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?
$300 to provide a basic one year supply of food for a family 4! Sounds wonderful, doesn't it!? For some reason, this recipe, and variations of it, often called Bean Soup, seems to make the rounds of preparedness groups/forums/email lists every few years, and since I've now had it sent to me 3 times in … Continue reading A Year’s Supply of Food – Scotch Broth
During the first two summers we lived here, we planted over 150 trees and shrubs of various types, all supposed to do well in this hardiness zone (5A). (See https://eclecticmusings.blog/2020/06/18/usda-hardiness-zones/ for explanation). Fourteen of them were eaten and killed by local antelope before we got our fence. Ouch! Several more were killed by the steers … Continue reading Baby Trees, Dirt, and a Revelation
Imagine with me, if you will, a scene in Idaho, a beautiful mountain valley, part of the Snake River channel. It's the dead of winter. The snow is almost 4' deep on the ground. The river has been completely frozen over for more than a month because the daytime temperatures haven't made it above -10 … Continue reading You Built a Wala-what-i?!?
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?