Adding Garden Space In A Grid Down Life

https://youtu.be/OCmo5hu_l2I   When I don my preparedness hat, there is a frustrating irony that confronts me. When we were in the suburban home buyer market, one of my country boy prerequisites was that I needed "space".  Gardening and preparedness wasn't even the motivation. That light bulb moment hadn't yet occurred. Yet, instinctively I knew I …

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Back To Eden Gardening…. Sort Of

The power grid was definitely not in operation when the world's first organic food producer, Adam, tended to the original garden. He had Father God, mother nature, his wits, and elbow grease. That was all he required initially to coax food from the ground. Eventually he lost a rib, but gained a co-op partner in …

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Wish Books For Gardeners

Long before the online Amazon Empire obliterated its brick and mortar rival, the retail world was ruled by many overlords. The competitive realm of consumer market place was battled over by several independent kingdoms. Some of the most prominent among them were the legendary houses of Ward, Penney, Sears and Roebuck. Their primary weapon in …

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Homemade Mosquito Warfare Spray

Here is a news flash for you. Mosquitoes are not fretting about terrorism, electromagnetic pulses, or economic collapse. They simply don't care if the grid stops working. In fact, they would likely even rejoice! Think of it from their perspective. No more DEET. No more billows of repellent laced smoke wafting near the prized, fleshy …

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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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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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Garden Lottery

The itch is back. And its arrived a tad earlier than normal.  I'm not speaking of the dry skin that results from being cooped up for the winter enveloped in the heat delivered by forced air, radiator, or wood fire. No, I'm talking about the gardening itch that many of us get about this time …

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