If we avid gardeners were to be brutally honest with ourselves, we would all probably have to admit that we spend way too much money on seeds. There are always new and exciting varieties to try, and we want to have some extra seeds on hand just in case, and sometimes we get carried away […]
Most gardeners probably already know the basic tenet of garden crop rotations: Do not plant the same vegetable in the same place two years in row. The reason we observe this tenet is threefold: To avoid building up diseases in the soil. To hopefully make conditions less than ideal for insect pests. To avoid depleting […]
Management-intensive grazing (MiG) is a systems approach to keeping grazing animals of all kinds on pasture.
This is not a post about recycling—at least not the type that involves saving up plastic bottles for the local recycling center. This type of recycling is quite a bit more interesting because it seriously challenges your creativity.
In nature, everything is part of everything else. Cycles and systems are all inextricably linked together to form a whole environment. Microscopic organisms are just as important in their place as larger living creatures. The solar cycle and the water cycle interact, and both plants and animals are necessary to the food chain. The rest […]
Small streams quickly add up to a reasonable living. Furthermore, if a catastrophe strikes one source of income, chances are there will still be others.
Experts usually agree that soaker hoses can reduce the amount of water wasted in the garden. The question is, are they worth your money? The answer will vary.
By living debt-free you may have to settle for less at first, but at least your resources will be your own until you can save for better.