Welcome to my second “Recommended” series. Here, you’ll find various sites and channels that I’ve been enjoying and wanted to share with you. With so many people currently looking to find ways to be more self sufficient or prepared for emergencies, that will be the focus for most of these, but I’ll also be adding a few that are just plain fun. Please feel free to leave a comment or make your own recommendation. I hope you enjoy these!
After my recent post about being able to get a generous amount of cardboard to start new garden beds, I wanted to share about a resource I found fairly recently. Perma Pastures Farm. You can visit their website here – definitely visit their About page – or peruse their YouTube channel here. You’ll find more links in the description boxes of their videos.
I must really be a sucker for punishment, following all these homesteader channels that are in much warmer climate zones than we are! I’m loving it, though, and a lot of what I’ve been learning from them can be used in any climate zone. Like this video on creating an “instant garden”.
Which is basically what we’re doing right now, in what will be this year’s potato beds.
I’d love to have a broad fork like that! I’m not sure how much use we’d get out of it in our old garden area, though, considering how rocky it is. It looks like a really awesome tools, though.
Permaculture is one of a number of things I’ve been discovering, where I was already working towards it as a goal, without knowing there was a name for it. 😀
I like how they’re finding ways to make use of areas that often get forgotten about or ignored. I look forward to seeing how things work out with their hügelkultur hill. I also appreciate how he encourages doing things unconventionally.
Suddenly, I’m thinking of my mother and how she gets because I’m gardening differently than she did! 😀
What an amazing polytunnel they’re working on, all from recycled materials!
Hearing them talk about comfrey, and that it’s something they sell, I got curious and looked it up. I was already familiar with comfrey for wound healing. After we home birthed our second daughter, my midwife provided us with powdered comfrey to apply to my perineal tear. It worked incredibly well. What I didn’t know was all the other things it’s good for! It looks like something we might even be able to grow in our zone, too. Definitely something to include, as we start incorporating more herbs into our gardening.
Of course, not all their videos are about about growing things, and sometimes they cover other topics completely. In fact, it was one of those videos that showed up in my YouTube feed that first introduced me to the channel. It was this video…
Yeah. THIS. 100%
After seeing this video, I just had to check out their channel and subscribed in a heartbeat.
Being Canadian, when I spotted the title, I just had to check this one out.
This was made in early February, 2022, not that long after the Freedom Convoy began making it’s way across Canada, to protest for our constitutional rights and freedoms in Ottawa. Which, by the way, is still going on, in various ways, even after our Prime Dictator illegally invoked the Emergency Act and continues to hold political prisoners. At the time of this writing, Canada is still under a de facto dictatorship. I’m glad he was able to come to Canada before we went completely insane.
Other topics you’ll find videos for include things like how to care an eating spoon, all sorts of videos on chickens and pigs – vital parts of their permaculture – butchering deer or lamb, cooking videos; pretty much anything homestead related.
And for those of you who would love to buy some land for potential homesteading, I leave you with one more video…
… an alternative way to be able to buy some land. Well worth checking it out.
Then go over to the Perma Pastures Farm channel and enjoy their many other videos!