Today I got my maize ready for grinding. I photographed each step and have written it up below. I realize this is a process that is carried out every year, everywhere here, but for me it was the first time and I hope that the simple write up might help another newbie farmer! Continue reading
It seems to me that the most important thing on a farm is the soil – without it, it’s pretty difficult to grow anything! That’s why these first few years farming, I have been working on growing and protecting my soil. These are the simple steps I’ve had in mind:
DON’T burn the soil
DON’T dig the soil
DON’T march/walk on the soil
DO keep the soil covered at all times. Continue reading
Kombucha is a health drink made from sweetened tea. To start you need 1 cup of kombucha and 1 “scoby” (a kind of mushroom thing that grows on the top of the tea, which you can get from any kombucha brewer. Then you just add sweetened tea and water, and wait a couple of days for a refreshing, non-alcoholic drink. Continue reading
For a couple of years now, I have raised catfish in the dry season. It has been so easy and successful that many people ask me how to do it, so I decided to write this article with photos to explain. Continue reading
Last Friday we had some visitors to our farm to discuss together how we can apply Scripture to caring for creation, for animals, for the soil. Here is a taste of what we looked at!
First we climbed up the rocks behind the house to look at “Gods farm”, to observe a wild space, to see how God grows plants in nature. We read these verses from Psalm 104: Continue reading
MAKING AND USING COMPOST MANURE
FROM DRY SEASON TO RAINY SEASON
What is compost manure?
Compost manure is free fertiliser for the soil that is easy to make yourself with hardly any time and effort. You just make a big heap of natural waste products, then you leave them and it changes to rich, dark, fertile soil. Continue reading
I was asked for some photos of the garden at this time of year, welcome to take a look around!
The garden is, in a word, DRY!!!! Continue reading