A Year’s Supply of Food – Scotch Broth

$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

Whole Wheat Sourdough French Bread

This bread is our absolute favorite. It's quite a bit of work, and not a speedy bread, but it's well worth it! And, fwiw, the work is broken up into short segments. What's not to love about sourdough anything? If you have good sourdough starter, you don't need yeast, and it lends a very pleasant … Continue reading Whole Wheat Sourdough French Bread

Saturday General Conference Musings

Twice a year, in October and April, my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, meets for a world wide General Conference presided over by the man we sustain as the one and only anointed and set apart Prophet of God on the earth today, accompanied by the twelve currently living Apostles … Continue reading Saturday General Conference Musings

There Couldn’t Be Any Contention In The World…

if everyone had food like this. That was my cherished husband's comment as he ate dinner this evening. It was a simple dinner... an omelet made with eggs from our chickens, left over vegetables from our garden that I had cooked last night, herbs from the garden, and cheese plus fresh corn on the cob … Continue reading There Couldn’t Be Any Contention In The World…

I Goofed on Earlier “Great News” Post

For those who may have seen it, I mistakenly cited a source that is usually reliable and didn't check their facts before citing them. MY MISTAKE! I'm sorry! So, here is the actual data as a screenshot direct from the CDC and including their web address And if that's too small for you to read, … Continue reading I Goofed on Earlier “Great News” Post

Of Infrastructure, Generations, School, and Families

What could those four, seemingly unrelated things have to do with each other sufficient to make a single blog post combining all of them? I received an email this morning containing a copy of an article written and published last October 2019 by Victor Davis Hanson that makes several salient points and asks a couple … Continue reading Of Infrastructure, Generations, School, and Families