The Ice Age Farmer
The Ice Age Farmer
NZ was also dumping meat early on in this lockdown, because as was pointed out regarding Canada in a previous post, the authorities failed altogether to include agriculture in their essential industries. The Candian issue has now been rectified but nevertheless a blunder of great proportions. Earlier on in our lock down (NZ) with all else that was going on I personally did not notice the meat issue.
Anyhow, here is an update from further afield. Onions are being dumped in Idaho. Updates on other farming & ag industries also. This is all related, for those who say it doesn’t concern us in NZ. In case you didn’t notice we have been coerced into the global model for some decades now. Can’t have it both ways. EWR
Thanks to Deep South Homestead for this gardening information … growing your own vegetables …
This article is from NZ’s mainstream media Stuff:
When the four week lockdown was announced consumers dashed to supermarket to buy supplies, with flour quickly disappearing from the shelves.
Since then it appears to be difficult to find, but not for the reason you might think.
It turns out the issue isn’t with the production of the flour – it’s with the packaging.
In times of scarcity more than ever familiarize yourself with the food sources hitherto ignored or passed over as being weeds. Watch for sprays though. Some of these have been sprayed by the authorities. There’s plenty of info on the net now on topic if you google it. EWR
This article comes from NZ’s mainstream media stuff
Got a craving for tasty curiosities? Want to grow edible native plants with peerless pedigree? Why not make room in your vege patch for a few of our unique native herbs?
A note to those contacting me to say this is not true. I don’t think anybody is claiming seeds are banned everywhere. They clearly have been in some places & since the video was produced (not by EWR) matters have changed as the lockdown has evolved. Nevertheless the point still remains, we have a starting point here. It is something to watch & be very aware of. Whose interests are at heart if you are unable to find & purchase seed to feed yourselves? If you wish to query the truth of the video please make your way to the creator’s channel by clicking on the YT icon at the bottom right of the video screen as it plays, and pose your questions there. EWR
Here we have the new world order advocates … the ones who profess sustainable practices … the liars I’m sorry to say at the top of the pyramid … preventing two US states from buying seeds or gardening supplies. This is in Maryland and Vermont. Where next?
This short video from the channel of Ice Age Farmer highlights the food shortages & the reasons for them. I’m briefly summarizing the main points. Ranchers can’t get their stock processed … (so we’ll have to eat I suspect that fake processed poison they’ve been itching to foist on us). The BBC reports 2,000 garden centers and nurseries are throwing out their plants and supplies! Ontario has shut down community gardens. (Whatever happened to social distancing in the gardens then, or the nurseries? It’s being managed pretty well in the supermarkets note). Canada had originally failed to include the entire agricultural industry under essential services … that has fortunately now changed since the making of this video here. Food was not an essential service? Milk producers are being ordered to dump their supplies. There has been violence at the supermarkets in Latin America and Italy. India’s entire tea industry is about to collapse and oil production there is grinding to a halt. And eggs are rotting in the warehouses because get this, there aren’t any cartons to put them in! Meanwhile in NZ apparently the shortage of flour on the supermarket shelves is due to ‘everybody’s baking’ and according to this article, there’s plenty of flour in stock just no packaging for it. (So what about all the plastic bags we see still floating around the supermarkets that you put your fruit & veg in? Used to be we improvised in a state of emergency didn’t we?) I’ve also noted in NZ that the Bin Inns are closed after some uncertainty where shops had their permission that’s since been withdrawn. In short the entire food industry is being shut down.
Note in comments … Glenn from Texas: “In Texas the big box stores are not letting people buy seeds to grow food, but can buy flower seeds”.
So, if these people were what they say they are, and cared like they profess they do, they would not be stopping you from growing your own food. I’ve mentioned this often over recent years, about saving your own heirloom seed because the giant corporations have been quietly buying up the seed companies. We know that’s about monopoly and nothing to do with your convenience or health. Plus they have hybridized the seed so you have to return next year to buy more. Remember the plight of Indian farmers who suicided because of the financial ruin caused by this evil set up. The only sustainable thing about this scenario is profits for corporations.
If anything illustrates their real intent with all of this lockdown it is the banning of seeds. This is absolutely outrageous and very wrong. There is absolutely no way that any risk of disease can justify this. Remember Kissinger’s infamous quote?
“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”
Thanks to Stuart Bramhall for this link … ❤
Whilst the world in various parts is in lockdown why not ponder on the value of growing your own food? This was the norm in my childhood, in fact you were the exception if you didn’t have a veggie garden and fruit trees. Thing too is, you won’t be dependent on corporations to eat. Now that’s a good thing. And you can grow veggies in tubs, indoors (google that) or on your section. Last note, NZ (for Kiwis) has its own gardening guru Wally Richards. He has a website called Garden News & believe it or not, an 0800number so you can phone him for advice. I did that just recently after moving house to learn how to treat the previously sprayed garden plot (yes Roundup!!… highly toxic … yes they lied) before planting any food there. (Links to Wally’s two websites below the article) Note also, there is a garden page here at the main menu, I just have not updated it for a while but worth a visit .. EWR
From the ‘Vegan Sustainability’ magazine:
The following is a beginner’s guide, with information on how to get started, and a few tips and tricks to make growing your own food easy!
Deciding Where to Grow
Vegetables grow best where it is sunny, so choose carefully when you are deciding where to plant. You can always add shade for more delicate crops such as salad and fruit bushes.
The majority of soil found in gardens will suit vegetable growing. However, if your soil is shallow, full of stones or clay rich, which will be cold and wet in winter, build raised beds or plant in large pots.
Dealing with Pests
One advantage of growing your own produce is the avoidance of pesticides and therefore you will want to deal with slugs and snails naturally.
Keep the plot clear of weeds and leaves and put a paved or soil path between beds, so you or the birds can spot pests easily. Check out this link for tips on non-violent pest control in the garden.
Preparing the Soil
Before you start planting you should turn the soil over and remove weeds, roots and stones. This helps to prevent weeds returning and improves drainage. Some gardens will suffer the blight of perennial weeds and in this case cover the soil with newspaper and add a layer of compost about 5cm in depth.
WALLY RICHARDS’ WEBSITES:
Photo 2: vegansustainability.com