Saturday, August 5, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The word is getting out. Mulching the garden beds is becoming more and more popular. Nonetheless, I still see bare ground on many gardens and that bare ground is bare due to one of three reasons: 1) Freshly tilled and planted. 2) Intensive weeding all the time. 3) Toxic and cancer-causing poison sprayed on the ground around the plants that provide our food...that we eat...and feed our family with. Yes, I kinda drug out the #3 point. Regardless, why don’t all homesteaders and gardeners mulch their garden beds? Maybe they don’t realize how FREE mulch is.
In this article, we’ll discuss:
- How to Make Mulch (with Video)
- What Kind of Mulch to Use
- Where to get FREE Mulch Material
- The Benefits of Mulch
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Chicken Coop Build Underway. I am a by no means a carpenter and this is in no way a how to. Let's say that this is an update by a homesteader who wants to offer a bit of motivation. We didn't finish the coop...that'll probably be next week. We'll see.
Visit us at https://www.backtothehomestead.com
The plans for this chicken coop are found at: http://myoutdoorplans.com/
Monday, May 8, 2017
We've been busier than a mosquito in a nudist camp. This week we made a
lot of progress on the wood chips. That 65 (give or take) yards is
spread. I had hoped to get some new loads this week but the driveway
needs sealing and those guys are coming by on Tuesday. So, we'll be
planting this week and getting ready for the chicken coop build next
I bonked my self in the head with a post driver on
Sunday. "Bonked" is what my kids call it at school when they hit their
heads and come see Nurse Kevin. Sure did hurt...still hurts.
I made a reference to the calling the dig line and that time where we hit a gas line. Remember? No? Well, here's a link: https://youtu.be/SsYRcdCJTq8?t=11m
Next week we'll be getting more done. Check us out on https://www.backtothehomestead.com for more information.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
We're still on it! It's strange how the set up for a project requires lots of work but not much visible progress. So went our weekend. We worked out booties off, got sunburned and still didn't get the "impressive" finish we were looking for. Nonetheless, we did make progress. Visit us at https://www.backtothehomestead.com.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Step 1: Bedding.
Step 2: Grit. Worms have a crop and a gizzard.
Step 3: Mineral / Rock Dust.
Step 4: Food.
Don’t Feed The Worms
Just for kicks, let’s look at just a few goodies the worms CAN eat:
Monday, April 17, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Back to the Homestead is better than ever with a NEW and SECURE website. If you've found this blog on Blogger.com, you're almost to the right place. Use the link below and see what we've been up to on the homestead:
"We homestead now not because we have to; we homestead now so we're ready when we need to." - Sulae