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SierraTahoeDad

Location:  Reno, NV

Day Job:  Securities and Currency Trading

The Digs:  Containers

Crops:  Cucumbers, Melons, Tomatoes, Looking to add broccoli, Bok-choy, squash, eggplant etc, when I get more planter boxes in the spring.

Animals:  Family of sasquatch....LOL www.SierraTahoeBigfoot.com

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  To learn, so I can to do it on a larger scale when I get some land one day soon. I want to give my kids a place to enjoy and learn from, so they too can be self sufficient and grow their own food if they so choose. I enjoy reading about hydroponics, aquaponics, permaculture, earthbag construction, sustainable ranching and fodder systems. I'd ultimately like to teach these sustainable techniques to whomever wants to learn. Imagine how much less produce and food would need to be imported, if we all did did a little of this stuff ourselves.

 
     

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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on February 7th, 2015 at 08:20 am

    Hi SierraTahoeDad. You asked about seeds saved for an emergency. I can't say I'm thinking about that, although I do have quite a few seeds. I do think about emergencies and, I don't know, the Zombie apocalypse (lol) when I am tending to my urban basement farm. I have lettuce, kale, pea shoots and carrots growing nicely under my grow light. What I do think about is, if this was what I had to rely on for food, it's crazy how long it takes to grow enough for 1 salad. Last weekend, I planted a whole flat of lettuce and pea shoots. We'll see if I can manage a bit more regular sustenance. What are you doing to prepare for the Sasquatch apocalypse?

 
  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on December 24th, 2014 at 02:51 am

    Are you storing some seeds for an emergency situation? What will you grow?

 
  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on October 22nd, 2014 at 01:09 pm

    Self sustaining food forest
    If you have some space on your property, do some research into Permaculture. There are many great videos on YouTube, where people are growing self sustaining, very low maintenance food gardens. Some are doing it in small urban backyards. If you need some tips on where to start, shoot me a message and I'd be happy to steer you in the right direction!

 
  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on July 23rd, 2014 at 07:07 pm

    Glad to see you got FOTD!

 
  • Posted by: DJO on July 23rd, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day.

 
  • Posted by: CraftMcGyver on July 23rd, 2014 at 03:36 am

    Congrats Farmer.

 
  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on July 23rd, 2014 at 01:41 am

    Thanks for the votes everyone!!!

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on March 1st, 2014 at 08:33 am

    Hi SierraTahoeDad. Are you still living in Reno?

 
  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Sheep RANCH IS FOR SALE on December 1st, 2013 at 02:37 pm

    Checked out your site! Great! Actually I grew up in Northern Alberta ... north of Edmonton towards Jasper.... and lived most of my life in very northern locations... I believe...! Lorna : )

 
  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Sheep RANCH IS FOR SALE on December 1st, 2013 at 02:18 pm

    No, have not seen any Squaches... but near here they do believe that there are some interesting unexplained... an you can get lost in no time at all... even in your own 160 acres! I once went hunting wayward goats and the neighbors really reprimanded my hubby as apparently there are huge !!!! wolves... as tall as a pick-up! And we do have big cats, bears, etc.... we have guardian dogs, AKBASH, that keep us safe. You mentioned looking for land.. when you are ready... ours is for sale : ) .... the weird thing was about the snowblower being towed behind a go-cart kind of thing! LOL we did fencing with a door towed behind a lawnmower... to keep your feet off the ground so that the high voltage wires over head didn't short you out on the electric fence! LOL Hubby uses the skid steer to drag a (can't think of what it is called LOL) thing that is pokey and spreads dirt/manure and breaks up the clumps... We don't have a tractor so we utilize what we have! Use a chain & pick-up trailer hitch to pull posts out of ground, truck to pull bales around to feed animals.... Lorna

 
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