Sheep In A Food Forest

Sheep In A Food Forest

A little while back, my friend gifted me 2 sheep.  Of course I said, “sure”.  After all, sheep are grass eaters, right?  Theyʻll be a cheap and easy way top keep the weeds down, fertility up and maybe even get some milk or something out of the whole...
Canoe Plants Of Old Hawaii

Canoe Plants Of Old Hawaii

History shows that when Hawai’i was first settled, there were few edible plants: mostly ferns and some tree fruits. That is one reason why the first Polynesian voyagers brought select, important plants with them, in their traditional canoes. These plants, known as...
The Complete Guide To Growing Jackfruit

The Complete Guide To Growing Jackfruit

Did you know that one of the most prolific fruit trees is the jackfruit? Not only are these massive fruits the largest that grow on trees, but a single tree can produce over 150 fruits each year! With such an abundance of fruit, it is certainly worth it to grow your...
Growing Rambutan: How To Guide

Growing Rambutan: How To Guide

One of my ongoing goals is to reduce how much food I buy and increase how much I grow. One of the best investments you can make on your homestead is planting fruit trees. There are so many options of fruits to grow in tropical locations and one of the more...
Complete Guide To Growing Macadamia Nuts

Complete Guide To Growing Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are the most expensive nuts in the world which might give the impression that macadamia trees are difficult to grow. But in reality, while it does take a great deal of patience to grow a macadamia tree, it does not take a great deal of effort. Macadamia...
How To Grow Abiu

How To Grow Abiu

One taste of the unique, sweet abiu fruit and you’ll want to plant your own abiu tree, stat! Since abiu is native to the tropical areas of South America, it is fairly easy to grow your own abiu in Hawai’i or other warm climates. Here’s how. To grow abiu, you will need...
Can Solar Panels Power A Washing Machine?

Can Solar Panels Power A Washing Machine?

When I first went off grid, I remember a neighbor asking me if I needed an old-fashioned washboard to scrub my clothes. Actually, I did for the first few years, until I finally built my solar system up enough to power an energy-efficient laundry machine. A small,...