Saturday, January 22, 2011

Get back to it and blogging..... Lets talk, Failing... Coldframes

It has been a while since my last post, and things are getting better, and I miss my way of living.

I have not taken on any self sufficient projects in a long time, other than rebuilding my fire place, which I need to finish. My energy is coming back, and the drive to do things I like to do is coming back.

Over on the forum, I mentioned about how I miss doing neat, cheap ways of learning how to be SS. Sometimes that meant failing. I never minded failing, remember the picture of the loaf of bread? I wrote failed on it.. Failing means your at least doing something. So I am working towards getting back to the life I missed and crave to live. Gardening, fishing, hunting and outdoor/indoor work to improve my life...

In my turmoil of the deaths of my parents, I have missed who I was becoming before all this happened. I miss researching and figuring stuff out. I put myself on the back burner for a long time, its time to get back on track get going.

Swiss Chard Five Color Certified Organic SeedsI picked up some veggie plant seeds the other day at the big box store: Swiss Chard, Spinach, and some red cabbage to plant in my cold frame in the near future.

When I first tried Swiss Chard I was confused about which type to choose. I got the rainbow mix because it looked pretty. I picked up some Giant Swiss Chard to plant in the back of my cold frame Last year when I built my own cold frame which is bigger than this cold frame but it cost more for me to build.

We love fresh spinach around here, and my cabbage did okay in the cold frame last year... I didn't plant a complete garden. I did plant some  potato, oh yeah if you don't want to build tater baskets like mine, try this awesome idea  cheap too!!!

I plan on buying my garden seeds on line this year, its so much cheaper than buying at the box stores. Now this is really cheap and a awesome tool to help you plan your garden out this year and many years in the future. The software can be used on any computer.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient LivingMy newest addition to my library, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient Living can be bought for your Kindle as well as paper back and I will be getting my head into it before to long.

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