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Episode 25: Winter Ending on the Homestead

Posted: 18th February 2016 by Joe Prepper in On The Homestead, Podcast
Tags: , , Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Winter is slowin down here in the south and we are getting a few things done on the homestead. Join me as I talk about our winter chores along the Gulf Coast and how we get ready for spring.  Vehicle maintenance, tool cleaning […]

Purple sugar cane stalks cut fresh in the summertime can create sweet memories, literally. I remember the first time a neighbor cut a piece of cane stalk off and using a pocket knife cut off the purplish striped bark to reveal a juicy white piece of goodness. “Just gnaw on that a minute” was the […]

I ordered some Jerusalem Artichoke root from ebay. I was intrigued by the so called sunchoke. Its native to North America. Grows a cool sunflower looking stalk and flower. The tuber it produces looks a little like ginger root and can be used like potatoes. Its weird that they don’t contain much starch and so […]

This is the homemade preservative we use for wood tool handles, canvas and even leather. You heat the wax and use a rag to wipe the mixture made from turpentine, boiled linseed oil and bees wax evenly on the item and heat it up with a heat gun. If you don’t have a heat gun […]

I ordered some Egyptian Walking onions (above) from a recommended seller. They came already sprouting, just in time for winter planting. These things produce edible bulbs under the ground but also produce several bulblets on top of the stem. You can plant these to get more onions or wait and they will fall over and […] Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSJoin me as I talk about choosing a vehicle that you might need to use in adverse conditions. I give my thoughts on the pros and cons of larger vs smaller vehicles. New vs modern and daily driver vs specialized vehicles for the hordes. […]

‘The tomatoes finally going in! I tried a variety this year planting some hybrids and in other areas my tried and true heirlooms. Here are some hybrid Juliet “plum style”. These indeterminate plants form clusters of grape-like sweet fruits. These went in late due to rain and we have’nt had much so so …fingers crossed. […] Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWhat started out with a live update form the homestead turned into several different side road thoughts and ponderings. I give my top five garden crop picks and talk about how they did for me this year. I pass on a few tips on […]

Winter finally ended and not a moment too soon for us thin blooded southerner. I posted a few pictures of the garden in April, so I will show you the difference after few months of growth. I also took a few of the Zone 1 food forest aorund the house. A new group of chicks […] Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSEpisode 10 is an update of what we have going on here at the homestead during early spring. Chickens hatching, rabbits kitting and rain. I talk about the kudzu beetle invasion and my thoughts on our responsibility as we introducing species and design new […]