This year more than any other we’ve have started plating fruit trees. I regret not beginning to plant fruit trees when we first moved to this property in 2003, as the saying goes “Today is the the next best time to plant a Tree. We hope plant at least one perhaps two trees every fortnight… Continue reading Planting Fruit Trees 2020
Preparing you own food (where possible)
Avocado, Bannana, Blue Berries, Lime, Passion Fruit and Paw Paw,
So if I have an aspiration for 2017 it’s to plant Avocado, Bannana, Blue Berries, Lime, Passion Fruit and Paw Paw, at Havilah House. There is a particular variety of lime that Steve Childs told me about which I would like to get. As for the passionfruit I have started planting these in 2017, and have… Continue reading Avocado, Bannana, Blue Berries, Lime, Passion Fruit and Paw Paw,
Bread: Making our own products one at at time.
When I look at the ingredients list on a loaf of bread in my local superstore, I can’t believe that all of these ingredients listed on the label, are there just for my benefit. I think that most of this incomprehensible long list is there to ease the manufacturing process, or to prolong the shelf… Continue reading Bread: Making our own products one at at time.
Growing Power: Will Allen’s Urban Farm
We wanted to grow our own vegetables, but life in the US is very busy, nobody has much spare time, certainly not time enough to chat about their backyard operations or even if they have one ( very unlikely). My local library has tons of books about gardening and veggie growing but it is really… Continue reading Growing Power: Will Allen’s Urban Farm
Can you really live off 1.5 acres? The Market Gardner: Jean-Martin Fortier
We thought that this year we would make the effort and attend the Mother Earth News Fair of 2015, on the 8th & 9th of August in West Bend, Wisconsin. (we currently subscribe to the magazine Mother Earth News http://www.motherearthnews.com) One of the people that I wanted to see was Jean-Martin Fortier. He is a chap… Continue reading Can you really live off 1.5 acres? The Market Gardner: Jean-Martin Fortier