Weeding With Rabbits

In the past few months I’ve been traveling a bunch and in my absence the yard has gotten away from me. I hate weeding. It sucks and is a battle you can never win. The one upside however is that I really enjoy feeding weeds to my animals. They enjoy it, it’s nutritious, and it…

Dream Big, Work Smart – We Got Our Farm

Up until this point I’ve felt rather constricted as to what I could do on my property. Being an Urban Farmer kinda blows… space is at a premium, you always have to tread lightly so the neighbors don’t bitch about what you’re doing, and it is difficult to store useful materials without looking like you…

Cloning Plants in My Kitchen

On 3/27/2014 I began a plant cloning experiment. I purchased a kit from Carol Stiff who runs http://www.kitchenculturekit.com/ Carol spoke briefly during one of my Master Gardener classes about the benefits of cloning plants and I was intrigued. I am attempting to clone a variety of my more exotic indoor plants/trees as well as some…

Using a Fodder System to Feed Chickens and Rabbits

While we supplement their diet with our leftover food scraps, the animals at the farm still eat a lot of store bought feed. In an attempt to become more sustainable and save money, I’ve been experimenting with a fodder system (which is basically another way of saying sprouting wheat seeds). Sprouts are supposed to be…

We Are Officially Goat Owners

  Julie had been researching Kiko goats for a while now and finally wanted to start our own breeding operation. She took all of the initiative on this project while I took the backseat role. She lined up our first goat purchase months ago and now that the weather cleared up we could get up…

Our Initial Attempt to Purchase Land for a Permaculture Farm

This past weekend, the lady and I were out in rural Washington scouting some properties we had found online. We were so excited that our dream was so close to becoming reality! Unfortunately there were some major obstacles with the property. Water access in the area was limited to drilling a well into the side…