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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 […]

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 week, […]

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

First we would need to figure that out.

Lucky for us, Brenda from The Well Fed Homestead took the time to research how much should you plant in your garden to provide a year’s worth of food and gave us a nice long list of commonly eaten veggies in her article.  Using her list, you can write […]

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 […]