Archive for the ‘On The Homestead’ Category

This is a follow up to my blog post from July 4th 2013 where I went over a new conduit quail cage I built using EMT. That page gets a lot of traffic and recently I was asked to cut loose with a bit more details., so here goes…  It all began when I was […] Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS As we head toward self sufficiency we might just stumble through the forest of government entanglement, shadows and obstacles to find ourselves finally reaching the edge, staring into the field that is freedom. Having lived most of our lives in the shelter of […]

Backyard Pics April 2016

Posted: 17th April 2016 by Joe Prepper in On The Homestead, Orchard, Permaculture
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I took a few pics around the place today.  Every time I take a walk around the property I see new and exciting things. Here are a few of the things going on around here. The first thing I noticed was my Raja Puri Banana had bloomed and was forming clusters of fruit! I hope […] Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Join me today as I talk about one of my favorite homesteading activities, keeping backyard quail. I discuss my venture into keep Japanese Coturnix quail, the Texas A&M variety, and why I think anyone who wants to become more self sufficient by producing […]

Spring is here and not a moment too soon. Even with the mild winter we had, the longer days and green trees are a welcomed sight. We had a really good peach set this year, so my fingers are crossed for a good harvest.The Rabbiteye blueberry is covered in berries. I need to thin the […] Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Yes, it’s time for the annual Plantapolooza plant sale. If you listened in to my adventures last year, you know I am passionate about this once a year event. I get mentally and physically prepared for a chance to get my paws on […] Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Spring is on the way and we have been busy on the homestead. Join me as I discuss the day to day happenings around here the 1st week of March. Repotting heirloom tomato seedlings, and started more pepper plants and support species like […] Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS :Today I talk about the Top 10 things to consider when setting up a homestead. There are so many possibilities and personal needs to think about when designing your property layou that it would take a series of books to discuss them all. […]

Seed Starting : Winter 2016

Posted: 28th February 2016 by Joe Prepper in On The Homestead, Permaculture
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         Pepper and Tomato Seedlings           We started the tomato seedlings in soil plugs this time. I was sceptical at first, but they worked fine. I plan on setting up an actual seed starting area at some point this year, but for now I’ve got some 4 foot shop lights sitting on bricks.You […]

Muscadine wine and the southeast go together like potatoes and Idaho. Several generations back pretty much everyone around here grew Scuppernongs (bronze) grapes. When I was growing up many “old timers” still kept them religiously and they were known to provide homemade wine to their neighbors.  This tended to be much more acceptable that shinny […]