In this video, I show how I help establish new and young trees, such as walnuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts, and other newly planted trees in my zone 5 portion of the property. Many nut trees are very drought tolerant once they mature. But the first four to five years they require a fair amount of water to get established with vast root systems. Use this technique to slowly deep water your new trees without the need for costly and labor-intensive drip irrigation systems.

Many nut trees are very drought tolerant once they mature. But the first four to five years they require a fair amount of water to get established with vast root systems. Use this technique to slowly deep water your new trees without the need for costly and labor-intensive drip irrigation systems.

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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.

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.

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