Tansy against flies

Summer brings out the flies - fruit fly, bush fly, house fly, vinegar fly, cluster fly, sand fly, horse fly, blow fly… Flies are annoying at best, painful at worst. They lay eggs where their young will forage and soon maggots pulse and swarm in a truly disgusting sight. I have come, though, to appreciate [...]

Insect hotel for habitat and resilience

We recently hosted a small party of permaculture aficionados who came to spend a few hours with us here, share a meal, tools, skills, conversations, friendship and fun... Kids played together, hammering nails into wood and going to and fro the sand pit, patting baby chicken and rabbits along the way, brushing against the plants [...]