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If the SHTF today, how much food could you raise on your homestead?


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Old 06-19-2017, 02:52 PM   #51
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Excellent info on Marigolds, I'm one who was looking into raising them for bug repellant, now I know they have so much more to offer. Well done.
I have come across so many of these things it's not even funny! You cruise the Internet looking for edible plants & flowers, home remedies, natural bug repellents, even natural flea repellents for dogs, and it's amazing what you come up with!! I've got HUNDREDS of pages tucked away on the external HDD, and there are likely hundreds more that I haven't even found yet!!


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Old 06-19-2017, 06:17 PM   #52
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Ok Tweto I like your way and will copy your work ,I too plan to start a raise garden here but you mention freezer ,don`t you do any canning or drying as a way to preserved your crop my thinking is long term ,not the end of the world type but enough for a power outage or at least till the end of hurricane season here in Miami ,I canned now but also rotated my goods through out the year ,just a thought .

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Old 06-20-2017, 12:46 AM   #53
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Still need to get a few apple trees, some more nut trees.
Honeybees & rabbits, goats & fishes.
I think we could keep all 20 person alive on the 30 acres at the BOL.
4 gardens, a orchard, timber, animals & water should be enough.
I for one have a four season garden.At least a ton of canned food.
Well I do not have that many jars yet, got to add canning jars to my BOL list.

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