Natural History

June Agriculture Walkthrough at Factor e Farm

Here is a video produced by Sean, on the agriculture overview of Factor e Farm: The bottom line is that resilience in food is not difficult to come by, but it presently requires more energy than we have with 2 full time people – engaged fully in...

Springtime 2010

A week ago, the first signs of food plants appeared as winter passes away. The pictures show: (1), lettuce from last year self-seeding; (2), garlic; (3), stinging nettles – a great salad green when steamed, or eat fresh after rolling to rid of stingers;...

Winter Orchard Damage

This winter, we had 1-2 feet of snow, and the cover  lasted for about a month. This was harsh on the orchard – because an army of rabbits thus had a 1-2 foot pedestal and could reach above the existing tree guards. There was significant damage,...

Winter Scene

This winter has been colder and more snowy than normal.

Happy New Year!

From post-scarcity communities, open business models, open source tractors, land stewardship, to starting some serious building this year – here’s the latest: If you are liking what you heard in the video, don’t forget to subscribe to...

Factor e Farm: The Early Days

Today marks the 3rd anniversity of settling the land. We came with a hundred chickens, a goat, Massey Ferguson tractor with loader, Chevy suburban, trailer, Lister one-cylinder diesel running on waste oil for electricity, and a lot of dreams and desires.

Tornado Warning

Did you ever wonder what it is like to be in the middle of a tornado warning? Here’s a warning that passed through Factor e Farm a few weeks ago. Sectacular cloud formations were moving in opposite directions, and it was very quiet on the ground,...

Juicy Fruit

One peach tree planted two years ago is now dripping with fruit. Here is a quick walkthrough at Factor e Farm on July 1, 2009 with this and some other details of natural history. The land changes drastically here on 2 week time scales. Now the dry season...

May 1 Walkthrough

Here is the natural history of Factor e Farm just at the beginning of plantlife leafing out – May 1 prior to my Austria trip. We go through the wild areas, garden, orchard, and greenhouse. This is a major contrast to what the place looks like right...

Last Frost Date

Two days ago marked the last frost date. I took a video walkthough – on the plant life and landscape of Factor e Farm. This is to record the natural history and evolution of our place – not only for seasonal, but yearly, changes. Fruit trees...