These are just nine of my failures this year. I also mysteriously lost a couple of pomegranate trees to an unknown pathogen, lost chickens to raccoons, misplaced my good pruning shears…
A keyhole garden is a remarkably adaptable element that works in a range of garden styles.
As a prepper who wants to know I can survive some possible disaster scenarios, it makes sense to me, because it’s something I can do “right here and now” as a practical survival skill that isn’t socially unacceptable and which will thus be in place already if some disaster scenario does take place.
You can save a LOT of money, and get nutritionally superior food for getting your family, or community through tough times, by growing it yourself. You just need to make sure you pick the right crops that can actually get you through tough times. Here’s an infographic we thought would help you in picking the best survival food for growing during long term disaster scenarios.
We finally did it. We dispatched, dressed, and cooked our first homegrown rabbit.
Raising food sources in urban settings or those living in close proximity to others can pose a problem for some. Urban homesteaders have started efforts in finding microlivestock to raise that will provide adequate nutrition as well as can be raised in small spaces and not annoy neighbors.
Many critters can’t stand being around hot pepper. We can use this to our advantage in the garden.
As I work on turning this one acre homestead into a self-sustaining Garden of Eden, I have two requirements for every single plant I consider putting in the ground: they must be either edible or medicinal. Preferably both.
In the face of this attack on the agrarian way of life, the single, most meaningful act of resistance that any individual can perform is to use the old methods and grow his or her own food.