Tag Archives: Compost

Are You a Seed Romantic? 2-7-2020

Ever since I was 3 years old, when my pioneer stock mom gave me my first 3’x3’ bed of my very own to plant, I’ve been in love with seeds. She helped me prepare the soil (love dirty hands), pick … Continue reading

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Free Survival PDFs, Manuals, and Downloads (2020 Update)

Friends, for those of you who love researching, reading and learning, here is the most amazing site of every imaginable reference on every aspect of Free Survival PDFs, Manuals, and Downloads (2020 Update). Just reading the sections was mind blowing. … Continue reading

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Christmas this year (2019) 12-14-19

It has been a very unusual year for me and the garden. In the garden we’ve had to struggle against constant big changes in the weather making the production varied and unpredictable. We had great production of winter squash but … Continue reading

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Increasing Yield 9-4-19

In Permaculture* Design, we are always working to increase yield in our land while always increasing fertility and restoring top soil. In modern agriculture, yield is more of a statistic than a measure of viability of the land. The USDA … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Mulching 9-2-19

Mulch – what a funny word for such a wonderful happy garden maker. Mulching is one technique I have used for many years. I see these perfect gardens with open rich black earth and green plants beautifully profiled there, and … Continue reading

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Native Species, The Treasure of Appalachia, and Permaculture Design Restoring the Earth – A Message of Hope 8-28-19

Native peoples of the Cherokee identified and used over 1500 species of native plants for medicine and food in the Appalachian Range and foothills. They sustained these plants for use in a wide variety of ways. Unfortunately their medicine wasn’t … Continue reading

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USING HERBS AND OILS TO HANDLE YOUR SKIN – Salves, Ointments and Other Skin Preparations DIY 8-6-19

Our skin is our largest organ. It not only keeps everything inside but it protects us from environmental damage, toxins, damage. It also absorbs things out of the air and water around us. For example taking a hot bath, the … Continue reading

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