December 31, 2014
This video is about Collecting Leaves for the Future Homestead.
There is an unending supplies of leaves this time of year. The best part is that people package them up and leave them on the side of the road for you to come pickup.
These leaves can be used for thousands of things around the homestead. We are focusing on one project with multiple functions. The number one reason we are collecting leaves is to cover the East Texas red clay and keep it from being tracked into the house.
At the same time, the leaves will be used as a mulch layer that covers the ground and encourages earthworms to come visit. when they do, they bring worm poop (castings) as well as create tunnels in the clay. all of this is good for the soil.
In addition, once the leaves breakdown, they will begin to build topsoil over the clay. There’s literally no reason not to use this free resources.
What could you use them for?
After polishing off the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers, I want to tell you about our Thanksgiving. We had initially planned to go up north to visit Jenn’s side of the family. Unfortunately, our boys got sick and we opted to forgo the 17 hour car ride due to the circumstances. We were really looking […]
December 1, 2014
Here’s a real quick video showing how the swale is doing after a hot summer with only rainwater to keep things alive.
Here’s a link to the Mini Hand Dug Swale playlist on our YouTube channel.
Fall is all about family and pumpkins! We recently visited our local pumpkin patch and had a wonderful time learning about pumpkins and picking them out to bring home! After our visit to the pumpkin patch, Buddy and I read several books about pumpkins and even learned about the pumpkin’s life cycle. One of our […]
October 25, 2014
Every morning Little Dude and I get up before the rest of the family. I guess he just likes his daddy time. One of the first things we do each morning is make the coffee.
This time of year, there’s nothing better than a hot cup of pumpkin pie spiced coffee. I’m always tempted to stop by the big green coffee shop and get a pumpkin late or something of the like. A couple times a year I’ll splurge on the $6 drink. The thing is, every time I do, I think to myself, I could make one of these just as good for about 13 cents at home.
Since I love fall flavored coffee so much, we make it year round. Here’s a quick video showing you the easy way to make a good cup of pumpkin pie spiced coffee.
October 7, 2014
I thought i would post a quick video showing the work we did this past weekend.
We’ve started the process of putting a new roof on our mobile home that will be our future homestead.
The original roof was completely trashed due to hail damage and the vents being useless.
We were able to get felt over the entire roof and shingles on a little over 1/4 of it. Not to bad for just two of us working and neither being professional roofers.
I’ll post another video once we’ve made more progress. Don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll be notified when new posts come out.