Sunday Self-Reliance Share

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By Bev,

What did I do to become more self-reliant this week? Garden, garden and garden… And lots of other stuff not related to self-reliance. :)

 I’ve got a Cub Scout Fossil Tour coming up next week. Well, I got some “brilliant” ideas on signage, etc. that I have been working on. Plus, gotta contain my “obtainium” piles of fence post, wood and wire to confined areas under tarps to look better. Plus I’ve been so absorbed in the vegetable gardening I have ignored the flower gardening… Lots of stuff to occupy me.

Back 20 years ago I used to do tours. Got so popular I started charging $1 a kid when the bus loads came out. I figure there is inflation and now I’m charging $2 a kid – adults free because they need to watch the kids as I can only do so much. Years ago they used to pick eggs from the chicken coop, milk the goat (Just try 90 kids milking one goat!), visit the turkeys, make marshmallows and hotdogs over a campfire. We’ll see how it goes. Word of mouth and I have two more tours lined up this month…

I did get a new handle on the compost bin. Dug through my hardware and found some stuff that would work and with a piece of wood the door is now as secure as an old woman can make it.

composter new handle

I have to say that the compost in this bin is coming along so much better than the compost in the piles – perhaps because I don’t have the strength or energy to turn them anymore.  :-)

And I’ve got to tell you of the entertainment of the week. I’ve got 7 hens running around the place. They keep an eye on me and one has become quite the pet – she follows me around. Well, I had reason to celebrate this week and ordered in a pizza – came with Pepsi and bread sticks as a bonus. I’m not into bread sticks, so I called “Henny Penny! Henny Penny!” and the girls came a runnin’. Well, PET jumped right up in my lap for a bit of bread stick! Couldn’t believe it! I’ve had a lot of chickens, but none have ever jumped in my lap. I’m thinking she has been observing Little One, the old cat who jumps in my lap, and decided it was okay for her too. Well, she got a big chunk of bread stick for her audacity!  :-D

henny penny

And then there were the Snappers coming up to lay their eggs this week. At least the ladies confined themselves to the pasture instead of the grave driveway this year!

snapper

The top article this week that you hit the like button on was a tie: One Gun Defense and Reorganizing the Garden Shed.

Coming up this week Bartering, Water off the grid, gardening and more!

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Okay Patriots, how were you more self-reliant this week?

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Proverbs 27:12

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