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What did I do to prepare this week? Wow, I can’t even hardly remember as the week just flew by! Besides getting some great posts ready for you this week, I continued to work on my new solar oven (as the other one got too hot), figured out that Fancy Heat from the dollar store is more like sterno than Camp Heat (not as hot) while working to get my rocket stove oven up to 300 degrees inside (still not a success as it took almost 3 hours to bake biscuits with fancy heat), and worked in the garden.
Gardening is all about the weather and it wasn’t good for much this week – 40s and rainy. But Friday and Saturday we got a break with temps in the 50s and very little rain. Perhaps this week we will actually reach the 70s – it’s been six months since we have seen that wonderful number! My strawberries have spilled out from my raised beds and this week I double dug a little keyhole garden for the extras to go in. Didn’t get a chance to dig any up, but I have the bed ready at least. My raised beds were so cold yet that what potatoes I did plant rotted in the ground. But I am almost 2/3 of the way through a 6’x30′ potato bed – oh do my arms ache! It was planned as 40′, but if I make it through 30′ that will be enough for me! No one rents a rototiller around here and the only people that do it have tractors which just won’t work in this small area.
I did add a few bucks to my BOB, cleaned the garage (and immediately made a mess of it again) and did a lot of painting – but that probably doesn’t rank under preparedness. :-)
I did sign up to become a Monarch Waystation at : http://www.monarchwatch.org/ Pollinators (bees, butterflies and other insects) are absolutely essential to create food and they are on the decline due to rampant housing developments and the use of pesticides and herbicides. I have all of the elements and flowers for feeding pollinators already and a 25′ x 25′ recently disturbed area (new house built across the road and needed to tap into the water connection on my side) that I plan to plant in milkweed. I ordered the sign to so that neighbors won’t think I’m planting weeds. :-)
This week we are featuring Dave from Arizona’s aquaponics setup, an oven with a rocket stove and thanks to GrammaMary several posts on wind power!
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Okay Patriots, how did you prepare this week?
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The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”
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