Friday, October 26, 2012

Does December 21, 2012 really mean anything?

There is so much hipe going on about NASA predictions and the Mayan predictions and many don't know whether to panic or laugh.  Well, laughing is more in line here.  Here is info about the Mayan thing:

The Mayan calendar has 18 months of 20 days each plus a sacred month, "Wayeb," of five days. "B'aktun" is the largest unit in the time cycle system, and is about 400 years. The broader era spans 13 B'aktun, or about 5,200 years.  

Guatemala's Mayan people accused the government and tour groups on Wednesday of perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for monetary gain.
"We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles," charged Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance Oxlaljuj Ajpop.

Several films and documentaries have promoted the idea that the ancient Mayan calendar predicts that doomsday is less than two months away, on December 21, 2012.

The Culture Ministry is hosting a massive event in Guatemala City -- which as many as 90,000 people are expected to attend -- just in case the world actually does end, while tour groups are promoting doomsday-themed getaways.

Maya leader Gomez urged the Tourism Institute to rethink the doomsday celebration, which he criticized as a "show" that was disrespectful to Mayan culture.

Experts say that for the Maya, all that ends in 2012 is one of their calendar cycles, not the world.

by Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media

Also about the stuff NASA has been predicting: I was so worried about the huge solar flares we were having and then I found a chart.  One of the worst solar flares would cause Northern lights in my Missouri area.  Well we've seen them here before but not this time!  Totally clueless that anything was going on and gee whiz, we lived to tell about it!  So for the record NASA stuff isn't that important either.

What's more important is what our political leaders are doing.  We are bankrupt and they keep spending more and more and more money.  So what we should all be concerned about is getting decent leaders in congress who can act responsively.

I'd be laying in food and supplies just in case those idiots in Washington do sell us down the drain.  Better to be prepared for the worst instead of waiting and not having anything.  It's happened in other countries and it could happen here.  I wouldn't want my family risking their lives to go get food or supplies when I know now I should be laying them in.  That is why you should be prepared:  So that you and your family will be able to weather what ever happens in our future.

Have a blessed weekend,


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Autumn Time!

I hate to admit it but I am so enjoying the cooler autumn temps this year!  This year has been anything but normal.  Spring time came early and hot and got hotter than heck.  Summer progressed and stayed hotter than heck.  It was nice to know we could cool down and enjoy some autumn time. 

I love Autumn with the pumpkins and crisp new apples coming in.  Hoping to get more apples to make a couple more batches of apple pie filling and make some apple juice too! I also will need to buy #10 cans of canned tomatoes to make up our V-8 juice.  We ran out so very quickly last year.  12 quarts were used so very fast.  So need to triple it as I use it for soup making along with everyone drinking it.

Every year a local place has produce in bulk for sale at great prices.  If you are near the Bethany, Missouri area it would be worth your while to go stock up.  It's down near Gage's grainery on East bound Hwy 136 and then take T toward Ridgeway. it's the first right I think.  I always get a lot to can up and keep some in the water room for winter fresh use.  Canned potatoes are great to dump into soup or reheat and mash for mash potatoes in a hurry. 

For sale at Max & Neil Fordyce  Friday's after 2pm, Sat & Sunday's all day
660-868-1010, 660-872-6787, 660-872-6580

White or red potatoes: $11 per 50lb bag

Yellow Onions $24 per 50 lb bag

Jumbo sweet potatoes $18 per 40 lb box

Apples $22 per bushel

Beets  $15 per 25 lb bag

Parsnips $15 per 20 lb bag

radishes $1 per 1 lb bag

Cabbages $15 per 50 lb bag

Turnips $16 per 25 lb bag

Soup beans: Pinto, Navy, Dark red kidney, Black beans

You will need cash or a check here no credit or debit cards.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

MYO Dog Food from your Food Storage

Ok, I've been very unhappy with all the dog food I buy so today I made my own from my food storage no less.  The only thing I didn't have was fresh beef liver.  So I got that and it did become a labor of love.  Took a good portion of the day but Sammy the dog loves it. 

I was told it made a month's worth but no way.  I got 30 snack bags full but my dog sure needs more than 1 bag and I'm thinking 3 bags will be more like it.  It called for 1/3 cup chopped beef liver but then I found out it was 1/3 cup per day added in.  I chopped up the whole container and also added in some eggs for extra protein.  So my packages just need to be dumped.  I am keeping them in the freezer and will keep enough out for 2 days at a time.

We have had a lot of trouble getting the dog to eat the store bought stuff and usually the cats or the chickens eat it because he won't.  So now we have a new option and best of all it all came from food storage except the liver but that will be easy to store also now that we know we need it.

Dahlia's All Natural Dog Food

2 cups brown rice
2 cups barley
6 cups rolled oats
2 cups millet
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 small sweet potatoes
1 cup dehydrated or cooked carrots, diced
1 cup dehydrated or cooked spinach, chopped
1/4 cup sea kelp
1/3 cup beef liver, chunked

In a pressure cooker, cook the 2 cups brown rice and 2 cups barley on high for 24 minutes with 8 cups water.

In a large pot, cook the 6 cups rolled oats and 2 cups millet with enough water to cover for 12 minutes or until millet is cooked through.  Add 1/4 cup coconut oil to the hot oatmeal mixture.

Meanwhile, combine the sea kelp, cooked or dehydrated spinach and carrots in a large mixing bowl. (You can divide the food into 2 large bowls, for easier stirring.) Once the rice and barley mixture is done, add it to the  mixing bowl. 

Add the rolled oat mixture and mix well. Don't strain the extra water from the pot. Cut the sweet potato into 1/2 inch cubes, and pressure cook on high for 5 minutes or until tender. Add those in as well. If you need more liquid, use the water from the sweet potatoes. 

Mix all ingredients well, and allow to cool slightly before filling your storage containers. I use about 1 1/4 cups per portion.

 I then fill 30 snack sized bags with the cubed beef liver and use 1 bag each day to add to the cooked mixture.  I added in all the liver and added a few raw eggs to it also and then I freeze the packages and only keep enough out for 2 days.  

Sammy the dog loved it but I do feel the need to give him 3 packages instead of just one.  So it is a 10 day supply for big dogs.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Winter is coming

Most years starting in August I start lettuces and greens and baby carrots etc in pots to keep in my window sills all winter long.  This year with everything going on I didn't get it done.  Today I found this blog with an idea I love!

They intended this for an apartment dweller but I think it would work great inside in the winter.   They said to line it with burlap, add soil and plants.  But inside I would line it with heavy plastic then the burlap and soil and plants.  The plastic to keep from having water drain all over.

Lettuces, greens like kale etc, baby carrots, green onions, chives all grow well during the winter time.   Lettuces and greens can be picked a few leaves at a time and they will continue to grow.  They grow slower inside during the winter but can be a welcome addition to you winter diet.  Kale is very nutritious.  Try adding a few torn leaves into your soup.  Some Dutch grew Kale in their window sills because the German's wouldn't touch it.  It gave them a nutritious ingredient for their soup that helped them survive near starvation times they lived in.  It could make a big difference if hard times hit.  having fresh greens to add to your meals. 

If you don't have a sunny window you can grow them under florescent lights.   I grew several pots of kale and some other greens for my son.  He kept a pot in the cage with his Iguana who loved to eat the fresh growing greens.  We had about ten of them growing and rotated them around to keep them going all year long.  It was his job to water and tend them and he kept them under florescent lights.

Anyway I thought I would pass this along in case anyone wanted to try it this winter.


Monday, October 1, 2012

First Day of October 2012

Roseman Bridge, IA taken by Karmen Bell

I, for one an looking forward to 2012 being over.   Somewhere between the predictions and the election I just want to be past it all.   I'm starting to get posts saying "What or Where will you be December 21, 2012"?    Well it's a Friday, the last Friday before Christmas to save you the time of looking to see where it falls on the calendar.   For me I'll be finishing up my Christmas preps.  Will all those quilts be done?  Not being silly about them.  I already got all but one quilt semi done.  I am making up each person's quilt squares ahead of time and got another one almost done and one more to go.  The rest of the quilt will be printed off on the printer and then I will need to put borders on all and sew it together and then put the quilt together and tie them.  Yeap, just tying them.  They are meant to be smaller quilts they can cover up with during the winter to keep the chill off.  I'm also making up an emergency prep kit.  I have everything collected so just need to sew up reusable wipes to go in each and then they are done. 

I know our world will continue.  I know who ever gets elected will do what ever they want and I can't do much about it.  It will take a miracle to save our nation and I'm not sure if either candidate will measure up to bringing off that miracle.

I can see the hand writing on the wall when our President goes before the UN and states we are not a Christian country but a nation that protects Islam.  It's getting harder and harder to say Jesus Christ, use a Bible in public, say a prayer.  I foresee Christian  Churches losing their tax free status.   I foresee our Constitution being destroyed to wipe out the rights of Christians.   I see a very hard next 900 years.   But I do see our world continuing no matter how ugly it gets.   Guns, Bibles, and children are in danger of becoming extinct in the near future.  

No matter what happens, go in peace.  Go in faith and peace that Christ Jesus blesses us with.  Do not riot and scream.  That's what they want us to do.  Store food, water, weapons, and other preps that will help you and your family continue thriving no matter what.  If we prepare now, we will be able to walk in faith and thrive in the future.  It will be enough.  No way can I do everything myself.  But Christian's who prepare now will be able to work together and thrive. 

Now, do you know who your neighbors are?   Now if the time to see if you all are on the same page.   Are they Christian's?  Are they preparing?   I will help anyone who needs help to teach your neighbors how to prepare.  You just need to ask me.  If you live in a big city and have no one near you to work with, then you need to really prepare and plan.  You can stay put for now but you better have a safe bug out location within 200 miles to flee to when needed.  Keep at least 3 months of supplies with you but store the rest in the bug out location.  When a crisis hits you need to go immediately and not wait.  You should keep your gas tank topped off always and keep a gas can with stabilizer stored where you can get it. But 1st sign of anything you need to take off and not wait.  You can always return the next day if it was a false alarm.  But if you hesitate even a moment you might not make it out in the first place.  Plan your route to avoid rough places.  Have 2 or 3 routes planned out and run them several times both in day and night times. 

Your other option is to move outside the area now.  You might totally relocate with new employment or just move to the edge of the city so you can depart easier.  But plan now so you know how to survive.

So where will you be on December 21st?  What will you be doing??  Some folks I know have already sold everything and moved to other countries they feel will make survival easier.   I will be right here and know our world will continue right on.  I do expect more earthquakes and severe storms to happen but our world will still be here.  So don't just sit down and relax.  Make sure you have food, water and other preps on the ready and then you can relax in peace.

May you have a blessed day,