C5 On What To Do Right Fucking Now. The Clock Is Ticking.

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I am too occupied for a good article…. So I will make you listen to someone else’s.

It’s the EXACT advice I would give you.

From Radio Ecoshock, With guests Jules Dervaes and Marjory Wildcraft.

 

-Growing Out Of This Horrible Crisis-

https://www.ecoshock.org/2020/03/growing-out-of-this-horrible-crisis.html      click here

Once again, I recommend focusing on Potatoes, Beans and Squash

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All are easy to store into the winter. All can be replanted from what you have grown… or its easy to figure out.

We have been held back by some snow, so yesterday and today, I have been repairing some broken shovels. Prime tool of the apocalypse. Multi-tool = almost useless. Shovel = survival tool. Tools break. Have extra. Save and  Repair what you can.

Feed whatever you can into your soil. Kill bugs by hand. There will be a lot of them in a new garden till your garden works out predator, prey balance.

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Next article we will talk more about this.

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If you grow it, you will want to keep animals and opportunistic or desperate people people out at night.

You cant keep a dedicated person out… But you can slow them down… and make them make a lot of noise.

Keep this in mind as you till and plant. If you don’t have time to put in a fence… and you dont want to alarm your neighbors that you are turning your suburban yard into a Garden Auschwitz, consider just putting in the fence post. Tell your neighbors it is a work in progress while you are off work. You dont have to turn it into this…

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… until that doesnt seem like a crazy idea anymore… or the authorities and neighbors no longer care. If you already have the fence posts up… its a lot faster to Garden Auschwitz your yard when it suddenly seems necessary to keep people away from your garden, front door or windows.

I want to toss this into your skillset as well.

 

I have a different reason in mind than fencing. It has been my experience that these decompose too fast because of our local bacteria and freeze, thaw cycles….

…But… a version of this, using two smaller hurdles, turned into an A-frame, may become necessary in the garden to produce summer shade once it gets baking, while retaining ground moisture… or protecting your plants from torrential downpour or hail.

A reminder that it will get REALLY HOT this year.

The hurdles can then be put under cover for the winter, when not in use.

That’s all for now. Make sure you listen to Radio Ecoshock

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(Edit after Writing. This is why)

 

Similar Subject.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/briannasacks/costco-employees-testing-positive-covid-19

Speaking of which, Thanks SR, JZ and JD for the gratuities in the Tip Jar. Already put to good use. An electric string trimmer to keep tall grasses away from the house. My reasoning? With temperatures like I am expecting, Fire will be a constant concern. Have you ever wondered why Suburban kings have lawns. It dates back to wealthy land “Lords” having green lawns. It is because of the number of sheep they had… that trimmed the grasses.

We don’t have sheep.

Baaaaaah.

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(Double edit, after writing for the late comer…. Yah. I do this a lot)

From 1984