January 26, 2021 at 11:41 pm #32182
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Is there a such thing as a person that comes to your place and helps you figure out what to do next?
We have land but I have not figured out how to get a good enough garden going to ever have enough to feed us all. I’m lost as to what we need to do next in our prepping on our place.
January 27, 2021 at 8:19 am #32188Crow BarKeymaster
I have never considered something like that.
I would imagine one of the first questions to be asked by such a person would be what is your soil like (i.e. sand, clay, loam etc.), followed up by a pH test.
January 27, 2021 at 8:56 am #32193Atypical SapienParticipant
Hello Type A, I am not sure where you are in you overall preparedness journey but here are a few resources: Before I went into paying for help , I would recommend that you contact your local agricultural extension agent. I did a quick duckduckgo search and found this: http://pickyourown.org/countyextensionagentoffices.htm
One of the added benefits of talking to your local agent is that they may be able to guide you to local like minded people.
The LDS Preparedness Manual is a very good resource.
The Preppers Blueprint is also a good reference. I would use it as a course handbook if I were to teach a class.
If you subscribe to Daisy’s newsletter you can get a copy of her checklist https://www.theorganicprepper.com/sign-daily-newsletter/
A screen shot of the Table of Contents:
January 27, 2021 at 3:57 pm #32202LittlesisterParticipant
Also if you did decide to hire someone, I would not use the word prepping or anything. Just that you need some help to get a garden going, etc. You don’t want to let anyone know what you are really doing to get prepared for a SHTF situation. And above all, don’t show anyone your preps.
January 27, 2021 at 11:49 pm #32219
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Crowbar – we have mostly clay and some sand. Ph test shows alkaline – Which I think is why our fruit trees aren’t doing well? </span></p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Atypical – we are on the first name basis with our Ag Extension agent. We aren’t having him out to the property though </span><span class=”s2″>😊</span><span class=”s1″> I am finding I’m a very hands on learner and haven’t been able to pick up things easily in written form. I love reading and I love the ideas but when I try them they never seem to pan out. </span></p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Thank you so much for the book recommendations! I’m going to go grab that checklist! </span></p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Littlesister – for sure! We were actually talking tonight about a local farmer that’s been wanting to come out and help us but his wife is one of the counties tax agents (who decides what land value is for taxes) and my husband is not on board at all for having any government agents on our place. </span></p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>I saw a show called “Homestead Rescue” when I was at my dads that actually got me thinking down this road. We have lots of resources on our place and quite honestly we just don’t know the best way use them and we want some help knowing what to do first. Like do we concentrate on water? The greenhouse? Solar? Garden? </span></p>
January 27, 2021 at 11:53 pm #32220
I’m sorry – I have no idea why it puts all these symbols and such in my posts…
January 28, 2021 at 8:20 pm #32362Matt In OklahomaModerator
Yes there are people who will come out and evaluate and help decide what to do.
Many run websites on preparedness themselves.
JWR on Survival Blog used to though I’m not sure in the covid world now. I think Southern Prepper on YouTube used to as well.
I saw some on NatGeo I think once too but I remember thinking how are you an expert on an apocalypse that’s never happened?
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