When the chaos dies down and you're sick of canned food, what will your long term plan be?

Spam + Jello + Rice = Dinner!

Posted on October 30th, by Kathy in Recipes that Never Expire. 1 Comment

From our Post-Apocalypse Kitchen – Polynesian Salad with Orange Jello, Spam and Minute Rice.  It’s the Jello version of Sweet and Sour Pork and the bright colors are sure to cheer you up as you’re surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and waiting for your fresh veggies to grow in your Zombie Victory Garden.  Leah has strong feelings about this recipe!


Spam Victory Buns

Posted on October 24th, by Kathy in Recipes that Never Expire. 1 Comment

Here’s a great meal to celebrate your victory over the Zombies – Spam Victory Buns!  Not only does the sodium content in the Spam replace everything you sweated out running from the Zombies or working in the garden, it’s also got that retro comfort food taste….with a little bit of pet-foodishness thrown in.  See how Leah and Molly like Spam, eggs, mayo, and velveeta cheese.


What’s a Victory Garden?

Posted on October 23rd, by Kathy in Becoming a Farmer. 1 Comment

Victory Garden: a vegetable garden, grown at home or in a public park or space, cultivated to increase food production during a war
or period of shortages.
Zombie Victory Garden: a garden cultivated to increase food production at home.  You get great, low-cost veggies in just a few simple steps, AND you’re ready for anything, just in case the zombie apocalypse does happen!

Victory Gardens began as a solution to food shortages and rationing during World Wars I and II.  While food was shipped to the war front, people on the home front began growing their own food as a way to support the war effort and to feed themselves.  During WW II, Americans planted 20 million Victory Gardens and grew 9 to 10 million tons of produce.  That was 40% of all the vegetables produced in the United States!

Victory Gardeners figured out how to plant and grow things with the help of their neighbors and the U.S. Food Administration’s instructional booklets.  You can still find some of those booklets on line, and there’s no shortage of books on gardening by modern authors.  Still, what we found is that when you’re getting started, those big thick books with all their details can be daunting.  So we decided to help folks get started by giving them just … Read More »


Potato! Potato! Potato!

Posted on October 17th, by Kathy in Containers and Beds, Veggie Notes. Comments Off on Potato! Potato! Potato!

You can grow potatoes almost anywhere, and they make great container plants.  This year we grew potatoes in our square foot gardens, in half barrels to decorate our driveway, in vinyl “potato tubs,” made just for potato growing, and in empty chicken feed sacks.  Some folks grow them in garbage bags, and plastic or canvas shopping bags.  In fact, potatoes may be the easiest thing to grow in your garden.

It’s a few months before you need to figure out which kind of container you’ll need for your potatoes.  When it’s time, we’ll have a special “Quick! Plant Potatoes!” issue out to give you the simple steps you need to get started.  You can sign up for our newsletter to get updates on when new issues come out.

In the meantime, here’s a song for those of us who really love eating Potatoes!


Home grown tomatoes!

Posted on October 17th, by Kathy in Veggie Notes. Comments Off on Home grown tomatoes!

Home grown, fresh tomatoes are so much different than what you buy in the store that we should probably have a different name for them.  They are sweeter and juicier, with a wide variety of flavors, colors and shapes depending on what variety you grow.  Anna Bananas are yellow, heart shaped and meaty.  Cherokee purples don’t quite turn purple, but they have a deeper, sweeter tone.  Italian sausage tomatoes are oval and great for sauce.

If you want to eat the plastic tomatoes from the grocery store during the winter, ok.  But summer time is for the real thing and we’re going to tell you how to grow them no matter where you live or how big your growing space is.  Right now we’re busy at work on our next “Quick! Plant Something!” issue focusing on tomatoes.  Stay tuned, or sign up for our newsletter, and you’ll be on your way to the kind of tomatoes you just can’t buy.


Dream Whip + Jello + Peaches= Dessert

Posted on October 16th, by Leah in Recipes that Never Expire. Comments Off on Dream Whip + Jello + Peaches= Dessert

Part of surviving after the Zombie Apocalypse is having a cheerful attitude, and dessert can definitely help with that! Here’s “Supreme Dessert” from “Joys of Jello.” All the ingredients are things you’ll find in a post-apocalyptic grocery store. Just be sure you’ve got a cow at home so you can add that 1/2 cup milk to the Dream Whip! (We’ll be posting instructions about how to milk a cow later on!)


Save Me First! Hoodie

Posted on October 15th, by Leah in Clothing. Comments Off on Save Me First! Hoodie

$22 + $8 SHIPPING!! Only one 2XL

Want to ensure you’ll be among the first to be rescued (if rescue comes at all)? Wear your skills on your sleeve… okay your back… with your very own Save Me First hoodie! The back reads “In case of Zombie Apocalypse: Save Me First! I’m a Farmer” and the front gives you a very official ZAF (Zombie Apocalypse Farmer) badge. These chocolate brown hoodies are full front zip, 9 oz weight and super comfy. Not only will this keep you warm during early planting and late harvest seasons, but it may be the extra coverage you need to avoid being scratched or bitten while defending yourself.

Sizes

X-Large $22.00 USD
XXL $22.00 USD

(If you live in CO, you will be charged 2.9% sales tax)


Save Me First! Women’s t-shirt

Posted on October 15th, by Leah in Clothing. Comments Off on Save Me First! Women’s t-shirt

JUST $15 INCLUDING SHIPPING!

Want to ensure you’ll be among the first to be rescued (if rescue comes at all)? Wear your skills on your sleeve… okay your back… with your very own Save Me First shirt! The back reads”In case of Zombie Apocalypse: Save Me First! I’m a Farmer” and the front gives you a very official ZAF (Zombie Apocalypse Farmer) badge. All printed on a chocolate brown, women’s cut, v-neck shirt to give you the comfort and style you need to look great while gardening and fending off the undead.

$11 each available (plus $4 shipping) in Small through X-Large (also available in Mens sizes)

Sizes

Small
Medium
Large
X-Large

(If you live in CO, you will be charged 2.9% sales tax)


Save Me First! Men’s t-shirt

Posted on October 15th, by Leah in Clothing. Comments Off on Save Me First! Men’s t-shirt

JUST $15 INCLUDING SHIPPING!!

Want to ensure you’ll be among the first to be rescued (if rescue comes at all)? Wear your skills on your sleeve… okay your back… with your very own Save Me First shirt! The back reads”In case of Zombie Apocalypse: Save Me First! I’m a Farmer” and the front gives you a very official ZAF (Zombie Apocalypse Farmer) badge. All printed on a chocolate brown, crew-neck, pre-shrunk t-shirt for only $11 each sizes Med-XL plus $4 shipping.  Remember, even though you can do laundry now, after the undead rise, you’ll want something that hides both dirt and gore! (also available in women’s sizes)

Sizes

Medium $11.00 USD
Large $11.00 USD
X-Large $11.00 USD

(If you live in CO, you will be charged 2.9% sales tax)


Map of the Dead

Posted on October 15th, by Leah in Preparedness Tips. Comments Off on Map of the Dead

We have different priorities than the average person preparing for the zombie apocalypse; we’re making sure you know how to feed yourself since processed foods tend to have a fairly short shelf life. We’ll also tell you what you can plant easily based on your limitations: space, sun, water, etc. And we’ll help you figure this all out BEFORE disaster strikes!

However! if you’re not planning on staying at your current location when the dead rise or you’re unsure how to get through the immediate aftermath should people start to reanimate, we’ve found a great survival map for you- Map of the Dead.  Just plug in your city or zip code and this handy creation will show you what areas to avoid (basically any areas with high populations are marked red for dangerous) and where the nearest helpful raiding locations are to you (grocery stores, hospitals, malls, hardware stores, etc). We’re hoping they’ll add plant nurseries, craft stores, and community gardens soon!