Category Archives: Preparing the land

Fencing 

Sometimes it is better to hire out some projects to get forward motion. Trading dollars for time is something I always have trouble with. I could do this!  L is always pointing out, while I am not doing this something else is … Continue reading

Posted in Construction, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, Preparing the land | Tagged | 2 Comments

Anniversaries and Check Lists

Same old at the farm.  Combat the surface water. Check. We spread 1000 lbs of straw and hay on the septic field and eroding trenches paying the price for our late finish. I’ve dug one full swale with the tractor and … Continue reading

Posted in Construction, Farming, Homesteading, Preparing the land | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

The Septic System – Completed

Our friend J came out last Monday to install the drain field baffles and then backfill everything. I assumed all went well and picked up some seed on my way down Tuesday thinking I could get it spread on all … Continue reading

Posted in Construction, Farm Machines, Preparing the land, Uncategorized, Water Management | 6 Comments

Planning Days

After a crazy week and finalizing inspections it is time to circle back on lists and to-dos. While I am raring to get started on building the farm prep area out in the barn there are a multitude of little … Continue reading

Posted in Barn, Construction, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, Permaculture, Preparing the land | Tagged , | 8 Comments

The Cistern Garden

Remember the old grain bin we upcycled as an underground cistern? We haven’t done much with it yet but we do have plans to make it an attractive water feature in addition to storing 6000 gallons of barn roof runoff … Continue reading

Posted in Compost, Crops, Gardening, Preparing the land | Leave a comment

The Septic System – A Pictorial

 

Posted in Construction, Preparing the land | Tagged | 2 Comments

The Mud, the Blood, and the Tears

Another weekend, and more messing with trenches. Someday, some sweet day I will spend my time in the topsoil and not 3 feet deep in the clay. Not yet though. After making the decision to run power from the street … Continue reading

Posted in Barn, Construction, Preparing the land | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments