Chickens are the perfect match for any homestead. Besides the hours of entertainment they provide and the nutritious eggs they lay for your family, there are many other reasons why chickens play an important role in any homestead. Below we discuss some examples of the functions chickens provide in the lifecycle of your homestead. Pest … Continue reading Chickens rule the roost on Homesteads
Huachuma - San Pedro, is known for and has a history of medicinal and shamanic use - huachumeros a male shaman or Huachureras a female shaman. (try to pronounce huachureras correctly and really quickly 10 times in a row!) The plant is native to the Andes mountains especially around the regions of Ecuador, Peru and … Continue reading San or Saint…Pedro?
What I notice most about these flowers, are how hardy they are. They have surprised me by growing almost wherever I have planted them. What surprised me even more, was that I thought they were Geraniums! and that most of these species are indigenous to South Africa. They are found mainly along the east and west coasts … Continue reading The Pelargonium Brief
VEGAN... The word on its own can on most occasions turn into a heated debate even amongst friends. The fact of the matter is, the meat industry is not sustainable. For those of you who consider bacon a vegetable, this may not be an easy crackling to swallow. And we as the human population on this planet, have … Continue reading TO MEAT OR TO EAT?
Beekeeping Tips for Beginners Beekeeping requires a lot of learning and advice from experienced beekeepers in order to grow your colony. For easier management, it is recommended to start by keeping it simple while being very keen on the progress of the colony. This way, you will be able to easily spot warning signs of … Continue reading The BZZZZ OF BEEKEEPING
They popped up quite unexpectedly and I hope they never leave! It has been just over 2 weeks since they made their colorful appearance, and what a couple of weeks of weather it has been! Blazing hot days, howling winds and sporadic thunderstorms, 4 seasons all in one day. On days that you expect it to rain it doesn't. When it … Continue reading Autumn Announcer?…
So according to some intelligent people and the internet (surely if it is on the internet it must be true), Companion plants can assist in the growth of other plants by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. Best of all, they can be part of a biological pest control program. They had me … Continue reading BFF Gardening