Public Display Of ….. Faith?

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..... still! Staring at the aftermath of unprecedented snowfall measures as we exit February,  it reminds me of a couple of things. It hearkens my mind back to the crazy April blizzard of 2018. This in turn reminds me of where my wife and I were at the …

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Middle East: Madness Or Prophecy

Man does not live by organic bread alone. Christian agrarians, it is important to not only tend to the growing of our gardens, but to also tend to the growing of our personal, spiritual maturity. This is accomplished by a combination of several activities: praise, worship, prayer, fellowship, and service to name a few. Chief …

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Asparagus Optimism … and Reality.

Let nature do the work. When it comes to growing food in the self reliance community, adding plenty of perennials is a common strategy. It makes good sense. Having plants and trees that grow food on their own frees you up to attend to the other tasks of growing and EP (emergency preparedness). Many of …

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Grid Down Winter Water Supply

  If you go and do a dang fool thing like buy a house in the north without a basement, you are faced with some EP challenges that others are not. Specifically, the inability to store extra water in rain barrels. After a mild start to winter, it has come roaring at us with a …

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Square Foot “Gimmick” Gardening

You can grow "a lot" of food.  That is the bare bones sales pitch of square foot gardening. When my self reliance epiphany occurred, I knew one thing: I wanted to grow my own food. I also didn't know one thing: where do I begin?  While both of my parents were raised on farms, and …

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