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

Experimental Homesteading

We use some traditional farming techniques, but we're always looking for a better way to garden, homestead, and live simply.

Perennial Kale mutation?
Posted Tue Nov 6 06:00:55 2018 by mark
Carpenter bee damage prevention?
Posted Sat Oct 6 06:00:35 2018 by mark
Is it worth planting a lettuce root from the grocery store?
Posted Sun Apr 15 06:00:22 2018 by Anna
Solarization details
Posted Sat Aug 19 14:41:46 2017 by mark
How long can you hold seedlings in flats?
Posted Sat Aug 12 07:16:59 2017 by Anna
Planting under the roof overhang
Posted Sat Aug 5 07:07:36 2017 by Anna
Thick solarization plastic failure
Posted Sat Jul 22 07:38:25 2017 by Anna
More PVC chicken feeder problems
Posted Mon Jul 10 15:49:43 2017 by mark
Roll out nest tray light blocking failure
Posted Mon Jun 26 17:00:59 2017 by mark
Roll out nest tray light blocking experiment
Posted Sun Jun 25 15:14:07 2017 by mark
Roll out nest tray question
Posted Tue Jun 20 16:12:17 2017 by mark
White plastic solarization 4 day field test
Posted Sat Jun 17 15:16:21 2017 by mark
3 inch PVC chicken feeder
Posted Fri Jun 16 15:48:53 2017 by mark
Back up power update
Posted Thu Jun 8 15:43:31 2017 by mark
Rain barrel metal mounting stand
Posted Fri Jun 2 15:15:35 2017 by mark
Slapdash lasagna garden
Posted Wed May 10 07:36:44 2017 by Anna
Biochar a dud in temperate regions
Posted Thu May 4 07:00:09 2017 by Anna
Two more fig winter protection techniques uncovered
Posted Fri Apr 28 07:20:32 2017 by Anna
Wheelchair chicken tractor water access
Posted Sun Apr 23 15:36:49 2017 by mark
Wheelchair chicken tractor roof latch
Posted Sat Apr 15 15:49:39 2017 by mark
Wheelchair chicken tractor handle
Posted Fri Apr 14 15:26:40 2017 by mark
Cool for the Summer
Posted Thu Apr 13 15:47:19 2017 by mark
Roll out nest tray
Posted Tue Apr 11 16:06:42 2017 by mark
Wheelchair chicken tractor roof
Posted Thu Apr 6 15:38:56 2017 by mark
Flex Seal update
Posted Sat Mar 25 14:52:50 2017 by mark
A failure and a success in the fridge root cellar
Posted Mon Mar 20 07:38:55 2017 by Anna
Willow cutting experiment two year update
Posted Sun Mar 19 15:00:14 2017 by mark
Plum budding followup
Posted Tue Mar 14 07:32:39 2017 by Anna
Homemade hot frame
Posted Mon Mar 13 07:16:45 2017 by Anna
Flame weeder followup
Posted Thu Mar 9 06:48:36 2017 by Anna
Chicken chair
Posted Wed Mar 8 15:38:32 2017 by mark
Increasing aquaponic light
Posted Tue Mar 7 15:09:03 2017 by mark
Weed Dragon
Posted Mon Mar 6 15:33:20 2017 by mark
Straw bale seed head solution
Posted Fri Mar 3 15:56:36 2017 by mark
No-till preparation in heavily weedy beds
Posted Thu Feb 23 07:27:30 2017 by Anna
Aquaponic daffodil
Posted Tue Jan 17 15:28:49 2017 by mark
Aquaponic reflections
Posted Mon Jan 2 16:09:16 2017 by mark
Aquaponic tank
Posted Fri Dec 30 16:51:57 2016 by mark
Dragonfly protection
Posted Thu Dec 29 15:58:30 2016 by mark
Making compost in a zero gravity environment
Posted Thu Dec 1 16:10:08 2016 by mark
Building with living trees update
Posted Thu Nov 10 16:29:03 2016 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar carrot storage
Posted Mon Nov 7 15:28:44 2016 by mark
Bucket list
Posted Sat Nov 5 16:18:01 2016 by mark
Rhubarb varroa-mite treatment results
Posted Sat Oct 29 06:45:50 2016 by Anna
Summer cover crops in winter
Posted Sat Oct 15 07:41:03 2016 by Anna
Homemade rhubarb varroa strips for bees
Posted Fri Oct 14 07:22:13 2016 by Anna
Cover cropping in the Pacific Northwest
Posted Thu Oct 13 07:00:57 2016 by Anna
Wheelchair chicken tractor
Posted Sun Oct 9 14:41:45 2016 by mark
Mini mushroom log experiment works!
Posted Sun Oct 2 15:15:06 2016 by mark
Experimental handrail failure
Posted Fri Sep 30 15:08:07 2016 by mark
Hose tape repair failure
Posted Sat Sep 17 14:14:57 2016 by mark
Geotextile fabric field testing
Posted Fri Sep 2 15:23:45 2016 by mark
Cutting geotextile fabric
Posted Sat Aug 27 15:48:30 2016 by mark
Geotextile fabric holds rocks in the rut
Posted Fri Aug 26 15:41:30 2016 by mark
High density apple growth 4 year comparison
Posted Sun Aug 21 14:38:31 2016 by mark
Using geotextile fabric in problem ruts?
Posted Sat Aug 13 15:15:32 2016 by mark
Solarization failure
Posted Sat Jul 23 14:41:06 2016 by mark
Plant Scaper update
Posted Sat Jul 16 15:28:26 2016 by mark
Testing the Weed Dragon
Posted Sun Jul 10 17:03:24 2016 by mark
Feed store retail experiment
Posted Fri Jul 8 15:16:10 2016 by mark
Cold frame Brussels sprout update
Posted Wed Jul 6 15:35:08 2016 by mark
Homesteading hovercraft
Posted Tue Jul 5 15:39:34 2016 by mark
Monorail alternatives
Posted Mon Jul 4 15:00:23 2016 by mark
Farm monorail update
Posted Sat Jul 2 16:12:34 2016 by mark
Fighting tomato blight with fire?
Posted Thu Jun 30 14:58:13 2016 by garden
Gaffer tape instead of hose clamps
Posted Thu Jun 23 15:49:09 2016 by mark
Mechanical hose timer update
Posted Tue Jun 14 16:03:30 2016 by mark
Shaping a mulberry tree
Posted Tue Jun 14 06:55:35 2016 by Anna
12 year weed barrier update
Posted Sun Jun 5 14:54:54 2016 by mark
Flex Seal
Posted Tue May 24 15:28:44 2016 by mark
Modifying a pet crate for goats
Posted Tue May 17 15:14:16 2016 by mark
Kidding stall solution
Posted Mon May 16 15:44:32 2016 by mark
Accelerating apple variety trials
Posted Mon May 16 06:42:32 2016 by Anna
Monorail disappointment
Posted Sun May 1 14:51:59 2016 by mark
Risky gardening
Posted Wed Apr 27 15:42:22 2016 by mark
The downsides of experimentation
Posted Fri Apr 15 06:59:33 2016 by Anna
Woodshed failure
Posted Wed Apr 6 15:12:40 2016 by mark
Dog-food bag frost protection
Posted Sun Apr 3 07:23:47 2016 by Anna
Early spring solarization
Posted Sun Mar 27 07:24:00 2016 by Anna
Lessons learned from chemical goat deworming
Posted Tue Mar 22 07:11:17 2016 by Anna
Mini mushroom log update 2
Posted Sun Mar 13 19:18:21 2016 by mark
Stump dirt vs. potting soil
Posted Sat Mar 5 07:45:56 2016 by Anna
Black Birch Leap Day
Posted Mon Feb 29 14:46:39 2016 by mark
More goat tires
Posted Fri Feb 26 14:26:52 2016 by mark
Early spring garden baby photos
Posted Wed Feb 24 07:41:06 2016 by Anna
Convertible kitchen counter
Posted Mon Feb 15 15:45:11 2016 by mark
Three soil preheating trials
Posted Wed Feb 10 07:25:38 2016 by Anna
Frisbee seed dispersal
Posted Mon Feb 1 15:26:09 2016 by mark
Lessons learned from 2015 tree tapping
Posted Sat Jan 30 14:42:12 2016 by mark
Folding bathtub progress
Posted Mon Jan 25 15:42:00 2016 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar Winter update
Posted Sun Dec 27 16:08:56 2015 by mark
Cute goats and chicken watering business update
Posted Thu Dec 17 15:33:06 2015 by mark
Humanure experiment
Posted Thu Nov 12 06:51:07 2015 by Anna
Moveable garden greenhouse?
Posted Wed Nov 11 15:58:03 2015 by mark
Thumbs down for mangels
Posted Mon Nov 2 07:28:05 2015 by Anna
Worm casting experiment
Posted Sat Oct 17 07:30:45 2015 by Anna
Cattle panel goat gate
Posted Fri Oct 16 15:24:51 2015 by mark
Chicken Christmas update
Posted Sat Oct 3 15:44:12 2015 by mark
Remineralizing with animals
Posted Wed Sep 30 06:08:59 2015 by Anna
Threshing and winnowing soybeans
Posted Mon Sep 28 07:37:39 2015 by Anna
Soy bean dog treat
Posted Sat Sep 26 18:04:57 2015 by mark
A new raised bed from sod to planting
Posted Fri Sep 25 06:52:47 2015 by Anna
Sorghum harvest
Posted Sat Sep 19 07:21:50 2015 by Anna
Chicken Christmas
Posted Wed Sep 16 15:36:31 2015 by mark
One last round of oat planting
Posted Tue Sep 15 07:09:32 2015 by Anna
Using (almost) fresh manure on the garden
Posted Thu Aug 27 07:40:12 2015 by Anna
Tithonia, soybeans, and goats
Posted Wed Aug 19 07:11:56 2015 by Anna
Bokashi conclusions
Posted Fri Aug 14 06:20:12 2015 by Anna
Tree day
Posted Thu Jul 23 07:03:10 2015 by Anna
Cut-and-come-again cover-crop experiments
Posted Wed Jul 22 07:15:12 2015 by Anna
Successful persimmon grafting
Posted Wed Jul 1 07:35:40 2015 by Anna
Compost pile, solarization, and beans
Posted Sun Jun 28 07:56:07 2015 by Anna
More good solarization results
Posted Thu Jun 25 06:48:51 2015 by Anna
Failed cheese experiment
Posted Wed Jun 24 15:22:39 2015 by mark
Chicken of the Woods experiment
Posted Sun Jun 21 15:07:31 2015 by mark
Solarization to kill perennial weeds
Posted Thu Jun 11 15:51:31 2015 by mark
Two methods for mulching perennials
Posted Fri Jun 5 06:15:19 2015 by Anna
Worm test in solarized soil
Posted Wed Jun 3 07:16:34 2015 by Anna
Homesteading hula hoop?
Posted Mon Jun 1 15:56:14 2015 by mark
PEX tubing drip irrigation system
Posted Wed May 27 16:08:34 2015 by mark
Teva sandal surgery
Posted Mon May 25 16:00:04 2015 by mark
How to prepare a no-till garden bed in one month or less
Posted Sun May 17 06:31:26 2015 by Anna
Broadforking followup and other garden observations
Posted Fri May 15 06:45:56 2015 by Anna
Do it yourself shoulder dolly
Posted Tue May 12 15:42:50 2015 by mark
Bud grafting a plum
Posted Sun May 10 07:24:11 2015 by Anna
Fancy paper mulch update
Posted Sat May 9 14:32:32 2015 by mark
Warre Langstroth transfer
Posted Thu May 7 15:21:52 2015 by mark
Stressing the mini mushroom log
Posted Sun May 3 07:43:32 2015 by Anna
Zestar apple failure
Posted Sun Apr 26 15:47:08 2015 by mark
Garden solarization
Posted Fri Apr 24 06:59:21 2015 by Anna
Bokashi experiment, phase 3
Posted Fri Apr 17 07:01:36 2015 by Anna
Black Birch sap season is over
Posted Wed Apr 8 15:41:06 2015 by mark
Mushroom tower scissor jack
Posted Mon Mar 30 16:00:34 2015 by mark
Mini mushroom log mycelium
Posted Sun Mar 29 14:05:47 2015 by mark
Lactobacillus bokashi
Posted Fri Mar 20 07:48:33 2015 by Anna
Tapping a Black Birch tree
Posted Thu Mar 19 16:11:29 2015 by mark
Swamp bridge anchoring failure
Posted Sat Mar 14 14:59:07 2015 by mark
Mini mushroom log update
Posted Tue Mar 10 14:42:25 2015 by mark
Experimenting with bokashi
Posted Sat Feb 28 07:50:14 2015 by Anna
Mini mushroom log experiment
Posted Tue Feb 24 07:39:33 2015 by Anna
Keeping bugs out of a sap bucket
Posted Thu Feb 12 15:44:26 2015 by mark
Easy outdoor goat toy
Posted Mon Feb 9 15:21:10 2015 by mark
Estimating the weight of a goat
Posted Fri Feb 6 14:43:35 2015 by mark
Box Elder vs Sugar Maple taste test
Posted Wed Feb 4 15:10:49 2015 by mark
High-density sugar maples for syrup
Posted Sun Jan 25 08:08:14 2015 by Anna
Improving our mulching system
Posted Fri Dec 5 05:57:34 2014 by Anna
High-density pear trees
Posted Wed Nov 26 08:05:38 2014 by Anna
Three new high-density apple experiments
Posted Sun Nov 23 07:33:00 2014 by Anna
Failed experiment: Goats in the woods
Posted Sat Nov 22 08:06:06 2014 by Anna
Alternative root cellar year 6
Posted Mon Nov 3 16:09:36 2014 by mark
Roll out nest box
Posted Mon Oct 27 16:24:40 2014 by mark
Winter is coming
Posted Fri Oct 10 15:06:27 2014 by mark
Lid drip
Posted Fri Oct 3 17:00:09 2014 by mark
Trimmer mower line alternative
Posted Mon Sep 29 15:44:05 2014 by mark
Venting an old freezer for dry storage
Posted Sun Sep 28 15:16:59 2014 by mark
Sorghum
Posted Tue Sep 23 15:43:29 2014 by mark
Easy egg access
Posted Thu Sep 11 15:04:39 2014 by mark
Critter catcher upgrade
Posted Tue Sep 2 16:03:22 2014 by mark
Do it yourself PVC snake pole
Posted Sun Aug 31 15:05:44 2014 by mark
Miter saw weed trimmer
Posted Sat Aug 30 15:08:13 2014 by mark
Hand cranked military generator modification
Posted Wed Aug 20 15:57:21 2014 by mark
Fall 2014 cover-crop experiments
Posted Tue Aug 19 07:32:05 2014 by Anna
Preventing birds from eating sunflower seeds?
Posted Wed Aug 13 14:36:24 2014 by mark
Star Plate alternative roofing update
Posted Sun Aug 10 15:21:03 2014 by mark
Black soldier fly container comparison
Posted Sun Aug 3 16:18:27 2014 by mark
Black soldier fly shelf
Posted Wed Jul 30 16:43:06 2014 by mark
Vegetable growth in first-year chinampas
Posted Sat Jul 12 07:29:41 2014 by Anna
High density apple tree update
Posted Sun Jun 22 14:50:20 2014 by mark
Making your own weed trimmer string?
Posted Sat Jun 21 14:02:36 2014 by mark
Collecting cabbage worms
Posted Thu Jun 12 16:06:00 2014 by mark
Finding saw dust
Posted Wed Jun 11 15:36:35 2014 by mark
Pollen counts
Posted Mon May 26 07:01:11 2014 by Anna
Epoxy update
Posted Sat May 24 14:49:01 2014 by mark
Sweet potato propagation update
Posted Mon May 5 15:32:16 2014 by mark
Small-scale chinampas
Posted Tue Apr 15 08:02:38 2014 by Anna
Three ways to get more apples
Posted Thu Apr 10 07:37:03 2014 by Anna
Star Plate pyramid cap
Posted Wed Mar 19 16:03:27 2014 by mark
Star Plate flashing
Posted Tue Mar 18 15:55:25 2014 by mark
Weight lifting chicken
Posted Mon Mar 17 15:54:42 2014 by mark
Heavy duty shade trellis
Posted Wed Mar 5 15:58:36 2014 by mark
Recreating the rotisserie chicken
Posted Sat Mar 1 07:01:12 2014 by Anna
Low budget chicken treadle feeder?
Posted Mon Feb 24 16:35:30 2014 by mark
Gravity powered gate opener
Posted Sat Feb 22 15:35:46 2014 by mark
Unpowered gate opening part 2
Posted Fri Feb 21 15:48:07 2014 by mark
Unpowered gate opener
Posted Thu Feb 20 15:54:33 2014 by mark
Concentrating maple sap through freezing
Posted Thu Feb 20 08:29:36 2014 by Anna
Rain protection for Sugar Maple spile
Posted Tue Feb 18 16:24:05 2014 by mark
Installing a Sugar Maple tap
Posted Mon Feb 17 16:18:11 2014 by mark
Do bees like sugar maple sap?
Posted Wed Feb 12 15:51:59 2014 by mark
Do chickens like coconuts?
Posted Sun Feb 9 15:15:08 2014 by mark
Dealing with damping off
Posted Wed Feb 5 07:16:35 2014 by Anna
Winter roosting improvement failure
Posted Sat Jan 4 15:28:35 2014 by mark
New Winter roost option
Posted Fri Jan 3 16:20:35 2014 by mark
Swamp bridge float test
Posted Tue Dec 31 16:16:15 2013 by mark
Experimental oil lamp
Posted Fri Dec 27 12:01:51 2013 by Anna
Winter conundrums
Posted Tue Dec 10 07:36:35 2013 by Anna
Why and how to grow apples from seed
Posted Fri Dec 6 07:38:31 2013 by Anna
Feeding crawfish to poultry
Posted Mon Dec 2 16:39:10 2013 by mark
Is it worth topping Brussels sprouts late?
Posted Fri Nov 29 07:30:21 2013 by Anna
Thermo Cube begins year 2
Posted Fri Nov 22 15:54:18 2013 by mark
Cattle panel attachment
Posted Sat Nov 9 14:03:12 2013 by mark
EZ Miser anti-perch experiment
Posted Sun Oct 27 17:10:31 2013 by mark
Topping Brussels sprouts
Posted Fri Oct 25 08:16:43 2013 by Anna
Ditch experiment
Posted Wed Oct 23 07:55:51 2013 by Anna
Outdoor worm bin update
Posted Wed Oct 9 17:02:57 2013 by mark
Milk crate creek
Posted Thu Sep 26 16:02:13 2013 by mark
ATV garbage hauler part 2
Posted Fri Sep 20 15:51:02 2013 by mark
ATV garbage hauler
Posted Thu Sep 19 16:06:17 2013 by mark
High density mini orchard update
Posted Fri Sep 6 15:44:06 2013 by mark
StarPlate chicken coop roof
Posted Wed Aug 28 15:41:41 2013 by mark
More peach preservation experiments
Posted Sun Aug 25 08:03:15 2013 by Anna
Why jam won't gel
Posted Tue Aug 20 07:02:25 2013 by Anna
How to make pectin out of green apples
Posted Fri Aug 16 07:26:13 2013 by Anna
DIY Kill Cone alternative
Posted Mon Aug 12 15:39:50 2013 by mark
Making low-sugar jam without pectin
Posted Mon Aug 12 06:50:22 2013 by Anna
ATV milk crate bucket holder upgrade
Posted Thu Aug 8 16:08:36 2013 by mark
Milk crate ATV bucket holder
Posted Wed Aug 7 15:44:20 2013 by mark
Trailer trouble
Posted Mon Aug 5 16:53:42 2013 by mark
Wheel damage
Posted Sun Aug 4 15:40:04 2013 by mark
Bringing life to the sky pond
Posted Sun Aug 4 07:24:37 2013 by Anna
Tomato copper experiment: Inconclusive
Posted Sat Aug 3 07:49:31 2013 by Anna
Graduated cylinder fuel test
Posted Thu Aug 1 16:00:08 2013 by mark
Experimental pond sealing, phase 1
Posted Tue Jul 30 07:17:23 2013 by Anna
Compacting a pond floor
Posted Sun Jul 28 15:22:31 2013 by mark
New pond construction
Posted Sat Jul 27 18:22:34 2013 by mark
Copper mesh blight protection update
Posted Fri Jul 26 15:10:42 2013 by mark
Experimental summer cover crops
Posted Mon Jul 22 07:17:00 2013 by Anna
10 foot tall robotic rooster?
Posted Thu Jul 18 15:31:06 2013 by mark
Raising trees out of wet soil with mounds
Posted Thu Jul 18 06:18:28 2013 by Anna
Silk moth sex
Posted Wed Jul 17 14:40:25 2013 by mark
Metamorphosis
Posted Sat Jul 13 14:50:33 2013 by mark
Time lapse soup
Posted Fri Jul 12 07:20:52 2013 by Anna
DIY 10 foot high deer fence
Posted Mon Jul 8 15:56:04 2013 by mark
Cutting copper for blight protection
Posted Sun Jul 7 16:53:26 2013 by mark
Mechanical deer deterrent longevity
Posted Sat Jul 6 16:44:17 2013 by mark
Fighting tomato blight with copper, revisited
Posted Fri Jul 5 07:14:05 2013 by Anna
Bucket hauler capacity change
Posted Fri Jun 28 16:39:35 2013 by mark
Lawn trailer bucket hauler failure
Posted Thu Jun 27 16:16:06 2013 by mark
Bucket hauler plywood attachment question
Posted Tue Jun 25 15:14:51 2013 by mark
Starplate door frame
Posted Thu Jun 20 15:22:57 2013 by mark
StarPlate inner wall boards
Posted Tue Jun 18 16:10:31 2013 by mark
Summer pruning and thinning
Posted Fri Jun 14 06:55:53 2013 by Anna
Rooting figs and grafting mulberries
Posted Sat Jun 1 07:14:30 2013 by Anna
When do silkworms taste the best?
Posted Mon May 27 07:37:35 2013 by Anna
Cute silkworms
Posted Sat May 25 16:29:35 2013 by mark
StarPlate chicken coop
Posted Fri May 24 16:31:02 2013 by mark
StarPlate construction day 1
Posted Thu May 23 16:06:53 2013 by mark
Frameworking followup
Posted Wed May 22 06:40:13 2013 by Anna
Converting a top bar hive into a swarm trap
Posted Wed May 15 06:45:09 2013 by Anna
Do it yourself swarm trap
Posted Mon May 13 16:10:39 2013 by mark
Cover crop team work
Posted Wed May 8 16:37:25 2013 by mark
Failed community-building experiment
Posted Sun May 5 07:26:35 2013 by Anna
Repotting the fig cuttings
Posted Fri May 3 06:17:51 2013 by Anna
ATV trailer modification
Posted Sat Apr 27 14:14:18 2013 by mark
Frameworked pear bud break
Posted Fri Apr 19 07:41:27 2013 by Anna
DIY dog door update
Posted Wed Apr 17 15:04:54 2013 by mark
ATV ferryman
Posted Sat Apr 13 17:03:45 2013 by mark
Illinois everbearing mulberry rooting
Posted Tue Apr 2 08:03:26 2013 by Anna
Fig-rooting experiment followup
Posted Tue Mar 26 07:38:27 2013 by Anna
Mineral-burned strawberries
Posted Mon Mar 25 08:20:22 2013 by Anna
Broody barn hen
Posted Mon Mar 18 16:14:42 2013 by mark
Grafting lessons
Posted Thu Feb 28 07:37:17 2013 by Anna
Building with cedar branches
Posted Sat Feb 23 16:17:44 2013 by mark
New livestock
Posted Fri Feb 22 16:12:27 2013 by mark
Frameworking the pears
Posted Fri Feb 22 07:42:47 2013 by Anna
My chicken-pasturing journey
Posted Wed Feb 20 12:05:12 2013 by Anna
Developing a deep shade polyculture
Posted Tue Feb 19 07:14:56 2013 by Anna
Outdoor worm bin winter update
Posted Sun Feb 17 13:40:37 2013 by mark
Pre-sprouting peas
Posted Fri Feb 15 07:45:30 2013 by Anna
Lessons learned from fig rooting failures
Posted Thu Feb 14 07:39:10 2013 by Anna
Holding up a broken fence post
Posted Tue Feb 12 15:39:30 2013 by mark
Homemade willow rooting hormone
Posted Mon Feb 11 08:01:17 2013 by Anna
Swamp bridge anchoring
Posted Sat Feb 9 16:06:24 2013 by mark
Cleaning water with copper pennies?
Posted Sat Feb 2 14:40:25 2013 by mark
Space Heater vs Light Bulb
Posted Thu Jan 31 14:54:31 2013 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar upgrade update
Posted Sat Jan 26 13:57:28 2013 by mark
Ice scraper shoe attachment?
Posted Fri Jan 25 14:48:18 2013 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar upgrade
Posted Tue Jan 22 16:50:32 2013 by mark
Playing it safe
Posted Mon Jan 21 15:39:05 2013 by mark
Chicken coop upgrade
Posted Tue Jan 15 14:59:28 2013 by mark
New leaves indoors
Posted Tue Jan 15 08:35:55 2013 by Anna
Silicone boot repair update
Posted Mon Jan 14 15:26:21 2013 by mark
Sigma BC 1009 Bicycle speedometer
Posted Sat Jan 12 14:58:44 2013 by mark
Fig cutting failure
Posted Thu Jan 10 08:19:56 2013 by Anna
Silicone boot repair?
Posted Sat Jan 5 17:15:59 2013 by mark
Future chicken coop design?
Posted Wed Jan 2 15:46:00 2013 by mark
Trapping lady bugs
Posted Wed Dec 26 15:32:22 2012 by mark
Boot repair update
Posted Tue Dec 25 14:41:14 2012 by mark
Pedal power upgrade
Posted Mon Dec 24 16:46:11 2012 by mark
Boot repair adhesive comparison
Posted Thu Dec 20 13:28:26 2012 by mark
Planting persimmons in the powerline pasture
Posted Wed Dec 19 07:46:39 2012 by Anna
Hillside terrace support structure
Posted Tue Dec 18 15:47:42 2012 by mark
Chicken pasture terrace experiment
Posted Mon Dec 17 15:31:48 2012 by mark
Thermo Cube update
Posted Thu Dec 13 16:12:06 2012 by mark
Aggressive foraging
Posted Wed Dec 12 15:15:20 2012 by mark
Inoculated magnolia stump update
Posted Tue Dec 11 15:26:34 2012 by mark
Day length vs. temperature effects on winter greens
Posted Tue Dec 11 07:53:10 2012 by Anna
Maintaining small trees on non-dwarfing rootstocks
Posted Mon Dec 10 08:43:55 2012 by Anna
High density orchard support
Posted Fri Dec 7 16:23:20 2012 by mark
Decoding winter chorus frog message
Posted Thu Dec 6 15:01:53 2012 by mark
Ragweed and wingstem mulch, six months later
Posted Thu Dec 6 07:47:17 2012 by Anna
Fig rooting experiment, week 1
Posted Mon Dec 3 07:53:14 2012 by Anna
Mechanical timer failure
Posted Fri Nov 30 15:28:47 2012 by mark
Thermal mass in the fridge root cellar
Posted Thu Nov 29 07:46:38 2012 by Anna
Refrigerator root cellar power cord installation
Posted Sat Nov 24 15:01:09 2012 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar freeze protection
Posted Mon Nov 19 16:15:27 2012 by mark
High density apple training
Posted Fri Nov 16 16:01:43 2012 by mark
Looking ahead to 2013 chicken experiments
Posted Fri Nov 16 12:00:48 2012 by Anna
Planting fig cuttings in the fall
Posted Fri Nov 16 07:38:37 2012 by Anna
10 foot high density apple stakes
Posted Thu Nov 15 16:15:16 2012 by mark
Eating heirloom chickens
Posted Thu Nov 15 12:01:14 2012 by Anna
Fridge root cellar status report
Posted Thu Nov 15 07:14:49 2012 by Anna
Pry bar anchor driving
Posted Wed Nov 14 15:46:40 2012 by mark
Sawdust collection bag
Posted Tue Nov 13 16:46:48 2012 by mark
Best homemade chicken waterers
Posted Mon Nov 12 12:01:02 2012 by Anna
Refrigerator root cellar anchors part 2
Posted Sat Nov 10 14:51:33 2012 by mark
Filling the refrigerator root cellar
Posted Sat Nov 10 07:41:51 2012 by Anna
Anchoring the refrigerator root cellar
Posted Fri Nov 9 16:31:08 2012 by mark
Becoming a chick expert
Posted Fri Nov 9 12:01:18 2012 by Anna
Deep bedding issues
Posted Thu Nov 8 12:01:10 2012 by Anna
Refrigerator root cellar resurrection
Posted Wed Nov 7 16:21:42 2012 by mark
Streamlining chicken pasturing
Posted Tue Nov 6 12:00:26 2012 by Anna
Free range chicken experiments
Posted Mon Nov 5 12:01:03 2012 by Anna
Winter protection for a young fig tree
Posted Sat Nov 3 08:34:09 2012 by Anna
Predicting when mushroom logs will fruit?
Posted Thu Nov 1 15:38:37 2012 by mark
Oilseed radish experiment
Posted Fri Oct 26 15:54:06 2012 by mark
Rye as a no-till cover crop
Posted Tue Oct 23 07:56:13 2012 by Anna
Asparagus beetle management update
Posted Mon Oct 22 16:16:52 2012 by mark
Fungal inoculant update
Posted Fri Oct 12 14:07:50 2012 by mark
Fungal inoculant amendment experiment
Posted Thu Oct 11 16:54:51 2012 by mark
Low work edible mushroom cultivation
Posted Sun Oct 7 07:54:16 2012 by Anna
Disease-resistant apple varieties
Posted Thu Oct 4 08:01:40 2012 by Anna
Vegetables in the forest garden
Posted Thu Sep 27 12:01:21 2012 by Anna
Haphazard mulching of fruit trees
Posted Tue Sep 25 12:01:20 2012 by Anna
2012 forest garden
Posted Mon Sep 24 12:01:23 2012 by Anna
Is it the apple or the tree?
Posted Thu Sep 13 07:28:13 2012 by Anna
Watering your rabbits
Posted Tue Sep 11 12:01:04 2012 by Shannon
Fighting tomato blight with a penny update
Posted Sun Sep 2 13:29:39 2012 by mark
Fighting tomato blight with pennies?
Posted Sun Aug 26 13:36:59 2012 by mark
Experimental sweetness
Posted Sat Aug 18 16:00:50 2012 by mark
The effects of biochar on a home garden
Posted Fri Aug 17 07:01:41 2012 by Anna
Vacancies and residents in our pollinator homes
Posted Thu Aug 16 06:54:09 2012 by Anna
Counting chickens with a webcam?
Posted Sun Aug 12 16:05:21 2012 by mark
Automatic mushroom detector and transmitter?
Posted Sun Aug 5 14:57:39 2012 by mark
New tomato varieties for 2012
Posted Sat Aug 4 08:45:56 2012 by Anna
Sensor Plug repair update
Posted Wed Aug 1 16:22:43 2012 by mark
On the line between short day and long day onions
Posted Sat Jul 28 08:38:25 2012 by Anna
Sensor Plug failure
Posted Fri Jul 27 16:13:01 2012 by mark
Farm Show magazine interview
Posted Sun Jul 22 15:34:12 2012 by mark
Thermoelectric power generation
Posted Fri Jul 20 14:19:06 2012 by mark
Lay of the land
Posted Wed Jul 18 16:38:48 2012 by mark
Cardboard watermelon protection
Posted Tue Jul 17 16:20:41 2012 by mark
Motion activated deer deterrent
Posted Sun Jul 15 15:12:02 2012 by mark
DIY golf cart pick up bed field notes
Posted Sat Jul 7 13:58:44 2012 by mark
Successful persimmon germination
Posted Sat Jul 7 07:23:46 2012 by Anna
Taking apart a temporary kill mulch
Posted Fri Jun 29 06:47:21 2012 by Anna
Fireblight and topworking
Posted Tue Jun 19 06:24:50 2012 by Anna
Solar powered deer deterrent upgrade
Posted Sun Jun 17 17:11:56 2012 by mark
Using ragweed and wingstem as mulch
Posted Thu Jun 14 07:14:19 2012 by Anna
Solar powered deer deterrent update
Posted Mon Jun 4 14:59:51 2012 by mark
Adding solar power to deer deterrent
Posted Sun Jun 3 15:37:15 2012 by mark
Poultry plucking gloves?
Posted Mon May 28 15:54:11 2012 by mark
Kill-mulching annual ryegrass
Posted Mon May 28 06:36:20 2012 by Anna
Battery powered deer deterrent
Posted Sun May 27 14:09:05 2012 by mark
Garden hose band aid
Posted Mon May 21 16:44:41 2012 by mark
Solar panel tower update
Posted Sun May 20 14:14:50 2012 by mark
Testing the wireless deer fence
Posted Fri May 4 16:03:28 2012 by mark
Warre hive vertical top bar pin
Posted Thu May 3 15:53:59 2012 by mark
Warre hive quilt box construction
Posted Thu Apr 26 15:59:11 2012 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar 2012 update
Posted Fri Apr 20 16:35:16 2012 by mark
50 pound feed bag backpack
Posted Tue Apr 17 17:07:22 2012 by mark
Stimulating broody behavior in a hen
Posted Fri Apr 6 15:44:43 2012 by mark
Creepy nylon
Posted Mon Apr 2 16:18:58 2012 by mark
Garden temptations
Posted Sat Mar 31 16:03:21 2012 by mark
Best live chicken webcam?
Posted Wed Mar 28 15:41:35 2012 by mark
New and improved electric fence wire holder
Posted Tue Mar 27 16:12:39 2012 by mark
Another chicken webcam update
Posted Sun Mar 25 14:51:34 2012 by mark
Do it yourself electric wire holder failure
Posted Sat Mar 24 14:36:40 2012 by mark
Harvesting worm castings
Posted Fri Mar 23 07:34:35 2012 by Anna
Encouraging broody behavior in a hen?
Posted Wed Mar 21 15:42:05 2012 by mark
Chicken webcam update
Posted Mon Mar 19 15:48:40 2012 by mark
Beeswax graft sealant
Posted Sat Mar 17 08:14:31 2012 by Anna
Rubbermaid enclosure scares chicks
Posted Fri Mar 16 16:42:59 2012 by mark
Robotic mother hen?
Posted Sun Mar 11 16:10:26 2012 by mark
Connection correction
Posted Sat Mar 10 16:01:05 2012 by mark
Homemade graft sealing
Posted Fri Mar 9 12:01:05 2012 by Anna
Chick coop improvements
Posted Tue Mar 6 16:27:04 2012 by mark
Experiments with grafting
Posted Mon Mar 5 12:01:09 2012 by Anna
Transplanting onions
Posted Tue Feb 28 07:44:24 2012 by Anna
Composting toilet compromise
Posted Mon Feb 27 16:10:58 2012 by mark
Annual ryegrass cover crop
Posted Mon Feb 27 08:07:51 2012 by Anna
Cardboard and egg carton kill mulches
Posted Sat Feb 18 07:30:19 2012 by Anna
Best choice for temporary fence material?
Posted Wed Feb 15 16:22:20 2012 by mark
Extracting coconut butter
Posted Tue Feb 14 07:34:21 2012 by Anna
First incubator run of 2012
Posted Sat Feb 11 08:22:28 2012 by Anna
DIY honey strainer holes
Posted Thu Feb 9 16:39:41 2012 by mark
Building a 5 gallon bucket honey strainer
Posted Wed Feb 8 15:12:44 2012 by mark
Cardboard chicken coop update
Posted Mon Feb 6 16:12:13 2012 by mark
A forest garden island grows
Posted Fri Feb 3 08:01:12 2012 by Anna
Bark kill mulch
Posted Thu Feb 2 07:43:12 2012 by Anna
How not to heat a Rajkumar oil expeller
Posted Wed Feb 1 16:40:09 2012 by mark
Edging garden beds with logs
Posted Thu Jan 26 08:17:52 2012 by Anna
Changing gears for the 2012 garden
Posted Tue Jan 24 08:17:16 2012 by Anna
Truck camper chicken coop
Posted Sun Jan 22 16:18:09 2012 by mark
How small can a wood stove fire be?
Posted Fri Jan 13 15:49:36 2012 by mark
Winterbor, Dwarf Siberian, and Red Russian kale
Posted Fri Jan 6 08:15:51 2012 by Anna
Heated chicken waterer winter update
Posted Thu Jan 5 16:23:09 2012 by mark
Frozen
Posted Tue Jan 3 18:16:43 2012 by mark
Slippery when wet
Posted Mon Jan 2 15:58:15 2012 by mark
Basic survival skills
Posted Wed Dec 21 15:39:19 2011 by mark
Winter garden predator report
Posted Tue Dec 20 15:59:21 2011 by mark
Hoop dreams
Posted Sat Dec 17 15:40:48 2011 by mark
Advanced version of alarm clock chicken coop closer
Posted Sun Dec 11 16:31:01 2011 by mark
Thermostat pod details for DIY heated chicken waterer
Posted Fri Dec 9 17:14:10 2011 by mark
Broccoli cold sensitivity
Posted Thu Dec 1 08:08:29 2011 by Anna
Funny looking snake
Posted Tue Nov 29 15:28:21 2011 by mark
DIY heated chicken waterer installation note
Posted Mon Nov 28 17:02:06 2011 by mark
Latest DIY heated chicken waterer experiment update
Posted Fri Nov 25 17:05:43 2011 by mark
Perennial kale
Posted Thu Nov 24 08:10:19 2011 by Anna
Light sussex final cut
Posted Wed Nov 23 15:32:25 2011 by mark
First fruit from homegrown mushroom spawn
Posted Wed Nov 23 07:41:18 2011 by Anna
Puttering around with plumbing
Posted Tue Nov 22 16:44:45 2011 by mark
Do it yourself low tech chicken plucker
Posted Tue Nov 15 16:32:21 2011 by mark
Water tank anti-freeze box update
Posted Sun Nov 13 16:06:02 2011 by mark
Plucker prototype production
Posted Thu Nov 10 17:13:03 2011 by mark
Low tech grain spawn failure
Posted Mon Nov 7 07:35:59 2011 by Anna
Winter greens varieties
Posted Mon Oct 31 08:14:06 2011 by Anna
Late planted potato experiment
Posted Sat Oct 29 08:53:30 2011 by Anna
Quick hoops protect fall tomatoes
Posted Fri Oct 28 08:09:53 2011 by Anna
Do it yourself driveway repair
Posted Tue Oct 25 16:39:56 2011 by mark
Building soil
Posted Tue Oct 25 08:16:17 2011 by Anna
Low tech oyster grain spawn
Posted Sun Oct 23 08:41:21 2011 by Anna
Starting persimmons from seed
Posted Fri Oct 21 07:51:37 2011 by Anna
Using Rockite with a Ready-Mix concrete
Posted Thu Oct 20 15:58:59 2011 by mark
How to make solid stepping stones in water
Posted Wed Oct 19 16:44:39 2011 by mark
Cinder block creek crossing stepping stones
Posted Tue Oct 18 17:38:44 2011 by mark
Mushroom rafts = Dirty fungi
Posted Tue Oct 18 07:39:09 2011 by Anna
Preview of chicken experiments for 2012
Posted Fri Oct 14 12:01:03 2011 by Anna
Seed ball results
Posted Fri Oct 14 07:50:08 2011 by Anna
Heated chicken waterer
Posted Thu Oct 13 20:06:42 2011 by Anna
Causes of chick death in the brooder
Posted Tue Oct 11 12:00:59 2011 by Anna
Chicken incubation questions
Posted Mon Oct 10 12:00:53 2011 by Anna
DIY low budget automatic chicken plucker
Posted Sun Oct 9 14:51:19 2011 by mark
Feed conversion rate for homegrown broilers
Posted Fri Oct 7 12:01:03 2011 by Anna
Super Winch surge protector installation
Posted Thu Oct 6 15:33:58 2011 by mark
Grafting new varieties onto a pear tree
Posted Thu Oct 6 07:49:18 2011 by Anna
Plants chickens like to eat
Posted Wed Oct 5 12:00:58 2011 by Anna
2011 chicken experiment conclusions
Posted Mon Oct 3 12:00:48 2011 by Anna
Preparing for an early frost
Posted Sat Oct 1 14:49:15 2011 by mark
Growing bigger potato onions
Posted Tue Sep 27 07:40:25 2011 by Anna
Building an electric deer zapper 2.0
Posted Fri Sep 16 15:55:14 2011 by mark
Training our dog to respect chicken boundaries
Posted Wed Sep 14 16:31:24 2011 by mark
Mushroom stump and totem results
Posted Wed Sep 14 07:52:02 2011 by Anna
Temporary poultry pasture fence experiment
Posted Mon Sep 12 15:55:00 2011 by mark
Alternative method for soaking mushroom logs
Posted Sun Sep 11 15:18:36 2011 by mark
Chickens learning to use a regular dog door?
Posted Tue Sep 6 17:18:13 2011 by mark
Mechanical deer deterrent action
Posted Mon Sep 5 15:03:46 2011 by mark
Steam powered lawn mower and harvesting compressed air
Posted Sun Sep 4 16:06:59 2011 by mark
Protecting strawberry plants from deer
Posted Thu Sep 1 16:01:06 2011 by mark
Best British barnyard bird?
Posted Fri Aug 19 16:31:16 2011 by mark
Weed kill mulch
Posted Tue Aug 16 07:00:58 2011 by Anna
DIY automatic bubble machine for deer repellant delivery
Posted Sun Aug 14 13:34:40 2011 by mark
Deer hunting baby steps
Posted Sun Aug 14 07:01:58 2011 by Anna
More StinkMaster sprinkler deer deterrent notes
Posted Sat Aug 13 15:09:39 2011 by mark
StinkMaster update and official permission to kill
Posted Thu Aug 11 15:16:05 2011 by mark
StinkMaster smelly sprinkler deer deterrent
Posted Tue Aug 9 17:59:48 2011 by mark
Captive breeding experiment with the North American Kobalt
Posted Mon Aug 8 16:09:15 2011 by mark
Truck traction update
Posted Sat Aug 6 16:03:21 2011 by mark
Seed onion experiments
Posted Mon Aug 1 07:29:04 2011 by Anna
Frugal fastening
Posted Sun Jul 31 15:25:35 2011 by mark
Broadcast seeding the fall garden
Posted Wed Jul 20 07:19:51 2011 by Anna
Solar powered automatic chicken coop door opener
Posted Mon Jul 18 16:39:45 2011 by mark
Potato fruits and growing potatoes from seed
Posted Mon Jul 18 06:55:53 2011 by Anna
Seed ball growth after 10 days
Posted Mon Jul 4 07:02:17 2011 by Anna
Seed ball experiments
Posted Fri Jul 1 12:00:29 2011 by Anna
How to kill no-till cover crops
Posted Thu Jun 30 07:17:37 2011 by Anna
Do-nothing grain experiments
Posted Wed Jun 29 12:00:29 2011 by Anna
Potato onion failure
Posted Sat Jun 25 06:38:39 2011 by Anna
Backyard wheat conclusions
Posted Wed Jun 22 08:06:36 2011 by Anna
Straw vs. composted leaf mulch
Posted Sun Jun 19 08:17:21 2011 by Anna
Raising light-weight chickens for meat
Posted Fri Jun 17 08:28:43 2011 by Anna
Split hive brood and honey
Posted Sun Jun 12 06:34:14 2011 by Anna
Leftover fruit leather experiments
Posted Thu Jun 9 06:32:41 2011 by Anna
Experimental load of leaf mulch/compost
Posted Fri Jun 3 16:24:15 2011 by mark
Hive split success
Posted Wed Jun 1 07:01:47 2011 by Anna
Experimental mounting method for automatic chicken waterer
Posted Fri May 27 16:26:31 2011 by mark
Automatic mechanical walnut cracker?
Posted Wed May 25 16:31:49 2011 by mark
Water tank pipe freeze prevention update
Posted Sun May 22 16:53:54 2011 by mark
Hatch two conclusions and hatch three plans
Posted Sat May 21 08:48:19 2011 by Anna
Day 21 hatch rate
Posted Wed May 18 06:39:02 2011 by Anna
Best bat box design for guano harvesting
Posted Tue May 17 15:31:10 2011 by mark
Space in the incubator during hatch
Posted Sun May 15 08:08:23 2011 by Anna
Can radiation be used to increase crop yields?
Posted Sat May 14 15:32:17 2011 by mark
Choosing the best leafy greens
Posted Fri May 13 07:52:46 2011 by Anna
Alpine vs. June-bearing strawberries
Posted Thu May 12 07:58:33 2011 by Anna
Sprinkler modification needed for creek pumping
Posted Wed May 11 16:17:03 2011 by mark
220v pump still works good for creek irrigation
Posted Tue May 10 16:58:13 2011 by mark
How to Keep dogs away from chicken scraps
Posted Sun May 8 14:58:24 2011 by mark
Walnut fence post 5 year field report
Posted Thu May 5 16:54:35 2011 by mark
Encouraging worm migration with recycled carpet
Posted Wed May 4 16:22:54 2011 by mark
Counting my chickens before they hatch
Posted Wed May 4 07:29:10 2011 by Anna
Hive split
Posted Tue May 3 07:04:08 2011 by Anna
Mow- and smother-kill cover crops
Posted Mon May 2 07:43:14 2011 by Anna
Mid-scale worm bin problems
Posted Sun May 1 07:54:33 2011 by Anna
Converting a scanner into an automatic coop door opener
Posted Sat Apr 30 20:21:05 2011 by mark
Chicken tractor longevity
Posted Thu Apr 28 16:37:24 2011 by mark
Is Lexel a superior alternative to silicone?
Posted Wed Apr 27 16:34:38 2011 by mark
Crimson clover
Posted Wed Apr 27 06:21:02 2011 by Anna
Chicken incubation experiment, round 2
Posted Tue Apr 26 07:18:29 2011 by Anna
Citrus reprieve
Posted Sun Apr 24 08:53:53 2011 by Anna
Garden experiments: Biochar, sweet potato slips, and mulch
Posted Thu Apr 21 07:41:18 2011 by Anna
Breaking news
Posted Sun Apr 17 18:24:18 2011 by mark
New vertical mushroom inoculation technique for box elder stump
Posted Wed Apr 13 17:08:35 2011 by mark
5 gallon bucket aquarium heater results
Posted Sun Apr 10 15:24:21 2011 by mark
5 gallon bucket solar shower update
Posted Sat Apr 9 16:39:42 2011 by mark
Do it yourself five gallon solar shower
Posted Wed Apr 6 16:37:29 2011 by mark
Comfrey is hard to kill
Posted Tue Mar 29 07:54:51 2011 by Anna
Cutting barley and ryegrass cover crops
Posted Sun Mar 27 10:06:57 2011 by Anna
What do chickens eat on pasture?
Posted Fri Mar 25 12:00:34 2011 by Anna
Chicken pasture size and rotation
Posted Thu Mar 24 12:00:49 2011 by Anna
Cover crops in March
Posted Wed Mar 23 07:50:03 2011 by Anna
Developing the perfect pastured chicken breed
Posted Tue Mar 22 12:00:38 2011 by Anna
Chickens control asparagus beetles
Posted Tue Mar 22 08:17:04 2011 by Anna
Chicken cam?
Posted Mon Mar 21 16:36:43 2011 by mark
Chicken forest pasture experiment: Year 2
Posted Mon Mar 21 12:00:50 2011 by Anna
perch evaluation technique
Posted Sat Mar 19 18:18:40 2011 by mark
New deer deterrent motor configuration
Posted Sat Mar 12 19:06:37 2011 by mark
Re-mulching the onions and garlic
Posted Sat Mar 12 09:47:22 2011 by Anna
Onion experiments
Posted Thu Mar 10 08:33:15 2011 by Anna
Geodesic fruit tree hoop house?
Posted Wed Mar 9 16:36:25 2011 by mark
Dandelions and chicory for early spring greens
Posted Sat Mar 5 07:00:22 2011 by Anna
Planting spring cover crops
Posted Sat Feb 26 08:05:37 2011 by Anna
Rotisserie motor deer deterrent update
Posted Sun Feb 20 16:03:26 2011 by mark
How to apply biochar to your garden
Posted Fri Feb 18 12:00:38 2011 by Anna
Hoop house attachment
Posted Sun Feb 13 20:17:42 2011 by mark
Stove top vent hole hack
Posted Fri Feb 11 17:32:38 2011 by Anna
Expediting compost with urine
Posted Fri Feb 11 12:00:31 2011 by Anna
Starting storage onions from seed
Posted Fri Feb 11 08:10:02 2011 by Anna
Chicken pasture coop 2.0
Posted Wed Feb 9 18:58:22 2011 by mark
Using urine to decompose cardboard
Posted Wed Feb 9 12:00:30 2011 by Anna
Using urine to water house plants
Posted Tue Feb 8 12:00:40 2011 by Anna
Quick hoops in the wind
Posted Sun Feb 6 08:57:31 2011 by Anna
Post Up
Posted Sat Feb 5 17:31:15 2011 by mark
Do chickens sleep better with the light off at night?
Posted Sun Jan 30 15:37:32 2011 by mark
Backwards installation quirk
Posted Sat Jan 29 17:08:30 2011 by mark
Food scrap storage in the dungeon
Posted Thu Jan 27 11:48:11 2011 by mark
Winterkill of cover crops in zone 6
Posted Thu Jan 27 08:08:55 2011 by Anna
Ultra low budget do it yourself solar water heater
Posted Sun Jan 23 14:02:03 2011 by mark
Do it yourself power antenna automatic chicken coop door opener
Posted Sat Jan 22 16:47:29 2011 by mark
Homemade oil, trial 1
Posted Sat Jan 22 07:39:33 2011 by Anna
Testing the temperature on top of the wood stove
Posted Tue Jan 11 07:45:12 2011 by Anna
How to bake with a wood stove
Posted Mon Jan 10 16:30:11 2011 by mark
Forest garden experiments
Posted Fri Jan 7 12:00:34 2011 by Anna
2010 garden experiments
Posted Thu Jan 6 12:00:28 2011 by Anna
No-till cover crop experiments
Posted Wed Jan 5 12:00:29 2011 by Anna
Do it yourself L.E.D. deer deterrent
Posted Tue Jan 4 18:51:56 2011 by mark
Vegetable garden mulch experiments
Posted Tue Jan 4 12:00:38 2011 by Anna
Backyard grain experiments
Posted Mon Jan 3 12:00:38 2011 by Anna
Home-scale edible mushroom experiments
Posted Fri Dec 31 12:00:33 2010 by Anna
Worm bin failures
Posted Thu Dec 30 12:00:31 2010 by Anna
Chicken incubation, broiler, and pasture experiments
Posted Wed Dec 29 12:00:33 2010 by Anna
Chopper 1 spring repair update
Posted Tue Dec 28 16:55:37 2010 by mark
Experiments in natural beekeeping
Posted Tue Dec 28 11:00:39 2010 by Anna
Chopper 1 spring repair notes
Posted Mon Dec 27 16:20:14 2010 by mark
2010 experiments
Posted Mon Dec 27 11:48:51 2010 by Anna
Hazy shades of winter
Posted Thu Dec 23 16:23:31 2010 by mark
Planting winter crops too early
Posted Fri Dec 17 06:00:35 2010 by Anna
Pet porch failure
Posted Fri Dec 10 16:13:46 2010 by mark
Wood stove biochar experiment
Posted Thu Dec 9 08:02:57 2010 by Anna
Do it yourself chicken water heater
Posted Wed Dec 8 16:31:45 2010 by mark
Frozen chicken nipple prevention
Posted Tue Dec 7 16:44:13 2010 by mark
Frozen chicken water solution?
Posted Mon Dec 6 16:41:07 2010 by mark
Homegrown tomatoes for Thanksgiving
Posted Mon Nov 22 08:20:08 2010 by Anna
Hugelkultur problems
Posted Sat Nov 20 07:51:38 2010 by Anna
Buckwheat and oat cover crops as a mulch
Posted Tue Nov 16 08:38:12 2010 by Anna
Railroad tie structure notes
Posted Thu Nov 11 16:40:22 2010 by mark
Water tank pipe freeze prevention
Posted Tue Nov 9 16:13:49 2010 by mark
water tank anti-freeze box
Posted Mon Nov 8 17:00:42 2010 by mark
Disadvantages of exterior wood furnaces
Posted Mon Nov 8 12:00:29 2010 by Anna
Less successful experimental crops
Posted Thu Oct 28 07:00:28 2010 by Anna
Rosemary winter protection
Posted Tue Oct 26 08:17:40 2010 by Anna
How to grow pineapples in a pot
Posted Mon Oct 25 17:16:57 2010 by mark
How to thresh amaranth
Posted Sun Oct 24 07:00:26 2010 by Anna
Adjustable skylight shutter system
Posted Fri Oct 22 16:04:21 2010 by mark
Ice and Easy chicken water experiment
Posted Sun Oct 17 17:00:32 2010 by mark
Cutting buckwheat with a hedge trimmer
Posted Thu Oct 14 07:00:24 2010 by Anna
Chicken forest pasture experiment: Year 1
Posted Thu Oct 7 07:52:33 2010 by Anna
Home-propagated oyster mushroom spawn
Posted Wed Oct 6 08:01:27 2010 by Anna
Easy oyster mushroom stump propagation
Posted Tue Oct 5 15:36:42 2010 by mark
Insect farming information
Posted Sun Oct 3 16:47:37 2010 by mark
Autumn parsley planting
Posted Sat Oct 2 07:46:52 2010 by Anna
Straw bale garden mulch update
Posted Thu Sep 30 16:44:22 2010 by mark
Autumn cover crops
Posted Thu Sep 30 07:24:04 2010 by Anna
New and improved deer deterrent
Posted Wed Sep 29 16:36:22 2010 by mark
Dwarf Cavendish banana cultivation
Posted Tue Sep 28 07:35:18 2010 by Anna
4 dollar deer deterrent failure
Posted Mon Sep 27 16:54:57 2010 by mark
How to save Mexican sour gherkin seeds
Posted Mon Sep 27 08:28:39 2010 by Anna
Delay fall greens harvest for a winter crop
Posted Thu Sep 23 07:08:40 2010 by Anna
Tomato experiment conclusions
Posted Tue Sep 21 07:28:35 2010 by Anna
When to plant potato onions
Posted Mon Sep 20 08:01:02 2010 by Anna
Straw bale garden mulch experiment
Posted Tue Sep 14 15:43:43 2010 by mark
Swivel wheel shuffle
Posted Sat Sep 11 18:21:15 2010 by mark
Gray water cat
Posted Thu Sep 9 16:59:07 2010 by mark
King Stropharia identification
Posted Thu Sep 9 08:01:14 2010 by Anna
DIY Low budget GPS animal tracking
Posted Mon Aug 23 18:47:44 2010 by mark
Cinder block mini ford
Posted Sun Aug 22 17:45:40 2010 by mark
Harbor Freight review
Posted Wed Aug 18 16:25:20 2010 by mark
Gate operator chicken coop door closer
Posted Tue Aug 17 17:25:37 2010 by mark
Harvesting experimental beans
Posted Sat Aug 14 08:05:27 2010 by Anna
Accidental polyculture
Posted Thu Aug 5 07:06:14 2010 by Anna
Best low budget do it yourself creek crossing
Posted Tue Aug 3 21:35:11 2010 by mark
Buckwheat cover crop
Posted Thu Jul 29 07:59:50 2010 by Anna
Off road Festiva
Posted Wed Jul 28 16:28:35 2010 by mark
Experimental deer fence
Posted Tue Jul 27 16:43:32 2010 by mark
Bean and sesame update
Posted Sun Jul 25 07:57:59 2010 by Anna
Ripening tomatoes on the vine versus indoors
Posted Fri Jul 23 12:00:29 2010 by Anna
Broiler experiment conclusion
Posted Fri Jul 23 06:56:48 2010 by Anna
Pasture flock update
Posted Thu Jul 22 20:21:24 2010 by mark
Roof roosting prevention
Posted Wed Jul 21 17:38:27 2010 by mark
Plug and play versus DIY solar
Posted Tue Jul 20 07:01:40 2010 by Anna
Best do it yourself solar dryer design
Posted Sat Jul 17 16:29:43 2010 by mark
First tomato
Posted Thu Jul 15 07:42:55 2010 by Anna
Succession planting cucumbers and summer squash
Posted Tue Jul 13 07:18:03 2010 by Anna
Another Do it yourself cooling option
Posted Sun Jul 11 19:36:33 2010 by mark
Experimental beans
Posted Fri Jul 9 07:55:41 2010 by Anna
No-till cover crop
Posted Tue Jul 6 08:27:35 2010 by Anna
Automatic chicken waterer bucket failure
Posted Sun Jul 4 20:20:49 2010 by mark
How to gley a pond
Posted Sun Jul 4 08:37:39 2010 by Anna
New potatoes as seed potatoes
Posted Fri Jul 2 07:48:43 2010 by Anna
Double deep
Posted Wed Jun 30 07:22:55 2010 by Anna
Refrigerator root cellar update 2010
Posted Tue Jun 29 16:18:12 2010 by mark
Hugelkultur
Posted Mon Jun 28 07:35:38 2010 by Anna
Propagating kiwis from softwood cuttings
Posted Fri Jun 25 07:48:59 2010 by Anna
Soil moisture under cardboard mulch
Posted Thu Jun 17 06:26:49 2010 by Anna
Dark Cornish broilers
Posted Wed Jun 16 07:15:43 2010 by Anna
Squash vine borer control
Posted Fri Jun 11 07:05:53 2010 by Anna
Creek pumping electric notes
Posted Wed Jun 2 16:51:06 2010 by mark
Creek pumping update
Posted Tue Jun 1 16:10:59 2010 by mark
Flock Block failure
Posted Mon May 31 17:13:04 2010 by mark
Forest garden islands are easy
Posted Fri May 28 12:00:25 2010 by Anna
Seed stratification problems
Posted Thu May 27 12:00:31 2010 by Anna
Cardboard and comfrey mulches
Posted Wed May 26 12:00:29 2010 by Anna
Do-nothing grain progress report
Posted Tue May 25 12:00:29 2010 by Anna
Overwintering carrots and parsnips
Posted Mon May 24 12:00:11 2010 by Anna
Summer mulch conclusions
Posted Fri May 21 12:00:29 2010 by Anna
Sweet potato propagation
Posted Thu May 20 12:00:28 2010 by Anna
Queen excluder and drone debate
Posted Wed May 19 12:00:26 2010 by Anna
Tomato experiments
Posted Tue May 18 12:00:37 2010 by Anna
Brood hen success
Posted Mon May 17 12:00:31 2010 by Anna
Garden cart worm bin
Posted Fri May 14 15:37:52 2010 by mark
Do it yourself bathtub worm bin
Posted Thu May 13 16:33:53 2010 by mark
Electric chicken pasture nose wire
Posted Wed May 12 15:15:15 2010 by mark
Flock Block
Posted Wed May 5 19:08:03 2010 by mark
Elderberry leaf mulch
Posted Wed May 5 07:15:57 2010 by Anna
Summer mulch experiment
Posted Sun Apr 18 07:00:30 2010 by Anna
Frost effects on broccoli
Posted Tue Apr 13 07:52:10 2010 by Anna
Oats, amaranth, and quinoa
Posted Wed Mar 31 12:00:27 2010 by Anna
American do-nothing farming: Wheat and buckwheat
Posted Tue Mar 30 12:00:23 2010 by Anna
Home-grown Whole Grains
Posted Mon Mar 29 12:00:23 2010 by Anna
Biochar toilet concept
Posted Thu Mar 18 07:44:45 2010 by Anna
How to build a bio char composting toilet
Posted Wed Mar 17 15:59:23 2010 by mark
Five gallon bucket method
Posted Fri Mar 12 16:34:10 2010 by mark
Renting a wood chipper
Posted Mon Mar 8 07:01:39 2010 by Anna
Leaf mulch - One season later
Posted Fri Feb 19 08:07:33 2010 by Anna
Coldest automatic chicken waterer
Posted Fri Feb 5 16:25:58 2010 by mark
The last straw
Posted Fri Feb 5 12:00:17 2010 by Anna
What's new in the garden in 2010?
Posted Sat Jan 30 07:33:30 2010 by Anna
Can growing mushrooms be as easy as a worm bin?
Posted Fri Jan 15 12:00:06 2010 by Anna
Is amaranth a weed?
Posted Mon Jan 4 07:37:37 2010 by Anna
How to stratify and scarify seeds
Posted Wed Dec 9 07:57:32 2009 by Anna
Swale update
Posted Mon Dec 7 08:23:41 2009 by Anna
Refrigerator root cellar update
Posted Sat Dec 5 14:36:49 2009 by mark
Mushroom cultivation tip jar
Posted Sun Nov 29 16:36:49 2009 by mark
Mushroom farm secrets part 2
Posted Sat Nov 28 18:54:34 2009 by mark
Mushroom farm secrets
Posted Fri Nov 27 17:16:24 2009 by mark
Expanding the oyster mushrooms
Posted Fri Nov 27 08:56:57 2009 by Anna
Fridge root cellar video
Posted Mon Nov 23 08:23:55 2009 by Anna
Refrigerator root cellar vent protection
Posted Fri Nov 20 16:47:06 2009 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar door latch
Posted Thu Nov 19 17:19:15 2009 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar chimney cap
Posted Wed Nov 18 17:36:00 2009 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar placement
Posted Tue Nov 17 16:35:46 2009 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar chimney vent
Posted Mon Nov 16 16:25:31 2009 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar vent hole installation
Posted Sat Nov 14 17:01:51 2009 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar foundation
Posted Fri Nov 13 18:30:35 2009 by mark
How to convert a gas powered chipper to electric part 2
Posted Thu Nov 12 16:06:01 2009 by mark
How to convert a gas powered chipper to electric
Posted Wed Nov 11 17:03:11 2009 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar alternative
Posted Tue Nov 10 16:24:33 2009 by mark
Spiral root cellar
Posted Sat Nov 7 15:29:23 2009 by mark
Fallout shelter root cellar
Posted Thu Nov 5 16:56:51 2009 by mark
Refrigerator root cellar step 1...dig
Posted Tue Nov 3 17:41:13 2009 by mark
More mulching the garden beds
Posted Tue Nov 3 07:19:36 2009 by Anna
Propagating oyster mushrooms
Posted Mon Nov 2 07:09:41 2009 by Anna
Home made pumpkin face sculpture
Posted Sat Oct 31 15:30:41 2009 by mark
Nut pines for pine nuts
Posted Tue Oct 27 12:00:49 2009 by Anna
Foundation progress
Posted Thu Oct 22 18:26:35 2009 by mark
Leaves in chicken tractors
Posted Wed Oct 21 08:11:16 2009 by Anna
Mechanical deer deterrent failure
Posted Tue Oct 20 17:49:29 2009 by mark
Cedar post foundation experiment
Posted Mon Oct 19 16:41:45 2009 by mark
Blight resistant tomato
Posted Sun Oct 4 08:55:50 2009 by Anna
The harvest saga continues
Posted Wed Sep 30 07:30:28 2009 by Anna
Leaves as a soil amendment
Posted Tue Sep 22 12:00:31 2009 by Anna
Hive union results
Posted Fri Sep 11 15:07:19 2009 by Anna
Home made frame perch tool upgrade
Posted Wed Sep 9 18:09:27 2009 by mark
Home made deer deterrent upgrade
Posted Mon Sep 7 16:22:57 2009 by mark
Home made mechanical deer deterrent
Posted Sun Sep 6 18:02:42 2009 by mark
Deer drill deterrent down time
Posted Thu Sep 3 18:17:13 2009 by mark
Merging two hives
Posted Wed Sep 2 18:23:56 2009 by mark
Drill powered deer deterrent improvement
Posted Tue Sep 1 16:52:17 2009 by mark
New deer deterrent drive motor
Posted Wed Aug 26 18:35:28 2009 by Mark
Home made deer deterrent video montage
Posted Tue Aug 25 19:40:15 2009 by Mark
Home made bee hive frame perch
Posted Mon Aug 24 20:20:52 2009 by Mark
Home made frame perch tool update
Posted Mon Aug 24 20:17:52 2009 by mark
Homemade pet door
Posted Mon Aug 17 16:34:20 2009 by Mark
Sweet potato flowers
Posted Mon Aug 17 07:59:27 2009 by Anna
Brood coop part 2
Posted Fri Aug 14 19:58:23 2009 by Mark
A forest garden island
Posted Thu Aug 13 07:38:39 2009 by Anna
Homemade mechanical deer deterrent update
Posted Wed Aug 12 20:43:16 2009 by Mark
Diy micro hydro power
Posted Sun Aug 9 18:48:24 2009 by Mark
Alternative source of heat
Posted Thu Aug 6 18:29:21 2009 by Mark
Soil Acidification Results
Posted Wed Aug 5 07:59:01 2009 by Anna
Shield of noise
Posted Tue Aug 4 18:13:15 2009 by Mark
Diy solar powered refrigerator
Posted Sun Aug 2 20:43:26 2009 by Mark
Deer repellent machine#4
Posted Fri Jul 31 17:16:42 2009 by Mark
Best automatic chicken door design
Posted Tue Jul 28 17:39:45 2009 by Mark
Followup on no-till "cover crop"
Posted Thu Jul 23 07:37:12 2009 by Anna
Anti-deer machine #3
Posted Tue Jul 21 20:02:53 2009 by Mark
New and improved anti-deer contraption
Posted Sat Jul 18 18:06:11 2009 by Mark
New method of varroa mite control
Posted Fri Jul 17 07:56:26 2009 by Anna
Do it yourself deer repellant contraption
Posted Tue Jul 14 19:26:46 2009 by Mark
Experiments with no-till raised beds
Posted Tue Jul 14 07:29:27 2009 by Anna
Do it yourself motorized mechanical smasher
Posted Fri Jul 10 18:24:05 2009 by Mark
Experimental anti-deer machine update
Posted Thu Jul 9 18:59:19 2009 by Mark
Results of a late spring frost
Posted Tue Jul 7 08:03:30 2009 by Anna
More anti deer devices
Posted Sun Jul 5 18:49:24 2009 by Mark
Creek pumping
Posted Fri Jul 3 17:26:39 2009 by Mark
Ahead of the curve
Posted Thu Jul 2 17:43:28 2009 by Mark
Deer repellant experiment phase 3
Posted Sun Jun 28 20:44:38 2009 by Mark
Dirty little secret
Posted Tue Jun 23 07:40:54 2009 by Anna
Deer repellant part 2
Posted Sun Jun 21 17:48:00 2009 by Mark
Experimental deer repellant
Posted Wed Jun 17 18:02:38 2009 by Mark
Organic Japanese Beetle Control
Posted Wed Jun 17 07:53:54 2009 by Anna
Home made cooking oil
Posted Wed Jun 10 18:56:03 2009 by Mark
Make your own sweet potato sugar
Posted Tue May 12 19:53:01 2009 by Mark
Foundationless Frame Results
Posted Mon May 11 07:17:53 2009 by Anna
Bee package install-the video
Posted Fri May 8 20:53:02 2009 by Mark
Raising meal worms for chicken feed
Posted Mon May 4 17:41:22 2009 by Mark
Peach update
Posted Wed Apr 29 06:39:59 2009 by Anna
Dry land fish
Posted Wed Apr 15 09:13:05 2009 by Anna
Robot Gardener
Posted Sat Apr 4 06:32:20 2009 by Mark
Pine logs for blueberries
Posted Thu Mar 19 08:53:32 2009 by Anna
Spring Garden Catchup
Posted Wed Mar 18 08:27:10 2009 by Anna
Introducing the blueberries
Posted Sun Mar 15 10:44:45 2009 by Anna
Planning a forest garden, part 5
Posted Fri Mar 6 13:34:20 2009 by Anna
Planning a forest garden, part 4
Posted Thu Mar 5 12:23:14 2009 by Anna
Adding wood chips to the sheet mulch
Posted Thu Mar 5 07:24:52 2009 by Anna
Super splitter repair 3.0
Posted Wed Mar 4 20:07:15 2009 by Mark
Planning a forest garden, part 3
Posted Wed Mar 4 11:52:34 2009 by Anna
Planning a forest garden, part 2
Posted Tue Mar 3 11:26:30 2009 by Anna
Planning a forest garden, part 1
Posted Mon Mar 2 10:27:25 2009 by Anna
Preparing Garden Beds
Posted Fri Feb 27 08:36:11 2009 by Anna
Sycamore mushroom logs
Posted Mon Feb 9 18:33:54 2009 by Mark
Forest garden experiment
Posted Mon Feb 9 07:46:08 2009 by Anna
Seven windows
Posted Sun Feb 8 19:03:49 2009 by Mark
Make electricity from fire
Posted Sun Jan 18 15:49:33 2009 by Mark
Mystic Marine electric winch
Posted Fri Jan 16 18:27:31 2009 by Mark
Blueberries and mud
Posted Mon Jan 5 08:48:18 2009 by Anna
Supersplitter repair update
Posted Fri Dec 5 20:41:55 2008 by Mark
Supersplitter handle fix update
Posted Wed Dec 3 10:12:26 2008 by Mark
Supersplitter handle fix
Posted Mon Dec 1 18:06:12 2008 by Mark
Winter Chicken Waterers
Posted Sat Nov 29 11:41:07 2008 by Anna
A crock of water
Posted Wed Nov 26 20:06:04 2008 by Mark
Pinto bean sprout results
Posted Thu Nov 13 18:11:21 2008 by Mark
update on pinto bean sprout experiment
Posted Thu Nov 6 19:14:27 2008 by Mark
Pinto Bean Explosion
Posted Sat Nov 1 17:03:56 2008 by Mark
Pinto bean sprout experiment day 1
Posted Thu Oct 30 21:11:59 2008 by Mark


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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hey anna, where are your post planning a forest garden 1, 2 and 3. ;) i can only read 4 and 5. i am doing a design for school...
Comment by camelia Fri May 8 17:35:54 2009
If you type in "forest garden" in the search box, they'll all come up. I'd love to hear more about your project!
Comment by anna Sat May 9 08:20:43 2009





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