Small Spring Projects
SPring at the new place
Seeds Arrive 2012!
Building a Solar Furnace for our Greenhouse
We got flooded out from Hurricane Irene in NY and have ended up in Prairie Home, Missouri. We are renting a place on 144 acres in this very small town. We have big plans, new friends and a large number of things working for this season. Look for many more chickens, and some Guineas throughout the spring and many more episodes in the works as we learn to live a more natural life on a lot less money!
As human beings, the most important basic necessity is food. The best thing we can leave for our grandchildren is the knowledge and ability to provide that for themselves and their families. The move to locally grown produce has increased and I predict will continue to increase as gas prices make transporting food much more expensive. Let us not forget that our system of industrial farming can't possibly keep up forever. Eventually no matter what we do, one day all people will realize that WE CAN'T EAT MONEY.
So this is going to be our journey to providing not only for our family, but for the future generations of our family. I don't know anything about how to do any of this. I have an awful lot to learn, but it's not impossible. We want to be able to grow, raise and provide enough food for our family. And that family is Nanny, our 92-year-old great grandmother, Grammy and Grandpa, Mommy, Sede (Daddy) and Sprout. The idea is while we're all playing in the dirt, our daughter will also learn how to grow food and raise animals to sustain her family, and will be able to teach her children to do the same.
We always made mud pies when we were kids. My mom would let us play in the "Diggin' Hole" in the yard. It was literally a place in the yard where it was just mud. We were allowed to take the hose out there in the summer and we'd just cover ourselves. I also like the idea of Mud Pies because essentially we're creating food out of dirt. It's the way nature intended.
I'm no expert by any means. I'm a graphic designer. But I feel it's important for us to learn this skill for the good of our family. Where do I even start? I guess it's right here. I picked a name, started the idea rolling and it's time to sit back and see where this takes us! It's going to be a wild ride!!
Check out our first video!