Archive for February, 2016

Seed Starting : Winter 2016

Posted: 28th February 2016 by Joe Prepper in On The Homestead, Permaculture
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         Pepper and Tomato Seedlings           We started the tomato seedlings in soil plugs this time. I was sceptical at first, but they worked fine. I plan on setting up an actual seed starting area at some point this year, but for now I’ve got some 4 foot shop lights sitting on bricks.You […]

Muscadine wine and the southeast go together like potatoes and Idaho. Several generations back pretty much everyone around here grew Scuppernongs (bronze) grapes. When I was growing up many “old timers” still kept them religiously and they were known to provide homemade wine to their neighbors.  This tended to be much more acceptable that shinny […]

Episode 25: Winter Ending on the Homestead

Posted: 18th February 2016 by Joe Prepper in On The Homestead, Podcast
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http://media.blubrry.com/survivalrevolution/p/thesurvivalrevolution.com/wp-content/tsrpodcast/Episode25.mp3Podcast: 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 […]

http://media.blubrry.com/survivalrevolution/p/thesurvivalrevolution.com/wp-content/tsrpodcast/Episode24.mp3Podcast: 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. […]