Monthly Archives: April 2012

Maypop – The Flower of Passion

Maypop (passiflora incarnata) are blooming here in Central Florida in April.  The beautiful large lavender flowers are stunning, they catch my attention and that of the local butterflies.  Also called the Passion Flower, these beautiful vines pop out of the … Continue reading

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Garden Transition

The garden transition from one season to another is much more beautiful in a permaculture system. I do not till, I do not pull out all the plants. I just scratch out open areas in the bed and throw out … Continue reading

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Setting up a Campsite – Well Water

Water is a critical element we cannot do without.  The 40 acre woods is high and dry and we needed a water source quickly to be able to spend time in our camp comfortably. I started out by contacting well … Continue reading

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Setting up a Campsite – Electrical

Power was the first thing we needed at the 40 acre woods.  Without the power we could not run the well we needed for water. Contacting the local power company I found that I needed to go to the courthouse … Continue reading

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Squirrel Hunting

Growing up in Kentucky, my introduction to hunting was with Squirrels and Rabbits.  Gray Squirrels and Fox Squirrels were plentiful in the wooded fence rows of the surrounding farms.  I spent many cool Fall mornings leaned up against a Hickory … Continue reading

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Red Touches Yellow

Red touches yellow, it can kill a fellow. Red touches black, throw him back. These words were running through my mind when I walked up on this Eastern Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius).  Those words and the thought of how fast … Continue reading

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Blueberries in Bloom

The bell shaped flowers of the wild Blueberry in March and April signals a tasty future harvest in Florida.  The 40 acre woods has very sandy soil and a deep layer of pine straw covering most of the property.  This … Continue reading

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