06:20 AM #
In a big meeting today with Pete & those of his people who know the most about agriculture in general (& farming around here in particular).
06:23 AM #
They're setting priorities for harvesting salvageable fresh food from the wild. I'm here to let them know the lay of the land. #zompocalypse
09:02 AM #
A lot of time & effort is going into planning how to get as many apples from abandoned orchards as possible. Apples dry well. #zompocalypse
10:11 AM #
The conversation has turned to considering an under-appreciated fruit: cranberries. They are nutritious and can be dried, jellied, & juiced.
10:14 AM #
One of the Reaper converts Pete's colonists took in was a cranberry farmer, and he knows where (and how) we can harvest large quantities.
10:17 AM #
There is a problem: Most of the cranberry bogs are in areas the Rapture's Reapers are known to travel. They may still have camps there.
12:01 PM #
Pete has decided to send scouts out to learn more about where the Reapers are in bog country. We have time before the cranberries are ripe.
12:04 PM #
We now know that most of the Reapers winter hundreds of miles south, but they do keep a garrison at the captured Fort McCoy. #zompocalypse
12:07 PM #
It's possible they have other temporary or winter camps nearer to us. They're what Pete wants his scouts to look for. #zompocalypse
02:31 PM #
Pete's "agriculture summit" continues. There were some disagreements about the upcoming wheat harvest (& the failed winter wheat experiment)
02:33 PM #
The wheat harvest is still weeks away, but it is important. Everyone is hoping for a yield big enough to set aside more seed for next year.
05:39 PM #
@Azulien The cranberry farmer is suggesting we eventually take over the area where his old farms were. Too much heavy work to make new bogs.
05:40 PM #
@grork That's a good idea!
06:52 PM #
Pete's agriculture summit wrapped up awhile ago. Plans for expeditions into cranberry bog country continue tomorrow. #zombies #zompocalypse