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Successful Homesteading, Issue # 61, Time to Plant Potatoes
February 23, 2017
Issue #61, February 23, 2017
Time to Plant Potatoes and Why You Should
Have you heard about what's going on in Venezuela? Because of bad government policies, the people in that country are starving. There is very little food available in the grocery stores, and according to one article I read, three-quarters of Venezuelans have lost an average of 19 pounds in the last year due to malnutrition.
So Could that happen to us?So could such a thing as a dollar collapse along with food shortages happen in your neck of the woods? Whether it does not does not happen is in the hands of God, but do you really want to take the risk of not being prepared?
That's why I'm talking today about potatoes. If you have never gardened before, try growing potatoes this spring. They're an easy first vegetable to raise, and if you live in my area (Oklahoma and the midwest), the traditional time to plant them is coming up quickly - St. Patrick's Day. If you live in the north, plant them on Good Friday.
Then Try the Other BasicsTry growing tomatoes, squash, peppers, green beans and peas. Try these practical gardening methods. And build your soil by making compost and your own, natural liquid fertilizer.
While you're at it, consider raising chickens this year. Order some chickens from your local hatchery. Chicks are easy to brood and are a great source of eggs and meat. Also think about investing in a small herd of goats, even if you live in town.
Even if a financial collapse and food shortage doesn't happen in your area, you will still have the best and healthiest food available, and happy gardening.
How to Find Bulk WheatBulk wheat and other bulk grains are simply the best nutritious, high quality food at the lowest price. These excellent grains, including not only wheat, but also rye and oats usually store well, are easy to prepare and loaded with vitamins.
But finding these wonderful grains – especially if you are new to grinding and preparing this wholesome food – can be a challenge. Here are some tips to get you started.
The Importance of a Local Food MovementA local food movement is growing in this country as people seeking self reliance realize how healthy and delicious locally produced food can be. As an added plus, learning to produce food and other products locally could also someday mean our very survival.
Have You Tried This Alternative to Traditional Medicine?Homeopathy alternative medicine health stimulates your own immune system to heal itself. While conventional medicine looks at symptoms as bad – and tries to suppress them – this more natural approach sees your body's various reactions to disease as a positive force to expel an illness.
Minimalism DefinedWhat is the meaning of minimalism? The term minimalism might fill you either with sheer terror or elation, depending on where you are in life, but this radical concept is simply a tool you can use to shed the clutter in your life and focus on what is truly important.
How to Live Debt FreeDebt free living may be your dream, but it's not an impossible one. It is, however, a goal that will take planning, hard work and some self-discipline. Here are some points to remember when pursing the debt free life.
How to Dehydrate PeachesDehydrating peaches is one of the easiest ways to store a bounteous harvest. Learn to dehydrate peaches, and you will have a nutritional fruit that makes an excellent long-term storage food.
And as always, may your homesteading be joyful.
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