Monthly Archives: April 2014

Gray Fox

 The Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) In the 40 acre woods we have lots of wildlife, many are usually more active at night.  One of these is the gray fox.  They have quite a lot of red hair and may be confused … Continue reading

Posted in Homesteading, Hunting, Permaculture, Skills, Sustainability, Wild Animals | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment


Polyculture is agriculture using multiple crops in the same space, in imitation of the diversity of natural ecosystems, and avoiding large stands of single crops, or monoculture.  It includes multi-cropping, intercropping, companion planting, beneficial weeds, and alley cropping.  At the … Continue reading

Posted in 40 acre woods, Homesteading, Permaculture, Skills, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rattlesnake Weed

Florida Betony (Stachys floridana) aka Rattlesnake weed. Florida Betony, is one of the most common plants found in Florida lawns and landscape.  Sun and a moist lawn are magnets for Florida Betony and most information found on this plant is … Continue reading

Posted in 40 acre woods, Cooking, Permaculture, Skills, Wildcrafting | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Small Pond

A small backyard pond is a great way to enhance your landscape.  I built this one with some supplies I gathered from a friend and rocks I picked up on the side of the road. There is something soothing about … Continue reading

Posted in 40 acre woods, Permaculture, Skills | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment