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

Goats – the Perfect Post-Apocalypse Livestock?

Posted on January 29th, by Kathy in Becoming a Farmer, Preparedness Tips. Comments Off on Goats – the Perfect Post-Apocalypse Livestock?

Remember Y2K?  It was that big scare that all our computers would crash because they wouldn’t have enough digits to roll over from ’99 to 2000, and that we’d be forever stuck in the 1900s.  People were stocking up on food and water, because at the stroke of midnight they thought all the computer systems of the world would crash and we’d be left in the cold and dark.

I wasn’t worried though.  I had a herd of 130 goats.  So my plan was to become a nomad with my husband, my goats, and maybe some friends who deserved to be saved.  We’d head for the hills, using the goats as pack animals.  They’d eat anything they wanted along the way, and by watching what they chose to eat, I could add select vegetation to my diet.  The does would make milk for us that we could turn into yogurt and cheese, and whenever we got hungry we could eat one of the wethers (a neutered male).  The does and our bucks would make more babies, so I could always replenish my food source and we’d be completely mobile.

We all know that in an apocalypse you can’t trust just anyone.  So … Read More »


Things You Can Do Now To Get Ready for Spring

Posted on January 28th, by Kathy in Becoming a Farmer. Comments Off on Things You Can Do Now To Get Ready for Spring

It may not seem like it now, but Spring is just around the corner, and as things warm up, the zombies will start moving faster.  Take advantage of their “hibernation” by getting a few things done in the garden.  Then when they start moving, you’ll have time to take care of them, knowing that your veggies are taking care of themselves.

If you’re new to Zombie Apocalypse Farming, here are some simple steps to make the start up easier:

Think about what you’d like to eat this summer.  Every book you’ll ever read says, “Don’t choose what to grow by going through a seed catalog.  You’ll go crazy and buy too much.”  They’re right.  So if you like to be restrained, follow this advice.  Myself, I’ve gone crazy every year doing this.  But so what?  This is supposed to be fun, and by buying too many varieties, I’ve learned what I like.  If you’d like to do a little catalog shopping, we recommend Victory Seeds out of Oregon.

Plan where you’d like to grow your food.  Our first issue of “Quick! Plant Something! Raised Beds” has some good tips about how to figure out where to plant your garden.  Download it here for … Read More »


How to Get Milk Jugs for Winter Sowing

Posted on January 28th, by Kathy in Containers and Beds, Get Gardening Now!. Comments Off on How to Get Milk Jugs for Winter Sowing

If you and your family drink a lot of milk, you may be able to collect enough milk jugs in a short amount of time.  But if your family is small, or lactose intolerant, you may be struggling to find your mini-greenhouses.

STARBUCKS TO THE RESCUE!!

I called several of our local Starbucks and asked them to put aside their empty milk jugs.  This is really an imposition because they are moving fast, and their normal routine is to crush them for recycling.  But I promised that if they would hold them, I would be by before 10 am to pick them up.  That way the baristas aren’t trying to save them all day in the very small, very crowded space they work.  Do this for a couple days in a row, and you’ve got your green house supply!  And let them know what you’re doing – saving them from the zombie apocalypse and all.  You might even wear your t-shirt or hoodie in as you’re picking up your milk jugs, so they’ll know the value of the contribution they’re making.  You could even promise them a summer ripe tomato from your garden.


Rammbock: Berlin Undead Movie Review

Posted on January 1st, by Romero in Movie Reviews. Comments Off on Rammbock: Berlin Undead Movie Review

(Image taken from the movie Rammbock: Berlin Undead)

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Rating: Rammbock: Berlin Undead
Marvin Kren
Michael Fuith, Theo Trebs, Anka Graczyk
64 minutes
2010

8 out of 10 brains

NOTE: Rammbock is presented in German with English subtitles.  This reviewer must warn you, dear reader, that he speaks fluent German.  Therefore, this review may contain a slight bias, as this reviewer seeks out and treasures German movies, especially German zombie movies.

Marvin Kren, the hitherto unknown Austrian director, has crafted a worthy and concise entry in zombie cinema.  Concise might be an understatement: with a running time of barely over an hour, this movie has no time for superfluousness, which, sadly, leaves our characters slightly underdeveloped.  Nonetheless, Rammbock creates an emotional connection rare among zombie movies.

Michael or “Michi” arrives in Berlin to confront his ex-girlfriend, Gabi, and salvage their relationship, which she recently ended.  In her apartment, Michi encounters not Gabi, but a maintenance man and his apprentice, Harper.  The maintenance man appears demented and attacks Michi.  Michi and Harper force the deranged maintenance man out of the apartment and barricade the door, realizing that other people are aggressively storming up the stairwell.

Michi and Harper quickly learn that an unknown virus, “like rabies,” has infected the population of … Read More »