A World Away
A World Away
This is going to be somewhat of a journal / notes of my off grid homestead going forward from here. As you probably guessed by now I call my place A World Away because that’s just what it is, my own little world away far off the beaten path in South Central Virginia. At this point I am 15 years in and raised my two daughters here. When I started this place was nothing but scrub timberland so tight with trees you couldn’t ride a 4 wheeler around much less get a vehicle in. As of now I have about 6 acres more or less cleared which includes about 2 acres of tillable land.
After nearly a month of prep work and tractor repairs I finally got a little planting done today.
Open Pollinated bloody butcher dry corn 115-130 days with giant sunflowers in the mix. 160×225= 36,000 sqft or roughly 8/10ths acre
small patch west side hybrid silver queen 90 days
seed patch south side Open Pollinated Candy Mountain sweet corn 70-80 days
I’m hoping the different rates of growth are enough to keep these from cross pollination. All these seed are from 2020-2021.
The entire plowed area of this field is roughly 210×225 = 47,250 sqft 1 acre is 43,560 square feet so about an acre and a tenth. I still have two roughly 1/2 acre areas to plow and plant along with one smaller area. One or both of the larger areas will be planted with a mixture to help improve this HEAVY clay and the small area I’m not sure yet. I did leave some open places in the area planted today for tomatoes and potatoes. I will also be planting beans in with the field corn once it’s been up two to three weeks.
19:56 and the rain just started.