There's an apparently abandoned bee village on the edge of the tree-enclosed clearing just beyond the main field (the clearing is past the fence, covered in snow, in this pic). There is a backstory here, still to be fully figured out, but the basic fact of the moment is a … [Read more...] about Abandoned bee village
Winters on the tiny farm have always been a time for research and a bit of book learning. My first two seasons were crazy for reading, especially the winter before Year 1, when I had four months to pick up enough, from zero knowledge, using books and the Net, to map out the … [Read more...] about Hitting the books: Composting!
This is my winter desk. It's the same year-round, but for most of the year, the warmer, outdoors part, it's just a chair in front of a computer where I pop in to check stuff. In the winter, it becomes a mildly monkish workstation, a place to be a bit of a modern DIY scholar and … [Read more...] about Winter farm desk
This is about a quarter of my farming bookshelf. I get a ton of info from the Web, particularly in winter when I have more time to cruise around online, but books I'm still most fond of. Let's see what we have... For one-stop shopping, you could take Rodale's Garden Problem … [Read more...] about Tiny Farm Bookshelf, Part 1