by NICOLA on JULY 22, 2014 - 0 Comments in SELF-SUFFICIENCY
The pathways at my off-grid home are overgrown with weeds, so one of my biggest projects is clearing space.
First, I look at what the plants are, and determine whether it’s truly a weed or if it’s a food or medicine plant. If the plant is food or medicine, I think about whether the plant is truly in my way. Can I go around it? Is it going to grow to be very large? Are there more of this plant nearby? If the plant doesn’t have a negative impact on the space, I leave it alone. If there is only one, I might move it instead of kill it.
The big clumps of grass taking over the driveway and the trail to the outdoor bathroom have to go. (more…)