Rural Lifestyle

Life in Rural America

Farm Progress February 2017

Farm Progress February 2017
Please Rate This Article

In December of 2016 I posted a thread in the forum about my prepping plans for 2017.  I wanted to post an update to that thread and how things were moving along.

Firearms and Ammunition

A Glock 19 was added to the inventory.  Overall, I find the quality mediocre.  I can not understand why Glocks are as popular as they are.  Because of this I am looking at a Beretta 92F compact.

I have decided to dump a certain amount of money into bulk ammunition.  February was 1,000 rounds of Wolf 9mm FMJ.  March will probably be 223 Remington.  April might be 45acp or 308 Winchester.   The plan is to continue to buy bulk ammo for the rest of 2017.

Tractor moving debris

2017 is going to be a buyers market for everything shooting related.  If you want something, get it now.  If you have been on the fence about buying rifle or handgun magazines, go ahead and get them.


A small area has been tilled for a garden and part of it has already been planted.  This area measures maybe 15 feet wide and 20 feet long.

A larger area has been worked up.  This is maybe 40 – 50 feet wide and 60 – 75 feet long?  I do not know the exact dimensions.

Plans are the plant potatoes, peas, beans, squash, peppers, okra and maybe a few other things.  I would like to plant stuff that I can store in jars.  Squash can not be stored in jars, but potatoes, peas, beans and okra can.

New Chicks

The new chicks are doing very well.  They should be ready to go out the large chicken house the first weekend of March.

Instead of dual purpose chicks like I have bought in the past, I wanted to increase egg production.  To increase egg production I went with Leghorns and White Delawares.

Clearing For Livestock Fence

I had some heavy equipment brought out to the farm to move brush, limbs and tree tops.  Things are looking up and farm progress has been made.  There is still so much work to do.  Small trees need to be be cleared, split and stored, then old fence has to be pulled up.

Hopefully in March I can start setting the first corner post.  Maybe sometime this summer start running the first strands of fence.

Related Post

Raising Backyard Chickens Interested in raising backyard chickens? Cookingupastory posted an great video that covers some of the basics. I like how Naomi Montacre, co-fo...
Chickens In Wintertime In this article we will talk about how my chickens are doing in the wintertime.  All of the hens were bought as chicks within two weeks of each other....
Chicken Coop Project Part 4 A few weeks ago someone posted a comment on one of my chicken coop videos saying the chickens may fight to get to the highest perch.  After thinking a...
Scouting Around the Bug Out Location Let's say the reader has a bug out location for you and your family in the event of a complete collapse of society.  This might be a secluded place on...
Tips on How to Bury a Cache Tube Sometime around 1998, some of my buddies built a cache tube, and filled it with various items. Some of the items in the cache tubes were magazines, am...
The following two tabs change content below.
Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
Kevin Felts © 2008 - 2018