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Property Update – February 20 2017

The weather yesterday was beautiful – almost 70 degrees. It was a great day to work outside. I took some pictures and thought it would be a good time to do a property update.

Swales and Wood Chips We’ve spread a lot of wood chips over the last few months. The huge pile is almost […]

Property Update – March 28 2016

Today’s post is another update on projects and activities around our property. The last update covered activities with aquaponics, chickens, and swales to name some. You can read it here: March 15 Property Update.

Since then, we’ve crossed over into spring. Boy are things really starting to grow. We had a couple of nights that […]

A Video Walk-Thru of the Aquaponics System

In this video, I do a walk-thru of the 2016 version of the aquaponics system.

I first built the system in 2014. It has gone through some changes each year. The latest revision has goldfish in the tank. The current plantings are mostly lettuces with some kiwi cuttings I’m letting establish roots before transplanting […]

Aquaponics System Update

Previously I posted a 4-part series about the aquaponics system I built in 2014. There are links to it in the resource section below. Today I want to post an update of the activities since 2014.

2015 Was an Experiment After I shut down the system at the end of 2014, I took a good […]

Property Update – March 15 2016

I’m going to try a new feature – a periodic progress update, typically weekly, on projects and activities around our property. My goal when I started this blog was to document what we’re doing here. The transition that our property is undergoing is part of a long-term conversion and rebuilding based on permaculture principles. If […]

Scaling Up to a Larger Aquaponics System – Part 4

Previously in Part 1 of Scaling Up to a Larger Aquaponics System, I talked about how the aquaponics system was put together. In Part 2, I covered startup and operation. In Part 3, I talked about the results. Here in part 4 of this 4 part series, I will talk about some additions I made […]

Scaling Up to a Larger Aquaponics System – Part 3

Previously in Part 1 of Scaling Up to a Larger Aquaponics System, I talked about how the aquaponics system was put together. In Part 2, I covered startup and operation. Here in part 3 of this 4 part series, I will review the results and some adjustments I made.

Results Initially the plants didn’t […]

Scaling Up to a Larger Aquaponics System – Part 2

Previously in Part 1 of Scaling Up to a Larger Aquaponics System, I talked about how the aquaponics system was put together. Here in part 2 of this 4 part series, I will cover system startup and operation.

Starting Up the System To get the system running, I needed fish. I was determined to […]

Scaling Up to a Larger Aquaponics System – Part 1

Previously I talked about the small-scale aquaponics system I built a few years ago. You can read about it here: A Small Scale Aquaponics System. I was happy enough with the results that I decided to try a bigger system. I wanted to scale it up to see if I could get some significant production […]

A Small Scale Aquaponics System

In an earlier post Introduction to Aquaponics, I explained the basics of aquaponics. Today I’m going to describe the first small scale system I built a few years ago. To me, aquaponics is an interesting mixture of science and gardening. I have a mad scientist side so I decided to give aquaponics a try.

My […]