Yesterday in town I talked with an old friend who runs a very small business. He had ten employees, now down to two. His electric bill doubled to $800.00 a month, he cannot afford health care programs for himself or his employees. His taxes have increased and rent has increased while his sales have diminished. […]
Advice and Observations
2008 was a year of introduction to gardening and herbs for the beginning gardener who is concerned about real time food production. The events in the world’s economy, now striking here warrants we must accelerate our Back2theLand advice on how to grow more food, store it, and form a seed savers exchange.
Wooly Worms and the National Weather say it will be a miserable winter. Last night we had a touch of winter breath with wind chills to –19F at my farm in Floyd. This article is to advise and suggest to new folk in the area about preparing for winter as well as being prepared to […]
Usually our summers are hot, dry and promote a long growing season for sweet potatoes. If you want to grow your own “slips” January is the time to start. Winter Squash is everyone’s favorite too. It is time to pull them out from under your beds like Grandma did, and start eating.
My grandparents in Sweden kept their money in a trunk in their bedroom. A truck hit grandpa at age 95 while he was on his bicycle. Grandmother at age 80 took in a border. He strangled her and took the money. This is true. Back in 1929 most people did not have any money to […]