New Seedlings

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 It snowed 6″/15cm the other night. The temperature fell to -19C. Purely an ugly April nightmare.

There is hope. Hope for spring. Praise God that the seasons still perform there functions. Although there is a ton of white fluff and more angel-dandruff falling by the hour, the ground has little or no frost left in it. When it goes it will be fast.

We are way behind, weather wise, in relation to farming and the renewable hunger for food growth. In 2-3 weeks the farmers and gardeners should be testing their soil in preparation for the next step.

I concentrate with deep devotion on the new heads lifting from the starter soil of my new tomatoes and edible flowers.

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pruned nasturtiums

Someday everything could depend on growing these little guys. I feel it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The winter has been long and I haven’t come up with many ideas of what I could eat from this frozen white land. I could eat the inner bark of a tree or boil twigs. I could hunt animals for meat. I could dig to the ground and scratch frozen bits off the frosty solid surface  or eat dead grass like the foraging animals do. I know that if I don’t have the summer to store for the winter I haven’t much hope of survival. We all are in that framework whether we are aware of it or not…unless you live in a warmer climate. Why do I live here?

With almost no stores of food in the world we are living on the edge already. I don’t say this to cause fear, but to alert all to our…your predicament. “Those who are prepared shall not fear” (in my words). Doesn’t that sound heartening? It’s spiritual and physical advice. God loves us – he said it.                                                                       Listen.

 

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2 Responses to “New Seedlings”

  1. Wendy says:

    People find it strange to think along these lines…they are simply out of touch for the most part and the world of fast delivery and stocked grocery stores makes it hard to understand or relate to any need to stock, store or prepare. It’s even harder to relate to this concept while living comfortably in a land of plenty. Living beyond this comfortable complacency is a matter of education, but also exposure to a need to think outside the norm. I’m thankful for what you do to expose a need, and to help us see that there is real value and real purpose in being prepared for disasters, shortages, weather changes and such. It will probably take a few more wake up calls yet! And even if some will escape these difficulties, it is wise to keep the skills circulating. I have a question. Where can a person buy viable seed; seed that keeps on giving and giving…not patented and not modified? Did you cover the topic in another post?

    • sherry says:

      I think the heritage seed issue has been covered. If your are looking for a topic you can put a word or two in the search area near the top of the home page to find specific articles or ideas. I make some of my own, but otherwise make sure they are heritage or not hybrid. I’m going to try to put up an ad for that kind of thing soon.

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