Open posting reachout, and some other stuff too!
Well, I hope you all enjoyed Rusty’s efforts. I know that I was truly impressed by the pics. I have been talking to Rusty off and on the entire time (when he comes out to get a phone signal) providing advice and other things, and I had NO CLUE just how much he had actually done. He downplays his work a lot in conversation showing just how humble he really is. Believe me, this was an eye opener for me, not just in what he has done, but in the mans nature as well. I am extremely proud to be able to call this man “My Friend”.
Now I know that I have been rather silent of late, for that I must apologize. I have several posts written, but on second read, they just don’t ‘inspire me’ to hit the publish button. They wait in the wings for when they have ripened up or until I just hit the delete button on them.
I have also been busy around and about the stead and with family in the area. I mentioned harvest time was on us. Not just for the food items, but one other action that I so rarely see brought up in prepper circles: Seed accumulation. Depending on what you are raising, you want to put away a certain amount for next years planting. Typically 1/4 of your crop should go towards next year. The beauty of this, you get to pick the seed that seemed to thrive the best, culling the rest. Culling in this sense means cook’n-n-eat’n what you cull. (or canning for later use, of course) It may seem excessive, but there is always the chance that you get a ‘bad batch’ and have to replant. Consider it yet another insurance policy. The whole plant grow save action means that you can keep on growing with one purchase, IF you use your brains. And I am all about working smarter, and being frugal. This is just one more aspect of that.
I have some pics of our beans drying for next year, but of course, the phone is being particular about what I am doing right now (update download) so I can’t get them while I am tapping this out. But I do have some info to share with you. (these will be posted in the side bar for you to grab as you can. )
FIrst up, “Seed to Seed” by Suzanne Ashworth
Must read for anyone that grows Heirlooms
I think that says enough about what it is about. Get it anyway, great stuff on keeping your heirlooms, heirloom and not cross pollinated with hybrids.
And Third, more information than you can swallow in one read: Country Wisdom & Know-How
(I do NOT make any money through amazon, nor am I affiliated with any of the above Persons, or publishers. This is just essential knowledge and a good source of it, that I wish to share with others. )
Now, the reach out. If you are like Rusty or myself, doing something to better your arrangements in a screwed up world, don’t want to take the time to set up a blog or what not, Feel free to send me a write up and some pics. I will clean the pics of metadata(GPS location and the like), remove any reference to your location (some editing, but I will try to leave your words as intact as possible.) and then post your actions for the world to see. Consider it a ‘brag’ of sorts if you will. I am hoping that others can be inspired as well. Not just by me, but by all the “Doings” other Do’ers as well.
And on that note, I am off to get back to doing things that need getting done.