Where Have I Been?

I have to admit, I've been missing in action lately and for that I apologize. But I do have some good reasons, I promise! I may have mentioned before that I was doing a permaculture study course through Homegrown.org. It's going slowly and there is … [Continue reading]

Picking the Right Irrigation System and Installing it

Reader Question: I wanted to know if there is a drip irrigation system that you guys would recommend!  I don't have such a big garden just a few raised beds! I seen your system and is huge but i just need something small! It would be really helpful! … [Continue reading]

Domestic Animals, Dirt and Disease

I recently had learned some interesting things about the Native Americans (my favorite college course was Native American History but somehow it missed a lot of the stuff we now know about what happened around the time European settlers came). The … [Continue reading]

2013 Garden Planning

I've spent the last few weeks carefully going through all of our seed catalogs to figure out what we'll be growing this coming year. Surprisingly, we're making quite a few changes even though I'm always saying that I need to stick with varieties that … [Continue reading]

Plans for 2013

A new year and a new set of projects. But first I'd like to see where we were last year at this time and see if we got anything done that we wanted to. More productive in the garden? This year wasn't nearly as productive in produce. We produced … [Continue reading]

The Basics of Site Design

When looking to design your property there are several things you need to consider. The most important are sun/shade patterns throughout the year, slope, drainage, and what your proposed uses will be. Vegetable gardens need good drainage, minimal … [Continue reading]

Knowing Your Food

There is something fishy going on. I love sushi. I mean LOVE sushi. It's not cheap so I don't eat it very often so it's a real treat for me. Imagine my surprise when I read an article earlier this year about how more than half (55%) of the fish sold … [Continue reading]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

From all of us here at Dog Island Farm to you! I hope you have a wonderful time!   Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab! … [Continue reading]

Choosing Varieties to Grow

Another year is coming to an end. The seed catalogs are rolling in and as I sit there and drool over them I come across new, exciting varieties that I just have to try. There's a part of my brain that's screaming at the rest of it saying "Don't try … [Continue reading]

I Love My Life…No Really

Sometimes as I'm trudging down to the goat barn in the dark, wet from rain and mud, to do my twice daily milking chore I have to wonder why the hell am I doing this? Why the hell am I working full time during the week and spending all of my free time … [Continue reading]