2803 Troy Road, Springfield Ohio


Homestead Composting Station

Change of LifeStyle

It happens.

A late-Winter Wind-Storm knocked over the Greenhouse!

It wasn't actually completed yet so no great set-back, but back to the storm.

The wind was so strong that it also took out the cabana on one of the porches.

The wind blew down branches and part of the neighbor's fence.

Then the wind made one Tarp totally disappear.


A security camera showed that I removed the Tarp that was covering the tractor...

Then I fiddled with a salamander heater...

later I moved the Tarp next to the corner of the house...

and no sooner my back was turned...it disappeared.

I missed the action in real-time.

As large as the tarp was, when I played back the camera feed, it appears that the tarp went straight up into the air past the view of the cameras and never returned down.

My tentative guess (to preserve some semblance of sanity) is that maybe it blew over the house and trees to the road some hundred or-so feet away, and maybe someone passing down the road picked it up (it's fair game at that point).

Situation Contained.

The wind storm ruined other stuff too.

Hut in Springfield Ohio

Behold, the proposed Green House

R.I.P., for instance

Greenhouse Door

Video Exhibit of the Greenhouse taking Sabatical

New things come in the Spring!

Cherry, Apple, and Pear Orchard is being planned

*Update September 18, 2020: There are now three apple trees, a cherry tree, two pear trees, a peach tree and even a lemon-tree (that has to be taken in every fall).

Apple Tree in Springfield Ohio

Last year the apple tree created one solitary apple. The apple was the size of my thumb. I tried to get vickie to eat it, but she wasn't going for it.

Apple Tree in Springfield Ohio

Other types of Springfield Ohio Trees grow all by themselves!

The trees in the photos were not present when we moved here in late-2014.

Springfield Trees

All that was required for these trees to grow, was to NOT mow a section of the lawn for a while.


Springfield Ohio Trees

The trees form a natural border between the neighbors to the rear of our property, and will hopefully serve as firewood in a decade... or-so.

Vickie brought the first Apple Tree here. Then my mom brought the first Peach Tree.

Vickie Murph, Giver of Life

So a orchard it will be!

2020 Fruit Tree Orchard Progress Note

Photos show some of the new Fruit Trees. There are eight now (with plans for 2 or 3 more fruit trees to be planted in the 2021 Spring

Orchard Progress New Fruit Tree in Springfield

Freshly Planted Apple, Cherry, and Pear Trees

Sprngfld Fruit Tree

After innumerable failed attempts to grow various fruit trees from seed, I broke down and ordered the fruit trees to be delivered from an online source.

Tree in Springfield Young Fruit Tree Planting

Enough about the trees already.

This page is supposed to be about Gardening!

Spring till Fall, an ample supply of Salad and other edibles arrives daily from the Garden.
Eat Me
Eat Me 2

However, 2015 through to 2017 proved to be way too much labor pulling weeds.

A new approach was proposed in 2018.

Below are shown photos of the results of the 2018 gardening alternative, commonly referred to as "No-Till" Gardening.

Yes, No-Till Gardening was easier, but proved to be a real mess. Vegetables were hiding everywhere.

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Photo of No-till Gardening Troy Road Garden Springfield Ohio Photo

Garden Photo in Springfield Picture of Ohio No-Till

Springfield Ohio Garden on Troy Road
Ohio's Cucumbers Photo in Springfield
Picuture of Raspberries in Springfield Ohio

2018 was the year for a "no-till" garden, which was not so eventful.

The garden looked like a mess. But for the most part, the yield was kind of surprising.

Truth be told, 2018 brought two early-Spring frosts that killed everything that was planted, twice the garden died, twice I had to re-plant (by then weeds were the last thing on my mind).

We can do better than this.

Next Page?

"No-Till Gardening" was nice but now it's time to...

Opertaion: Kill, Kill, Kill the Weeds ! - 2019 Tarp Gardening Experiment

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