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settled in to my domain

A main driver of my life is gaining control of my homestead, estate, working spaces and equipment. After each move from one to another, the list of urgent/critical projects is immediately followed by the crucial, then important and so on until I reach the settled in phase. In each case there is some marker that gives me the feeling I have arrived. Seven years into our Bunkhouse occupancy, I finally hit what I think is that marker. I am comfortable that I know what spaces I want to irrigate, have them relatively easy to wet and no longer have to disconnect hoses, move pipes and reconnect to run my mower around the yard. This evolved irrigation system will be reasonably […]

Hospice is far more than I thought

Without any experience, we think of hospice as someone who will hold the patient’s hands in their last few days of life on Earth. We just learned how much more our local hospice service is, and how wonderful the providers are. I suspect it is much like that everywhere. The quality, knowledge, skills and nature of people who go into that line of work is likely quite similar – that is to say incredibly caring, helpful and considerate. They have tremendous experience with the final phases of life as it effects the main person and all those around them. In our case they helped us understand what Mom was likely feeling and what we could do to make her last […]

food scarcity programmed for this winter

‘THEY’ are marshaling forces to insure that only the connected and prepared are fed. Governments around the world are destroying massive amounts of crops and livestock. The excuses vary while the results do not. Infrastructure is under attack – not coincidentally breaking down. Oafishul agencies are warning of Possible food shortages Were they honest about it their headlines would read PLANNED food shortages. The global reset ‘THEY’ have been openly talking about since George Bush I administration has now come up on the guitar. It won’t be just food, but that will certainly be a major challenge for the unprepared, the unsuspecting, the trusting and sleepers. Here are some headlines with embedded links to help paint the picture – […]

my pillow

I am playing that phrase two ways, but mostly talking about the pillow where I rest my head every night. A couple months ago, Mike Lindell, the founder, owner, operator of the hugely successful company MY PILLOW became newsworthy for his open confrontations with the election fraud, and great public support for the massive demonstration surrounding the Freedom Convoys, or Trucker Convoys. My tiny contribution to all of that was to purchase a pillow from them/him. It was a pillow I did not need as I was quite happy with my “relatively new” one I found at Bed, Bath & Beyond a few years ago. It was shapeable to accomodate my various sleeping positions and quite affordable. A few […]

Wills

By definition, a Last Will and Testament is what the dude wanted to have happen with the tangible results of his life’s work. Those interested in honoring his wishes look to “The Will” for guidance in executing that. Of course he no longer cares, but did put some thought into the impacts on his offspring and beneficiaries that if not absolutely legally binding are at the very least worthy of consideration. I have recently been pondering mine. I’m not convinced my rather normal existing one properly reflects my current thinking. I now look back to a time when humans were not manipulated by banksters, lawyers, carpetbaggers and scalawags. In primal cultures that probably meant those who were nearby, likely […]

Farming Insider Warns The Coming Food Shortages Are Going To Be Far Worse Than We’re Being Told

by Tyler Durden Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com, The information that I am about to share with you is extremely alarming, but I have always endeavored to never sugarcoat things for my readers. Right now, there are shortages of certain items in grocery stores across the United States, and food supplies have gotten very tight all over the globe. I have repeatedly warned that this is just the beginning, but I didn’t realize how dire things have already gotten until I received an email from a farming insider that I have corresponded with over the years. I asked him if I could publicly share some of the information that he was sharing with me, and he said that […]

criminal prepping – prepare for it

Organic Prepper: The Criminalization of Preppers in Turkey: Will Our Country Be Next?, by Aden Tate View Larger Image Originally published on The Organic Prepper and written by my friend Aden Tate, with embedded links to American Partisan. -NCS History has shown us that collectivism detests the individual. The man who can exist independent of the system, who thinks for himself, who is not easily swayed, and who has values rooted in absolute truth which he refuses to give up – this is the enemy of collectivism. But if we take a closer look at one aspect of the individual – his ability to exist independent of the system – is it not clear this is an end goal of […]

the barter/exchange economy

The fiat currencies of the world are all on the last pages of their run. This is no accident, but regardless of cause we get to figure out life in the next phase. For our entire lives we used the USofA dollar to denominate our transactions. Groceries, clothing, energy, labor, housing, luxuries, savings, retirement needs, investments … every transaction and resource decision was measured in dollars. That system is about to seize up. Dystopian books and movies have all shown us how the banksters intend the next phase to look. Your electronic currency will be transacted via subcutaneous RFID, retina scans, facial recognition devices or others. In all cases, the controllers turn off the protagonist’s money supply with the […]

seasoning cast iron cookware

Knowledgeable people run full-speed away from aluminum, teflon-coated and similar cookware that imparts toxins into their food. Cast iron is a well-known, tried-and-true, old-time alternative, but it does require a bit more knowledge and effort to use successfully. The article excerpted and linked below covers nearly all you need to know about successfully using it. I only put the first bit here. Her website deserves a visit. The headline below will take you there and to the full article. – Ted – How to Season Cast Iron Pan (New and Rusty) The logic of seasoning cast iron pan is heating up some oils at a very high temperature in it. The oils would transform into molecules absorbed on the surface […]

clearing the air

For the last few days, the wildfire smoke around here has been rated “UNHEALTHY”. I use the site AirNow to verify. Click the link to see any city. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality and relatives offer this advice: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure: Avoid strenuous outdoor activities. Keep outdoor activities short. Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them. Everyone else – take any of these steps to reduce your exposure: Choose less strenuous activities (like walking instead of running) so you don’t breathe as hard. Shorten the amount of time you are active outdoors. Be active outdoors when air quality is better. […]

perfect protective pooch

My puppy is now over two years old. I spent most of that time teaching him to be welcoming and accepting of strangers who approached our home, car or selves. He is a pit/shepherd – both breeds capable of being not good with strangers – and both capable of backing up any animosity with hurtfulness. My job was to raise this puppy into a dog that posed no threat to good people. Numerous UPS and FedEx drivers helped, along with myriad friends and strangers. He “got it”. If my body language said they were good, They Were Good. When I told him they were good, They Were Good. He did no extraneous barking; no aggressive posturing … ever. I […]

canaries, coal mines and toilet paper

A century ago coal miners would take a caged canary down into the mine with them. If the air was not good enough that the miners could breathe for long, the canary would pass out [and die]. Thus the canary in the coal mine communicates a very serious warning. Today cleaning products are rationed in many major retail outlets. Toilet paper is unavailable, extremely high priced or rationed. This is your warning. The toilet paper canary has passed out. Evacuate the mine or prepare to survive an inhospitable environment. The coming shortages will be of every shelf, in every department, of every store. UGLY will be right behind The production and supply chain for toilet paper is what makes […]