Space Saving Bedrooms

Surely Im not the only one, but back in the day I hear how parents raised 10-14 kids in homes that was less than 2000 sq/ft.

Now days it seems more and more common that every kid in the family gets their own room. You hear comments like “they need their space” or “They don’t get along, no way they could share”.

But putting more than one kid in a room doesn’t have to be unpleasant. Here are some cool setups that seem to work.

 

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Great cottage type setup.

4 bunk bed system

Really like the drawer system.

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Cool play area upstairs.

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Love the ladder setup on rails

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Love the book setup

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Love the porthole windows

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How to Make a PVC Bow for only $7!

Great DIY project: How to build a hunting a survival bow with PVC.

I love bow hunting and love spending time with my kids. Bow hunting is a great family event, but with 7 kids, it can become costly.

This first video is great for kids and women. It is a 40 pound draw bow and make it perfect for kids. They really enjoy these and it makes a great family activity.

Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • A few feet of 3/4″ PVC pipe
  • 2 (5/16) inch fiberglass rods
  • Duct tape
  • Tile saw blade (with hacksaw, or not)
  • Paracord (poly or nylon blend…nylon stretches less which is better for the bow string).

Once you have those supplies then you’ll want to watch this video which shows you the exact steps to creating your PVC bow.

 

Now a 40pound draw is great for fun and small framed people, but I needed more. I found this 70 pound design by the same guy! Its great and can totally drop a deer! These are so cheap and easy to make that everyone should consider having these made up and stored in case of long term disasters. And in the meantime, they are a great backyard family activity!

The Day After (1983)

The Day after is a a movie that aired on TV on November 20, 1983. It was on ABC Television. It had a record breaking 100 MILLION viewers during its initial broadcast! I believe this still holds the record as highest rated television movie in history.
The movie is based in Kansas and about a town recovery after a nuclear missile strike. A must watch movie for preppers! Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show:

Cast

Jason Robards

Jason Robards
as Dr. Russell Oakes

John Cullum

John Cullum
as Jim Dahlberg

JoBeth Williams

JoBeth Williams
as Nancy Bauer

John Lithgow

John Lithgow
as Joe Huxley

Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg
as Stephen Klein

Bibi Besch

Bibi Besch
as Eve Dahlberg

Indoor Pastures. Double Your Herd While Everyone Else is Selling Cheap!

What if you could raise feed for your animals without the risk of weather and crop failures?

Move Your Pasture Indoors: Eliminate Drought, Snow or Overgrazing Conditions

SRF-Biscuit-2015  Produce from 25 pounds to 20,000 pounds + of green grass sprouts daily for your cattle, horses, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, alpacas, llamas, deer, etc. inside the comfort of a shed regardless of your local weather or climate conditions.  1 unit replaces 200 acres+ of pasture. Units can be indoor systems or outdoor trailer types.

25 pounds of fresh sprouts will feed 1 beef cow or 1 horse or 4 – 8 hogs or 222 to 370 chickens or 83 to 138 rabbits daily. The amount of sprouts needed depends upon the type, size, condition, and activity of the livestock and also whether it is being used as the primary feed or with other feeds, such as hay or straw, used as a supplement.

Very easy to operate – just add seeds and water. Seeding to harvest takes just 7 – 8 days. This provides fresh Spring Season grass sprouts all year round. Experienced growers are spending less than 1 hour of labor per ton of fresh sprouts harvested.

Customers have found that even feeding just a small quantity of sprouts daily has been beneficial for their livestock, so there is a leeway on what needs to be fed.  This can vary depending upon availability and cost of the grains vs hay.

You can picture the mats looking like the sod that you would put on a new lawn but without any dirt attached at all.  You can adjust the amount of grain sprouted so you won’t have any waste green grass each day.  The livestock eat the entire biscuit, roots and all with relish.

 

Customers have told us that their livestock come running when they see the sprout wagon or trailer coming.  They like the fresh green grass as much as it is beneficial for them.  Some customers have purchased these units specifically to provide feed for older or sick livestock.  The fresh soft grass is easier for the livestock to eat and digest than eating grain or dusty dry feed.

 

We normally recommend Barley simply because it seems to have the most nutritional value of any of the grain sprouts but you can use alfalfa, oats, wheat, triticale, ryegrass, buckwheat, field peas, clover, sunflowers, etc.  Simply adapt your sprouts to the most economical and nutritional grains available.  

You should also start slowly by providing only small quantities of the freshSRF-Sprouts-Horses3 sprouts daily until your livestock become accustomed to the new feed.  Then increase the amount slowly until feeding the full mat.  You can even mix grains to provide your livestock with a nutritional salad mix

1 pound of grain at approximately 40% nutritional value becomes 8 pounds of sprouts at approximately 90% nutritional value.  The tender, moist, easily digestible and highly nutritious green grass is better for livestock than grain and hay.  

Note:  I’ve seen studies which try to compare the dry weight nutritional value of sprouts vs the dry weight of traditional grains, etc.  The process of sprouting eliminates the enzyme inhibitor that’s present in all grains to protect the grain from contamination before sprouting.  It also changes the starch present into more easily digested components.

Growing sprouts uses up to 99% less land, 98% less water, & 50% less energy than conventional farming practices, all while reducing transportation costs in feed.

 

These systems are a variation of the original sprouter system developed in Australia over 20 years ago so the manufacturers have a great deal of experience with this product.  We frequently get inquiries from potential customers who have tried to build their own sprouting systems and have dismally failed due to cost and extensive mold problems. 

Dwight McBride

info@hydroponicsfarming.com

http://www.hydroponicsfarming.com

http://shop.hydroponicsfarming.com/Sprouters_c38.htm

704-933-6105

Ultimate Work Truck Part 2, Marge Gets Storage


We spent some time collecting yard sale finds to create the ultimate storage system for only $40!!! Using ammo cans, tool drawer boxes, and some ingenuity we created what we think is the easiest storage systems you could have in a truck bed. Go Marge!!