Nerding out in the “permagarden”

Nerding out in the “permagarden”

Stacking functions in permaculture Daniel McFly often geeks out about permaculture “stacking functions.” Can you figure out how each element of this permaculture garden supports other components? Permaculture can be defined as the science of assembling...
The Permaculture of Perennials

The Permaculture of Perennials

Photo: Asparagus between seasons in Texas. The perennial blessing Perennials become more established over time and build on their growth each year. even though most of our food comes from annuals vegetables, they are often heavy feeders that require the addition of...
News from the hen house

News from the hen house

  It took six months but we’ve finally got eggs! We also have a rooster. Surprise!   When we went to our local feed store, we picked out five (female, or so we thought) chicks; one for each of us to name. We got a variety of breeds so we could observe the...

Greenhouse Gardening

A greenhouse is a great way to extend your growing season. You can start seeds earlier in the spring so that you’ll have larger plant starts to put in the ground after freezing weather stops. We have even had success overwintering pepper plants and putting the...
Kids Spotted Eating Vegetables!

Kids Spotted Eating Vegetables!

We had enough collards for a meal! Turns out Daniel’s brother, Solen loves to eat (and harvest) them. We will harvest again in another week or so. Our garden is the gift that keeps on giving. Planting instructions for collards (Zone 8, Southwestern US): Prepare...