Sunday Self-Reliance Share

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By Bev,

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.

3 sister corn

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.

potalo patch

Then I got another rain barrel hooked up. Twice the work for one barrel as I had two down spouts to divert into it.

Rain barrel

 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!

aquaculture 3

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.

camp shower front

camp shower back

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!

milk jug

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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Proverbs 27:12

A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions.

The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”

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