As I mentioned earlier, the world is having trouble keeping grain production with demand.
Where did you get these figures?
Modern agriculture requires oil at every stage. Plowing, sowing, spraying, fertilising, harvesting,...
There is a fair amount of evidence that we have already hit peak. This occurred on May 2005. Since then we have been on a plateau where oil...
Here is a Irish doco on Peak Oil that was shown the other night in Ireland.
Thanks for the replies everyone.
We were looking at Wessex Saddlebacks. The seem to be a reasonable sized pig. We will be in Lancefield so...
Just doing a bit of research on pigs and pig breeds for the farm.
We're trying to get to a point of self-sufficiency with food...
Prohibition just doesn't work. You'll create a black market and organised crime will step in and make a killing.
Thanks for this.
Sadly, this is what is really happening. GM sold 300,000 cars in China in 3 months.
What about planting something like Osage Orange under it and once it grows enough remove the electric fence all together.
Our power grid does not have the capacity to charge a significant number of electrical cars. It's not just the power generation, it's the wires,...
We cook rice and feed it to our little chooks. It's usually our left over rice. They love it.
I wouldn't feed uncooked rice to chooks or anyone...
In the US 1 in 6 jobs are in the car industry. Death of the car means massive unemployment. Australia would have similar percentage of our...
Here is an interesting read on what mankind will have to deal with over the next little while. Converging Catastrophes
I'm a bit of a doomer, well OK a lot of a doomer.
My take is that we'll have a roller coaster of recessions and weak recoveries until we are in...
How did you attach the mesh to the top of the tank section?
I want to have lid that can be lifted so I can get in to get the eggs etc.
We've decided on two breeds for the moment.
We've just got 8 Pekin Bantams. They're great little chooks and so cute. These will be our pet...
Nothing wrong with rectangles except when you want to use the in a round space.
Linda Woodrow's book has an excellent plan for setting up a...
Thanks for trying the chook dome from Linda Woodrow before I did as now I don't have to. :)
"The Permaculture Home Garden" by Linda Woodrow is an excellent and entertaining book on setting up a home vegie garden.
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