i’ve read about planting potatoes in old tires but the idea of food i’m going to eat next to an old tire doesn’t seem like the greatest idea, and getting sign-off to put a stack of tires in the yard from mrs. bickle is never ever going to happen, so i had resigned myself to […]
we started tomatoes from seed on january 25th…we were worried about them at first, but now have 23 tomatoes that are hardened off and thriving. yesterday we built a trellis for them and strung them up to bask and grow in the sunshine! here’s a pic of about half of them…
recently we upgraded our worm bin to a tiered system, sometimes referred to as a flow through system. we started based on these plans, but modified to what we had…..worms are not all that picky. i’d like to modify it with a drain to easily get the “tea” from the bottom bin. here’s how we […]
this year we are planting strawberries! since we didn’t have any topsoil, we used a mixture of compost and sand, neither of which hold water very well…..so only half of the plants seem to be doing okay. will post first strawberry when we get there!
it’s kind of a saturday / sunday morning tradition around the bickle house to make waffles or pancakes. we have been honing this recipe for a few years now, so here it is: Best Waffles Ever (serves 2 people … maybe like 2 1/2, if that’s possible as your house) 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup […]