dwell on the losses. Have fun.
The family and I take a look at the back part of my property. I tell them stories of my families land. The same land that I roamed when I was their age.
Principles value the edge and build system that mimic nature are on display. If you ever feel stuck in your design just have a look at nature. Nature shows us how edges work, and how the plants are stacked onto each other.
After visiting a orchard in my state and seeing Permaculture orchard, I plan to implement many thing new into my design. I like the Agrotourism of the orchard. With design I feel the food forest in “blocks” is the way to go.