Persimmon Creek Campground
Karen and Tony Tipsword's rehabbed 720-square-foot cabin allows them the freedom and independence to live their dream of running a campground. "Being happy does not mean a large home filled with things," Karen says.
With no care on my part, persimmons bear in abundance while mocking my empty efforts with my apple trees.
What I learned in the process of seeking restoration of a beautiful stream while dealing with governmental agencies.
A profile of Japanese and American persimmons, excellent trees for the deep south.
An update to the refrigerator root cellar and how the Thermo Cube is keeping it from dipping below the freezing point and how we decided to start a terrace system to make more flat spots in a chicken pasture that's on a hillside that is steep.
Beekeeping expert Betty Taylor explains how to reliquify crystalized honey while maintaining color, quality, and nutrients.
Homesteads are keeping alive old skills and ways of raising crops and livestock that are being lost in the age of agribusiness.
How to prepare your hives for the winter to protect them from mice, skunks, opossums and other wildlife.
Encouragement for new beekeepers who may be confused and overwhelmed about all the conflicting advice about keeping bees.
Beekeeper Betty Taylor explains what for look for during an end-of-summer hive inspection.
This series of posts chronicles Betty Taylor's adventures in goat farming. This first post covers selecting a goat breed and breeder, costs, and preparing for arrival of my goats.
Describes the winter hive life of the honey bees.
Describes the heartache that can come of now observing and working with nature when raising goats.
Musing on how most of us believe "the end" is near for various reasons.
How to make a cheap hay feeder for goats that cuts down on wasted hay.
In all that can go wrong in beekeeping, it's time to be grateful for a good season.
A brief update on how the bees are faring during a break in the freezing weather.
An anecdote that illustrates a few of the realities of farm life and raising livestock.
A wakeup call for folks who want to keep bees without the work, stings and realities.
Crossing a creek using cinder block stepping stones one year after installation and using cinder blocks to repair driveway ruts. Shoveling mulch from a Club Car golf cart and a nice image of turkey tail mushrooms popping up from a log of walnut.
A new wastewater treatment plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, will use methane gas to produce energy.
Try doing something different this winter by growing mushrooms. It's entertaining, and it provides you with an edible treat!
Dealing with a government agency to save a creek.
Safely bring a new goat herd home and getting them used to you and their new surroundings.
Some things to know about the last fall hive inspections in preparing the bees for winter.
Shocked that nearly everything in their Dallas home was made overseas, a family starts over and furnishes their home only with items made in the USA. ABC News challenges everyone to take a pledge to purchase products made in America.
Learn details regarding winter chicken care including ventilation for a cozy chicken house, heat for baby and grown chicks, and recommended poultry books.
Planting heirloom, non-genetically modified seeds is a great way to help preserve endangered plant varieties--and the planet's very ecosystem.