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Apple trees are pretty common around here and others have lost their crops too this year. This won’t materially impact me being I’m not reliant upon what I grow, but it is a reminder that come SHTF that Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate. Of course there are many other potential weather related events that can wreak havoc on food supplies in any part of the world. All the more reason to diversify what you are trying to produce.

I remember the 1st year I had a veggie garden at my old house. Everything grew perfectly and I was thinking this isn’t so hard. The next year a tomato blight came through and killed them, some mold got to the cukes and summer squash, and the melons I was trying to grow ran out of season before they were ripe. Fortunately the 1st good year encouraged me to keep going.