Joylynn Hardesty

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Joy discovered Permaculture in 2015. Thanks, Paul! And suddenly the vast expanse of grass began to shrink. Her hubby is appreciative, as mowing is not fun for her guy.
Joy is designing her permaculture paradise from the edges. Fumbling and stumbling all the way. She successfully grows weeds and a few fruits and veggies in the humid Mid-south.
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Officially Zone 7b, according to personal obsevations I live in 7a, SW Tennessee
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Jay wrote: If more of us feel we don't know enough about the concept, I will try to make a note to self to start a thread on it? Are people interested?

Yes! Yes please.
1 week ago
I used to sew for the public. Lots of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dressses... The dress forms really don't adjust well for multiple people. Full breast measurements are rarely the same distance from the waistline, or the waistline from the hips on any two people. The forms are at set positions.

Mine was a poor representation of my own body. About the only thing the dress form was good for, was hanging a dress a couple days prior to hemming to get the bias potions settled so the finished hem would be level to the floor... but placement of the hem must be marked while on the person, not the form, as the customer may have a bigger but, or uneven hips, or many other irregularities. Hanging can be done just as well on a hanger.

One day I will be making one of those duct tape forms of myself like this. Now those are useful!

1 week ago
I leave mine in full shade for a few days. A couple hours of morning sun for a few days, then hope they are acclimated.
Chickweed, Creeping Charlie, and Henbit tops. The bees were enjoying the henbit today too.

1 week ago
I also would plant in the beds this year. Keep track of how wet the paths get during the wettest time period. Part of my garden stays sopping wet untill mid June. My transplants would drown, then any survivors needed too much watering in my seasonal drying period.

My solution... I dug out the paths.
Do you have a way of blocking the entrance? Maybe you could move the hive, with only the brood frames it it? Keeping everything else on racks untill reassembly? As quick as possible. They will likely be testy. I hope you have a suit.
2 weeks ago
Michael Bush has a series of articles detailing how he moves his hives. Here's one. More are listed to the left, on his site. This one is moving a regular langstroth hive.
2 weeks ago
Hmmm.... it seems I have not been paying as much attention as I'd thought. Look! First set of full leaves! Purple is the variety dominant in my garden.

2 weeks ago