Tag Archives: practice

The Other “L” Word

No, not that one.  Or that one, either.  The word I have in mind is “Lists.” Lists will first chain you, and hold you down.  But then, eventually, the lists will set you free. The homestead is in a curious … Continue reading

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A Little Light

Reading, that is.  I recently picked up the book 52 Prepper Projects: A Project a Week to Help You Prepare for the Unpredictable, by David Nash.  I’m not exactly reading it cover-to-cover, but glancing at it from time to time, … Continue reading

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Change of Plans

I was going to talk about the presidential primary races this week, with “special emphasis” on the Republicans.  However, if you’ve been anywhere near any sort of media outlet, you’re probably well aware of everything that’s been going on. (The … Continue reading

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To bed

Well, with the first licks of autumn touching us this week, it’s definitely time to put the garden to bed.  We’ve pulled the carrots, and dug up the potatoes–they were small, this year, but we weren’t really paying much attention … Continue reading

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Somebody Help Those Books…

This week, I’d like to spend a moment addressing something that’s one of my wife’s pet peeves.  It’s struck me, as well; I don’t think I feel it quite as sharply, though.  It would be: books on self-sufficiency and self-reliance. … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s What You Know

It’s always a little fascinating seeing the lists of skills it would be “good to know after the collapse.”  I’m struck that it seems to always have the same handful of skills–all very useful, of course, but I don’t think … Continue reading

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Happiness, and Not…

Happiness is: Looking out over a fully-planted garden, with a weather forecast indicating a pleasing combination of warm, sunny days, and adequately-spaced spring rains. Seeing the seed-heads start to emerge from the winter-planted grains, when you had feared a bad … Continue reading

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