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Sylvan Foot-Powered Grain Threshers
By Sylvan Foot-Powered Grain Threshers on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 - 10:50am

Foot - Powered Wheat Thresher

Want to grow your own wheat or other grain, but feel stumped by how to thresh it? Sylvan Foot - Powered Threshers sells an efficient, portable human-powered grain thresher that is affordable for family farms and  small-scale growers.  You can see the thresher in action here:

http://sylvantec.com 

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Poet
By Poet on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 - 6:57pm

Family Of 4 Lives 'Off The Grid' In The Middle Of The Desert

I'm gonna post a link to a Yahoo! Finance feature article (with pictures) on this guy, Abe Connally (34) and his wife Josie.

VelaCreations

Very inspiring late Gen-X, early Gen-Y couple with two kids who managed to homestead in the Texas desert on very little. They grow most of their own vegetables, raise pigs, chicken, rabbits, etc. Rely on solar power and store their own water, etc.

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Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 - 2:15pm

off-grid weather prediction

Yesterday, after a couple of months of disappointment, the NOAA let me down. They did not predict rain, let alone a severe thunderstorm that knocked out our power. As governments around the world cut their budgets, weather prediction is just one more thing that will suffer. As gardeners, this has implications.