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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Garage Sales Are Great For EP (Emergency Preparedness)

For those of my generation  (post baby boom), many of our parents were preppers in a sense. They just didn't know it. That's because basic self reliance practices were a way of life for many who grew up in multi-generational farming families. In my mid-western experience, this applies to practically everyone born in the early …

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Re-purpose It Challenge

What are these, and what could they be used for? Here is the setup. Whatever your flavor of grid down disaster is, pretend that it has taken place. Economic collapse, nuclear war, EMP. It doesn't matter. What does matter is that the electric power grid is down for a good long time. Years perhaps. The …

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