Gail Jardin wrote:For those of you who already have your homestead established, do you feel that you are prepped enough to survive a major catastrophe?
Could you feed your livestock without feed stores and only outside feed from close neighbors and friends?
Do you own your homestead outright or would you loose it to the bank?
What medical supplies do you have on hand if you can not get to a doctors or vets?
What would you do when you run out of basic amenities like batteries, toilet paper etc?
For those of you who prep but do not have a homestead, what would be the turning point that causes you to bug out instead of bug in and hunker down?
What supplies would you bring with you and why?
Where would you go?
What obstacles are you prepared for versus what could go wrong?
Lastly, what are some of the modern day conundrums that you feel could be a problem that pioneers would not have had to face? What do you feel is the biggest difference between modern homesteading and prepping for survival?
Jeff McClintock wrote:Hi All,
I’m looking for a mentor for my new project. Plans are to initially develop 1 acre of my 20 in North Idaho into a berry and herb farm that will provide ingredients for jams, jellies, infused oils and vinegars. It needs to be a niche product so I will avoid blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries other than for personal consumption. The emphasis is on high health-value berries like sea berries or currants, etc. I’m looking for recommendations on plant material as well as spacing and placement. It’s a north-facing parcel in zone 6 but I’m planning for zone 4. I’m hoping for feedback from designers or others with experience in this climate/plant combination.
Cheers and happy growing!
Liv Smith wrote:Welcome to Permies, Matt!
It’s really a good place to be, lots to learn and a very good place to share your own experiences.
I’m in PNW too, and it’s a beautiful spring where I am.
Chris Holcombe wrote:How capable are strawberry plants at pushing through mulch? Should I mulch around them or just bury them in the fall and expect they’ll push through it?