End of Summer Sustainable Homesteading Update

This is an End of Summer Sustainable Homesteading Update showing the status of the garden and farm in Romney, WV.  This post includes updates on the sheet mulched garden, the drought, and harvesting grapes and apples. The Garden Earlier this year...

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Epi055 Great Escape Farms Podcast

This post covers Epi055 Great Escape Farms Podcast - The Week in Review, Troubleshooting NNT Trailer Wiring Issues, New Zealand White Clover – Another Permaculture Wonder Plant, and Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Volume 1 2nd Edition Book...

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Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Volume 1 2nd Edition Book Review

This post is a Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Volume 1 2nd Edition Book Review. I spent the last week reading, digesting, and learning new concepts in this 280-page rainwater-harvesting manual. The book is written by author Brad...

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New Zealand White Clover – Another Permaculture Wonder Plant

This post, New Zealand White Clover – Another Permaculture Wonder Plant, talks about the many aspects of this amazing plant. It has shallow roots to hold loose soil together, deep taproots to loosen soil down deep and create carbon...

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Troubleshooting NNT Trailer Wiring Issues

In this post I show you how I go about Troubleshooting NNT Trailer Wiring Issues, find the problems, and repair them. In most cases the problem is really not wiring, but poor connections by the lights themselves. But Wait…. Is...

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Epi054 Great Escape Farms Podcast

This post covers Epi054 Great Escape Farms Podcast - The Week in Review, Harvesting Elderberry, Propagating Aronia Viking, Free Mulch – Free Tree Trimmer Wood Chips.Great Escape Podcast is an audio version of the blog posts from Great Escape...

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Free Mulch – Free Tree Trimmer Wood Chips

This post talks about how to get free piles of wood chips also known as free mulch.  These are the chips from the tree companies when they are taking down a tree and mulching up the smaller branches and...

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Propagating Aronia Viking also called Viking Aronia

This video shows the process of Propagating Aronia Viking using softwood cuttings and a mist irrigation system. The process involves taking cuttings during the summer, dipping the cutting in rooting hormone, and putting the cutting into a soil that...

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Harvesting Elderberry

This Harvesting Elderberry post shows you how to harvest elderberries off of the bush and then how to remove the stems and green berries and then clean the berries.  We also go into labeling your bags before freezing.  There...

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Epi053 Great Escape Farms Podcast

This post covers Epi053 Great Escape Farms Podcast - The Week in Review, Trimming Comfrey for Mulch, Sheet Mulch Perennial Garden Update, WV Department of Agriculture Nursery Inspection.Great Escape Podcast is an audio version of the blog posts from...

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