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Friday, April 24, 2020

Rise in Back Yard Chicken Coops

   Coronavirus has greatly increased the urge for normal everyday people not normally wanting to be preppers or farmers, to want to do things to be more prepared for the what if scenarios. The current events of the Coronavirus has caused a growing interest in raising backyard chickens for eggs. The problem is that so many have never raised these egg dropping little chickens before so information is crucial.
Hatcheries are reporting a huge surge of new customers so much that they can not keep up with the demand.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to have your own farm fresh eggs every single morning. I know my kids love some eggs every time they get a chance. There are actually more chickens on this planet than people. There are like 25 billion chickens on earth. A mother hen turns her eggs about 50 times a day. Hens can also lay up to 300 eggs per year. Chickens have been domesticated by people dating back as far as 6000 B.C. in Southern China more than 8,000 years. As a chicken gets older they tend to lay fewer eggs but they usually are also larger eggs. Chickens are the closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
   There is actually a mushroom called a Laetiporus that tastes almost just like chicken. The Laetiporus is found throughout much of the world. Wiki says " The mushroom grows in large brackets – some have been found that weigh over 45 kg (100 pounds). It is most commonly found on wounds of trees, mostly oak, though it is also frequently found on eucalyptusyewsweet chestnut, and willow, as well as conifers in some species. " It can also be used as a substitute for chicken in a vegetarian diet. Additionally, it can be frozen for long periods of time and retain its edibility.

Raise your own Cluck Norris and Yolko-Ono.
Have your own farm fresh eggs.
Every. Single. Morning.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Treat your Bees , They deserve it in the hot weather !

The dry weather can take a toll on your local Bee family. The Bees are an important part of your off the gird life and it is best for you to help them whenever you can. Try giving them some of your Watermelon crop in the harsh dry weather to help boost their moisture and sugar content. Honey Bees , especially in a nectar dearth,find ripe fruit very much to their liking. Make sure to split the watermelon or other fruits like plums,peaches,grapes,apples,figs or pears in half for them, as it is hard for them to break the skin of the fruits. Make the Bees as happy and healthy as you can as they work hard for us on our off the grid surroundings.

The Practical Beekeeping tips, know how and step-by-step instructions on how to start bee keeping right now! Click on the picture of the watermelon Bees above for more information about Practical Beekeeping  if you have an interest in this.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Zombies might smell

If the zombie do come it might be a good idea to be prepared in many ways. Not saying that the zombies are coming but it serves as a good example. Morale in emergency situations is important for battling mental fatigue.  Some things as simple as having good scents in your stockpile can help. Either way the men ,women, children might be comforted after a long day full of chores with familiar scents that could have a relaxing effect. Here is a link to a seller that has some great scents including Aromatherapy scents that would be great for a soothing effect. Of course, this is in the scenario where there is not an extremely huge danger of someone finding you, if the situation  is one where you are in hiding from nearby dangers it might not be a good time to pull these kinds of scents out from your stockpile shelves. If you are afraid to be found then wait and deal with the bad smell until their is less dangers in the area. Clean smells can cause the unwanted attention you may not want in the early days of SHTF !


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Off Grid Quote - Interesting perspectives on Off the Grid Living - Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman said,  "Going off the grid is always good for me. It's the way that I've started books and finished books and gotten myself out of deadline dooms and things."

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