Backyard Recap 2017

This yard has come a long way in one year’s time. When I look at where I started compared to where I am now I am quite satisfied. So many of my goals for the year seemed very much out of reach at times. Starting with having the 7 trees removed. I had no budget […]

Tree planting time!

I’ve basically went nuts buying trees since January! Probably exceeded my budget for plants and seeds by at least 100%. Whatever money I saved on my free wattle edging and craigslist tree removal trade, I have blown through buying trees. A list of all the trees, shrubs, and bushes: 3 Blueberry bushes, assorted varieties, from […]

Bantams!

I went to Seabreeze Hens on Wednesday and picked out 10 silkies, 4 d’uccle, and 4 sebrights. Originally I intended to only get about 6, but since they are straight run I figure it’s possible half are males and I won’t be keeping those. The owner said I can return the males if I can’t […]

Wicket fencing

My gardening budget is non existent at the moment, I regularly “steal” money from other places in my budget to buy plants and supplies. For example, today I spent about $30 on soil amendments like sulfur, blood meal, and cottonseed meal. I also found good quality drip line for 75% off, so I got about […]

Planting in Woodchips

As I mentioned previously, I received 2 dumptruck loads of free wood chips from a company that was trimming trees around my neighborhod. I spread those chips in the new raised annual beds. That was in December, and now that it is January I figure if I want to plant in March I will have […]

New Year!

I have never entered a new year and already had so many new things in the works! This backyard permaculture project has my head swarming with projects, I’m a little overwhelmed and a lot excited about the things the new year will bring concerning that. First off, I am fairly confident I am getting 3 […]

Backyard Permaculture

One of the non-negotiable things I wanted when we were looking for a house was a big back yard. I had a vague idea that I would grow lots of food and pretty flowers, and that everyone would love spending time out there. There would be a variety of fruit trees, raised irrigated beds for […]

Early Summer Veggie Garden

Here are a few pics of the veggie garden beds, they look pretty wild, and I have a few issues with bugs, viruses, and shade but have collected lots of bush beans, tomatoes, mustard greens, anda couple cucumbers. I don’t have much time to put into the garden to remedy my issues, it’s been raining […]

Raised Garden Beds

The past few weeks we have been getting our raised garden beds together. I built two 22ft x 4ft boxes, going lengthwise north to south. They are running parallel to each other and are spaced 4 ft apart. I will attach them with a 4ft by 2 ft box at the south end. I have installed […]