The term: Grow Haus is my own, coined in 1970 in a paper I wrote. There has been a great deal of thought and experimentation since the early model, but now is the unveiling. The goal was to create a solar design, with no external heat, reduced fertilizer, natural processes and under bed watering for […]
Quite often the gardener, or commercial grower assumes that there is enough water, perhaps through wells, rain or watersheds. A great deal of time and money is lost and more will certainly become lost in years to come if we do not understand nature’s process, and make new plans for food production.
2008 was a year of introduction to gardening and herbs for the beginning gardener who is concerned about real time food production. The events in the world’s economy, now striking here warrants we must accelerate our Back2theLand advice on how to grow more food, store it, and form a seed savers exchange.
Wooly Worms and the National Weather say it will be a miserable winter. Last night we had a touch of winter breath with wind chills to –19F at my farm in Floyd. This article is to advise and suggest to new folk in the area about preparing for winter as well as being prepared to […]
Usually our summers are hot, dry and promote a long growing season for sweet potatoes. If you want to grow your own “slips” January is the time to start. Winter Squash is everyone’s favorite too. It is time to pull them out from under your beds like Grandma did, and start eating.
I have not had a bout of gout for some years but this one is uncomfortable-an all over body ache, with joints and old bone injuries on fire. Fortunately for me, and I hope fortunate for Dear Reader, we heed early signs and start the rules of controlling this disease.
As we approach middle age, men become prone to gout, a form of arthritis. Gout hurts; let me re-emphasize this: GOUT HURTS! It usually starts with the big toe joint and feels as if Old Ned has his pitchfork, glowing red-hot, prying the joint apart. In addition gouty arthritis spreads throughout the body, working on […]