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Our Missouri Ozarks Homestead

by doug - 2023-10-08 00:20:25 ( in education, research) [php version] rebuild

More about food forests: There's a company I ran across that creates one for you. I'll find the link if interested. I'm more interested in learning how to do it myself. ________________________________

Sent: Friday, October 6, 2023 11:43 AM Cc: - Jo=C3=A3o Mascarenhas - all sounds good as to fertilizers, I did a minimum with them and see others getting better crops, likely with fertilizers, but I don't want to spend as much on fertilizer as it would cost to buy the food (though mine wouldn't be GMO and you can't trust store crops). The video "No farmers, no food" that I doubt many watched, went to Sri Lanka and interviewed farmers who showed how without fertilizer, their once AFFLUENT crop production that enabled them to sell to other countries was decimated by the ban on fertilizers and it was hitting farmers so badly that some farmers were committing suicide

On Friday, October 6, 2023 at 07:53:37 AM

PDT, wrote: Sounds great, . We plan to create a "food forest" which is a concept that mimics nature but is full of veggies and fruits that grow symbiotically. It requires studying what grows well in the area, like you said. I'll also try to build a green house, but not sure if I can do it next year because I'll be so busy fixing up the house first. I've run across some really great people and websites that I'll share with you. One of the best is a lady who focuses on creating the perfect soil that doesn't require any fertilizers and produces like crazy. The entire concept of chemical fertilizers is bad and very costly. ________________________________

Sent: Friday, October 6, 2023 6:18 AM Cc: - Jo=C3=A3o Mascarenhas - Dan and I consider ourselves aspiring homesteaders too. it really is a long term project to become self-sufficient. we've doubled our garden from last year, doubled the food bearing trees (though it'll take forever for them to mature) and Dan just finished our greenhouse! we didn't have much extra food this year to can but we have been dehydrating tomatillos and the mushrooms we cultivated (wine caps). mushrooms are easy! they come up themselves every spring and fall once they are established. we have local youtubers too! Edible Acres is a nursery that grows plants that do well in our area. we buy from them and learn from their videos. what a great resource! best of luck with your land!

On Fri, Oct 6, 2023 at 1:46 AM

wrote: Nice pictures . I hope that your new digs fulfill your dreams.

Sent: Thursday, October 5, 2023 12:05 PM - - Jo=C3=A3o Mascarenhas Our Missouri Ozarks homestead In case of interest, we bought this old farm. It has 5 acres. Surrounded on all sides by beef cattle. Many neighbors have already dropped by to introduce themselves. We love it here.

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