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  1. Keith

    The New Berry Patch & Comeback After Hail Storm.

    Well I haven't quite finished the new berry patch yet, I still have the wires to install for the berries to climb on, but I cut two poles out of the copse today, debarked them both & used them as braces on top of the berry patch posts. As you can see the mushroom compost & manure has been...
  2. Keith

    Xmas. Careful What You Wish For!!!

    Well it wasn't me, only because I didn't think there was any chance in the middle of summer! Some of these are almost golf ball sized, the garden is demolished, we will have to pick all the damaged vegies that are worth saving. Three solar panels are destroyed, water drain pipes smashed...
  3. Keith

    No Snow This Winter!

    No snow this winter, so it is very dry. Spring is here, but temperatures still dipping below zero at night with cold wind during the day. We are starting seeds sprouting in the house, as we don't have a glass house/greenhouse. Did have one planned, but it never happened. I am sure many of you...
  4. Keith

    Survival Crops For Your Garden.

    It is said that you will never starve if you are growing Jerusalem Artichokes. The Jerusalem Artichoke is a root crop & member of the sunflower family. The green foliage can be fed to stock & chooks as can the root itself. You only need one root bulb to start your crop. Keith. Nutritional...
  5. Keith

    The Importance Of Seed Saving.

    Very important to save your own seed, for the home, & for taking with you if you have to leave. http://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2016-12-12/english-prof-unearths-surprising-history-seed-banks
  6. Keith

    Been Busy Here.

    An out of control bush fire just 6 kilometers away today! I started clearing brush the day before yesterday. I started thinking about all those tall saplings & decided & would try constructing a small palisade & shelter using these saplings instead of using the larger trees to construct a log...
  7. Keith

    Two Tips.

    1) Rhubarb is the first fruit available after winter. 2) It is said that anyone who grows Jerusalem Artichokes will never go hungry. This root crop is available all year round & just keeps coming back. The green tops can be fed to stock, & the dried stalks make great kindling.Not a lot of taste...
  8. Keith

    Food & Water For Home & Bugging Out.

    There are many important items that you need for home & for going abroad, but food & water must be considered a priority. If you can forage, or you grow your own food, good, but you must back this up with a good supply of dried foods. You do not need to spend money on freeze dried foods or RAT...
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