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Time to Start Thinking about Deposing Fossil Fuel Kings and Establishing a Global Climate Emergency Protocol

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
(Gigatons of Carbon in various fossil fuel reserves vs amount of carbon already released into the atmosphere. Figure based on 2007 estimates. Wealth for fossil fuel companies, a terrible liability, or a vast threat to life…

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Well, now I’ve done it.

I’ve given notice at work.  I’m coming home to be more of a full time mom/homesteader/property manager for the family trust.  The big question this year for me is this: How much food can I grow on my 1/2 acre, … Continue reading

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America – Great Water Wars

Originally posted on Town & Country Gardening:
John Entsminger, senior deputy general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority said “that in 2000, Lake Mead was completely full, but the [13-year-long] drought we’ve seen in the 21st century has resulted…

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A Non-Political Pope?

I am coming more and more to really respect and love what Pope Francis says – he’s the first one since, oh, the Council of Constance, where they deposed both sitting Popes and elected a new one. LAW AND RELIGION … Continue reading

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Energy and food dependency A very interesting article on food, energy and fuel per calorie eaten, verses waste.  

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My goodness it’s hot here!

Normally, I don’t bother putting in my garden until the end of May, because we’ve been known to have snow on those first two weekends in June, if not a hard freeze.  This year, however, it’s been in the 70’s … Continue reading

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Guest blogging…

Sorry it’s been so slow here lately, I’ve been guest blogging over at American Preppers Network.com… http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2013/04/bulk-food-storage-101-using-plastic-buckets-and-mylar.html http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2013/04/a-pantry-challenge-husband-soup.html  http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2013/04/how-to-use-modern-cloth-diapers-not-your-mothers-cloth-diaper.html    

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Garden planning

Here I sit, in Zone 4 on the Canadian border, jealous of all of you who now have planting weather.  It’s still catalog time here and I’ve just today placed my seed/tuber orders for April, when planting time will come.  … Continue reading

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Cookbooks and recipes

How do I get the recipes and processes I use in all of my canning? Well, let me tell you…I cheat. I use older cookbooks.  Those are the absolute best.  If it’s from the 20’s on to about the 80’s, … Continue reading

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How to dry sweet corn

So, as part of my canning marathon yesterday, I dried corn.  What the heck?  You ask?  Why dry corn?  It does SO well in the freezer! Well… Let me tell you.  I saw a dried corn recipe recently and decided … Continue reading

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