Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:09 pm
Over on the other forum the Trucker strike thread got locked.
I think everyone should use their cub to become completely self sufficient on their own land. WWII had the Victory Gardens. Now we could set an example for the rest of the population and thumb our noses at the need to be slaves to the Middle East.
Anyone figured out how to make the cub run on fuel grown on our own acreage? We could then make our own electricity too.
Might just be the answer to the worlds problem. Who knew a 60 year old tractor could save the day?
Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:22 pm
The last few years,I've grown enough to keep me going for a while.Freezing and canning are the way to go.My grandparents had a nice size garden to get them thru the depression.Well we are almost back to that point.My huge garden will pay for itself and give me corn,peas,beans and everything else I hope to keep me from going to the grocery store.Deer in the back yard should provide meat also.If I can get one.I think my grandfather would have like my tractors and my garden.
Life is good so far,hope it stays this way for a long time Kevin
Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:31 pm
Great minds think alike. Every time I hear about food prices going up and food riots in some 3rd world cesspit it makes me plow up more sod. I should have put in a big garden here years ago, been kicking my a** about that. I am thinking my excess is going to sell well this year.
This Victory Garden idea would work great on a larger scale too I think to supply the local soup kitchens and poor pantry's. I have been cooking this idea for a few weeks, ran it past the wife and she actually liked it. So you need inputs of land, labor, modest cash or donations for some inputs like seed, chemistry, fertilizer and capital equipment to pull this off. So I am thinking, get the land use from the very service oriented large church I am a member of, you get the manual labor from the large school the same church started and supports, the students are required to do so many service hours a semester. The capital equipment comes from the local tractor clubs as a way to get out and work and have a plow days (and plant and disc and cultivate). Much of the other inputs, seed, fertilizer, chemicals would come from direct donations and collections. The wife suggested having a field and harvest fair when the crops go in and at harvest on the school or church campus. Both have the land and fair space.
Please critique, and comment.
Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:03 pm
This is a great idea. I have a 80 page booklet published by IH during WW2, here is the cover.
The motto was: "A acre garden on every farm" It is full of good info, and I still refer to it.
Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:44 pm
Wow that is a neat brochure! Can you get that up on the manual server?
One of the points the Greenies crow about is to eat local. The foodies talk about the same thing and I am more in that camp. Its a good point, you support the local economy and its more economic saving among other things transport costs, processing costs, and so on.
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:24 am
markwayne wrote:Wow that is a neat brochure! Can you get that up on the manual server?
I would have to mail it to Rudi I guess; I don't have a scanner and it is 80 pages long.
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:55 am
80 pages huh. I would be happy to scan it and then package the pages and upload them to Rudi. I guess Rudi could use the help. I'll scan the 54 owners manual too. its real clean as soon as dad finds it in the pile
. we are close and I do get over your way from time to time. Or we could meet half way around Body Camp or Chestnut Hill there is a store in that area IIRC. If you are going to Halifax next week I could get it then. Carpool maybe, considering gas prices?
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:06 pm
We fill 3 deep freezers and "pig out" on the fresh veggies in season!---try to give away surplus, but sadly no takers!!--local pantries won't take it, they only want money, so they can buy canned processed stuff!! (YUK!!) , A few friends stop by and load up!--they got a taste of the good stuff and love it!! thanks; sonny
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:20 am
I would love to see a copy of that brochure, facinating...
Thu May 01, 2008 6:35 am
I will get with Rudi to see if he wants to put it on the server.
Fri May 02, 2008 6:45 am
After seeing your place awhile back I think you have a great start on a V-garden. Keep up the good work.
Sat May 03, 2008 7:24 am
As grocery prices rise, the garden expands. Having a tractor like the Cub that uses pints of fuel instead of gallons, and will cutivate close to young plants is a blessing.
I also use plenty of the "Santa Claus" hebicide...... " Hoe, hoe, hoe".
Sat May 03, 2008 8:14 am
No weed can develop resistance to steel herbicide
This is one case where hoeing around is a good thing.
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