Apr 102011
 
Putting in a garden and “putting by”

Smart gardeners work with, not against, what they have. Sure, we amend soil with nutrients…NATURAL nutrients, not chemical garbage produced in a lab. A common term for what we do with soil is “building” good soil, and that is what we do…build, not deplete and destroy.

A good example is my garden area…

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Mar 182011
 
The four cornerstones of a self sufficient homestead

Before you can deal with the day to day homestead issues however, you must first have a homestead to live on and run, and like any other place you live, a homestead needs a substantial foundation. I’m not talking about a brick and mortar foundation under the physical dwelling, but rather the philosophical foundation that “homesteading” rests upon.

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Feb 172011
 
“Surprise, surprise, surprise!” – Gomer Pyle, a Great American

Sub-titled, “It’s about time Bob fixed this place up.”

Can we talk?

New visitors to JuicyMaters, first visiting here after 10:00 AM yesterday, might be a bit confused about the subtitle of this post. After all, looking this joint over for the first time you would think JuicyMaters is a pretty nice little blog to visit, right? Well, it is. Now.

For JuicyMaters’ regulars, however, “surprise, surprise, surprise!” was probably a mild reaction, because the place did, indeed, need “fixing up”. It was bad enough that expecting y’all to keep coming back might be called “visitor abuse”…except I don’t consider y’all visitors. You are friends.

Oh sure, if you looked hard enough you could dig out some pretty good information around here, but finding it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. If you ever read something that you wanted to come back to later you are a better (blog) archaeologist than the folks who discovered King Tut’s tomb if you actually found it again.

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Aug 262010
 

When you go to a hatchery’s website, you will see that you can order males, pullets, and straight run (straight run is both). Um…like I said it’s basic, but pullets, not males, lay eggs, and they don’t need male chicken’s help.

The only use you will have for male chickens…roosters…is irritating the neighbors…LOL.

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