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Daikon Radishes

Yesterday, the weather was calling for our coldest temp so far (23F), so I thought it would be a good time to harvest some of our daikon radishes that are growing in the garden.   I had not expected this … Continue reading

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Homestead Construction #7 – Nice and Dry – The Roof is Finished

It took a bit longer than expected, but the homestead roof is finished. Our goal was to get the roof on and everything dry by the end of October, so we made our goal! Once the walls were completed, the … Continue reading

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Homestead Construction #5 – Foundation Complete!

We have wrapped up the foundation part of the construction this week. It’s only taken a few weeks, but it seems like it was a lot longer! Once the minor plumbing issues were resolved, it was just time to wait … Continue reading

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Water chestnuts – June Update

The water chestnuts are still growing! I have not had a chance to set up their grow-basket in the 12′ round pool, but with the help of my 3 boys a couple weekends ago, I was able to set up … Continue reading

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hugelkultur beds, part I

The climate in our area of southern Oregon provides quite a bit of rain in the winter and spring (~30 inches on average), but is bone-dry during the summer and early to mid fall time frame.  This means we need … Continue reading

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Welcome!

  Welcome!  This blog is aimed to document our progress as we begin to interact with our new property in Southwestern Oregon and eventually build our home.  Our vision is to utilize a permaculture approach to create a safe, peaceful … Continue reading

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