Temperatures are dropping daily and the daylight hours seem like they will never come back. Being chased inside by the cold is always the harsh wakeup call that fall is here and winter is just around corner. Spring seems like an eternity away but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about it. Continue reading
What are you up to this weekend? Going to the forest this weekend is FREE!
Celebrating the great outdoors is a great option since this Saturday, June 11th is National Get Outdoors Day. In honor of the event, the U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at day-use recreation sites in Washington and Oregon. Continue reading
Chirp Chirp! The sounds of spring! We are in the first year of starting a small farm, so we haven’t been as active here as we’d like to be. Our farm planning has taken up lots of time and it’s finally time to put those ideas into action! One of the first things we did this season was start our flock of chickens—we purchased more than 20 baby chicks and they are so cute! Continue reading
Plants are always looking out for us. Like an army of silent team mates, plants provide countless benefits. So if plants always have our backs, we should look out for theirs. Growing more plants of different verities only stacks the benefits plants provide us. Here are a few reasons to cover your property with as many plants as possible: Continue reading
Crunchy autumn leaves aren’t just fun to jump in, but they are also great to look at! From awesome art projects to hearing them crackle as you step on them, I have always loved this unique part of autumn. Here are some of the best, most beautiful leaves I found this year. Continue reading
Silver Bells is a great addition to your home garden. It produces sweetly scented flowers, large long leaves, and edible fruit pods. This vine can grow up to 20’ tall and 10’ wide. This rapidly growing vine is a site to see. It grows so fast, that it is considered an invasive species in some areas of the world. We’ll go over proper care and treatment of Silver Bells so it doesn’t get out of control. Continue reading
After taking a jaunt around the farm to see how it was handling fall weather, I lucked out! I found not one, not two, but THREE four-leafed clovers on the ground.
How lucky! Continue reading
This summer at the farm, I got to enjoy thousands of sunflower blossoms. From flowers the size of dinner plates to ones with bright and unique colors, here are some of the best blooms of the year. Continue reading
Pioneering space exploration comes with all sorts of challenges. As we push the limits of space exploration we also push the limits of the humanity. Longer and deeper space travel will take more resources for a longer period of time. With limited space available on the spacecraft, astronauts need to find the most efficient way to grow plants to sustain them on their long journey. Continue reading
An old Chinese proverb says: “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime”. But by learning aquaponics, the ability to feed an entire community a plethora of vegetables and fish products becomes possible. You’ll be able to feed a whole city. Continue reading