I was in my garden Saturday and saw this milkweed assassin bug chilling on a blackberry bush. There was a honeybee buzzing around as well. I decided to try the 4K video on my new iPhone SE. This may be the first time a milkweed assassin bug has been shot in 4K. I like to think so anyway.
Milkweed Assassin Bug
Zelus Longipes Linnaeus
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How many peaches can I grow on a 3-year-old Harvester Peach tree? I asked this question on the Homegrown Liberty Facebook Group a couple days ago. While I didn’t get an answer in the form of a number, I was given some direction and this video is the result of said direction, most of which revolved around aggressively thinning the peaches.
Last year the peach tree gave me one peach. This year, I dumped some leftover comfrey fertilizer on it I made last year. That’s some good stuff because I have over 37 peaches on the first branch I counted. I gave up counting at 120 peaches and was about half way through the tree.
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Hey y’all, sorry for the flood of random posts. I was trying to set up some automation between WordPress and Instagram and had a little issue. Instead of posting pics that I tagged with “#wordpress”, it posted any image with that hashtag no matter who took the pic.
I believe I’ve fixed the issue. Thanks!
Hey y’all. I wanted to give you a look at how the micro swale made it through the summer. It wasn’t until the end of summer that we got the water well up and running. The plants and trees did really good considering how little rain we received. The video’s a little longer than most so feel free to use the fast forward feature to get through it a little quicker.
One thing that homesteaders are pretty good at is getting the most out of their tools by maximizing the ways they can be used. The Hi-Lift Jack is one of those tools that has a primary feature (lifting objects, usually vehicles), but can be used for many other applications.
One of my favorite secondary uses of the Hi-Lift Jack, and one that doesn’t get a lot of attention, is to use it for winching. Learning how to use a Hi-Lift jack for winching is a must know skill for any homesteader. Not only will it help you recover a stuck vehicle, as I did last week, but the skill can translate to many other homestead activities.
If for some reason you find yourself homesteading without a Hi-Lift Jack, I strongly recommend you get one. You should be able to find them at any good hardware store. If that doesn’t work, the next best place would be amazon.com. No matter where you find one, you will be glad you did.