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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.

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: 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

 
  • Posted by: cse on October 12th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    How are you doing? I think it's nice that you got to see salukis running wild in Saudi Arabia. Must be quite a sight!

    We have increased our saluki pack to 2! We had a saluki meet here last month and ended up keeping a puppy. He's a cousin to mine and he's such a happy boy and has fit in quite well.

    I think it will be fun watching them run free together. Have fun with your critters!

    Leaving a vote for you.

 
  • Posted by: cse on July 13th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for stopping by with congratulations for my farmer of the day win. I'm glad you like the garden. It's doing really well now that it's hot here and no longer freezing.

    So, you fostered salukis? That is really cool! It's not very often that someone recognizes my dog.

    I'd love to see more photos of your setup.

    Leaving a vote for you.

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on June 30th, 2013 at 07:32 am

    Given your imminent move to NC, does that mean you haven't been able to garden this summer? Are you going to be RaleighDad now? I've always liked your SierraTahoeDad name. It has a nice ring to it.

 
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