On the Move

When I was running my own farm back in KY I always wanted a blog, my  wife and I thought it would be a good way to stay connected.  Well that rarely happened as well a farm always has something that needs attention and ABC acres is no different.  An old proverb says "A rolling stone gathers no moss."  Typically [...]

On the Move2019-03-06T05:40:49-07:00

Bird Houses

We know for a fact, that as you continue to implement the design science behind a Permaculture based food system, life wants to happen.  In mimicking natural settings through Permaculture design, predatory species like birds, have a natural place in the scheme of things… they are your Pest Management.  Hummingbirds, Bluebirds, Robbins, Wrens, Kestrels, Red Winged Blackbirds, Swallows, Owls, Redtail [...]

Bird Houses2015-06-02T15:45:16-06:00

Chinampas

Utilizing the Permaculture principle of extending edge, we opted to design and install a unique growing bed built on the principles of South American Chinampa beds.  Dating back hundreds of years, these Chinampa beds were floating edible gardens built on floating racks of bamboo and topped with rich organic matter.  Through capillary action from the water below, the Chinampa beds [...]

Chinampas2018-07-13T05:32:27-06:00

Fedge

Our Fedge (aka Food Hedge) is a living hedge that offers edible fruits, privacy, security and wildlife fodder throughout the year.  Extending just over 750’, the hedge is designed with two rows of plantings running the inner and outer side.  Prior to planting the hedge, we set about trenching the entire two runs and placing woody material within to promote [...]

Fedge2015-07-20T17:58:03-06:00