About Mike Kinsey

I'm Mike, I'm new to this blogging thing, and I'm glad you're here. Recently, our young family moved out of the cul-de-sac where society says we're supposed to live, and onto five acres outside town. If you stick around, you'll see our successes and failures in real time as we start from scratch and transform our land. Gentleman Homestead Consultant

Swales are Just Swell for the Homestead

Swales are an amazing permaculture implementation for your homestead - It's a designing system that work harder than you do.

Swales are an amazing permaculture implementation – It’s a designing system that work harder than you do. Pair it with a hugelkultur bed and you’ve got a winning system. It’s basically a ditch dug on contour that captures water so it can slowly soak into the land. They almost negate the need for active irrigation in many scenarios.

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