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Another, Part I:
We have this problem here, pine tree monocultures. Not much is grown around here, food wise. There are some small examples of homesteads, including my own. Others have much more success growing their own food then I have, but I’ve still got a long ways to go.
Winters here are very harsh, but I’m encouraged by someone in the Austrian Alps pulling this off, showing that it really can be done with the proper mindset (and hard work).
I’ve recently (nearly) finished my water storage project, a major undertaking that has been in planning for a couple of years. It’s been quite dry here this summer, unusual for this area, but undoubtedly part of the “new normal”. Water is critical to all things living, including plants, animals and humans. Finding ways with which you can harvest water and store water is essential.
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