What did you do to prepare today?

What did you do to prepare today?
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Re: What did you do to prepare today?

#361 Post by fogswamp » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:18 am

I got my winter garden a little more "weather proof" and canned a batch of chicken thighs. Also starting my knowledge journey of saving seeds......

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Re: What did you do to prepare today?

#362 Post by Farside » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:02 pm

It's been -20C to -25C up here in Canada recently so everything's frozen solid. Not much snow either which is concerning because it means a lot of plant and animal deaths without that snowpack for insulation. Hungry wolves too because they rely on a deep snowpack to slow down the deer. We've had a few sightings in town recently, the first in years. In this part of the country they still spray roundup over the forests to kill off all the broad leaf "junk species" because they supposedly compete with the timber species for nutrients and sunlight. They dosed the forests a few years back, and so all the berries died, the nut trees, and birch. The effects are making their way up the food chain. The first to go were the rodents and other small critters who ate the seed, nuts, and fruit. Later that winter we had a lot of lynx come into town looking for food. This year it seems to be the wolves. I hear the deer have been hit hard out in the countryside, and so the wolf come in after the suburban deer whose numbers are out of control.

I'm making my two oldest children (11 and 8) bows for xmas out of 1/2'' pvc pipe. I'm making myself one too out of 1'' pvc pipe. It's about time they learned some skills that might just come in handy one day. I was watching that guy Lars Andresen:


I did quite a bit of traditional archery when I was young, and I'm thinking of starting the kids out using his technique. It would be fantastic for hunting with.
And when hunting in the forest, you can do more with a bow than you can with a rifle:

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