Avery: This year we got a fantastic harvest of Sour Orange, also known as Seville Orange. The fruit itself tastes far more like a lemon, perhaps just a touch sweeter than a regular lemon. As you might imagine it is best used as a lemonade or used in some kind of desert or made into marmalade.Continue reading Make a Walking Stick from your own Backyard
Kai: A sneak peek at Jack’s Christmas presents! 😆Continue reading Do it yourself Parrot Toys
Kai: New baby chicks!Continue reading December Babies
Kai: Once upon a time, I had not seen a turtle in five years.
That all changed this year, when we started seeing turtles (both dead and alive), in our urban neighborhood. We, and several neighbors now have turtles living in our yards – some say they’ve had them for years, but we had not seen one until November of last year, when I was then inspired to do more reptile research.
Invisible helpers are everywhere in the soil, air, and water. We actually depend on healthy microbes for our very existence. When you build a natural system for composting raw materials into nutrients for growing food, you have given life back to the garden’s environment by adding living top soil, which ideally should be full of beneficial fungus, bacteria, and other decomposers. These Invisible warriors help keep roots protected from harmful invaders, and add probiotics to the food you grow.Continue reading Invisible Helpers
What is our homestead like in the Winter?
Winter is Mother Nature’s vacation. Many plants and animals slow down and rest after the productive Spring and long hot Summer.
Native Plant Society volunteer Duane Tant showcases multiple native plants at Bruce Beach Pensacola, their uses and importance for tree planting projects and habitat reclamation. (More videos below)Continue reading Pensacola Native Plant Spotlight W/ Duane Tant
Had a great weekend recently at Creek Fest, A Native American flute and Pow Wow festival, taking place November 19-20th 2022 in Milton Florida. Wonderful vendors, music, dance, and Native American arts and culture.Continue reading Creek Fest – Native American Pow Wow 2022
Kai: So this is the baby pigeon we posted a few weeks ago! She (Or he), is a little over 30 days old now, and is completely weaned. She’d be a roller/racer cross, Dad being the roller pigeon, and the Mom being a racer.Continue reading How fast they grow! Pigeon Update.
Kai: What is it like to homestead? Well, here’s the truth: Homesteading is admittedly not for the faint of heart – not to say that we aren’t in certain areas of this lifestyle, but I think it’s important to come clean about it. It can be a lot of work, requiring spur of the moment changes, working in the bad weather, learning basic survival skills and much more.Continue reading What is it like to Homestead?