The idea for this article was given to me by a good friend. She wrote about dating on her blog, but she won’t let me read her blog…. Hmmmmm…. Anyway, so you want to date a prepper, huh? Well, there are a few thing you should know and a few things you should look out for, in my humble opinion.
If you’ve followed me for very long, you’ll know the Bill of Rights is dear to my heart. You’ll also know that I’ve been focusing on this drone thing for a while now. Some people thought I was crazy and paranoid, but more and more people are coming out about it.
I really enjoy reading Judge Napolitano’s writing. The man is a brilliant Constitutionalist. I found an opinion piece he wrote today on Fox News that summed up how I feel about the drones issue pretty concisely. Click here to read his op-ed. He stated that if this were done in Thomas Jefferson’s time, there would’ve been muskets trained on it to bring it down.
Well, I think that’s how it’s spelled, but either way here’s what it is and how it can help you.
Have you ever had a garden that just kept drying out and dying off? Not enough water retention in the soil? Try this out:
- Dig a hole where you plan to garden and dig it pretty deep. Say 4 to 5 feet deep if you can.
- Throw logs into the hole, filling it about half way.
- Fill the dirt back in and fill the hole
I know this sounds like a crazy thing to do, but follow me here. When you put your plants in the ground and water them the first time, make sure you give them lots of water. The water will seep into the ground and permeate the logs. The logs act as a sponge and will slowly release water back into the soil as the ground dries.
But what happens when the wood breaks down and rots? Well, for about the first year, the logs will break down, taking a lot of the nitrogen from the soil, so plant things that add nitrogen to the soil like beans. Stay away from nitrogen hogs like corn.
The next year, the wood will still be there and will still act as a sponge, but it won’t deplete the nitrogen in the soil so you can grow pretty much anything there.
You won’t have to water it as often as the wood keeps a steady flow of water back into the soil until it dries out and you should see deeper root systems and more lush vegetation.