This forest garden area will be filled with edible berry bushes in the future, I hope :)
Chop Wood Carry Water Plant Seeds is a blog about Self-Sufficient Homesteading. How can we live by creating a sustainable bio-diverse world, instead of by consuming and destroying the only one we have? What kind of teaching have you got if you exclude nature?
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
So far the structure is up and the roof is on. I am using reused planks.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I have two large patches of Jerusalem Artichokes which are withering. I have cut them down with scythe
I ran the stalks thorough the garden shredder before placing onto the compost pile to speed up decomposition. I have coppiced many small Alder trees and now they are sending out new shots. Alder is a very good at fixing Nitrogen so I will make sure to cut them all down together with leaves and run them through the shredder. I have need for lots of compost soil and I better make that happen :)
Saturday, October 11, 2014
I have planted Sarpo Mira potatoes in 2x2 meter raised bed and I did plant them very close to each other. But this didn't cause any issues and they once again (3rd year) didn't get any blight problems :) Truly this sort is blight resistant!
These will be used for planting next year in our large kitchen garden.
Lots of potatoes from a 2 square meters raised bed :)
Friday, October 10, 2014
We have sown white clover and grasses on 1 hectare for our sheep and bees. They are growing very well. This is the south side of our small forest.
and this is the west side of our forest. To the right you can see a long row of well established Willow
Some of the clover has started to bloom already :)
We will get the sheep in January or February. I must start building a sheep shed soon and fixing the electricity fence.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
They don't want people capable of critical thinking but obedient sheep who follow the orders