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If living off the land = living the dream, you're in the right place.

If living off the land = living the dream, you're in the right place.

This subreddit was created for those who wish to discuss all aspects of living off the land in an open and civil manner. Please share your knowledge and interesting links with us! Monetized links are considered spam.

/r/livingofftheland

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How to START SEEDS and Edible Landscaping tour

It's still early enough to start your garden seeds indoors in many parts of the country. Get a head start on the gardening season and save money by starting your own seeds instead of buying starts from the local nursery. In this video, I walk you through how I start my garden seeds each year, including the supplies needed and the steps to take. Also in this video, come along as we add to our edible landscape in the front yard. Just because you are growing food does not mean you can't have beautiful landscaping! I'll show you what we already have growing and what we are adding this year.

https://youtu.be/LGn7Pk3tMpU?si=-aBgXVoDzhafg\_aE

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2024/03/25
12:35 UTC

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A recap of my first off-grid cabin build from start to finish

This was my first attempt at building a cabin. Bought 4.5 acres in east TX and cleared a road and building site. Built a shed to sleep in while we were there and store tools when we weren't there.

Then the shed burned to the ground while we weren't there.

Then my dad died.

Then my wife left.

Then thieves broke in and stole all my tools and equipment.

Then I buckled up and got the damned thing done. It's been quite an adventure but the payoff is amazing.

https://youtu.be/J5O0MnLwhbU

3 Comments
2024/03/22
14:54 UTC

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How To Grow Cucumbers – Easy Step By Step Guide

www.justpuregardening.com/_gardening_/growing-guides/how-to-grow-cucumbers/

Cucumbers are easy to grow in most climates. They require soil with good drainage, warm temperatures, at least 6 hours of sun each day, and a lot of water.

By growing this vegetable in your home garden, you can enjoy the taste of different varieties of cucumbers.

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2024/03/21
23:51 UTC

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I’m 20 now and I’m still trying to start a community

https://www.reddit.com/r/livingofftheland/s/pWVZhQSBTL

Not sure how to link a Reddit post but that’s the best I can do for now. I advise you to look at the first post!

Hey guys! So I still aim to create a commune. Keeping the subreddit updated on my progress just because. Also hopefully the continued updates will draw in more attention and as a result, ideas and advice. Since the last post I’ve refined the goal quite a bit and trimmed a lot of naive day dreaming.

Funding

  • I am underway to becoming an electrician and plan on being a unionized worker. I’ll make at least 6 figures a year once I’m a licensed hard working journeyman with the potential to earn more, depending on a number of variables. (Skill, qualifications, network, etc)

So no more influencer daydreams. Although I do think documenting the journey would do no harm.

Actionable steps

-I am currently planning and in talks with a few people on Wwoof and have offered my hand in work in exchange for the learning experience of a life time. -Spring has just sprung here and Canada and I will be starting out a small garden for peppers and spices. This will be my first time really gardening and growing food. I aim to make some hot sauce and preserve some. -As I mentioned for funding I am otw to becoming an apprentice. -This post for tips and thoughts. -Research in spare time -Keeping in excellent health -Therapy

Principles

I over the course of my research came across restorative agriculture. The focus of this community will be giving back to the earth and our descendants. Restorative agriculture, a restorative community is the focus.

Please leave all of your thoughts, tips, advice anything that comes to mind!!!

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2024/03/21
00:03 UTC

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WHO ARE YOU? Unexpected changes from adding a NEW GOAT to the farm

https://youtu.be/rX-IYUGLVRk?si=X-MzsE2eAn9kw0Gv

When you add a new member to a herd, there will always be an adjustment period as the new goat settles in and the herd figures out where everybody fits in the new dynamic. In today's video, we will share how our goats (and us!) are adjusting to having another goat in the herd as well as how Adeline is adjusting to her new home and milking routine.

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2024/03/20
11:34 UTC

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I have a sawmill and woodlot, but don't have the time. Anyone else interested?

Good evening!

I am based in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Looking for someone who has the passion but perhaps not the circumstances in having the land or sawmill or whatnot to be able to pursue milling as a hobby or possibly source of income.

I have the land, the space and also can offer accommodations of course. I basically focus entirely on renovations - restoring the old farm and buildings and that alone keeps me very busy.

I am hoping to not only improve the logging and milling operation on the property and to sponsor that - but also to buy material needed to make a shop and wood working equipment so that higher quality wood products could possibly be made. Maple Syrup tapping is also something else I would like to encourage.

No idea how to really approach this - but my friends keep suggesting just posting something and maybe finding someone who is curious and passionate enough.

Ask me anything - hope you all are doing well. Thanks for your time!

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2024/03/13
22:03 UTC

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How to Grow Tomato Plants From Seeds – Easy Step By Step Guide

www.justpuregardening.com/_gardening_/growing-guides/how-to-grow-tomatoes/

Do you think growing tomatoes is a bit of a tricky task? You’re mistaken. Though these plants are prone to a few problems, you can successfully grow them in your home garden with proper care.

On the commercial level, tomatoes are mostly grown using artificial fertilizers. They are harvested before ripening and travel long distances to reach the supermarket’s shelf. They look nice on the store’s shelves but do not taste as good as homegrown tomatoes.

Homegrown tomatoes will enhance the taste of your salads, pasta, and sauces.

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2024/03/12
18:06 UTC

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Big changes, BIG SURPRISES--A new addition on the homestead!!

https://youtu.be/LI4sAu9G-44?si=Km9yiDxSoOG-04rV

When you're homesteading, birthday gifts aren't what they used to be... Time to get that stanchion in the barn and put it to use! Not just for trimming hooves, but for milking!! Join us today as we prep the barn to welcome our latest homestead animal--ADELINE!

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2024/03/12
12:11 UTC

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Bumblebees – The Most Important Pollinators Of Your Garden

www.justpuregardening.com/identification-of-bumblebees/

Bumblebees are a vital part of any garden and are among the most important pollinators.

These large fuzzy, buzzing insects pollinate most flowering plants, helping to fertilize them as they gather nectar and pollen.

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2024/03/03
17:27 UTC

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Beneficial Assassin Bug – Great and Dangerous Partner for Your Garden

www.justpuregardening.com/_gardening_/beneficial-insects/assassin-bug/

The Assassin Bug is a great partner for your garden.

They feed on garden pests and can be found in most world regions.

These beneficial insects are nocturnal. They will come out at night to hunt for food.

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2024/03/01
16:14 UTC

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How to Grow Strawberries – Easy Step By Step Guide

www.justpuregardening.com/_gardening_/growing-guides/how-to-grow-strawberries/

Homegrown strawberries are a hundred times tastier and juicier than store-bought strawberries.

So why not try to learn how to grow strawberries, the queen of all fruits, at your home?

Here is good news for those who think it is challenging to learn how to grow strawberries and care for them at home.

It is quite easy and economical to grow strawberries at home.

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2024/02/29
15:23 UTC

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Robin Greenfield is such an inspiration

After alerting about food waste, then alerting about all the plastic that is wrapped on our food, then he lived off his food that he grew and then he went on full foraging his food (100%!!) he is my main inspiration when it comes to living alternatively.

What do you think about him ? I don’t see his name that much on Reddit

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2024/02/29
13:57 UTC

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Pollinator Garden – Important for Plant Life and Insect Life

https://www.justpuregardening.com/pollinator-garden/

Get to know your local pollinators. Plant pollen and nectar-producing plants attract pollinators such as bees, bumblebees, hoverflies, moths, butterflies, beetles, and other pollinating insects.

Provide them with shelter and nesting sites.

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2024/02/14
15:44 UTC

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DIY Manual - Introducing The French Brooder

My father spent the last four years developing this amazing PDF that you can download off our Etsy here:

It will teach you how to craft your own personal brooder, keeping your baby chicks safe for seasons to come! This is a labor of his love so please check it out!

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2024/02/14
00:26 UTC

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How To Grow Plants From Seeds Step By Step – Ultimate Guide

www.justpuregardening.com/how-to-grow-plants-from-seeds-step-by-step/

In this article, you will learn how to grow plants from seeds step by step. This ultimate guide will provide you all the information that you need to become a thriving gardener.

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2024/02/10
21:17 UTC

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Winter Homesteading Tasks: Planting and Pruning Fruit Trees

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2024/02/05
12:39 UTC

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Forest Garden Plants - Ground Cover Plants for Deep Shade

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2024/02/05
04:27 UTC

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This is on a low tree branch in my yard! Freaking me out!

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2024/02/01
22:36 UTC

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How to Plan Your Summer Garden... In January

It's the middle of January, but gardening is on my mind! Now is the perfect time to get your summer garden planned out. I'll walk you step-by-step through my process of planning my garden from seed inventory to selecting crops to plotting out your space. I'll show you exactly how I plan my garden to feed my family as much as possible.

https://youtu.be/Sf2Bm2kakjk?si=lNGtIr32m93MwO_t

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2024/01/30
12:46 UTC

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Has anyone ever heard of this site to buy land?

Unsoldland.org ?
Seems to be land for sale at good prices.

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2024/01/29
18:39 UTC

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Budget friendly Bow

Interested in options for a budget friendly/but not made-by-me traditional bow. Just something that can be used for a wide variety of game. Any input is appreciated!

2 Comments
2024/01/02
01:40 UTC

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Learning Session on Soil Fungi + Soil Health

Video Learning Session on Soil Fungi & its Symbiotic Relationship with Plants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIbJO8yLJoI
If you'd like to know which plants Build Soil Fungi Vs Benefit from Soil Fungi.
Leave a Comment.

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2023/12/13
17:04 UTC

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Fellow Nerds required for testing of new plant based growth compound

Hello,

Hope you are all well. I am looking for some fellow UK plant nerds to test a compound I've been working on for a few months. I've been growing two tomato plants, indoors. Exactly the same plants from seed, up until I started amending the soil of one of them, with my compound.The difference has been very exciting.

I can't seem to post images for some reason. I am documenting the grow on a blog I write. You can check the tomato plant test if you like, at thaibasilstudies.blogspot.com.

Basics compared to control plant:

  • More vigorous growth
  • More even colour
  • Appears to be assimilating nutrition far more efficiently
  • Morphology much improved
  • Requiring around 30% less water
  • 30% to 40% more biomass
  • Showing many thick white roots penetrating fabric pot, none from control plant

I'm hoping to connect with fellow gardeners that would like to experiment with my compound. I'm giving it away FOR FREE! Just send a stamped addressed envelope and I'll send you enough for one plant's cycle. All I ask is a few photos to be shared and that I will be able to use those photos on my blog.

I'd like some independent unbiased testing going on.

Message me here or preferably email me

freshthaibasil@gmail.com

Thanks for reading my post. Perhaps hear from you.

All the best, remain well.

Cheers n gone.

4 Comments
2023/11/19
13:47 UTC

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How To Grow Garlic – Easy Step By Step Guide (7 Steps)

https://www.justpuregardening.com/_gardening_/growing-guides/how-to-grow-garlic/

Garlic is a hardy crop that can be grown in any garden and can produce a great harvest for you. This guide will show you all of the steps involved with growing garlic so that you have an easy reference point for future gardening endeavors!

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2023/11/09
14:45 UTC

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Affordable In-Ground Composting: A DIY Alternative to Lomi, Mill, and Subpod

Composting like this has worked so well for me that I wanted to take the time to write a little bit about it and share it. Would be interested to hear other gardener's experiences with in-ground composting.

https://medium.com/@mateod.kaiser/vermi-5ca4f89c3083

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2023/11/06
08:31 UTC

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Asparagus is still edible once it “ferns out”?

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2023/10/19
20:15 UTC

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Safe spring water?

We live in Upshur County WV. We had a leaning retaining wall that we had torn down and rebuilt. Come to find there is a spring that was pushing dirt and mud against the wall (along with crappy original design and build) that was causing the wall to be incredibly unsafe. After the proper drainage and diverting of the water was constructed another spring was found. We now have spring water draining from the hill onto our property. The water looks as clean and clear as anything I have ever seen. Should I have it tested for purity? Or is this spring water ok for consumption? Where would I have it tested? It's producing about a cup of water every minute. Weslayan College isn't far from us I bet they could test it. We don't even know what to do with all this water....a nice water feature in our yard? Capture and store it? Thank y'all for any information.

5 Comments
2023/10/08
14:19 UTC

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October is the month for Quince

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2023/10/02
05:32 UTC

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BANANA TREES | Plant Once and Harvest Forever!

Watch how Dary transplants a banana tree here on our farm in Southern Cambodia!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0D8djoh6Ys&t=6s

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2023/09/30
07:36 UTC

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Is the mint safe to eat?

the previous home owner planted mint (yes, actually and on purpose) in the front yard and my mom tried to kill it with weed killer, but it only made it grow faster. its spread to incircle the whole house. we have a plan to just up root it all but I thought that would be a lot of wasted food. however, obviously, this mint is powered by weed killer sprayed on it every day for 3 months. is it safe to eat?

Edit: Thanks for the information! Not Safe To Eat! the cardboard tip actually sounds a lot easier on me and my mom's backs too!

4 Comments
2023/09/29
02:13 UTC

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