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Vermicomposting – Your Garden Loves Worms!

I remember when I was young, I loved hunting for earthworms. We called it shining for nightcrawlers. We would go out at night and shine a flashlight on the ground. Those fat worms were easy to spot! When we went fishing, I always put my own worm on the hook. I’ve never been grossed out [...]

Vermicomposting – Your Garden Loves Worms! 2017-09-21T15:19:53+00:00

Survive an EMP: Build Faraday Cage?

A very popular SHTF scenario that preppers have plans for is an EMP taking the grid down.  And they do so with good reason.  An EMP is an electromagnetic pulse.  There are two ways an EMP could happen - a solar storm or a nuclear explosion. Both of these scenarios are entirely possible.  Just last [...]

Survive an EMP: Build Faraday Cage? 2017-09-21T15:19:59+00:00

How much garden space do you need to grow a year’s worth of food?

I have always wondered if I would have enough space to plant enough vegetables that I eat for an entire year on what I harvested.  How much would that really be?  How many of us have paid attention to how much food we actually consume to be able to answer that question?  I certainly [...]

How much garden space do you need to grow a year’s worth of food? 2017-09-21T15:20:02+00:00

The Joys and Woes of Gardening – Part 1

With spring right around the corner, the time for gardening is fast approaching. The earth will soon be waking from its winter slumber. Seeds buried under last years leaves will start to look for the light and warmth of the sun. Tulips and daffodils will start to explode with their magnificently rich color, erasing the [...]

The Joys and Woes of Gardening – Part 1 2017-09-21T15:20:05+00:00