This is mostly a garden update but also a short post about potting up some small coffee, and citrus starts.
Wyoming is a tough place to grow anything, but I was determined, and now I have figs. I started Lattarula fig cuttings last year, and a Petite Negri fig cuttings 3 years ago. Both varieties are producing fruit this year! Sure I had to grow them under lights through winter in a warm-ish loft, and […]
The coffee plants are flowering! Most of them are mature enough to flower and fruit, but with the Southern California weather being as hot and dry as it has been this summer, I didn’t think they would.
We lost a chicken this spring, and replaced it with two chicks mid summer so that we can maintain a regular production of eggs. Well the chicks started laying, and at almost exactly 16 weeks. Check out Rosa’s first egg! She’s stoked too. She kept checking it out. We recently renovated the coop, and there […]
I lost my dog and best friend Luna to cancer on Saturday October 22 2016. She was an important part of my everyday life, and I’m sort of devastated.
A small addition to the flock this summer required just a little more space in the chicken coop. So a remodel was needed. The coop has the same look and feel, but is bigger with even more ease of access. I managed to recycled nearly all of the old coop materials, and only use a limited amount of new materials.
I did a major remodel on the quail coop. Its more functional, with a run that houses food and water, so that the coop stays cleaner and fresher smelling. And yes, it looks even more like a child’s doll house now.
For the rabbit stew, I wanted a tomato wine base like a chilindron or a cioppino, and a chile pepper base like a posole. Because I ‘stole’, different concepts to make the dish, but they all had pepper in it, its called Chiladrona. LAdrona means thief in Spanish.
Dandelion Burdock Beer was originally a brew made from lightly fermented root extracts. Nowadays its an overly sweet soda. I decided I’d take a first stab at brewing a more authentic one.
The antelope finally made it onto the wall. During a recent internet outage, I took a short break from work and made an easy and professional looking DIY skull mounting bracket for the antelope skull.
An easy and successful method for starting figs from cuttings. One hundred percent success rate rooting Lattarula Fig cuttings in coco fiber, using this simple technique.
Hate guns? Well before you completely tune me out, please consider what I am saying. What I am talking about is a smaller caliber rifle for hunting small game, like rabbits or small birds. Something that will provide sustenance for when the grocery store shelves are empty. I am not talking about a battle ready […]
I’m not a fearmonger, and I don’t think the world is ending tomorrow, but sometimes shit happens. In the hours, days, and weeks after a natural disaster, like the flooding in New Orleans, or the Icelandic volcanic eruptions in 2010 that shut down air traffic over Europe, fear and chaos ensued over the scarcity of […]
We raise our coturnix quail in WY. The temperatures from mid summer to mid winter range from 90+ degrees to -25 Fahrenheit, and the wind during different parts of the year can be 50+ mph. This requires a flexible coop. One that is as good in summer as it is in winter. With the weather […]
Sprouts are a low maintenance way to get fresh greens and great nutrition, without losing your hard work to winter weather. By sprouting at home, you aren’t limited to the often overpriced sprout selections on store shelves