Green Workshop - Natural Living. (pix galore)

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by mistawiskas, May 13, 2009.

  1. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    That's awesome! Be proud of all that self-sustenance!

    And all these fresh products must be quite tasty, in addition to healthy!
  2. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Not only healthy, but I know exactly what's in them. Best estimates are that we spend 25% of what we used to for groceries each month. Good for our pocketbook, not good for capitalism.
    In essence, we produce 75% of what we use now. I didn't create the situation that robbed me of 65% of my income, but I'll survive just fine and have done so since 2008. There are millions and millions that are in the same situation as I, so expect capitalism to really start feeling the pinch because these people have found another/better way to survive and even thrive.
  3. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    This is meat! Destined to be in a freezer for the winter. if not mine, then someone elses. This animal shows absolutely no fear of people. She's an old barren doe that has no offspring this year.

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  5. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Nope, dinner was fresh caught trout.
    We don't poach, so she will be safe at least until october hunting season.
  6. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    hmmmmm fresh trout!
  7. mistawiskas

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    Add those to all the fresh and smoked salmon and that's some real healthy eating right there. We have all but stopped buying beef from the store. That crap has so many
    additives in it and the price is outrageous. Pork is nearly the same way. I'm thinking about buying a young pig to butcher this fall. Then I'd have to build a bigger smokehouse...yum
    Between fishing, hunting and store bought cage free chicken, our meat needs are met.
    I just put in 5 huge rows of white corn. I wasn't going to do corn of any kind this season but I have a new 400 sq. ft. patch added to the garden and figured what the hell...."I have the space".
    Corn is so rediculous to buy in the store, and it yeilds quite a bit per sq. ft. and it cans up well.
  8. ninefivezero

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    Looks great, hoping to have my own some day.
  9. mistawiskas

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    I don't know if all the veggies for the winter diet had anything to do with it.....but I haven't even so much as had a cold for a couple years now.
  10. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Update on that sunflower. (when it was just a little baby:))

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    It topped 12 feet tall and put out a flower the size of a garbage can lid.
    I cut it and another that was only 10 feet tall today and picked pears two days ago (shown is only half of total harvest of pears) the rest are canned
    and in the pantry. We got over three hundred pounds of pears and spuds this year.

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    MaesterB and 86mcss said thanks for this.
  11. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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