Filed under: Living Off the Land, Preparedness Basics, Year Supply - Food
My mother was an expert gardener. I knew it was really spring when she headed outside with her marigolds each year. Somehow that gene-and all the other domestic ones-bypassed me and everything I tried to grow died. Eventually, my children grew a large vegetable garden under the guidance of a family friend, and I stopped worrying about it. We moved a great deal in the later years, and gardening was not a priority.
Filed under: Living Off the Land, Personal Preparedness, Preparedness Basics, Provident or Frugal Living
Michelle Obama announced this week the White House was planting a garden and growing its own food. While it will be cared for largely by the staff, a group of local school children will also be helping out, as will all members of the Obama family, including the president. This is the first full vegetable garden since Eleanor Roosevelt planted a victory garden and encouraged others to do so as well. The purpose of that garden was to make sure there was enough food during wartime.
Yo pensaba que no podía cultivar nada. De hecho, la única planta que se mantuvo con vida para mí fue un helecho. Yo recibí ese helecho de un grupo de niños de corta edad el año que hice acciones teatro de verano en Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Me dieron el helecho como un regalo de despedida de la primaria (niños de una organización en la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días – los “mormones“).
Have you lived through an ice storm? The recent ice storms in the United States remind me of when I was a kid and a storm that hit the northern mountains of Arizona.
Today is December 17, 2007. And today the Houston Chronicle reported that for the first time ever wheat prices have now soared above ten dollars a bushel. The report expressed experts’ concern that there could be a shortage of grain in less than twelve months!
Do you know which natural disasters can occur in your area? Do you know which could directly affect your home?
Living off the land. What does that phrase invoke in your mind? Just recently my daughter and I found two Little House on the Prairie books gathering dust on our bookcase. As I spotted them, I pondered how self-sufficient the early settlers of the United States were.