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.