Fun Snowman Craft for Kids Featured Image

Fun Snowman Craft for Kids! Well Folks, this week, we finally had a winter here in East Texas! It actually snowed several inches and yes, we built a snowman to celebrate! I know what you are thinking and we did follow that activity with watching Frozen while drinking vegan hot cocoa! Buddy and I also […]

You can grow Arctic Frost Satsuma in Texas

You Can Grow Citrus in Texas! For years, I’ve dreamed about growing citrus on my East Texas homestead. It’s true that you can do fancy things with micro climates and what not. If fact, there’s no doubt that with the permaculture toolkit that I’ve acquired, I could probably grow an orange or two. But how much […]

2,000 Year Old Food Forest in Morocco

Have you ever considered a garden lasting 2,000 years? I know I haven’t. However, this Moroccan food forest has been producing food for the locals since the time of Christ! In the video below, Geoff Lawton talks about the time he first found this amazing place. Geoff was camping on the beach in Morocco and decided […]

A new backside - Manufactured Home Reno

We’ve been busy working on the back side of the future homestead’s manufactured home. By the time we’re done with this It may as well be requalified as a site built home. At any rate, last weekend we removed the back window of the living room and replaced it with a sliding glass door. While we […]

Eating a plum instantly takes me back to my childhood. As a young boy, I loved eating this deliciously juicy, sweet, and sometimes tart fruit. Back then I thought a plum was a plum. To be honest, It was only a couple years ago when I realized that fruit came in different varieties. It was only recently […]

Raised Comfrey Bed Part 2 Hero Image

In part two of the Raised Comfrey Bed series, we finish up the bed construction. The primary focus of this episode was to sheet mulch over the soil. Click this link if you missed Raised Comfrey Bed | Part 1. So what is sheet mulching? Here’s a good definition from Wikipedia. In permaculture, sheet mulching is an […]

Building a raised comfrey bed

This weekend we started preparing a Raised Comfrey Bed to plant this spring. This bed has a couple purposes. 1: The comfrey leaves will be sold to midwives in East Texas to be used in their practice. 2: The comfrey roots will be harvested and sold as cuttings for propagation. If you’re not familiar with […]