The Walden Effect: Homesteading Year 5. Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Homestead Blog


Homesteading Tags

Recent Comments

Blog Archive

User Pages


About Us

Submission guidelines


Battery powered tree felling

Cutting down a tree for Valentines Day.

The Oregon battery powered chainsaw comes through once again.

We cut down a Sycamore tree today to propagate more mushroom logs.

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

Need your advice/comment. I bought a bunch of pre-inoculated mushroom spawn and, following the instructions, poked holes in one of my downed oak trees. I placed the plugs into the holes, some of them were sticking up out of the log by about an eighth or sixteenth of an inch, watered them, etc. I just checked them yesterday and it appears as though something (what?) came and pulled out at least half of what I had stuck in the log. What do you think did that? A bird? Some other animal? I'm quite mystified by it. The plugs that were flush with the top of the log weren't touched, just the ones I couldn't get holes in deeper.
Comment by Nayan Tue Feb 14 16:48:08 2017

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime