Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Delkancott, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. IW17

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    Do you raise them for meat?
     
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    Yes sir.

    @Zeek ill keep you posted with more babies. Expecting 9-18.
     
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    Love me some Jamaican jerked goat
     
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    Very nice. My fiance wants us to get goats. I'm only willing if it's for meat. I'm not too keen on raising animals that we don't have a practical use for. She, on the other hand, isn't fond of the idea. Really just wants them as pets. I've tried to explain that goat meat is fantastic. I'm not sure if it's how cute she thinks they are, or that they're not really a common food source, but I don't think we'll come to an agreement on this one lol.
     
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    2 new kids born. Ill get photos as i can mr Zeek.
     
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    We are up to 9 babies so far on the ground @Zeek Ill get you sole photos for the kids this weekend.
     
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    Congrats and thanks !!!
     
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    Still waiting on the rest of the corn to sprout before planting beans and squash
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    Tomatoes are coming along, still harvesting the carrots as needed. And radishes are starting to seed
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    Got the red potatoes started, swiss chard's still producing (harvested some and carrots for dinner today)
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    More red potatoes in first trough, sweet potatoes in second and collared green still kicking in the third.
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    Okra and peppers are in
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    Onions on the left, radishes and mixed carrots on the right. Still need to get the ichibon eggplants planted.
     
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    We do. If its a girl ill add it to the list of names. Im afraid its a boy and we dont name them. :(
     
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    Understood
     
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    SHES A GIRL!!! I asked.
     
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    That's awesome! I've wanted to raise goats, but we don't have the space. And I'm having trouble convincing the wife that raising and eating rabbits is a good thing. I think she's hung up on the idea because she had a couple pet rabbits as a kid.

    So in the meantime, I'm working a small-ish backyard garden: a couple herbs, kale, cayenne, peas, and tomatoes. I'll try to remember to post pics one of these days.
     
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    I wont lie. Its not an easy thing to do. Gardening is easier on the mind for sure.

    We need to grow some herbs. One of the things we have never had luck with. Basil and dill grow but i cant get anything else to do much.
     
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    Started planting a kitchen garden a month or so back (an majorly composting way before that) So far I have a few varieties of beans, corn, zucchini, gourds, amaranth, tomatillos, chard, some different lettuces, and different herbs planted and growing. So far so good! IMG_6953.JPG IMG_6952.JPG IMG_6954.JPG IMG_6955.JPG IMG_6956.JPG
     
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    thats a fine rosemary bush! love me some fresh rosemary in a meat stew
     
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    I’m curious do you use the amaranth as a green, for the grain or both? It grows wild here in our wetlands and I’ve been really interested in trying it, but I’m unsure what to do with it. With my job I have access to it throughout it’s growing season.
     
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