permaculture

Gearing Up the Greenhouse

This winter we’ve been working on a project that I believe would not only make 2017 awesome in terms of simplifying our lives, but would also be a cool project to share here. Since we knew were going to sell our townhouse and get another place, we carefully spent time defining what we really needed [...]

Last week I had my cousin over for lunch. It was the first time they’ve been to our new place here. We grilled some hamburgers and relaxed outside. While eating they noticed our rain barrel and asked about it. Why Rain Barrels Rock Having a rain barrel can be a smart move for the environment [...]

We have some big plans for our yard and lots of projects on our to-do list, but the foundation for all of them is pretty much the same – fix our soil. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you’ve already seen what we’re dealing with. We have lots of sandy dirt toward the [...]

As we continue our yard projects, I realize we’re embracing permaculture as we’re building up the garden and general layout. What’s Permaculture? It’s difficult to summarize, but I see it as a design process that attempts to mimic nature and build around systems instead of just looking at individual components. It’s usually associated with yard/garden design, but [...]

Looking for ways to make your yard more beautiful and productive without spending a ton of money? Here’s how you can start a compost pile that is easy to maintain.  Creating a beautiful and productive garden and yard can be as expensive or time intensive as you afford. You can go to the store and [...]