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Musings of a Sentimental farm-boy
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Musings of a Sentimental farm-boy

Baby, It's Cold Outside

As I write, the temperature outside sits at -13.  Not conducive to thoughts of vegetables in the garden, young chicks running around and bees buzzing about.
However, I find myself forced to think of all these things today.

Plot planning and seed orders need to be done this week.  Herb seeds need to be potted and under lights by the weekend.

Should we try to hatch our own replacement layers and meat birds this year?  The debate rages on.  Aside from equipment cost (incubator, brooder set-up= $250), it would be much cheaper in the long run to hatch our own.

Musings of a Sentimental farm-boy

Hey All:

I'm going to try to keep up a blog for the new year.  
I'll be discussing daily happenings on the farm, and focusing on our drive to be more self-sufficient.
I guess the best place to start is to explain what our philosophy is toward self-sufficiency.
First, there is no such thing as being truly independent in today's society.  I don't know how to make a computer, build an internet or refine oil.  We don't have enough land to grow grains or rice to feed us through the year.
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