I am starting a new project and would like to share my progress with you. Today, I received a shipment of Amaranth seeds from Dr. toxophilus. I consider anything free a gift and I am honored to have recieved this shipment of what I believe to be the perfect post Event crop for the survivor or prepper. I don't consider myself either of these types because I am still a rookie at so much of this stuff. However, I have the land/space available, and have been working toward self-sufficiency for a while. Toward that goal, I began research crops and discovered the related information on the survivalmonkey forum, combined with the offer to share some free seed that fulfilled my desire to begin planting something useful instead of simply growing weeds or grass. Don't get me wrong, the goats love the weeds, and the horse enjoys the grass more than I do (I hate mowing, hence, the goats) but the potential of Amaranth may be fantastic. I am really excited and will be posting progress reports here. I intend to include pictures of this project and welcome comments and advice.