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4 Responses to “Rebooting the System Infographic”

  1. irene says:

    apples need organic dish washing soap sprayed all over them, any time aphids go wild. When my greenhouse went wild with aphids I bought a praying mantis egg case and had a serigetti full of hunting mantises eating spiders, gnats, beatles, and picking territories to defend having amaizing battles all over the place. I allowed jerusalem artichokes to go wild in there, with cucumbers and peas and the mantises thrived to everyones entertainment. By the way, For those restricted poultry lovers, look up chickentractor dot com and see city chickens thriving invisably. I love you Barbara and you are a huge inspiration to me. Sincerely, Irene

  2. Abe says:

    I’ve basically tilled up my whole backyard. I’ve asked a couple neighbors what if I had chickens? That went over like a lead balloon. Thinking about getting some meat rabbits from one of my 4-H buddies. Maybe start a Hare Club for Men?

  3. Tina says:

    Done the same: 5 chickens in the backyard, along with 35 fruit trees/bushes. Vegetable garden.

    And continuing to find more ways to get independent. Even have room for a few goats, if I bust out part of the garage.

    Amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.

    I love your blog

  4. Karin says:

    Well, You are assured this Barb, nobody is getting in that front door unannounced. Nothing like a good “watch goose” to raise a ruckus. Very protective!

    If dh was retired ( younger than I ) this would be us. As it is with him gone on Pipeline Maintance for months on end given the weather, we so far have 2raised beds a small gr.house I always wanted, and one larger plot we tilled up this fall that is in onions and potatos.

    We put out an orchard last year, and it is fairing well except for Apple tree horrid aphid problem. We have only been here under 3yrs in N.Fl. and locals say apples don’t do well here but that does’nt mean I am giving up!

    We have peaches, pears, blueberry so far in Orchard. That, and about an acre and the house is all I can keep up with.

    I saw your other goat/carrot post and almost asked dh for a goat, but w/gardens and so much landscaping I have done, I dare not try it I fear. They are the sweetest things tho. :))
    And cut down on the mowing to.

    I admire you both for your lifestyle changes you have made.
    Hard work, but oh, so rewarding.