Summer Update 8.16.17

Homesteading or being is a journey. Sometimes it’s smooth sailing, and other bumps in the road at every turn. Ups and downs are around every turn. My first ever successful rooting of flowering shrubs. The flip side minimal success with the garden. Last of the medium/large livestock after my goat and Great Pyrenees die. Just remember when you fail fail forward. Garden and such was not successful, but quality of life is at a all time high.

To Prune or not to Prune

That is the question. I show you two examples of apple seedlings. One that was pruned. One that was not. I feel that the one that was pruned looked healthier. Also I talk about a trellising method called espalier. Which I will employ in my small property 3 acres. It will be apple trees, but look similar to a grape orchard. Enjoy! Please Subscribe!

Root Stock and Roses

If you have watched any of my videos you know I like growing for free. Plant propagation is an great way to extend a buck or 20 on your food forest. I noticed that an apple tree on a semi dwarf root stock sent up shoots. I will take you through my plan to start propagation of my own root stock from that shoot. Also I show you a rose that my mother’s mother gave her is layered.

5/29/17 Update.

It’s getting exciting around. Blackberries and muscadines are growing like crazy. Compost is being made, and sunflowers are popping up all around. The sunflowers are from black oil sunflower seed that I sprout for my chickens.

Nature’s Fruit

What’s better than fresh fruit. Free fresh fruit provided by nature. “Wild” fruit is well adapted to your local climate, and is one important component of Permaculture. Muscadies are North America’s native grapes, and can make a great wine. Jams and jellies can be made from black berries and muscadines. I plan to encourage these two fruits to grow, but how I want it to. I’m thinking a food hedge along the perimeter of my property for some security. And it’s FREE!!!
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Uses for Grass Clippings.

I use my new lawn mower that has a bagger. I love the mower with the bagger because how easy it is to collect the grass clippings. Grass clippings are great for rabbit and goat food. Chickens also will eat the grass clippings. You can also spread out the clippings to save them for hay to store for winter. AND the clippings that don’t go to feed make great compost.

Garden Update Take 2

Somehow when uploading the video to YouTube a lot of the video was chopped off. Here is the complete video.
Spring greens are in, but not all are cooperating. Lettuce is doing great, spinach fair, and kale is a no show. Lettuce is beautiful, and kale will become beans. Even tough the kale wasn’t what I expected I just replanted the bed. It’s still early, so don’t fret just replant. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER!

Garden Update

Spring greens are in, but not all are cooperating. Lettuce is doing great, spinach fair, and kale is a no show. Lettuce is beautiful, and kale ¬†will become beans. Even tough the kale wasn’t what I expected I just replanted the bed. It’s still early, so don’t fret just replant.