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Zeerahks
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26 acres = 105218.267 m^2
105218.267 m^2 = 105.218267 km^2
105.218267 km^2 = 65.3796 mi^2

Google calculator, so I know I'm not doing anything wrong...

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UnMeilleurReve
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1 square mile, =640 acres. =27878400 square feet
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Zeerahks
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EDIT:

Ok.  I see what I've been doing wrong.  Forgive my recent apparent insanity and blame it on me doing conversions without squaring the end unit...

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vov35
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its a  325 meter square ( yes each side is 325 meters)
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tuffenoughtorock
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Alright, here's my take on everything....Since I live out in the country, I have some experience in growing and animal husbandry.  I have raised chickens for about 7 years.  Although I am vegan (thus I consume absolutely no animal products), we could have chickens for eggs if they are free-ranged.  Very few people know that chickens, ducks, and turkeys do great with controlling beetles and insects that harm crops.  All we would need for them would be a small shelter area.  Chickens normally go back to the same nests, so we wouldn't have to go egg hunting every day.  Chickens don't need any feed really, just plenty of space to roam and lotsa bugs and greens to eat.  Turkeys spend about half of their day grazing on grass, so there would be very little problems with feeding them as well.  Turkeys can also scare away cats, coyotes, and stray dogs.

  Poultry manure is also high in nitrates and is an excellent fertilizer in small amounts...hell, the animals can take care of distributing it!  As far as protection against predators, turkeys sleep in trees so they are good at taking care of themselves, chickens will naturally head to a shelter every evening, we just need to simply lock up the building at night and let them out in the morning.

The best breeds would have to be Rhode Island Reds, Wyandottes, and Leghorns.  They fare better in cooler climates and have smaller combs (the flesh on the top of their heads), meaning that there is a lesser chance of them getting frostbite.  Chickens with frostbite on their combs can become sterile or stop laying eggs.  As for turkeys, the Bronze would be preferable.

As for plants, how about considering planting some peach/apple trees.  Yes, they can be expensive and take forever to grow, but in the long run they would be great for food that would be available throughout the end of summer and through fall.  Of course, we don't necessarily have to grow everything, we could forage for wild berries and wild mushrooms (wherever there's shit, there's mushrooms!)

If I come up with anything else, I'll let you know.
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UnMeilleurReve
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If we work on it, we might be able to get our hands on a fully grown, ready to move fruit tree.

Geese make better guard animals and worse pets than turkeys, and unless we plan on eating the turkeys it would be a waste of resources (regardless of the benefits of nitrates). However, seeing the disposition of several of the people here, eating the turkeys may be an option. Just know that I won't have anything to do with it! Razz

Eggs provide a decent amount of nutrition otherwise unavailable, too.

To consolidate: fruit trees, chickens, turkeys.

Total list: potatoes, greenhouse foodstuffs, fruit (apples, etc.), chickens, turkeys. Am I missing anything, and would anybody like to contest anything?
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vov35
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YOU WANT NITRATES, HUH?
*takes a piss*

eloel, watch we get accused of terrorism for buying nhno3 fertilizer
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glorfon
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Seriously though that would be cause for investigation.  I'm not that good with chemistry but is that anhydrous amonia?  Ammonia (a common fertilizer) is also used to make meth.
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vov35
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sorry i meant ammonium nitrate which turns out to be nh(no3)2
which is mixed with gasoline to make a handy h1gh 3xplosive
which would lead to investigation
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UnMeilleurReve
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Damn, and here I was getting all these ideas of storing massive amounts of crystallized iodine and pure ammonia....


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