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  1. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff's Homesteading Shenanigans

    One of my raised beds with white and yellow onions and broccoli at the end. Still have another bed of onions to do once I can get more soil. Carrot bed with cabbage at the end. Need to do another carrot bed once I get the second load of soil. My concrete block raised bed. I planted green...
  2. BarredBuff

    What did you do in the garden today?

    I got my lettuce bed, green onions, and spinach sowed this evening. It isn't much, but it'll be a little to eat on.
  3. BarredBuff

    Owning your own business

    It is nothing new or mind blowing. I have been thinking about starting a greenhouse business as the main operation. My community is pretty small, but there is no where in the county to really buy good, reasonably priced plants. The local hardware store sells them, and I could undercut them on...
  4. BarredBuff

    Amish bread

    Looks wonderful...
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    BarredBuff's Homesteading Shenanigans

    She is a doll so far. She walks right with me everywhere I go. Got my broccoli and cabbage plants in the ground today. Planted them in the main garden instead of the old chicken run. The run just doesn't drain well enough. I put out around 80 plants, and need about 3 more to finish the row...
  6. BarredBuff

    What did you do in the garden today?

    That's quite the carrot.
  7. BarredBuff

    Owning your own business

    Does anybody here own a business and make your living from it? I've got a few ideas for a personal business to start up, but wanted to hear any words of wisdom from you folks.
  8. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff's Homesteading Shenanigans

    So far, she likes to help plant onions, broccoli, cabbage and carrots. And when I say "help" I mean she digs them up. A learning process.
  9. BarredBuff

    Spring Chickens

    Nice chickens and pooch!!
  10. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff's Homesteading Shenanigans

    One of my students gave her to me. So, I took her to the Vet, we wormed her and vaccinated her too.
  11. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff's Homesteading Shenanigans

    This week has been a whirlwind while we have been on Spring Break. Here are some pics from the week: My tomato seedlings are doing well. My canning tomatoes germinated great, but the germination on my others were spotty. I've got about 15 - 20 of tomatoes plus cosmos and zinnias...
  12. BarredBuff

    40 Items to stock up on before a SHTF situation

    Fire extinguishers aren't a bad idea
  13. BarredBuff

    FarmerJamie - A new beginning

    It's amazing how attached we become to it. The "home food factory" becomes a part of us.
  14. BarredBuff

    This is what happens...

    Yay!!
  15. BarredBuff

    Hello from Kentucky

    Howdy Neighbor! I am a Kentuckian too. A little farther north from you though. Welcome to Suffficient Self!
  16. BarredBuff

    WW2 Rationing Recipes - American

    The cooks around here use fresh fruit that is slightly cooked until tender with a little sugar. That's how I like them. You can also use the canned fruit or pie filling... Mom used to make cream cheese, jam filled croissant turnovers too. They were amazing.
  17. BarredBuff

    WW2 Rationing Recipes - American

    We still eat turnovers here. Apple are a favorite, and peach are good too.
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