Permaculture: Designing with Zones

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Something that we’ve been learning about in the Permaculture Design Course that Joe and I have been taking is designing with zones and zonal placement.

Zoning is about placement. The zones are numbered from 1 to 5 with 1 being the zone surrounding the house and zone 5 being the area (usually) [...]

Making the Most of a Small Space Garden

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Last week I shared pictures of our land, mostly in its bare state, from when we first moved here. We have 2 acres in Central Wyoming. We’ve had plenty of challenges since moving here in the area of gardening and homesteading. I was relating my tales of woe in one of my newsletters. Many people [...]

Happy 3 Year Anniversary to us!

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Three years ago today we arrived in Wyoming.

The trip here had actually started in July of the year before. We came on a road trip from Oregon to see if we even liked Wyoming before deciding to change our lives and move here.

Before we made it back to Oregon we were on [...]

Book Review: Your Custom Homestead– 2 Thumbs Up

“Wherever you live right now– a high-rise, a mobile home, the end-of-a-cul-de-sac, or ten acres– that is your homestead.”

This is absolutely one of the best lines I have ever read! Your Custom Homestead by Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead is a spectacular eBook.

Jill takes us through a 21 day plan to organize [...]