Organic Farming 101: Farm Sitting for the Farmer-in-Training
For people looking for agriculture training
in organic farming and what it’s really like to live a self-supporting
rural lifestyle, farm sitting offers a version of hands-on farm school
and a great way to gain real-life experience.
I continue to make jewellery at a greater speed than I can find customers out here in the woods.
I would like it to be known that I will trade my jewellery for what you make to sell at your place. I am especially looking for garden seed. I really would love flower seed as this is a luxury we don't splurge on. I will try any plant up to garden zone 6.
The variety of pretties made here would blow your mind as they are all one of a kind originals. I keep on top of trends and have products in most styles (silver, gothic, victorian, beads, gemstones, rings) and in many different materials. Let me know what you are looking for or what color etc. and what you want to trade. Let's have fun with this.
I have devoted my
life, for over ten years now, to growing and preserving food for the winter.
I used to have a real job, he worked days and I worked nights. Always too
tired, we ate out to save time shopping, cooking and cleaning. We did this for
one year. At tax time we realized that we paid more to taxes and childcare than
my salary. Meals out, and my wardrobe, car and its expenses only further
exposed the foolishness of our lifestyle.
My job now is to reduce the need for cash. It is necessary to remove
unnecessary expenses from your budget. But don't be caught up in the bondage of
frugality. It is great to get dish soap for a dollar a bottle, but not if you
don't like how it works. Worst if you have lots of soap but nothing to eat.
Cheap food is processed foods where value is exchanged for profit. Or worse
yet, with coffee and chocolate, slaved people pay the real cost of your
How do I do it? There is no solution in the consumer world. The secret is in
the natural world. It has always been here for us, existing without our
participation. Take your rightful place on the planet, take her hand, she is
here to freely provide for your needs.
Where to start? Keep posted, peace for all
I am still here, thankful, gratefully. While money
doesn't seem to want us here, we have a feeling the farm itself seems won't let
us go. Perhaps we have been silently growing roots, Over 10
years of pulling the cart uphill and we almost lost it in a season. Farming is not for the
faint of heart. Dedicated to it than ever now when we need it
It has been very
quiet in my circle of self-sufficiency homestead gardening blogs. I think
I know why.
While googling "preppers" I had to learn a new acronym SHTF. It took me a little to catch it but I think it stands for Shit Hits The Fan. The poor preppers are asking for old Mother Earth News magazines, survival retreat colonies desperate for information on how to prepare for the future. The wealthy ones want to know where to buy the safest place and the necessary supplies.
I wish I could tell them what I know. The first thing to know is THE SHIT HAS HIT THE FAN, we are now in the midst of a shit storm. If you have an evacuation plan use it. Do what you know to do - whether it is taking care of the helpless and buying seeds to grow next year - now is the time to do it!
activity makes this life possible
activity is putting our thoughts and dreams in motion
overcoming our shortcomings and forging ahead, our bodies can take us to all
the places of our imagination.
The second thing preppers need to know, is living without money is trial and error. You don't have the skills to assume you will be able to support your self in one season. Even if you build the perfect chicken coup, you probably will have to build it again in a better place or similarly you could buy awesome hens only to have them taken by a predator over night or you could buy lots of seeds only to have none of them sprout or buy a place only to find out the water is no good.
Don't give up and don't expect money will solve a thing, because it won't.
Fear of the unknown
is always prevalent but preparing for the future and its children is
bravery. At the beginning when all the choices are yours it is easy to
mistakes, it is natural to "try on different shoes" until you get a
perfect fit. But once those initial choices are made, you join the
society of nature. She calls the shots, shows you opportunities,
and the path of least resistance for the most gain. You will feel that
you are longing for, and life will bloom in the natural peace and
abundance that is their birthright.
Have you heard of this new "type" of people called preppers?
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Definition of a prepper:
Prepper (noun): An individual or group that prepares or makes preparations in advance of, or prior to, any change in normal circumstances or lifestyle without significant reliance on other persons (i.e., being self-reliant), or without substantial assistance from outside resources (govt., etc.) in order to minimize the effects of that change on their current lifestyle.
This is all news to me, can you imagine my surprise? Who'da thunk it?