If you have food, you don’t need to get food – and one way to have it is to grow it. You then also have renewable food as well as independent food. If the Diaper Regime returns this fall – or sooner (it already has returned in states like CA) or the Needling Regime disallows the buying of food by those not “vaccinated,” a frightening but very possible prospect – then you’re not starving or submitting will depend greatly upon your ability to not be dependent upon centralized food distribution networks such as corporate-chain supermarkets.
An easier and more dependable way to grow food it is to grow it inside – in a greenhouse. This eliminates the problem of your food being eaten – by animals – outside. It also makes it much more feasible to grow food when it is cold outside.
This is why I’ve decided to build a small greenhouse, roughly 8×8 square and about 8 feet high at the peak; the pitch being decided upon because of the weather in my area – especially because of the good chance of heavy snow. The sides being glass, which hold heat well and don’t yellow and stand up much better to wind. The roof panels being polycarbonate or similar, which let in sunlight but are sturdier than glass, in case it hails.
The greenhouse will be built on top of a slab about 4 inches thick and plumbed for electricity (lights and back-up heat) and to be ready for water, for the if/when I manage to find the time to run a trench and a line from my well to the location.
I haven’t yet decided on the frame; either aluminum or a wood that does not rot easily.
The main issue now is time for the trabajo – the digging and the pouring, first – and then the building. Which is why I am leaning heavily in the direction of pre-fab kits. Something I can trabajo together in a weekend – or maybe a week. Making everything entails far more trabajo than I have time for now as I am still not finished re-siding my shed and haven’t yet begun the work on the new coop for my chickens and ducks, necessary to replace the one I have, that is falling down or will, before another year passes. The coop is first on the docket and with luck – and my now operational-again left arm – I hope to be finished by the middle of August and ideally sooner, time for trabajo depending.
I do intend to start excavating the area for the slab upon which the greenhouse will sit and may even just rent or beg/borrow machinery to do it, to save time (and trabajo). Then gravel and concrete.
The second issue is also time – for getting the kits, which seem to be on back order everywhere, in some case six months on back order. Shipping costs are also stupendous. So I am searching for something nearer (and sooner). My next installation of this series will give you the skinny on what I ended up choosing – the type of kit and where I got it. It may end up being the case that I road-trip to get it, in order to get it sooner and (perhaps) save some on shipping (though probably not that much, given the cost of driving, especially a truck with a trailer attached).
But things are in motion. Because I believe things are in motion. The weaponization of hypochondria isn’t over; it is on pause. And when the play button is hit – probably this fall – things could get very hairy for those of us who aren’t weaponized hypochondriacs. We may be barred from centralized sources of food again, only this time not because we refuse to efface our faces but because we refuse to roll up our sleeves – or carry around an electronic Victory Passport (or whatever they end up calling it) that not only serves as our very own human ear tag, it serves to track us and punish us for attempting to jump the fence.
And it’s not just that, either. Even if sickness psychosis were to dissipate, there is still the economic disease afflicting this country; the pathology of something for nothing. Of the Free Lunch.
Which always ends up with lots of people eating nothing at all.
The government keeps handing out money to keep people in thrall to the government. But someone’s got to pay for all of that and eventually, no one wants to. Then things get hairy. Then it’s good to be able to eat without having to shop.
Stay tuned for the next installment!
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