Sunday Self-Reliance Share and Q & A

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By Bev Sandlin,

Week 2

Week 2


What did I do to become more self-reliant this week? I am continuing my experiment

composting in a 5 gallon bucket. Doesn’t seem to be heating this week, lots of insects, it is definitely breaking down and has no odor.

I am very excited about purchasing a new gas stove. The electric one that was here when I bought the place works well, but I just couldn’t get used to it. I’ve spent my life cooking on a gas stove. But more importantly, even when the electric goes out the natural gas lines remain pressurized so you have the option of cooking – just light it with a BBQ lighter as the electronic ignition won’t work – and baking and in a worst case scenario, with the use of a carbon monoxide detector, a heat source. I feel just a little bit safer with a gas stove. :)

I ordered in some more silver and an Aquamira CR-100 capsule filter that is a water bottle filter that will clean up to 100 gallons of water 99.9% pure for my BOB – $12.95.

Took a break from painting the kitchen and took Bob’s granddaughter fossil hunting for a day – What a blast! She is only six years old, a very smart kid, and I taught her to read maps as we drove to different sites, if interested, read about it here: http://www.bluffcountryfossils.net/blog/andreyas-big-hunt/

I finished replanting all six of my blueberry bushes and will have an article coming up on that as I was given some very specific instructions that came directly from a grower that I had never heard of before!

We are in a real dry period here, so I have been watering and then weeding as the weeds pull out much easier when the soil is wet. But the weeds in the SFG have kind of gotten the better of me this year.

Bob put the spout on the last big water barrel and now I need to get it rigged. Preparing for winter by putting up 40 bales of hay. And put up one new coated cable line on the four line clothes line, should get the rest up today. :)

I thought you might enjoy some garden pictures to contrast how fast a garden takes off in Minnesota! Here we are in early May.

Wagon wheel herb garden, corn and potatoe patch.

Wagon wheel herb garden, corn and potatoe patch.

And now…!!!

The wagon wheel herb garden!

The wagon wheel herb garden!

With curly parsley.

With curly parsley.

Corn & potatoes.

Corn & potatoes.

First crop of the early apples.

First crop of the early apples.

First crop of the mid-season apples, none of the late apples.

First crop of the mid-season apples, none of the late apples.

Blue Cabbage.

Blue Cabbage.

Last of the raspberries.

Last of the raspberries.

Blue Flowers

Blue Flowers

And does anyone know what these lovely small true blue flowers that spring up late and go crazy for 2 months are? They tolerate dry very well.

I can’t do it all!

 HELP! HELP! HELP!

Send me photos of your garden, or just a section of it,

and perhaps YOU will inspire others!

This is YOUR site, please write me at

bcfossillady at gmail dot com and SHARE!

Question & Answer! In the comments, feel free to ask any question you want about preparedness, homesteading, health, etc. then click on the thingy that says something like “notify me of comments” and hopefully someone will have an answer!

The top article this week that you hit the like button on or shared was Wyzyrd’s Free Fuel Bottles!

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Okay Patriots, how were you more self-reliant this week?

*****

Proverbs 27:12

A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions.

The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”

In God We Trust

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