Hugelkulture

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So, yesterday I planted some plants around my hugelkulture but found that when we added the compost on top of the chips much of it has been washed down into the chips by the rain.

Hugelkulture 2016-11-28T00:38:10+00:00

Zone 1

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  We have an area just out our front door and the right that is fenced in which we call zone 1.  We grow greens in these beds.  The only problem I have is that

Zone 1 2016-11-28T00:38:12+00:00

Our Blue Apron Meal!

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I got our first box from Blue Apron, which comes on Fridays!  We got three meals for two and our first order was $20.  It is normally $60.  We rarely go out to eat because

Our Blue Apron Meal! 2016-11-28T00:38:18+00:00

Hugelkulture is finished!

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I am very excited about planting a fall garden this coming weekend!  My hugelkulture beds are finally finished today!  They are ready for me to plant.  We will also be getting our patio put in

Hugelkulture is finished! 2016-11-28T00:38:18+00:00

Feeding oneself

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Our goal starting this fall is to feed ourselves at least 50% or more of our daily diet.  So far we have not been doing this.  Like everyone, time is the biggest factor.  Another issue

Feeding oneself 2016-09-13T12:06:43+00:00

After planting oats that first winter!

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I did not have any experience farming. I had only grown small garden plots for the 25 years before coming to Collinsville. I would plant anything I could plant on any small piece of ground

After planting oats that first winter! 2016-11-28T00:38:21+00:00

Frustration!

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Frannie Koe Dec 12, 2015 I bought my property the very same month I developed symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. They actually may be related because often times stressful situations can set off the disease process.

Frustration! 2016-11-28T00:38:21+00:00

My first years here on my dream farm!!

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Frannie Koe So, what did I do first?? I had read Ruth Stout's book, No Work Garden, or something along those lines! I had actually read it many years ago when I was about 18

My first years here on my dream farm!! 2016-11-28T00:38:22+00:00

The beginning or the beginning!

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The beginning or the beginning! Frannie Koe So when is the beginning of any story? I have decided to only write about or start my blog here from the time I found this piece of

The beginning or the beginning! 2016-11-28T00:38:23+00:00

My very first blog post!!

2016-11-28T00:38:23+00:00

Frannie Koe Blog posts are the place to tell our/your story. We do not have a way to add blog posts by everyone on this page yet but if enough want to do this we

My very first blog post!! 2016-11-28T00:38:23+00:00