Alongside our Rottweilers, we raise a number of plants and animals using Organic methods aimed at providing us with some self sustainability. Whether you just need a hobby or have vast conspiracies about food and government--farming is a good idea. Raise a few chickens and grow some tomatoes. It's exercise, it's entertaining, and you get a tan.
After much debate on how to organize all of our going-ons from up-cycled projects to animals to bugs to flowers to food, I finally settled on chronological! I tend to focus (intensely, way too much so) on 1 project for a short period of time and then move to another one. As such, each month below focusses on what I tried to stay focused on!
What We're Planting: The selection of Orchard and Vineyard varieties we chose and why for 2014. Including zone hardiness and chilling hours.
Starting Seeds: I'm way late on this year, but I think we will do okay! We went a little crazy on the wildflowers, and we threw some veggies in for good measure.
Sunflower Patch: Plus, many other flowers ideal for bees and butterflies. We'll extend our chicken run over the patch when the flowers are dried out this Fall!
Bees: We're becoming bonafide bee-keepers! I seriously could not be more excited about this adventure. Hiving our Nucs.
Bee Yard: Selecting the perfect spot for our bees, why we chose this spot, and how we're shaping it for our new ladies.