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  1. Food and water
    https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/derecho-iowa-crop-land-farmland-midwest-damage-severe-weather-corn-soybean-disaster-10-million ***(Iowa Governor Kim) Reynolds said early estimates indicate 10 million acres (4 million hectares) have been damaged in the nation’s top corn-producing state and...
  2. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    huge and growing population increasing desire to upgrade lifestyle, especially foods limited resources now outside issues with food storage/production...
  3. Food and water
    Mine are always soft on the outside and hard in the center. I even tried to boil like pasta for 10 minutes and strain. Takes all the fortified vitamins out, less taste and still hard in the center. Are grits supposed to be hard in the center when cooked?
  4. General Discussion
    mention in another thread about burning corn. apparently there are stoves, very similar to pellet stoves, for corn (grain only, no cob / shuck). I'm sure a regular wood stove could burn corn still on cob. anyone do this? here's a news article about...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Several days ago we had back-to-back gully washer storms that flooded portions of the garden. Let's just say, a good portion of my potato patch is rotting in the ground. Squash that was in portions that held water are dead, or dying. Pepper plants may not survive. Egg plant is doing well...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    For those of you who have grow corn over the decades, between field corn and sweet corn, which do you feel is easier to grow? My son and I planted 14 rows of mixed field corn and sweet corn, with sweet corn being the majority. The field corn is spouting much more than the sweet corn. A lot of...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    It is a wonderful feeling to spend a day, or a couple of days, planting, and in a couple of weeks sprouts break through the ground. Three weeks ago my son, my parents, and myself planted 27 pounds of seed potatoes. This made up 4 rows. Two weeks ago my son and I planted 14 rows of sweet corn...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How did all the farmers and gardeners here do? locally, middling year for corn farming; too much rain. picking soybeans in a few weeks. gardeners did poorly with corn and tomatoes, not too bad with melons and squash. How are things in your garden/farm/area?
  9. General Discussion
    In an apocalyptic grid-down situation affecting the entire country a la "One Second After" would trains be a realistic source of supplies and material? I live in Southern Indiana and in my town I see trains go by with Corn, Wheat, Cattle, Hogs, Coal etc. I have no idea how practical it would...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I ground some dried sweet corn once and it was horrible, might as well been sawdust. It was one of the hybrid super sweet varieties. Nowdays I grow heirlooms, and Golden Bantam is one of the most prolific corns I can grow at my altitude. The corn doesn't shrivel up as much as the hybrid. Is it...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    the new republic isn't my usual news source but this is fascinating http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122441/corn-war "The next day, a DuPont Pioneer field manager spotted the same car. He watched Mo scramble up the ditch bank, and then kneel down in the dirt and begin digging corn seeds out...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How does the corn look in your neck of the woods? here some pix from Merryland
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/nyregion/connecticut-farmers-are-on-guard-after-corn-thefts.html **A pair of thefts have disrupted the quiet rhythms of two Connecticut towns and have up-at-dawn farmers and their loyal farm stand clientele fuming. “I would never have thought that people would...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I figure it was raccoons, got into my corn patch, bent the stalks over and ate the ears. Some of the ears were opened right there at the bottom of the stalk and ate. I was trying to save that corn as I wanted to save the seeds and used the dried corn to feed my chickens. Next year I am...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In preparing for when the shtf I've always have seen people recommending storing corn but it's always something I've pushed to the side but now I have realized its something I should store. I plan on storing it in mylar bags and 5 gal buckets and I was wondering could I just use dry whole corn...
  16. Recipes
    I have gathered up a few recipes for grits. They are a staple at our house and are some good eating. :) The history of Grits: Grits are made from hominy, the name given to nictamalized corn. (Sometimes you also hear that called limed corn which is easier to spell.) There are different...
  17. Food and water
    Hello all, For those of you that can corn, which method do you use? Hot pack or raw pack? Could you please explain why you choose one method over the other. I know raw pack is more simple, but as far as taste & appearance, are they both tit-for-tat? I'm in the process of freezing...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello folks, my first post. Is it possible to grind corn using an electric coffee grinder?
  19. Food and water
    Hi all. Havent been on here for a while for a variety of reasons but glad to be back. Any who... harvest time will be coming up and I plan on getting some soybeans and dent corn for long term storage. Before anyone asks I also will be getting wheat next summer. Reason why I would like to...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    USDA preview. $17.59 corn & $55.09 soybeans?! The article states that these are the prices that corn and soybeans could be worth based on the current U.S. drought. But they also say that it would be closer to $9.49 to $11.00/bushel for corn and around $19.95/bushel for soybeans, Regardless...
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