Archive for May, 2013

The New Shop….

Posted: 21st May 2013 by Joe Prepper in On The Homestead, Projects

We have a lot happening here on the hill, so updates to the Blog have been slow. One of the main things we did was bring in a pre-built 32′ shop. This will allow me to have a designated place to set up my Blogging PC  and also some new pod-casting equipment that I ordered.  […]

More Baby Quail.

Posted: 10th May 2013 by Joe Prepper in Animals, On The Homestead

  Our trio of White Texas A&M Coturnix are doing well and the two hens give us two eggs a day. I have them in a commercial rabbit cage for now, but I am trying to design/build a portable coop for them. I would really like to have something where they can open forage, but […]

Edible Forest plants I want to try in Zone 8b.

Posted: 1st May 2013 by Joe Prepper in Orchard, Permaculture

Our homestead is considered Coastal (Gulf of Mexico), on the northern edge of zone 8b. Teased with “so close” mild winters, I can’t help but dream of the tropical plants that are available to only those lucky enough to never see a frost. It doesn’t seem fair that it stays too warm to get a […]