Paul Wheaton talks to Wilson and Kya, who were selling homesteading gear at the Inland Northwest Permaculture Conference. (Their website is: www.pantryparatus.com) They talk about using reusable canning lids, and plastic. Kya shares that “everybody has a surplus, they just may not know it.” She talks about tapping in to that, and then preserving and sharing. This way, you can participate in giving charity even if you need help yourself in another area. They talk about Paul’s earthworm breeding experience, and how he had better success with mealworms, which his chickens loved. He raised Cornish rock cross chickens. Paul shares about the paddock-shift system. He then talks about woodchippers and the value of leaving organic material whole for better edge. They talk about hugelkultur. They then talk about not putting metal fencing under the ground to solve digger problems. Kya asks about plant spacing and knapweed. Paul would buy land filled with knapweed because he likes knowing no herbicides had been used there. Wilson asks about eurasian milfoil and “invasives.” Paul shares his cattle shit story and becoming a software engineer.
Discussing the podcast.