We’ve been building a homestead on our 17 rolling east Texas acres for well over 30 years, and have gained a vast set of skills in just about every area of homestead life. Over the years we have raised cattle, pigs, chickens, bees, catfish and rabbits, as well as preserving a habitat for a variety of native critters.
We’ve built a mile or two of fences, and have also made extensive use of portable electric fences. I’ve raised a barn, built a heavy duty chicken tractor, several sheds and a backup solar power station.
On our homestead we have several dozen fruit trees (pear, apple, nectarine, plum, fig and persimmon) as well as hundreds of feet planted in muscadines, grapes, blackberries and even some hardy kiwis. I’ve learned how to propagate my own grapevines, blackberries, figs and kiwi vines to eliminate expensive trips to the local nursery.
We have extensive experience in gardening, both in raised beds and row cropping for market. We’ve been involved in saving seed from all sorts of heirloom vegetables, as well as canning, freezing and dehydrating our bounty.
I’ve also designed an inexpensive, easy to build, portable greenhouse.You can build one for about 150 dollars.
I have also published an E-Book, now listed on Amazon that details the construction step-by-step. The E-Book also includes a material list as well as drawings of all the parts. There are tons of pictures too. Also, I’ll show how to turn this design into a permanent structure by using corrugated metal for the top instead of plastic. You CAN use a tarp as a roof, but metal is forever. It’s very reasonably priced considering the info it contains.
You can find it on my STORE page. Look for GREENHOUSE E-BOOK under the “CATEGORIES”.
Here’s also a link to it:
If you would rather have a PDF document that you can print out, you can now get the plans, materials list (and the extra section dealing with adding corrugated metal to make a shed) in PDF format. I will send the PDF directly to your email for your convenience !
To purchase this, click on the PayPal link below.
For me, homesteading and preparing for emergencies go hand in hand, so for many years I’ve also been heavily involved in the preparedness movement, and have a passion for sharing that information with anyone that has a desire to be better prepared for emergencies. In relation to that, I have a YouTube site with well over 150 how-to videos.
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