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  1. General Discussion
    not sure of impact but *Science* says US' trees are moving West https://www.sciencealert.com/american-trees-have-started-migrating-west-and-no-one-knows-why "Over the past 30 years, three-quarters of eastern US tree species have been shifting to the west, and at an astonishing rate of around...
  2. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    It might come in handy one day to know what type of plants in your area you could use for natural cordage... In my area, the Southwest US, there's lots of these stringy fiber type plants, the first 3 that come to mind are: ...these are great and the Fan Palms probably have the longest...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi, so this is my first question on here. We have several black walnut trees along our fence line, does anyone have any experience harvesting these nuts? I've read a bit, it seems the nut can be very difficult to extract. If anyone has any first hand experience with harvesting and storing them...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey all, I've been around the forum for a few years now but never really jumped into this section for a few reasons. First I live in town in a small house with a small yard. Secondly, its a bit overwhelming and without getting some hands-on experience, I don't feel there's much I can...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi All Planted two apple tree in my backyard, a Zestar and a Buckeye Gala. The Zestar is larger, while the buckeye gala is just a long twig. In any case, they both started out the spring great. Then I noticed the smaller one was getting something on the leaves, but my work was too busy for me...
  6. Urban Survival
    preparing your BOL/retirement land, prior to actually moving there? I'm winding down on paying off my mortgage, and once that is done my next big purchase will be a BOL/retirement land. I live in a suburb, and unless something drastically changes in my life, I estimate that it may be around 15...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Clearing timber sounds boring. Some of my readers may be wondering why I posting a video about this, much less an article. I went out and cut some trees, so what? In the prepping / survivalist community there is this common misconception that if SHTF there is a farm in the family that has...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Now that the heavy timber has been cleared, its time to do some selective thinning, trash removal, landscaping, cutting trees for fence rows, planning the water well and septic location,,, and the list goes on and on.Working at the Homstead We arrived at the homestead Saturday morning around...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Where do you want to be in 10 years, how about 20 years? That question is not about financial stability, or your career, where do you want to be physically in 10 years, what do you want your life to be like? I want peace and quiet in my life. I want a back porch where I can grill some steaks...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Fruit trees are often over looked asset to the urban survivalist. Most people live in a neighborhood where the fence line goes straight back, makes a 90 degree turn, runs across the backyard, makes another 90 degree turn and goes back to the house. What is planted in the 90 degree turns...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    i was woulding how long do you have to wait after let say a dirty bomb goes off can you havest the fuit off the trees that you have planted in the garden do you have to let a couple of growing cycles go by before being allowed to eat the fuit off the trees i have been planing to plant a few...
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