Introducing chicks to the mix

Alright so I haven’t been able to post for a little while because I’ve been busy with super fun work and real life. However, the best part about it is in between I am growing a ton of plants indoors getting them ready for outside and we have baby chickens!

There’s a link to let you take a good look at what we have been so busy with. Besides the grow room and the chickens we are busy building the chicken pen and Coop.

It takes a lot to be somewhat self-sufficient but the rewards are awesome. The calories lost are great. And the positive mood that you get from working on something that will help your entire family well that has an unknown price tag.

Killing boredom with productivity 

Growing indoors is so easy – even I have done it!

Not to gloat, but I have done the best with what little time I have in between work.

If you feel like winter is the destroyer of all hope for gardening and doing something positive with your time, then I am here to tell you that there are a few things that you can do to stop that feeling

Forgive the voice to text but I needed to get this out there. I have 27 plants growing in downstairs office room. It took two extra tables that cost 30 bucks and to grow lights that are just CFLs which cost $15 a piece plus shipping.

 a lot of these plants are now six inches tall, two of them are trying to flower, one of the plants is three foot tall and is a Survivor from last year’s  pepper crops.

I will be doing a lot more of exploring the indoor growing with some of them staying here around inside the room and not being transferred out into the garden. Of course for longer-term growth some plants need to be indeterminate and this also gives you an opportunity to stagger your plant growth for the determinant such as most large tomatoes.

 is a picture from 3 weeks ago that can give a little bit of explanation on how easy it is to grow starting out. To be continued. YouTube video coming out soon 30 videos one full month on grow

Safety – House Fires

The cold and chilly season is in full-effect!

Honestly, I can’t stand it. I’ve never been the biggest fan of slipper roads or four layers of anything other than cheese and bacon.

Sadly, one of the first stories that you’ll hear from your local news network in the mornings is: how many people have recently experience/suffered a house fire while attempting to warm their house.

That’s terrible! I mean, the concept of warming your house with what little you may have at the time and BAM – you’re out in the very thing that you were trying to keep away or worse!

Hey – we’re not talking about that 1% that are sitting in the corner around a homebrewed garbage fire not expecting anything bad to happen. No.

The people in most cases simply haven’t had their chimneys cleaned. Even if they have, something recently has blocked up their flue. Birds can sometimes be a killer nuisance.

Equipment failure, due to improper upkeep or installation, can hit at any time, and when put under the pressures of having to keep an entire household or even a small space heated all of the sudden, can fail right when you are taking a nap or laying down for the night.

Regular fireplaces must be taken SERIOUSLY. Even with proper wood types, sparks can decide to jump out and make that beautiful $2,500 Egyptian rug into a $75,000 room repair.

 

Wall heaters

Make sure nothing is placed against them. Every day that people come in and out for dinner, things gets misplaced.

Example: A chair with an oil based jacket hanging on the back that is within the range or ‘danger zone’ of those wall heaters, can quickly lead to setting the entire room ablaze if left alone.

We’ve heard about plenty of people in our families having been burnt by these things – what’s to have stopped something else from burning up or getting singed? You – Basic common sense.

But common sense isn’t so common 24/7. Nobody is perfect and I’m the ‘perfect’ example.

Taking simple and small steps every day to make sure that the next time Ol’ man Winter knocks, you will be prepared to kick his butt – safely.