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What did I do to become more self-reliant this week? It has been another very productive week for me. I got in 3 Three Sisters gardens in the round. The first one already has corn popping up! Once the corn has a start I will plant the beans. Once they have a start, I will plant the squash.
My new potato bed is doing very well, I’ve already started hilling them. And that old broken shovel in the picture? It is a hose guide.
Then I got another rain barrel hooked up. Twice the work for one barrel as I had two down spouts to divert into it.
Then I got the “brilliant” idea to try a little aquaponics since I have the fish and a “creek” flowing down to the pond. I just can’t see how this is going to work, but I guess I will find out. I bought 4 tomato plants and 4 peppers on a coupon, so it isn’t costing me anything to try it. I had some vermiculite around and some pea gravel. I put the plants in pots and set them in the “creek”. One I planted with lettuce seeds as the article I read said that lettuce likes this technique. I’ll let you know how this works out for me, and if anyone has any suggestions – PLEASE, I NEED THE ADVICE!
So, while I was getting the plants I ran across this 5 gallon camp shower for $9. Well, I can’t make one for that so I brought it home. I have found that almost anything for camping is a good investment for preparedness.
Filled it up and laid it out in the sun as the instructions stated. Yes it got warm, but the devil is plenty heavy! I did get it high enough up to test it and was sorely disappointed. Maybe because it is not hanging, but the shower head was only a dribble. Now how am I going to wash my thick, long hair with that! And it says that 5 gallons is enough for 2-3 showers. Maybe if you just want to rinse off your body or your feet you would be fine. I don’t know. I’ll have to rig it in a tree somewhere to see for sure. However, it would be very handy next to the outhouse for washing hands, etc. :)
I do have to say that I am thrilled with my new composter – I can feel the heat through the barrel! My only complaint is the latch. It may be okay for a man, but I just don’t have the strength in my hands to latch it securely. I need to figure out another way to latch it…
My girlfriend from Iowa, Irene, gave me a bunch of hostas, daylillies and other flowers. This is her innovation not mine – a great way to recycle!
And I spent a couple of hours reorganizing my small garden shed for $0. Turned out fantastic, I will be sharing that with you this week!
And I’ve had two deer ticks embed in my skin in the last two days. So advice has changed as I called the nurse’s hotline and I will be sharing that with you as well.
The top article this week that you hit the like button on was the Off-Grid Baking with Tea Lights.
Coming up this week, boats as a bug-out alternative, one gun defense, garden shed reorganization, information on ticks, and more!
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Okay Patriots, how were you more self-reliant this week?
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The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”
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