Harvest Moon

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Harvest Moon
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TekFarm, Day 1819:Mixed results in the harvest basket this year.  We're looking at a sad crop of fruit due to a new bug infestation we haven't seen before, we're trying out every natural method we can find but so far the bugs are resistant and eating the citrus right out from under us.  We may have to trade for chemically-altered OJ this winter or find another source of vitamin C as the antiviral vinegars and honey we made will not be enough to get us through a hard winter of quarantine.  We are preparing for the worst and looking at preserving every bit of food we can for the long haul.The fungi are thankfully thriving on the chemical waste left behind by our former neighbors and the bamboo farm had a great harvest, enough to build four new buildings and over 1000 lbs of fabric, some of which will go to barter for the vitamins and OJ.  We're self-sufficient on grains, hemp, peppers and root vegetables while we will need to try an alternative lightbox greenhouse to grow enough greens to make it through winter without imports. We're getting more requests for the healers vinegar and we will need to make sure our kindred communities are still able to grow the herbs that we cannot get to take in this climate.  The soil is still good but we will need to rotate crops in another year and perhaps build out a new irrigation system once we have the new buildings and grey water in place.  Handsome built some tremendous new water pumps that are much more effective and the filters are now working thanks to our friends in Africa who sent the special coals.  Thank you.