Summer Underway!

For a few weeks, I was convinced that all the effort we put into our gardens would amount to nothing this year. The month of May was hot. Too hot, for Indiana. Despite the added water retention from sheet mulching, and employing hugulkultur, our gardens struggled to get moving. The relentless heat combined with a […]

I Found My Thrill

No need to elaborate on the satisfaction that results from seeing a plan come together. I was surprised it only took one truck load of mulch to cover it. And even more surprised when I dug holes to plant the blueberry bushes. The soil was still as dark and rich as it was the day we created the swale.

Back to Basics

To sate my need to sit next to a fire I set our chiminea out, grabbed my hatchet and a bucket, then went to work. The fire wasn’t needed, it was warm out; a brisk 45 degrees or so. But if I was going to channel my inner Ron Swanson I figured what the hell.

Zen and the Art of Tree House Building

It began as an obsession. You see, I have a way of diving into things until I’ve learned everything I think that I can, and then I’m satisfied. So, when I decided I wanted to build a tree house (instead of wasting money on one of those pre-fab things) it was all too easy for […]