It all began with a 12 year old girl who knew nothing about mealworms, she did not know that you could have a mealworm farm. One day she thought this, “I wonder if I can make a mealworm farm”. With her dad by her side, helping her set up a farm… for mealworms of course. […]

Field to Forest 2017-12-03

I took this picture of the field to forest experiment today.  It has been 18 months since the last post.  The picture doesn’t look like much but the area of “high grass” has not been touched in the last 2 years.  Some small treas are growing but nothing significant yet.  Some other areas of the […]

Field to Forest Experiment

It is said that a field is a forest waiting to happen.  Yesterday I cut the grass in what was the field and I left a a section at the far end of the property uncut.  This will be my Permaculture Zone 5 which is unmanaged land.  My plan is to not do anything with […]

Seed Video

I was working in the yard yesterday while Evelyn was collecting seeds from her favorite flowers.  She was collecting dandelion seeds in a sandwich bag. She was moving from seed ball to seed ball and filling filling her bag.  I asked if I could video her and ask a few questions.  She said “OK but I […]

Physics Lesson

I had a teaching moment with Evelyn today.  I wanted to see if I could move an old claw foot tub.  The tub was not moved very far but some good lessons were learned.  The tub probably weights between 250 and 350 pounds and we moved it a short distance with T-Post, piece of log […]

Happy New Year

For the first day of 2016 we spent the day on the Farmstead and enjoyed a day off.  It was a great day.  We slept in then put a pork roast and sauerkraut in the crock pot for dinner.  We worked around the house to the aroma of slow cooking pork and kraut. I spent […]

Farmer Evelyn

Today was a great day especially for the end of November.  Evelyn and I did a little planting.  I planted a current on the edge of the field next to what I am planing to turn into a chicken paddock.  After the current was planted we moved to tree line by the road and planted […]

Critter Sightings

On Sunday the 22nd we were in the kitchen and saw a deer walking through the yard.  After going to the window we realized there was buck following two does.  I got one picture out the sliding glass door before Tandy saw them and barked.  The three of them ran through the tree line behind […]

Initial Planting

I took a vacation day today because the forecast looked good.  It was a great day for November 4th.  I believe the high was in the 70s.  I was planting in shorts and  a T-Shirt.  I dug up plants at the old house and planted them on the Farmstead.  My main planting of the day […]