This area is where I will share news and events of our ventures into homesteading. We hope to turn 10 acres of sagebrush and cactus into something a bit more verdant and productive through the use of a very limited supply of irrigation water, capturing and putting rain water & snow melt to good use … Continue reading Homestead Happenings
My interests are many and varied. A few are represented in the categories for this blog. The opinions expressed here are mostly my own, but, I will also share from time to time things that I read from others which I find of value. Some will be things I agree with. Some will not, particularly … Continue reading What’s This About?
In previous articles (https://eclecticmusings.blog/2021/03/14/is-it-time-to-dispose-of-the-constitution/ https://eclecticmusings.blog/2021/03/16/our-heritage-liberty-what-is-it-why-is-it-important/ https://eclecticmusings.blog/2021/03/25/the-constitution-from-the-beginning/), I briefly discussed what liberty is and began to examine liberties lost. I also promised to address peaceful means of regaining lost liberties. Although there is much more to be evaluated in terms of liberties guaranteed in the Constitution, but currently lost to us as citizens, I wish to … Continue reading Peaceful Means – What Can We Do?
This looks promising! Reducing water needs nearly 50% is HUGE for attempts to grow crops on this bit of high desert. Time to look at my soil test results again and see just how much (little) clay there is in my soil and see if I can improvise on this myself. Nanoclay: the liquid turning … Continue reading Nanoclay – The Liquid Turning Desert to Farmland
No matter where you live, no matter who rules your country, you can choose kindness.How We Can Change The World, No Matter Who Wins – Thoughts On The 2020 Election — The Adventures of Lacie Anne
Maria, in The Sound of Music, says, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start...” and so, in our examination of the United States Constitution, where we stand in relation to it and the liberties it guarantees us, let’s start at the very beginning – with the well-known Preamble. We the … Continue reading The Constitution – From the Beginning
We're supposed to "follow the science" even though they didn't??? https://twitter.com/CNBCClosingBell/status/1373017828866068498?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1373017828866068498%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fcovid-19%2Fone-year-ago-gather-crowds-masks-are-useless-only-few-percent-are-vulnerable
Spring is a special and wonderful time of year! Gardens are beginning to take shape. Flowers and trees are beginning to bud and blossom. There are signs throughout the snow covered northern hemisphere that cold is giving way to warmer days. Spring is also a time of celebration for other reasons. Easter. What images come … Continue reading BRIGHTEN THE WORLD
What would you choose - liberty or security? If you would choose security, how much liberty would you be willing to sacrifice, and for how much and what types of security?
There are several excellent quote contained within this speech. Most of us are familiar with the the last phrase of the last sentence, but few have read the entire speech. Fewer still know the circumstances or timing of the speech. Mr. Henry was addressing the Virginia House of Burgesses in March 1775 in response to … Continue reading PATRICK HENRY – GIVE ME LIBERTY or GIVE ME DEATH
You remember, sir, the conclusion of the speech, so often declaimed in various ways by school-boys 'Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or … Continue reading A Witness Account of Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty…” Speech
In an earlier article in The ByWay (newspaper serving Garfield, Piute, and Wayne Counties, Utah), I discussed the meaning of liberty (https://eclecticmusings.blog/2021/03/16/our-heritage-liberty-what-is-it-why-is-it-important/). Now I wish to address some serious threats to liberty, both as foreseen by our Founding Fathers, and as they currently manifest in society. Those threats are 1. lack of and/or inadequate/inappropriate education … Continue reading Is It Time to Dispose of the Constitution?