Tag Archives: preparedness

Storm Preparation

There is an ice storm forecasted to blow through here this afternoon through early tomorrow morning.  So I took the opportunity late Sunday night to go and fill up my gas and diesel cans.  It was an overdue chore anyways … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Them Apples?

Just before we left on our vacation I bought a couple apple trees on clearance at a local farm supply store.  I didn’t get them in the ground before we left so they were looking pretty sad when we got … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Table

I have been looking for a stainless steel table for awhile.  Something that I could possibly use to butcher birds or rabbits and to put down by our garden to wash off produce as it comes out of the garden. … Continue reading

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Quail Coop

This post has been too long coming.  If you remember I got some free quail this several months ago.  They had been in a brooder in our barn for several weeks and had started getting stinky and dusty, so an … Continue reading

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Eggs

I haven’t mentioned much about the chickens lately except to say that I have been trying to keep them with liquid water.  They don’t much like the snow and prefer to stay in their coop.  The younger chickens I bought … Continue reading

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I Can’t Help Myself

To be honest, I am not trying very hard, or at all to help myself.  Any time I go to the store I have to look.  There are too many beautiful pictures to be able to avert my eyes.  The … Continue reading

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Toilets are Important, and a Ram Update

That should go without saying right?  Well the storm we had last week knocked our power out, and if you have a well and no power, you have no water.  I had gallons of drinking water stored, so that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Are You Prepared for Winter Driving?

I have stopped more this year to help people who’s cars were stuck than in the last ten years combined.  This winter has just been that bad with regards to the amount of snow we have gotten and never having … Continue reading

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I Want a School Bus

I have wanted a school bus for over a year now.  When I tell people that I normally get a weird look, blank stares, or a nervous laugh.  But I am totally serious.  With four kids (and another on the … Continue reading

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Edward J. Erler – The Second Amendment as an Expression of First Principles

A very well written article regarding the second amendment, what and who it was written for, and legal descriptions.  It is long, but well worth the read. http://www.hillsdale.edu/news/imprimis/archive/issue.asp?year=2013&month=03

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