Saturday, November 15, 2014
Geocaching is a recreational activity among GPS users that is basically a big game of find and seek. I do not participate in geocaching hunts, but the principle of using map markers is something everyone should be doing right now! Read More
Friday, September 5, 2014
Guest post by Alex K.
When I first moved to the Midwest back in the late 90’s, I used to talk to a lot to the old timers at small livestock shows. One of the things I found interesting was the ways their parents and grandparents farmed. So much of what they knew was a lost art since almost no one used manual corn planters or tobacco planters in the 1990’s. You could only find these items at antique stores or auctions. From the stories I was told and what I could research, the corn planter was a major revolution to small farmers. It allowed a single farmer to plant around four acres of corn seed a day in a plowed field. I have had some experience planting trees and other plants when I lived way up North, but I used shovels and planting bars. Using the right tool can really make a difference.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Guest Article by Alex K.
Number one on my high calorie must grow foods is Garlic.
You heard me right, I said Garlic. One cup of garlic has 202 calories. Of course, we generally only use a few cloves at a time. But if you are using roasted garlic,` you may use a whole bulb. So, garlic brings a lot to the table calorie wise for every one you eat. It also stores well depending on the variety of garlic you grow. Having several pounds of garlic around goes a long way to making your stored food more enjoyable. Read More
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Guest Article Contribution by Alex K.
Food is a necessity of life that can bring enjoyment in even the worst of times. It nourishes both the body and the soul. As such, there are many aspects to food besides nutrition.
Risk management for food tends to fall into acute and chronic categories. With acute, it is about securing your next meal. Natural disasters, social unrest, etc. are examples in which food distribution breaks down and food resources are scarce. A chronic condition is more like the great depression, victory gardens, etc. where food resources are available, but only basic commodities can be obtained. So, how does gardening fit in with risk management? Read More
Monday, June 23, 2014
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