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Potatoes in a garden

It’s Time to Raise Some of your Own Food

Raising some of your own food can help you add valuable calories to your diet and and save money, but you need to start now.
A raised garden bed growing herbs and leafy greens. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash.

How to Survive the Coming Food Crisis

As the war in Ukraine lingers, the odds of a food crisis are growing. Are you prepared to feed your family when there is no food in the store?
This means your electric fence isn't working.

How to Screw Up Your Electric Fence Build

I've never installed an electric fence before, and it showed. Sometimes watching YouTube can't replace trial and error.
Two raised beds

We Just Completed Two Raised Beds in the Garden

We added two raised beds as we continue to build infrastructure to support a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
Installing the fence

It’s Finally Time to Install our Welded Wire Fence

Now that the beehives are set up, we need to get our fencing up before the bears sniff them out and come for a visit.
plants in ports

Prepper Diary May 28: When is a Weed not a Weed

With the weather improving and the sun shining again, we embark on a host of gardening and other outdoor activities
A corner H-brace

Outdoor Work Resumes as the Weather Warms Again

Warm, dry weather means its time to work outdoors, so we recently picked up where we had left off with the garden fencing project.
headshots

Warm Weather Brings Family, Gardening, and Target Practice

When the fall warms up, we call it Indian Summer. What's it called when we get a preview of spring? I call it time to get a jump on outside projects.
fence posts braced and ready

Prepper Diary March 6: Installing our Fence Posts Continues

After drilling our holes earlier in the week and picking up gravel and concrete yesterday, we are ready to continue installing our fence posts.
Vermeer Mini Skid Steer with Auger

Prepper Diary: We Review our Options and Pick a Powerful Fence...

After evaluating a number of power augers, we decided to go with a powerful option to dig our 25 fence post holes.