Survival Garden Update: No Power Grid Required

https://youtu.be/sa9PcOc34AU   For many people, summer is the best time of year. This is especially true in the upper midwest regions where the season often feels considerably less than a quarter of the year.  It is often the busiest stretch of the calendar. With a multitude of projects, responsibilities, and recreational activities on my plate, …

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My Christian Agrarian View Of “Climate Change”… For What It’s Worth

If someone asks you a question on a serious, hot button topic, do your best to provide an informed, considered answer. Do it even if it takes many hours and many days to craft a thoughtful response. Such was the genesis for this article. Last week, in the midst of a few days of soaring …

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The Forecast Calls For Food

https://youtu.be/Xi7ycNiaSoI Following on the heels of yesterday's blog, I thought this video update may be more interesting. It's certainly more current. Captured just this morning in the mildly sweltering heat and humidity of a fine July morning. This new grid down garden is modest in size no doubt. It has required a decent amount of …

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The Joy Of Summer… Wreaks Havoc

Spending months cooped up inside enduring a long winter followed by an extended spring has negative ramifications all around. The long and the short of it is that I tend to squeeze every moment possible on projects that have gotten backed up. Combined with trips out of town, and all the myriad of other things …

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Emergency Prepper Or Metro Jethro

  "She's my girl, she's putting up with me...." Those are some lyrics I wrote about my wife in this swinging blues song from my former band Cool Disposition.  She does indeed put up with some of my quirky self reliance practices. God bless her! The thought has certainly not escaped me that my brand …

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A New Garden Emerges “From Scratch”

Why mow where you can grow? The thought has occurred to me many times that I need to better utilize my plot of land. As I've mentioned previously, we have a large yard. Yet, even blessed with a homestead on nearly an acre of suburbia, our growing space is limited. Much to my consternation, we …

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One Of These Things Doesn’t Belong Here

https://youtu.be/sxJXICxrx64   Pardon the unrehearsed, spur of the moment singing. I was a better blues singer back in the day than a "classic children's programming jingle" singer. In an earlier article, I posed the question "to till or not to till". In the spirit of "throwback Thursday", here is a short video from just a …

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