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Off Grid Homesteading and Cover Crops in a No-Till Garden

1/25/2013 9:43:33 AM

Tags: cover crops, emergency power, generator repair, 12 volt lights, golf cart battery, blogging, soil fertility, erosion control, E book, Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton

emergency generator fixing along with mustard green in the snow and breakfast on a woodstove

We lost power last week, which forced us into an Off Grid Homesteading mode

Getting the generator fixed was the first task so we could keep the blog going and the freezer frozen.

The golf cart batteries we bought recently for the yet uncompleted plug and play back up solar system supplied all the 12 volt, 5 watt, supplemental lighting we needed for night time reading.

Improving soil fertility, controlling weeds, and preventing erosion are some excellent reasons to use Cover Crops on a No-Till Garden. We've learned a few lessons over the years on a wide variety of cover crop choices that Anna has recently summed up in a new e-book called "Home Grown Humus:Cover Crops in a No-Till Garden"

Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton are hunkering down for the winter, yet they still blog every day about their up-to-date frozen homesteading adventures. They pay the bills by making and selling a new kind of chicken waterer that brings industrial drinking technology to backyard poultry flocks and puts a smile on every chicken who uses it.  



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