Shuddering Squirrel Acres





1/4/2012
How a born and bred city boy came to leave Detroit, start a Tennessee homestead with his wife, and blog about it here.
1/16/2012
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
1/27/2012
Baking the Great American Apple Pie chases away the blues and grays that sometimes afflict the homestead.
1/7/2012
A little background on how Ric and Vicki moved from Detroit to a Tennessee homestead, and starting to get up to date on what they've done since.
3/5/2012
The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.
3/19/2012
Eggs aren't the only things that come from the business end of a chicken. But with a little time and materials, and even less ingenuity, the rest can set you up with a free and steady supply of valuable organic fertilizer.
5/1/2012
There's honey in the hive, peaches on the trees, and food on the table, but it's still a long way from self-sufficiency.
3/29/2012
Whether or not it was devised by clever Mexican potato growers, the cheap, easy to build, and space-saving potato tower is a unique alternative to rows, barrels, and other methods for planting, growing, and bringing in your season's spuds.
2/14/2012
One of our most common grasses is limiting the bobwhite quail population, killing broodmares and their foals, rotting cow hooves, and cutting milk production.
4/1/2011
Get close to a squirrel in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
12/12/2011
Cam battles with the flying squirrels who want to inhabit his guesthouse using some unique weapons.
7/16/2014
A blog post calling for voluntary population control.
1/31/2012
Robert White explains why he's attending the Growing Farmers workshops, and describes what he learned in the first session.
3/9/2012
In this blog, Robert White of Quail Acres Farm shares some of his experiences in the Growing Farmers workshops as they relate to planning for his upcoming move to the farm to establish his market garden and small livestock business.
10/2/2014
A basic overview of why shelter and bedding are must haves for your goat operation. Also, some of our personal experience with a few options.
7/22/2012
A story of one of our camping trips to Torreya State Park, Florida.
9/19/2011
Using cold frames for fall salad greens can extend your season of fresh eating.
12/22/2011
Humanure management for maximum nutrient secuestration and minimum resource loss.
12/8/2011
As winter descends a three-season hoop house is weeded, compost spread, and a straw mulch applied. Next spring will be here soon.
9/25/2011
Read about methods to utilize animal- and human- power for trimming the lawn and keeping back weeds, all free of fossil fuels.
11/25/2011
Fall sheet mulching of perennial plantings assists in fertility and weed suppression.
1/5/2012
Wood is our source of heat for the winter, as are sweaters and hats!
10/5/2011
Homegrown vegetables are a lesson for kids in where food comes from.
10/27/2011
D Acres offers alternative economics. We are the 99&: join us.
11/10/2011
Leaves are a valuable source of mulch and fertility within the permaculture garden.
10/13/2011
The process of curing potatoes for winter storage.
4/18/2012
Breaking down the last week of homesteading we've done over at WaldenEffect.org, and the Top Bar project we started as well as talk on Brix, biodynamics, and Plant Secondary Metabolites. Also have details on an external frame backpack modification.




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