If you’re an eager gardener like me, you can’t wait to start planting. This is my first year trying to start plants indoors. I chose to plant bell pepper seeds. The cost for the seeds and 5 containers was less than $5.00. That’s less than I pain for the seven pepper plants I purchased last […] … Continue reading Indoor Seed Starting!
Every year about this time, the daffodils bloom, the birds sing during the day and the frogs party by the light of the moon. We survived another winter. It’s good to be alive. I have a couple of garden projects I like to start in January and February, but those are mostly to scratch what […] … Continue reading Spring!
Agriculture is one of the leading culprits of waste in the world. Waste is coming from manure, poultry houses and slaughter houses, harvest waste, fertilizer run-off, pesticides that go into the air, soil, and water, and topsoil erosion from fields. As with many issues that arise with global warming, our food system has proven to […] … Continue reading Waste and Industrial Agriculture.
Today marks one week since Benny and I packed our van, said our goodbyes to family and friends and left for our first internship with Simonton Farm, a native wetland tree nursery, farm and canine paradise. We arrived early evening last Sunday in time to meet the family, Sid and Susan and their children and […] … Continue reading WWoOFing! First Week.
This past weekend we put our chickens into their new mobile coop, and found them a nice space in our garden area for them to prepare. It’s a bit of an experiment, but I think it will work. Here in Wisconsin the weather is still pretty cold in March and April, and our average last … Continue reading Chicken Tractor!