Bt for bugs
There are so many things I want to ask you that I could possibly write a book of questions. However I will start with this I see you use something called Bt for bugs in the garden, what is this, how is it used and where can you find it? I have never heard of this.
Maybe you will find answers to your questions in the forthcoming Ask Jackie handbooks, soon to be coming out through the magazine. Bt is a natural product that is made up from a bacteria that is deadly to chewing bugs and worms that does no harm to butterflies, good bugs, earthworms, your pets, children, or YOU. It is quite common in even bigger stores, often sold as Thuricide. You mix it with water and spray it on your plants. And it is very effective! — Jackie
I guess my question is about a perceived inconsistency in your lifestyle. You largely live off the land and are self-sufficient, yet you make your living in a high tech environment, the internet. I love the juxtaposition!
Do you have full “off-grid” solar with a battery bank that the solar panels keep topped off. Please tell us about your power setup.
Scott Solar (no really! it’s my name)
Hey, my boss, Dave Duffy, dragged me kicking and screaming into the techno-age! I still don’t “Tweet,” hardly ever Facebook (my kids nag me!), and don’t even go on the computer often.
We have a relatively small battery bank; six 6-volt golf car batteries, powered by four very small solar panels. We want to upgrade, but are doing so many other projects (costly!) that it has to wait. We’re building a big barn, have just finished fencing the new forty acres we bought, and just bought a haybine and big round baler so we can make more of our own hay. We want to install a wind generator, along with several larger solar panels, so buy my books! Big smile. — Jackie