Food Part 3

Food Part 3

Food, Part 3

Her neighbour has the same amount of land. On this plot he houses seven pigs, one boar and six sows for regular pig production. Usually there are 16 maturing pigs, 16 young pigs and 16 piglets at a time. In the first year, they produce 48 piglets which he will raise large enough to provide meat for himself and some to sell. He has a smoke house for making ham and bacon, so his product is highly valued and he easily sustains himself.
The hides are tanned for leather. He also has a garden and an orchard. His trees are four crabapple, a mountain ash and a chokecherry. He puts in a hedge of raspberry and plants rhubarb, potato, corn for flour and pig food and other root vegetables. He will easily survive. There is enough fruit for pies, jam and pemican ( if needed) He will also trade with his neighbours some spun wool for smoked meat. All of this on a small plot of land 100’x100′.
The next property is a gardener. He puts in his crops of potato and other vegetables. He turns most of his property into a vegetable garden. He has to have his sheep, goat and chickens to survive, but they are kept in a small pen behind his house. He starts vegetables indoors and plants in containers, as well to add to his yield. There are zuccini, pumpkin and squash. He also plants lavendar and roses and starts a soap production. He purchases a still to make purfumes.
The next property is a goatherd. He has six goats on his land. His primary purpose is dairy. The goats provide milk for cheese, cottage cheese, yogourt, butter, milk and ice cream. He plants currants, raspberry, blueberry, saskatoon and oregano, savory, dill, mint ,thyme, sage and chives. He needs the berries to flavour his yogourt and ice cream and spice to flavour his cheese. He has plenty for trade and sale.
All of this without a tractor or a rotatiller.
These people all needed to gather seeds to plant their gardens.
Fortunatley, there are many seed companies to access online instead. visit:http://www.StokesSeeds.com or http://www.mckenzieseeds.com for information and to purchase seeds for your gardens.
There is now a growing trend to plant gardens in small garden plots, provided by the community. More and more people are becoming aware of the need for fresh, organic produce to help them survive. Planting and growing gardens has intrinsic rewards, as well as the obvious reward of the food production. The city of Hamilton, Ontario has set aside garden plots for decades, for those garden enthusiasts who don’t have land of their own. To see it for yourself, visit, http://www.growinggreenhamilton.com.
If you’re interested in garden plots in your own community, contact your local municipal government for information. Usually, if there are garden plots already available, this information is online if you google, community garden plots, food societies or garden plots, in your area.
For those of you with larger properties who are looking for trees and plants, there are some northern nurseries that have zone friendly plants.
Please visit: http://www.cheyennetree.ca and also, http://www.kiwinurseries.com. The Kiwi Nursery is the only one that I’ve seen who has black walnut, if it interests you.
written by: Louise Hayes
April 9, 2013

Health Benefits of Grapes: •Increased Immune Function •Protection Against Heart Disease •Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease •Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) •Alzheimer’s Protection •Osteoporosis Protection •Stroke Prevention Grapes are known for their flavonoids which can help reduce blood clots and artery damage. One flavonoid in particular, resveratrol, is thought to help slow the aging process in humans. *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Grapes, and may not necessarily be related to Grapes. Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in Grapes: Carbohydrates | Vitamin C | Vitamin K | Potassium | Copper |

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Health Benefits of Peaches: •Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections •Increased Immune Function •Reduced Cancer Risk •Protection Against Heart Disease

*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Peaches, and may not necessarily be related to Peaches. Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in Peaches: Carbohydrates | Vitamin A | Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber |

Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/fruits/peach.php#7x4PhZojusVeaglY.99 Health Benefits of Pears: •Increased Immune Function •Protection Against Heart Disease

*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Pears, and may not necessarily be related to Pears. Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in Pears: Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Copper |

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Plums (prunus domestica) are round or oval shaped fruits with a thin outer skin, mushy inner flesh, and single inner pip found in the center. Depending on type plums can range from yellow to dark red to purple.

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Health Benefits of Plums: •Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections •Increased Immune Function •Reduced Cancer Risk •Protection Against Heart Disease •Alzheimer’s Protection •Osteoporosis Protection •Constipation Relief

*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Plums, and may not necessarily be related to Plums. Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in Plums: Vitamin A | Vitamin C | Vitamin K |

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Food – Part 2

Food – Part 2

Food, Part 2

Her fruit production is now high enough for her to sell some fruit, some pies and some jam. She can trade or sell meat, wool, eggs, milk, cheese, yogourt and spices. She is now affluent. If there is hardship or recession, she will still survive. She can make sweathers, blankets and rugs. Allof her earthly needs are easily provided for bn this small parcel of land. The house is large enough to house 6 people and the land is productive enough for allof them to live solely on the harvest of this land. The homesteader has achieved self sustainability in one year and affluence in two to five years. She now has endless amounts of leisure time to pursue other successes. The greatest toil will be at harvest when all of the fruit is picked, canned, packaged and stored, but this only amounts to a few months of the year. During the rest of the time, she will weave, knit, sew and indulge herself in her other passions.
She also has enough fruit for liquers and wine. These are also for sharing, gifts and trade.
She is a horticulturalist, so her interests are in exotics. She’s constantly trying out new plants and collecting seeds. Her other plantings are sunflowers and nasturciums. She plants dill for pickling and corn for flour. There is also hazelnut, bean and potato flour. She also has mint for tea and dries berries for tea. She has a beehive off site for honey. Since there’s no sugar, honey is needed. With the abundance of flowering plants and trees and with plnatings around the aviary, the bees produce as nmuch as 60 lbs of honey a season. She easily collects the honey without damaging the bees. She is extremely self reliant.
The plumbing is dug deep to ensure no pollution and the heat is by solar energy. A wood pile is still needed as a prcautionary backup, but is used less often than expected.
The corn cobs will be used to help feed her neighbours pigs, the stalks for brooms, the leaves for weaving baskets and mats and the kernels, to eat and to make flour with.
From wood ash and animal fat, soap and hand lotion are produced.
After only one year, she is self-sufficient and after two years she has plenty. So much so, that she actually needed less land to survive.
go to http://www.motherearthnews.com for homesteading in Canada.
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In our cooler northern climate, food production is not as readily plentiful as areas farther south. The food supply is becoming scarcer, with less variety of produce available to eat. The scenario I’ve depicted is a possibility of the life of our forfathers who homesteaded these lands. The first year is the most difficult, but after that, how much land is really needed for crop production? On a small parcel of land, properly used and planted, the yield can be high enough for the survival of a family. The fruit trees alone bear a high yield and if all of the crop is properly utilized, there’s high food production from these trees.
So, why plant a tree. For the great good Earth so that it can breathe, for us as well, so that we can eat.
visit: http://www.ehow.com/fruit-bearing-trees for tips on how to care for your trees and visit http://www.fourseasonsnursery.org for northern trees and to a couple of varieties of northern fruit bearing trees. These people are also bird enthusiasts, so they also have a page on birds.
written by: Louise hayes
April 8, 2013

Health Benefits of Red Currants: •Increased Immune Function  •Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer  •Protection Against Heart Disease  •Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease  •Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)  •Osteoporosis Protection  •Stroke Prevention  •Antioxidant Protection  •Prevention of Epileptic Seizures  •Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness) Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/fruits/red-currants.php#1CQR9QpIQk7lyZRo.99

Health Benefits of Apples: •Increased Immune Function  •Protection Against Heart Disease  •Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease  •Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)  •Osteoporosis Protection  •Stroke Prevention

*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Apples, and may not necessarily be related to Apples.  Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in Apples: Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Potassium | Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/fruits/apple.php#0sWFCT117YElCXkm.99

Health Benefits of Apricots: •Increased Protection from Bacterial and Viral Infections  •Increased Immune Function  •Reduced Cancer Risk  •Protection Against Heart Disease  •Protection Against Dementia  •Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease  •Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)  •Promoted Eye Health  •Osteoporosis Protection  •Stroke Prevention  •Alleviation of Inflammation Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/fruits/apricot.php#lW3kkmsfblzQbY3b.99

Health Benefits of Cherries: •Increased Immune Function  •Protection Against Heart Disease The antioxidant powers of the anthocyanins in cherries could help reduce pain and inflammation in the body, as well as protect against heart disease. *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Cherries, and may not necessarily be related to Cherries.  Natural vitmains, minerals, and nutrients found in Cherries: Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber |

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Health Benefits of Blackberries: •Increased Immune Function  •Reduced Cancer Risk  •Protection Against Heart Disease  •Protection Against Dementia  •Promoted Eye Health  •Alzheimer’s Protection  •Osteoporosis Protection  •Antioxidant Protection  •Prevention of Epileptic Seizures  •Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)  •Alleviation of Inflammation Ranked as one of the most antioxidant packed fruits, the polyphenols in blackberries are thought to help prevent various forms of cancer, notably colon and skin cancer. *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Blackberries, and may not necessarily be related to Blackberries. Read more at http://www.healthaliciousness.com/fruits/blackberry.php#9Y8Mt1OzuKbWc4Pp.99