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Building A Drought Resilient Homestead

On this episode of the Modern Homesteading Podcast, Harold and Rachel talk about how to make a homestead more drought resilient.

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 149 – August 3rd, 2022 – Building A Drought Resilient Homestead.

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We discuss what has been happening on our individual homesteads and the recent drought that has been affecting us. We dive into several methods that can make a homestead more drought resistant.

Topics of Discussion

  • Types of mulch and how it works to retain moisture and build soil.
  • Using shade and creating microclimates to reduce water use and increase retention.
  • Watering Systems and Drip Irrigation for better use of the rainwater we collect and wasting less water.
  • Swales for retaining and using water more efficiently throughout a property.
  • Improving soil with organic matter and biochar
  • Intensive planting and planting in cover crops to shade the soil and retain water.

Listener Questions and Feedback:

Harold asked a question in the group this week about using and preserving cabbage

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomesteadFrontPorch/posts/5187531334633982/

Resources Discussed In The Podcast

How to Grow More Vegetables: Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine by John Jeavons

How to Grow More Vegetables: Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Jeavons, John (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Last update on 2022-08-08 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

The Independent Farmstead by Shawn and Beth Dougherty

Last update on 2022-08-08 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Craig Schaaf – Biochar On A Small Scale.

He has a five-part short video series on GAB.  A great trustworthy resource.

https://tv.gab.com/channel/schaafcraig/view/making-biochar-part-1-61aab0e2df861af71cb362b2

Swale Resources Mentioned


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