Trust me, a chicken and any other poultry are not worth a vet bill. But whether you are raising chicks or have a a sick hen, there are some basic things you can do that may save their lives. Although I'm writing this for chickens, most of this is also applicable to turkeys, ducks and geese. Chicken … [Read more...] about DIY Chicken Doctor Wound Care Tips
Do a web search for AQUAPONICS, and prepare to be amazed! Basically, I have 2 each 300 gallon fish tanks made from IBC's (intermediate bulk container). I keep Koi carp in one, and tilapia in the other. The fish crap in the water, which produces ammonia. The Fish Tanks The overflow from the … [Read more...] about Dave’s Easy Aquaponics Setup
The summer is finally here, and with it, warm weather, longer days, beaming sunshine, and trees and plants that are full of life. But the warm weather also poses a few problems, particularly when it comes to food. We all know the importance of keeping an emergency supply of food, but when it is … [Read more...] about How To Keep Your Food Safe In The Summer
When I was just three years old, we moved from a house in our little home town to a larger home on 1 acre of ground on the outskirts. It came with a big house, a barn, smoke house, with root cellar underneath, and the remnants of a sadly neglected fruit orchard. Since the property had sat vacant for … [Read more...] about Forgotten Secrets of Canning – Tips, Tricks, and Picks for Jars, Lids, and Other Supplies (Jun 2019)
A while ago I began to wonder.... What does it really cost to feed me? When we buy in bulk or buy the sales in bulk or try out new long term storage cans it becomes difficult, at least for me, to know what it really costs to feed me for a day or a week. I decided to keep track of my food … [Read more...] about How To Do Budget-Friendly, Frugal Cooking
Have you heard of "soda bottle fishing?" I talked to a couple folks, today, and nobody had heard of this fishing method. I never saw it until 2001, when I was living in a campground on the bank of the Shenandoah River. First, I'm NOT talking about using bottles to float trot lines, which, at … [Read more...] about Soda Bottle Fishing – A Survival Skill?