"I found the pasture management stuff surprisingly technical. And a little dull. I think my eyes glazed over a bit, but possibly 'cause it doesn't apply much to my situation. I just read the e-book on pastured chickens and…"
"Ahhhh. Affirmation. Thank you. I needed that. i.e. the tree planting/grass and the pruning thing. I vaguely thought those things but I needed someone else to firm it up. We got a little reprieve on the trees,…"
"I have had a blast this week watching the water run all over my property. I slogged out there on Wednesday and started digging mini-swales in my landscape beds to stop the water from running out and forming gullies and washing so much soil…"
"I had similar feelings when I started this chapter: finally, he's talking to me!
The house design stuff was interesting for me in that my house is 130+ years old. I don't believe the insulation is all that great any…"
"I love ketchup.
I started reading Bryce's article and am really enjoying it. My reading list just keeps getting longer! And it's finally warming up here, so I'm getting started on outside tasks and how am I…"
"I found this chapter to be enjoyable (and not so intense!).
My parents built a new house about 5 years ago on a site that had been a pasture for years and years, then was left to become very overgrown. When they were ready to build,…"
"Seems a little late for the industry to redirect itself away from its current path, doesn't it? Big Ag just gained another foothold in the latest continuing resolution budget spending bill. We small-timers are just about the only…"
"I'll try to finish this afternoon.
I'm thinking about my asparagus. All the top growth from last season is out there and I usually cut 'em down & throw in the compost bins. But now I'll try to chop 'em…"
"I have not finished it yet either. Do you want to pick a discussion day?
I struggle with perennial choices in my veggie garden, hence the straw mulch. But I am going to try polyculture in one of my large beds and I'm considering utilizing some…"
"Crap! The last time I checked the board was early last week so I just spotted this now. I'm so sorry.
Anyhow, parts of this chapter made my eyes glaze over, I admit. You may be a bit more excited about it than I was.…"
Hi, Jennifer. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, too, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). I’m so glad you made your way back to us—and just in time to join Perma-Curious! Seems like that group is going to be a fabulous, if serious, undertaking. Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home! And please drink a Capital for me! After more than a decade in Chicago, I moved to New England earlier this year, and while I love it here, I do miss all of my Midwest beers!