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  • Haute Swan
    Haute Swan  16 hours back

    Those first trees the leaves look much more like my apple tree. My apple was shorter and spread out more. The leaves were lighter to med green. The second one looks more like a flowering pear. My flowering pear was much taller and the leaves much more darker green.

    • Kandy Kaul
      Kandy Kaul  20 hours back

      Thanks for the tip to follow Farm Alarm for blackberry advice. They are new to me.

      • Rachel Smith
        Rachel Smith  4 days back

        I’m so so so jealous! Congratulations guys! I want a homestead so badly

        • Carl Ruf
          Carl Ruf  4 days back

          Those look like peach trees to me. Thrive in red clay and sandly loam. The sap would give a better idea if you were able to extract some.

          • Peter Krentz
            Peter Krentz  5 days back

            "What are you guys doing?" "Uhhh....we're just trying to cause trouble." No lies, just truth. Ha I love that.

            • Elizabeth Bridge
              Elizabeth Bridge  5 days back

              Cut off everything below the graft. Keep mulch away from the trunk, never cover the graft. It encourages collar rot and your tree will die. Feed and mulch and wait for them to recover.

              • Frank Kopke
                Frank Kopke  6 days back

                Anything BELOW the graft goes. This collection of suckers will drain all the energy and offer nothing appropriate. for you and yours. Don't be expending energy and growing stuff that ain't food stuff.
                Best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.
                Consider setting your planting of trees into a "food forest" giving lines and spaces for shrubs (blueberry?) in between and ground cover. Mowing in between can be a great option but think about a (not necessarily electric) fence for chickens between the rows of trees once the trees reach four foot in height.
                Use the berry plants as your shrubs between your food forest trees.

                • sandoratech
                  sandoratech  6 days back

                  Anyone know where the place is they got the hamburgers in Michigan. NC is a looong drive MI no so much

                  • GirlGirlTV
                    GirlGirlTV  6 days back

                    Just subscribed and I am loving this whole journey! You guys are living the dream. God bless! 💕

                    • Marie Marie
                      Marie Marie  6 days back

                      Can you guys do the get up and dance challenge. Please

                      • Scott Pickett
                        Scott Pickett  6 days back

                        Cut the root stock suckers completely. Almost all fruit trees are grafts. Don't do any big pruning until winter.

                        • amy woodrick
                          amy woodrick  6 days back

                          Apples are grafted trees. Over winter cut back the suckers and keep an eye on them afterwards. Apples are best pruned right after they bloom. Then again when they become dormant The apple trees might also be stressed if the walnut trees are within a 1000 feet of the apples. Walnuts naturally kill apple trees. You may need a barrier tree between the two. Pear trees are a good type to ward off the walnut trees.

                          • 8unnyphuphu
                            8unnyphuphu  6 days back

                            Have y’all thought about investing in a wood chipper? Would allow you to clear brush and get wood chips all at once. I’ve found some reasonably priced models on Amazon

                            • Lynn Brown
                              Lynn Brown  6 days back

                              How sweet y'all are! I love your video's and don't worry about answering! Get your home ready and I will love to see the progress, God Bless!

                              • Sharon Yarbrough
                                Sharon Yarbrough  6 days back

                                For comments after your videos, do certain word searches and make a note of those questions, and then do other main topic searches, and then do a question and answer video or chat time to answer recurring questions. That way everyone gets the info they want and you haven’t had to reply to everyone individually. Best wishes for your continued success.

                                • David Cousins
                                  David Cousins  6 days back

                                  Look up Geoff Lawton. Zaytuna Farm. Geoff was trained in permaculture by the founder of permaculture, Bill Mollison.
                                  All your answers are there for your property. He has lots of information on YouTube that will help you. He can show how to start from the ground up.
                                  Having lived on land many years ago. We are planning to return to land and start our own permaculture farm hopefully sooner than later.
                                  Good luck guys.

                                  Melbourne Australia

                                  • Paul Kerin
                                    Paul Kerin  7 days back

                                    Apple 🍎

                                    • Steve W
                                      Steve W  7 days back

                                      The smiles on your faces are a great pick-me-up every time I watch, it's contagious in a good way.

                                      • d schmitt
                                        d schmitt  7 days back

                                        we love you. enjoy your property and the work ahead. God Bless You!

                                        • Beth y Durbin
                                          Beth y Durbin  7 days back

                                 day at a time!! Hugs

                                          • Lindsay Deer
                                            Lindsay Deer  7 days back

                                            I am very proud for your family, your living the dream. its going to be an amazing journey.

                                            • brian messinger
                                              brian messinger  7 days back

                                              get some round basils of hay and just put it on top the dirt and you can grow anything--even without mulch

                                              • d walsh
                                                d walsh  7 days back

                                                You would be better off with raised beds in clay. No mater how much compost you add, the clay just sucks it up. I have land in Northern MN, all clay. My dad tried for years to raise vegetables on the ground with little to no luck.

                                                • Ann L
                                                  Ann L  1 weeks back

                                                  Maybe your first money making endeavor could be propagating cuttings from all those raspberries and selling them? So excited for you guys! Cheering you on from Chicagoland!

                                                  • Karen Music
                                                    Karen Music  1 weeks back

                                                    Children: Please wear shoes when outside!!!

                                                    • Gloria Kelley
                                                      Gloria Kelley  1 weeks back

                                                      berrys will be in one place this year and maybe next year and then they may be gone.

                                                      • Juan Alfaro
                                                        Juan Alfaro  1 weeks back

                                                        Ant Hill Wars...OMG reminding me of when I was a kid.

                                                        • Teresa Roman
                                                          Teresa Roman  1 weeks back

                                                          Dear Hollars, please do not answer...I know you are still here because you keep posting videos. Which I LOVE! I would rather see your videos than have you answer my comment. Thank you for making us your family. The boys waited so patiently for your attention. Thank you to the children for sharing their parents. Sending my love and prayers for His Peace and Wisdom.

                                                          • Kate Nisbet
                                                            Kate Nisbet  1 weeks back

                                                            If you haven’t done so already, you gotta watch Gabe Browns lecture on the 5 tenants of soil health on the Living Web Farms channel. Absolutely mind blowing

                                                            • Peter R
                                                              Peter R  1 weeks back

                                                              gotta get goats. take care of the mowing and provide you with milk, cheese, soap, etc

                                                            • robinson preparednes
                                                              robinson preparednes  1 weeks back

                                                              Great video God speed on your youtube journey

                                                              • Tina Coppenbarger
                                                                Tina Coppenbarger  1 weeks back

                                                                Hope everything is going well. Miss you all on the days you don't post. Bless you all on your new adventure.

                                                                • leanstead
                                                                  leanstead  1 weeks back

                                                                  It's clear your hearts are so full. I can see it on your face and on the faces of your boys. Happy, happy homesteading!

                                                                  • Samue Smith
                                                                    Samue Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                    I worked for the Texas agriLife pomology lab, it would be better to get rid of your rootstocks suckers during the dormant season. The reason is because you want to allocate a certain amount of carbohydrate bank during the growing season accumulates whichl allow for the roots to have a bank of carbohydrates going into but break in the spring of 2020. My suggestion would be to cut back the rootstock suckers, before bud break of 2020. Try to do it during a dry warm period , At least 5 to 7 days of dry conditions. This will mitigate fungal incursion into the xylem and phloem of the bark that you cut, this is a good principle for pruning any sort of fruit tree during the dormant season. Fungal trunk diseases can be a very serious condition in humid and warm areas of our country. Feel free to reach out, I work for a university and grow a variety of fruit trees in a sustainable and regenerative methodology. My prays and blessing to your adventure.

                                                                    • Karen Hansmeier
                                                                      Karen Hansmeier  1 weeks back

                                                                      I love following your journey!

                                                                      • Lavender Butterfly
                                                                        Lavender Butterfly  1 weeks back

                                                                        Do you get ticks or chiggers when in the woods picking berries

                                                                        • Lavender Butterfly
                                                                          Lavender Butterfly  1 weeks back

                                                                          Freeze and can them for jelly’s,pies,tarts,ice creams,syrups,smoothies, muffins so many things

                                                                          • Lavender Butterfly
                                                                            Lavender Butterfly  1 weeks back

                                                                            Freeze and can them for jelly’s,pies,tarts,ice creams,syrups,smoothies,so many things

                                                                            • Dorothy Balsamo
                                                                              Dorothy Balsamo  1 weeks back

                                                                              Hope you are busy on your new homestead, you are blessed with so much more than a lot of new homesteaders, you have water and electricity and septic, you will have plenty to do of your own choice. Your enthusiasm and eagerness will carry the family thru what lies ahead. Good luck and blessings to you all. Thank you for posting for us to enjoy. Great progress so far, friends helping friends.

                                                                              • Susan West
                                                                                Susan West  1 weeks back

                                                                                In so happy for you guys.😊 my town just legalized backyard chickens. So now I just have to convince my husband that getting chickens are a good idea.

                                                                                • Sinnah Saint
                                                                                  Sinnah Saint  1 weeks back

                                                                                  lol @ [4:10] Don't worry, they'll soon learn that your whole property is the same ant hill.

                                                                                  • David Cassell
                                                                                    David Cassell  1 weeks back

                                                                                    We love your blog. You have such positive energy and are an inspiration.

                                                                                    • Gary J Yaw
                                                                                      Gary J Yaw  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Meg, Please can I ask if you can, Next time you make soap, I want to buy 2 bars please . it is natueral would be great to have at home and when i camp can use your soap, Please Gary thank you Meghan [email protected]

                                                                                      • Black Pack Homestead Chris and Marella Ogden

                                                                                        blackberries will produce best in it's second year. Mow it down if production is poor.

                                                                                        • Black Pack Homestead Chris and Marella Ogden

                                                                                          How has the Ant Wars been?

                                                                                          • Beecozz7
                                                                                            Beecozz7  1 weeks back

                                                                                            More posts!!! LOL Some channels do an answer/comment video. You guys make great videos. TY, you're such a inspiring family!

                                                                                            • Julie Solman
                                                                                              Julie Solman  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Are you going to name your chickies

                                                                                              • huntfishlive
                                                                                                huntfishlive  1 weeks back

                                                                                                I have to ask WHERE in Michigan did you get the burger.