Food Forests: Learning About Natural Forest Guilds
From the Olympic National Forest we find ourselves learning about creation and the naturally occurring forest guilds along with their natural progression towards sustainable self reliance.
The Rule of Thirds as Portrayed in Chalk
Ever wonder what the infamous RULE OF THIRDS is all about and why you should use it. This post describes my creative exploits.
My Creative Exploration and Generation of Ideas
In conditions of new ideas and working assignments, creatives experience both renewable pastures, flowing with honey and milk and or huge desert scenery, dry as far out as can be seen. This article describes how to work with both.
Cascades Highway Opening Day 2016
With this video I take a mini adventure into the Cascades on opening day (2016) of the North Cascades Highway. I snowshoe to the Washington Pass Overlook right at the tail-end of an avalanche.
How to Make Seed Balls from Old Packets of Seed
With this video I describe the way I make seed balls with packets of old seeds that are past their ideal germination period.
Motivated by Masanobu Fukuoka’s “One Straw Revolution, ” I show how to make seed balls from the most simple of materials and by using a five gallon bucket.
Learning to Scythe: I call this FarmFit
With this video I describe the fundamental principles of scything, including the proper stance, when to sharpen the blade, and how to maintain the snath when drawing through each stroke.
New Hive Inspection With Kids
In this video I check in on the health and vitality of the two new colonies of Carniolans I installed about three weeks ago. I have a little beekeeper apprentice working along side me this time.
Garden Update: Brassicas Saved
My last garden updated described an issue where all of my brassicas were being devoured by an unknown pest. Thanks to great advice from other viewers, I think I have figured out the low cost, natural cure to the problem.
Releasing the Queen Into The Hive After Four Days of Acclimatization
This is a follow up video to the Bee Package Installation video that documents two different ways of installing new bee colonies.
Installing Package Bees the Easy Way
This video records two methods for introducing another bundle of bees. One way exhibits the more customary strategy for shaking the honey bees from the bundle into the Langstroth Hive. The other strategy exhibits how to just place the new honey bee bundle specifically into the hive.
Garden Update: Slugs in the Garden and Setting up Drip Irrigation
In this video I provide a general garden update. Here I discuss the slug problems I am having, and the destruction of my brassicas. I also show how to configure your drip irrigation system using field hydrants, pressure reducers, pond filtration, automatic timers and...
Designing a Permaculture Garden Plan
You realize the patterns of traffic across the property; where you spend the majority of your time and the pathways you walk across most frequently. Now you’re most likely prepared to set about designing your ultimate permaculture garden plan. This post goes into detail where to start, the tools I use and what to consider as you put together your plan.