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?
Tag Archives: Permaculture
What does that mean… Permaculture?
Kai: So what is permaculture all about?Continue reading What does that mean… Permaculture?
A Permaculture Fish System
Kai: When I first started breeding goldfish, I knew I wanted to do it in the most permaculture fashion I possibly could. This led me to challenge myself – no filters, no chemicals, no prepackaged fish food. To overcome the commercial ways, I partition the ponds often, and use an ecosystem strategy to keep them clean. When I partition water, it is used to water the garden instead of just getting dumped. It might be odd to say, but I did treat some ill fish naturally, and as for food, I used a Japanese method used for koi – feed from the garden! Meaning fruits, veggies, eggs and garden pests! This all worked well, but there were two things that I could not wrap my head around in the beginning. The first, was when fish would leap out of the ponds and kill themselves. The other, is when I put fry in seemingly “safe” crystal clear water, which caused them to perish. These were conundrums that first year.Continue reading A Permaculture Fish System
Kai: Homesteading, permaculture, whatever you call it in which you are doing, requires more than just reading about it. All skill sets eventually force you to go gain the experience. Which is where we must face failure, trial-and-error, and the unexpected.Continue reading Learning Experience
Homesteading is more than you think
Kai: When one hears the term “homesteading”, they might think of farm animals and rows of crops. But it is much more than just growing food and raising livestock. Homesteading includes everything that comes with it. We’ve met some homesteaders that could be considered serious business men, but also talented craftsmen.Continue reading Homesteading is more than you think
Gulf Coast Homesteaders Meet-Up 2022
On Oct 28 & 29th, the 2nd annual Gulf Coast Homesteaders Meet-Up event took place in Milton Florida. Hosted by Hidden Oaks Homestead and Dusty Goat Homestead. A fantastic event that is surely to grow in the next few years! It was great to come out and get in touch with like-minded individuals and community! Hope to see you all next year!
How Water makes Permaculture Better
Kai: Water is an important feature in permaculture. Whether you are adding a pond, bird bath, rain barrel or other source to your yard, no matter how big or small, it enhances all aspects of the garden. Water attracts beneficial birds, insects, and reptiles, which eat many of the pests that would normally consume your garden.Continue reading How Water makes Permaculture Better
Do you know where your Food comes from?
It is a sad truth that many of us do not truly know where healthy food comes from.Continue reading Do you know where your Food comes from?
Earthworms and Soil Health
Soil development is all about composting.Continue reading Earthworms and Soil Health