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Thursday, March 6, 2014

140306 Food and Where to Find It

No, I am not an expert at this. If I couldn't go to the grocery store, I would seriously test whether ragweed was indeed edible and probably raise or try to trap small animals. Thus, I have been following some pages: "Foraging Texas", "Living the Rustic Life", and "The Fish Tank".

One of the authors, Kasper, has done a lot of footwork on Aquaponics. After a year, he declared it to be too much work for too little produce and is returning to a traditional garden. I suspect that I would have the same opinion, but my sister wants mr to give it a go anyway. She's pretty gung ho about this survivalist stuff. She has an impressive garden, solar panels, and a greenhouse. My 'man friend', on the other hand, is into freeze-dried foods and bought me a dehydrator. I just want a steady supply of tomatoes and okra that does not depend on my 'brown' thumb.

Maybe, I should befriend a farmer. Coaxing my garden-raising sister down here has not been successful.

1 comment:

  1. When I was little we always ate our own grown potatoes and vegetables. Dad fished and hunted and that was basically what I grew up on. We also had the sheep on the farm. I remember asking for mashed potatoes from a bag and cheap hotdogs for my birthday meal. For me, that was luxury. Little did I know at the time that I ate stuff rich people were willing to sell their souls for at fancy restaurants...

    In time, I plan on growing my own potatoes and a few basic greens up there, as my parents did. We get some great almond potatoes, even if nobody would have believed it if they hadn't seen it. Good soil, I guess.

    Good luck with your plans =)