So, with the battle plans drawn up and and plants ordered... ITS TIME TO RENT A TRACTOR! Okay, its not a very big tractor, but for what I am doing, its going to work great. Why do I need a tractor? Two reasons, the big front end loader makes for a fantastic diesel powered wheelbarrow... Continue Reading →
Starting an Orchard Part I: Why I want an Orchard
One of the things I really wanted on my property in West Virginia, is perennial fruit trees and bushes. My paternal grandparents had an amazing 80-90 year old Abraham Lincoln Apple Tree in Western Illinois. My grandmother made a lot of apple pies for the church community and for her (great) grandchildren from this tree. The... Continue Reading →
Winter Prepping and Keeping Warm
While I have done a few day trips out to West Virginia, I have also been staying the night in the makeshift cabin/shack despite winter approaching. With the weather dropping into temps where snow is possible, there were a few things that needed to happen to get ready for winter. The first was cold prep.... Continue Reading →
New Chainsaw Backpack!
So in my previous post, I mentioned that I went up and down the hills with the chainsaw working the land a bit. The plan was to head out early in the morning, and not come back until nightfall. That makes for a long day, but also a lot of gear. Would you believe that... Continue Reading →
Did you know you can work until your fingerprint recognition fails?
Yea, seriously, my phone has stopped responding to my finger print. Its been a long hard weekend out on the land. Lots of new updates coming soon.
Dónde Está el Baño
It's time to talk about getting a toilet. No one wants to dig a hole in the forest and go poop in it, especially when there are bugs around. So its time to setup something where you can poop with confidence, and dignity. But eh, yea, you are still pooping in the forest. So, where... Continue Reading →
Everyone Has a Plan Until They Get Punched In the Mouth
Okay, so this sabbatical has taken on a few forms ever since I got started on this. Initially, the plan was to get a travel trailer, and travel the country a bit and see people. While I still hope to do some traveling, the travel trailer is on hold until I get a tax issue... Continue Reading →
Update on the Tent
Nature does not care about your plans, goals, or feelings.
Quick update: There is some really cold weather up on the mountain over the last few days so I have been back in the DC area working on job applications, ideas for a duck run and coup, and a home made land plane. There has been some computer tinkering going on as well.
Buying Land: How I Did It
The most time consuming step that I had was identifying land. And it wasn't just as simple as throwing a bunch of information into Redfin, and seeing what I liked. There was quite a few learning elements along the way. Drawing up my requirements was pretty simple, but finding land to suit wasn't. Two... Continue Reading →