In the Olympic National Forest learning about natural forest guilds and their natural progression towards sustainable self reliance.
Every opportunity is an opportunity to teach and learn. In this video the kids and I observe the natural companion plantings within a rainforest. We talk about the “Over Story,” “MidStory,” “Understory,” ground cover and other naturally occurring elements within an integrated system.
Fall Inspiration and Shifting Farmstead Routine
My list has grown shorter. I turn to activities indoors. A fitness maintained by the work of this land now shifts to a rhythmic running program that stimulates the mind and enriches creative thought and the exploration of new ideas.
Save Water with the Best Drip System Design for Market Gardens and Row Crops
Find out the most effective way to grow food in your garden with uniform rows and inexpensive drip irrigation.
How to Thresh Grain In San Juan County, WA
Rye was carried to the Americas by British and Dutch settlers. Today, rye is now harder and harder to find as American’s have generally lost the taste for this hardy cereal, today preferring a lot more ready-made whole wheat grains in abundance on market cabinets. This post describes rye’s history and the practice of grain threshing.
Free Drip Irrigation System for Distant Unestablished Chestnut Trees
Many nut trees and shrubs are incredibly drought tolerant after they mature. However, the first four to five years they might need a good amount of hydration to get proven with vast root systems. Utilize this technique to gradually deep water your brand-new trees with no need for costly and labor-intensive drip irrigation systems.