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By Bev Sandlin,

What did I do to become more self-reliant this week? I started a new experiment composting this week in a 5 gallon bucket! Drilled holes all around one:


Added the mess and layered in a little too much dry matter:

5galloncompost dry matterPlan to tip it every day or every other day and we will see what happens in 30 days!

 Somewhere I read (I wish I could cite the source, but I can’t.) that the person(s) with the most community connections is the most likely to survive. It made perfect sense to me – the more people you know and who like you the more people you can tap in dire times. So this week I did some community building. The nurse across the street was having a play day for her Early Childhood group and asked if they could tour my place – of course! I have a little kids paradise over here.  :)  Chickens to feed and chase, swings, a tire swing too, hammock to swing on, fairy gardens, dinosaur garden, critters galore, this time of year raspberries to pick off the vine and eat, a trout stream, lawn tractors to play on, and I have just added – drum roll please…

Spring Valley Creek Nessy!

nessy front view

 Nothing like a little bit of fantasy to feed a child’s imagination!  :-D

Two tours and the kids had a great time and so did the Moms. Even got in a little gardening advice.

And since I am heavy into pollinator gardens, I ordered in two more Monarch Waystation signs, one for my Mother. As soon as it came I bought a post for my Mom’s and cable tied it, sent it with Bob over to her. He dropped it off in her garage and called me. I called Mom and told her it was in her garage and… “Oh, I must put it up!” Click went the phone with nary a thank you she was so excited. Makes a daughter feel good when Mom is so excited she forgets to say thank you! Here is a shot of mine in place with both common milkweed and swamp milkweed behind it:

monarch wayside sign pasture

 I have been extremely busy, but I can’t say that all of it is preparedness related, so…

I put some money back in my BOB that I had borrowed from it. And added a Dr. Bones Mini Deluxe Trauma Kit to my stash of preparedness supplies!

surgical kitHopefully I will get time to review it for you in the next week or so. I am very happy with it!

Anyone have a cure for Restless Leg Syndrome? Oh, my legs are tormenting me! Pills are like $60 every 90 days! And yes I have tried the vitamins that for some reason actually made it worse!

I’ve adjust a couple of the posts this week, so as an FYI: Harold sent me a pic of his new house that I added to his post yesterday and and a certified SFG expert put his experience in writing and that I also put in that article on Row Gardening vs SFG.


There is a lot of wisdom out there!

I can’t do it all Guys & Gals! This is YOUR site, please write me at

bcfossillady at gmail dot com

Question & Answer!

You asked for it, so we are starting this Sunday. In the comments feel free to ask any question you want about preparedness, homesteading, health, etc. then click on the thingy that says something like “notify me of comments” and hopefully someone will have an answer!

The top article this week that you hit the like button on or shared was the Class B Motorhome as a Bug Out Vehicle!

 This site is all about YOU! The older self-reliant individual. SHARE!

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Or email me at my personal box: bcfossillady at gmail dot com, checked a couple times a day usually, when I’m not at my Mother’s. I can’t do it all by myself…

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


Proverbs 27:12

A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions.

The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”

In God We Trust

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