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John Elden Gibbons

Here on the Homestead: Teresa and I have just ruffed in the aquaponics project. There is much more to do on this one before we eat “Fish Tacos.” The entire time I lived in San Diego and traveled down to Mexico, I never had a fish taco. I saw a show on Mexican cooking one day, “Baja Tacos,” and said hey, that’s just fish bites with coleslaw and hot sauce.

So, I made it… It was delicious!

Homestead update 6-21-2022

Cut and Flip Aquaponics. John Elden’s “Solar Fish Taco Machine”
Here on the Homestead, we are starting a new project. This IBC will be an Aquaponic “cut and flip” project. Don’t look for this project to be complete immediately; we are far too busy. This project will be our learning curve project, and it will also be the focus of an upcoming publication. The plan is to grow Pak Choi on the grow bed and Fish in the tank – Bullhead or Blue gill. Lava rock medium The idea is to make a solar-powered “Fish Taco Machine”!
Here on the Homestead the Aquaponic project starts. 6-21-22

Here on the Homestead: We call these our mutt chickens – Crossed with everything. We have two incubators and will keep them going until end of July.

Campfire Navigation:
The Survival Sun Compass, First Steps to
Navigation and Staying Found.

Campfire Navigation: The Survival Sun Compass, First steps to navigation and staying found is now on Kindle. By John Elden Gibbons

Campfire Navigation:
The Survival Sun Compass, First Steps to
Navigation and Staying Found.
Where are you Going? Navigation is simple: Pick a direction,
use a reference, and stay on a course. But how do you make sure you are going in the right
direction? What if you have no compass? Can you use a compass? What if you don’t know the time?
This volume starts the process and teaches you the basics of finding direction.
You will learn techniques for returning to your camp, or navigation with and without instruments.
Includes the Gibbons Hobo Sun Compass Template. This clever design will help you determine time and
direction with one device.

Our Mutt Chicks

Here on the Homestead more of our eggs are going into my ugly home made incubator. Teresa has been using shredded news paper in the coop. they seem to love it.

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Spurs

Here on the Homestead: We keep our Roosters in proportions for breeding and running the incubator for the year. The downside is that Roosters will spur you. We have an answer: Remove the spurs. Who wants to get punctured by a Rooster walking around in a petri dish. Kind of like a Tiger trap. One of the roosters flew at Teresa this morning and tried to spur her leg. The result was, “It was like the dog jumping up on you. It was annoying but no big deal.” Not the case if the spurs had been on the Rooster, and it could have been a nasty puncture wound. The Roosters do not seem in any way harmed. We “blue coat” them after the removal. This removal will have to be repeated every three months or so.

Lunch on the Boat – Clam Chowder Mmmmm Nothing better than a Monday with your wife
A Day out on the Lake
The Ugly Incubator

Hi All,
It has been a busy spring. I took a part-time gig that turned into a
full-time temporary position. We have been re-working our titles and
are getting back into stores. Look for additions of Canoe Camp Cooking and my new title:
Personal Survival Kits
at Bookburgh Books in the Plattsburgh mall.
Available this weekend.
Also, all our video titles are going up with our distributor.
We are back on track with multiple titles.
Black Belt Camping (Video) then Rockbottom Survival Skills
It will be up on demand, and we will update you about placement.
All of our titles are getting a review and distribution.
We will be giving you updates on our summer live events,
Expo and Trade show tables. I used to do this in the 90s and miss it.
Time for Teresa and to hit the road and meet people again face to face.

What to do with 30 Quail eggs Brunch
Here on the Homestead the Vines are growing. Time to get the training wires up. It has been under 30 days. All 50 woke up and look great. Teresa wants to add 50 Marquette wine grapes next year. We have about 5 table grapes vines off to the side. I think we will add 10 concords on the side next year.
Teresa just loves planting.
Lunch is on the stove
Here on the Homestead: The first 25 Vines are in the ground. 25 more to go.
The first 25 of 50 Vines are soaking before planting.
Also, Teresa quipped, “This is the first time I ever paid a Royalty for a plant.” We call our homestead “Cedar Grace.” We have lots of Cedars.
We have almost 5 Acres in total, and we also have another three acres of mixed woods north of here (Maple Trees). Anyone can do this kind of homestead. The Name of our Vineyard is under wraps until we file a few forms. More about that later
.
Here on the Homestead tomatoes are doing well.
This is still with the editor and now has a new cover. Coming Soon to Kindle and In Stores. “Campfire Navigation” Kindle price $2.99
Tomatoes in containers
Vines Are Here. Time to get planting.

Here on the Homestead we are adding more grow beds.

Here on the Homestead, we are adding raised containers to the mix. I will be adding the legs this week. Fifty-five gal half barrels are easy to build.
Four half-barrels equal about one of our grow beds.

Here on the homestead: You know it’s going to be a good story when you start with

“I was starting to build a worm farm when suddenly…”

Here on the Homestead: Rhubarb is going in the ground. Trying to sprout some from stalk. I read it probably will not work. I have a bunch of seeds on the way to plant in one or two other places on the homestead.
Here on the homestead the Lunar eclipse was visible.

Here on the homestead the strawberries are almost ready for picking.

Here on the Homestead Pumpkins, Squash and Melons. With two more fence rows going in this next week
Raspberry canes are in the ground!
Here on the Homestead: The Blueberries are in containers. At some point they will get their own cage
Here on the Homestead: Forget about Crypto Currency. We trade in eggs. This weekend’s Raspberry canes brought to us via our chickens. As the economy sinks and inflation rises, eggs are holding value. (This is not financial advice).
Here on the Homestead the quail are hatching
Here on the Homestead; Teresa was gifted strawberry plants. A weekend of gardening ahead.
Here on the homestead we are adding Blueberries
Teresa and Her Bee’s

My wife is gearing up for the bee season. We are looking forward to getting started as backyard beekeepers on our homestead.

Mystery solved. We believe our rescue – shelter dog, Sarge the Adventure Dog, is a Rottador. The Rottador is a mixed breed dog–a cross between the Rottweiler and Labrador Retriever dog breeds.
He is a designer breed with high energy and an excellent watchdog.
Due to their protective instincts, they’re fiercely loyal to their owners.
Summer Food
We Love Peppers
Water From the Spring
On Our Camp Dirt Road
16 Taps and Adding 4 more this week.
Next year, we can run up to 50 Taps on our Sugar Bush. This year 20 is plenty. I ran a few tubes but I like the buckets.
Teresa S. Landry
Off Grid Power for four months
Teresa’s Film on Tubi TV
Cider with John Elden
John Elden Gibbons Making Apple Cider – before the Homestead
Lunch with my wife, Teresa Gibbons IMDB Teresa S. Landry

John Elden Gibbons
John Elden Gibbons on AK Glacier

My Survival School Past

I get asked all the time what Survival / Outdoor School I was a partner and chief instructor in. My old partner (Marty) has sadly passed away. He was a Vietnam Veteran and power house of knowledge. I owe him much for the opportunity he gave me to help educate others in the ways of the woods. This business put me on the road to self-reliance and deliberate living. Thank You Marty.

The first real video production I ever completed outside of college was with Marty. A Wild Plant Nature Walk. When we dissolved the partnership Marty was the one that pointed me to the job of working with at risk youth for NYS.

My School (Partnership) in Northern, NY State

John and His Grandfather
Euell Gibbons on Location
We fund our homestead with Film making and writing – got to pay the bills.
Welcome to Rockbottom now on Tubi and Plex.

Rockbottom survival Skills the Podcast

Homesteading: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Season 1, Episode 1

John Elden Gibbons and Teresa S. Landry introduce themselves and talk about their experiences of living deliberately, creating a freedom lifestyle, building a homestead, and living off-grid. This is about the good, the bad, and the ugly that goes along with independent living, and a journey that is filled with ups and downs. Throughout this podcast – and future episodes – John and Teresa discuss the aspects of “back to the earth” living that they want to maintain as they move forward and the aspects they want to move beyond and never have to deal with again.  This is about deliberately building the ideal life and acknowledging that some overly-romanticized notions of the simple life are not feasible in modern society. Also discussed will be the challenges of earning a living while living “simple,” and the plain truth that living  simple is very time-consuming. 

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1851887/9617729-homesteading-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly-season-1-episode-1.mp3?download=true

Rockbottom Survival Skills Ep1 SN1

Rockbottom Survival Skills: Podcast

Every Day Survival: Good and Ugly Ep:2 SN:1

John Elden Gibbons and Teresa S. Landry Continue to introduce themselves and talk about their experiences of living deliberately, creating a freedom lifestyle, building a homestead, and living off-grid. Homeschooling and a pandemic change the way life is lived. This is about the good, the bad, and the ugly that goes along with independent living, and a journey that is filled with ups and downs.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1851887/9649832-every-day-survival-good-and-ugly-ep-2-sn-1.mp3?download=true

Rockbottom Survival Skills Ep2 SN1

Rockbottom Survival Skills Podcast

Bug Out or Dig In: EP3 – SN1

Rockbottom Survival Skills: podcast Ep 3 
In this episode John Elden Gibbons and Teresa S. Landry talk about Bug out vs Dig in. When does a home stop being a place of relative safety, and what can you do to prepare your space for living during outages and loss of services? Surviving isn’t always about trekking into the woods alone, sometimes you have to take care of a family with shelter stripped of modern conveniences. What can you do?

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1851887/9687514-bug-out-or-dig-in-ep3-sn1.mp3?download=true

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