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BHM Newsletter Volume 12 Number #5 May, 2010 New Issue
You are sitting there in your recliner chair in your small city apartment desperately longing for the day when you can escape to the country and become a homesteader and become more self-sufficient. Well, don’t just sit there. Get a head start. Bloom where you are planted until you can actually make the big move. Don’t waste valuable time in pointless dreaming.
Activist Post For most of us producing all of our own food is just a fantasy. It evokes visions of multiple acres of fertile land, long work days, and expensive machinery.
Material List for 28 foot by 15 foot greenhouse, sorry, with pvc, the greenhouse has to be small. 5 20 foot pieces of 5/8 inch rebar (cut in 1/3's to about 6 foot lengths) 7 20 foot lengths of 1 inch schedule 40 PVC with a small (3/16-¼ inch) hole drilled dead center, at 10 feet 2 20 foot lengths of 1 inch schedule 40 PVC (cut into 20 inch pieces) 84 feet of ½ schedule 40 PVC cut into 4 foot lengths.
L. David Roper http://arts.bev.net/RoperLDavid/ 28 April 2008 Slide Show for this web page YMCA of Virginia Tech Solar Greenhouse Project
Growing plants at home can be a great way to spruce up your space and provide healthy and readily available foodstuffs. While gardening has its benefits, it can be challenging– even for veteran gardeners– and problems with pests, withering leaves and poor production can leave gardeners pulling out their hair. Luckily, there's a wealth of advice online to help gardeners improve their green thumbs. Check out these tips that prove that you don't need a college degree in horticulture to grow beautiful plants, just hard work and a little creativity. Design Try out these tips for better garden planning and layouts.
My little greenhouse is cram packed in April. I built my 50 dollar greenhouse about 6 months ago and I thought some of you might be interested in what I’ve done with it and how it’s performed so far. I have not used any artificial heat in my greenhouse at all – so it does get cold in there – but the climate in the greenhouse is much more temperate than it is outside.
Some people are saying we should prepare for at least 7 days, but the way things go after a hurricane, tornado, floods, loss of electricity and the fact that these disasters will continue and perhaps even get worse in coming years according to trends, one week is not enough. Some have said 7 years, but that seems too long so do what you can. Be sure to use the older stocked goods first and replace them with new.
Dehydrated Food: What to Store and How Much to Store Peggy Layton This article is a continuation of the last two in which I discussed The Advantages Of Storing Dehydrated Foods and How To Store Bulk Foods . The basic food items recommended for storage and the quantities to store are listed below. These are only suggestions.
Images: Youtube screen grabs Food Doesn't Get More Local Than That A family living in Mesa, Arizona, has decided to convert an old unused backyard swimming pool into a very productive DIY urban greenhouse, which they named Garden Pool. Within a small, mostly enclosed space, they grow all kinds of vegetables and herbs, as well as raise chickens and tilapia fish.
Plants for Water Gardens Michael Weishan talks with water gardener Andre Golden about solid selections for creating your own healthy and attractive water garden. Water gardening doesn't have to be carried out on a grand and costly scale. It's relatively easy to plant and maintain a successful water garden in a smallish tub, which you can seat, for instance, in a decorative outer container.
By Harvey Ussery August/September 2007 You can find much more of Harvey Ussery’s 21st Century Homesteading wisdom at his Web site and in our Amazin' Archive: Forest Gardening & Permaculture
Saturday, Oct 30, 2010 Growing and Storing Your Own Food, by F.E.S. Let me begin by saying I am a 64 year old male who grew up in the era of duck and cover. Every school child back then was aware of the threat of falling A bombs form the sky with the Russian hammer and sickle painted on their nose. Many people were prepared for a nuclear exchange with fall out rates and blast distance from ground zero calculated. Food reserves were stocked in the pantry or in a shelter and each family member knew exactly what to do in an emergency.
Someone asked me once why I named my website Ready Nutrition. Quite simply, I explained that it’s not enough to be ready for all hell to break loose. You can have all the preps in the world, but without a well rounded diet, you wouldn’t have the strength to engage in any form of rigorous activity to benefit your survival. Being nutrition ready means storing the right types of foods that will benefit you in the long run. These types of foods are also known as super foods, and have health promoting or disease fighting properties beyond the basic function of supplying nutrients.
Living off the land sounds as inviting as Christmas dinner. But many have hardly had adequate experience being “farmers.” In fact, many have had no experience at all when it comes to planting anything.