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Winter is Coming-8 Tips for preparing your farm for winter

This past storm that blew into the desert may have come and gone, but  we can be sure another one is coming with even colder temperatures.  It’s easy for us desert rats to forget how harsh the winters here are after the extreme heat and sunshine of the summer.  Sure it’s not a Vermont winter, but it can still be tough on both farmer and farm animal. Batten down the hatches While ‘batten down the hatches’ is an old shipman’s phrase referring to covering grated openings in the ship’s deck (hatches) with a tarp secured by wooden strips (battens) to…

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How you should store your eggs

I lived in Ireland for a few years and one of the things that shocked me the most was going to the grocery store and seeing unrefrigerated eggs sitting on the shelf. I thought it was almost barbaric and I couldn’t imagine how many people got sick from such a backwards practice. Now I know better. Salmonella on My Eggs Although I didn’t know at the time, salmonella was what I worried about when I saw these grocery store shelf eggs.  Salmonella is almost ubiquitous in eggs.  It is a bacteria that comes from chicken feces and can make us…

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Would the Human Race Survive a Zombie Attack? Scientists say it’s unlikely

I really hope this wasn’t a tax funded study, but scientists have actually studied and designed computer programs to assess the impact of a zombie attack on the human race.  The results are pretty discouraging.  Is anyone surprised?   http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/would-the-human-race-survive-a-zombie-attack-scientists-say-its-unlikely.html

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Would the Human Race Survive a Zombie Attack? Scientists say it's unlikely

I really hope this wasn’t a tax funded study, but scientists have actually studied and designed computer programs to assess the impact of a zombie attack on the human race.  The results are pretty discouraging.  Is anyone surprised?   http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/would-the-human-race-survive-a-zombie-attack-scientists-say-its-unlikely.html

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Why you should be gardening now

I was watching Doomsday Prepper re-runs recently and there was a prepper who had thousands and thousands of seeds stored away in case the SHTF, TEOTWAKI or whatever other acronym you can think of for when the world goes down the toilet.  I sat there listening to him proudly extol the virtues of having so many seeds and I thought-you’re going to starve to death before you ever get enough food to grow.  It was just so arrogant of him to think all you have to do is put the seed in the ground and everything will just work out….

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