Oikos Update 8/30

Today I picked about three good-sized handfuls of French green beans, which I felt was a pretty good haul as well as a few tomatoes.   All of my fall crops have started to sprout as well as a tray of collards, kale, spinach and mustard greens I put out recently.   I’m planning on keeping those in trays until a little bit later on and then transplanting them into the garden beds for a winter crop.   Right now the plan is the use a pop-up greenhouse to keep some stuff through the winter, or at least well into it.

I just finished reading “Little House in the Suburbs” and “Homesteading in the 21st Century”.   I have “Beekeeping for Dummies” I’m currently meandering my way through.   I’ve been on the fence about livestock, but I’m seriously considering getting a few egg laying hens and a beehive.  I found a local backyard beekeepers yahoo group, I’ll see what I can learn from them.   I eat eggs daily, so being able to provide my own would be a big deal for me.   Should be fun.

I have a couple other internet projects going right now, including an eBook on a subject that I feel I’m a total authority on – it’ll be sweet…at least I’ll have fun doing it.   We’ll see.

Other than that, not much going on.

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