Spoiler alert: It wasn’t These aliens: Having to weed a prairie is just not right. I blamed the morning job on the blamed fool that decided that Sericea lespedeza would make a great import to northeast Missouri. “It’s very hardy!”… Continue Reading
In this edition of the 3BY podcast, Salty and Spice take a look at their current water collection and storage situation at both the homestead and at The Place. Spice details her water collection system and drip irrigation systems at… Continue Reading
This topic somehow rose naturally to the top of my mind as I worked and stayed at the (powerless) cabin at The Place on these 95 F days. No problem, for reasons you’ll see below, but it brings up a… Continue Reading
BOL is shorthand for a bug-out location, and the expression is usually used for a spot out in the country where a family can get away from it all. Some BOL keepers spend considerable thought on things like lines of… Continue Reading
Nah, this post is So not about telling you to behave; it seems to me when people say “Know your place” in that sense they’re always certain your place is below them, and I’m more of an equality kind of… Continue Reading
Here’s what I would like you to do. First, turn your speaker volume down, the following recording is LOUD… yes, it’s the ‘tranquil night sounds of the country’ but trust me, it is really loud. Next, I’d like you to… Continue Reading
First off, this is more of a system than a product. Although they will sell you things, happily, the people at humanurehandbook.com will also give you the plans for the stuff they sell, provide free instruction, and you can build… Continue Reading
When Salty mentioned developing a new category of posts about “If We Had it to Do Over Again”, it wasn’t hard to come up with candidates. I’ve done some of my best remembered learning ‘the hard way’ after all. My… Continue Reading
I *know* this prep isn’t something you’ve seen in some glossy magazine — because it’s dead cheap. It’s also very useful for how it handles the intersection of two problems: 1) Getting clean water can take a lot of work… Continue Reading
Today we present the audio companion to our “Food on the Fin” series. Hope you enjoy it and find it useful!
Our first plan was to get some neat fish cover in the newly built pond before it built. And if there had been even a single day between ‘dam built’ and ‘pond full’ that might have happened. But nope, the… Continue Reading
I posted this on YouTube a couple of years ago, but it’s kind of fun so I thought I would post it here as well… This is what The Place sounds like on a spring evening….
This is Part 2 of a series (see Part 1 by clicking here) on the site selection, design, construction, finishing & stocking a pond to hold fish and non-polluted water for emergency use. If you missed the first part, you can… Continue Reading
We need food and water to survive. This post talks about how we addressed both issues at The Place. We spent years looking for acreages that 1) were big enough to build a survival retreat on that could support us;… Continue Reading
Deciding to plant perennial food plants is easy. It offers get of sun-ripened goodness. You can get shade, attract pollinators, deter trespassers, maybe help out some people in your community who can’t afford enough fresh fruit for their kids. On… Continue Reading