Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, etc.
A contribution for wildfire mitigation.
A good idea that could work for wildfire mitigation.
Beware. I’m stepping up on the soapbox for a minute.
How we prepared out homestead for the best wildfire prevention possible.
Cam is getting worn out trying to keep up with watering during a drought.
Tree rings tell the tale. It is nice and green here now but our plants and weeds are acclimated to semi arid and have deep roots.
Drought has been displaced by winter storms in the headlines, but persistent water shortages are plaguing much of North America, and the past 18 months have seen a global outbreak of water emergencies.
Building a nutrient rich, low water, drought resistant vegetable growing system.
Tips for water conservation during a drought.
The drought conditions at Sunflower Farm are making Cam rather cranky.
Ranting about the drought worked! We got rain here at Sunflower Farm!
A map released by National Public Radio shows viewers the extent of the ongoing drought, and how it's changed from January 2011 to now.
The summer garden is coming to an end. I think most of us can agree it has been a challenging year for our gardens. It is time to regroup and learn from our experiences.
Are the grasshoppers devouring the garden that you are working so hard to keep alive? I say fight fire with fire!
When it's too hot outside, the work moves inside, and is still REALLY HOT.
It's been a rough summer for gardeners and farmers alike. Here's how we've been dealing with drought and a few tips on watering.
Tips on how to enjoy fireworks safely!
Are we headed into another year of drought? Already, we are behind on precipitation for this year, and for the last two years. What strategies can we implement to utilize minimal rain and resources better?
Annuals to plant for a drought-tolerant or pollinator-friendly garden.
Learn how to identify and expel radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., from your home.
We wade through deep snow to trim limbs and cut dead trees and nothing goes to waste.
With the Drought Pod, the organic mass is inside the pod where it never dries out and by planting the tomatoes, or any vegetable directly beside the barrel, the plant roots can tap into the nutrients and moisture as they so choose.
The Drought Pod experiment assists growing tomatoes in drought.
the head doesn't always rule the heart, even during drought
Experiences building a water-saving bath house out of salvaged logs.
Tips to help wildlife beat the heat with fresh water.
Tips on how to prepare for emergencies and/or natural disasters.
Growing raspberries and other vegetables at high elevation and the challenges.
Cooler, wetter summer than usual in Oklahoma, but the tomatoes produced very well with no water from the tap. 2015 experiment begins.
Over the past 15 years the noise level in cities has increased sixfold; urban noise doubles every eight to ten years. Even in the country, we can't escape the sound of airplanes and engines. What can you do?
During the exceptional heat & drought in Texas this summer BeeWeaver worked hard to just keep hives alive... no honey, no divides.
One of the first steps to building our homestead in Texas was to get water and electricity on the property so we had the basics from which we could build. This blog discusses how we implemented the first phase of our utilities.
Worrying about keeping up with Justin's chores while trying to maintain my 8-5 day job was a losing battle.
When the farmer's away, the animals will play (safely, please!!). Preparing your farm for a farmsitter
All of us farmers,large and small, are a big part of the engine that drives the economy
of rural communities, rural counties and rural states.This year, we are learning a lot about what happens when that engine sputters.
After months of waiting, worrying and hoping, the clouds finally arrived here at Yellabird Farm last week and brought us the long-sought gift of good rain. It was a great two days of slow and soaking moisture that the cracked soil guzzled up...
Drought is hard on us out here in Farm Country. But drought in the midst of boiling hot summer is amongst the worst conditions I can imagine.
One thing I know for sure is that many in the local farm and food scene are working through the same issue. We are numbers people in search of numbers. We aren’t crazy unscientific loons like our industrial brothers and sisters think we are.
In an era of increasing volatility of the weather and climate, we need new coping skills. Preparedness is an important factor in dealing with bad weather events.
More than 15 tips for saving water inside your home and outside in your yard and garden. Reducing your water use will not only lower your water bills and help prevent water shortages during drought periods in your area. It also...