Episode-2822- Topic Round Table for 2-9-21 — 7 Comments

  1. I hope your crawdads do well. I considered that myself. Plenty of catfish ponds around here. Exciting species for sure!!!

    I remember a few episodes back when you mentioned “the whinos,” who said, “why should I ____, when they’ll just take it…” Or something like that. Well, here’s Missoula Bob with a similar shituation.

    I suggest treating any “community garden” plot as a learning curve write off. Consider it zone 7 wild woods! And the thieves as varmints! Bizzare old thief lady!

    Great suggestion about stinging nettles! Lol! I say add some greens to that! Not lettuce, or kale! Beets, turnip, huauzontle, non fruit/veg stuff. Nothing of high lust value. I found I couldn’t give (cooking) greens away! Unlikely that someone would steal them.

    Keep the tomatoes peppers eggplants etc, near your zone one where you can watch them. Bucket grow them if you have to.

    That said. I would also consider it to be a potential way to boost social credit. (But it also might be like feeding wild bears.) Simply grow super excellent foods and expect them to be stolen. Or grow the same thing everyone else is growing as a camouflage.

    It’s a sad world when old ladies think it’s ok to steal stuff. And that brings me to mention the paradigm shift show… DAMN! Scary shit brother!

    I’m 60 and seen a lot of changes. Rotary phones to picture phones! From black and white tv boxes, to slim 4000p! From a handful of tv channels to uncountable internet websites…. Etc. I carry 1000+ Alexanderia libraries in my pocket!

    While I build on the “and even if it don’t” idea. I can see from studying other non-American survivalists, Ferfal, Selco… And the Boers. That things can get much worse than we can possibly imagine.

    One thing that calms me is my knowledge of edible wild plants. And food is everywhere. I consider it to be the permaculture food forest that is already there. Already designed.

    Anyway, I’m off to search the archives for edible wild plant shows. Thanks!

  2. Your comment on these times favoring the bold is really timely, as I very recently listened to an old lecture by Terrance McKenna where he touched on this exact thing. I was able to find the exact quote which I put below. It may be a little “metaphysical” for some peoples’ tastes, but I think many others would get a lot out of it should you use it for a future quote of the day.

    “Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”

    – Terence McKenna

  3. Missoula Bob, in addition to the sting nettle (which I like) you might consider anything that has thorns such as black berries and some kind of eatable cactus around the perimeter. 73. Jerry KI5JDS

  4. On sweet foods from eastern forest. Blackberries/raspberries. Not native?
    But yes, sweets are naturally seasonal and not accessed 24/7 from your local grocery.
    Just an additional thought… how old is the history of maple tapping?

    On coffee grinds. Mycelium eats coffee grinds. Mushrooms!

    Also, grinds are “green” enough for an N source in some compost formulas. I once made a compost addition for my worm bins using solely hardwood sawdust (browns) and coffee grounds (greens). It got so thermophilic (hot) I almost cooked my worms! One overlooked component of
    compost success is input size and shape.