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By Bev Sandlin,

I opened up my browser Friday morning and this showed up which I thought was interesting given that our lead article this week was on a coronal mass ejection:

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA

“There is a 12 percent chance of a super solar storm the size of the Carrington event hitting Earth in the next 10 years, according to physicist Pete Riley, who published a paper in the journal Space Weather earlier this year on the topic.

His research was based on an analysis of solar storm records going back 50 years.

“Initially, I was quite surprised that the odds were so high, but the statistics appear to be correct,” said Riley.

‘It is a sobering figure.’ “

Thought you might enjoy a picture a picture of my Mother’s pollinator garden with her Monarch Waystation sign, some of these milkweed are almost 7′ tall!

Moms pollinator garden

What did I do to become more self-reliant this week? I added more Bic lighters to my store,


more pantry items, and went to an ethnic food store and added more spices. I also added a short fence to my deck area to keep the chickens out and have decided to grow my tomatoes there in containers – chickens love tomatoes! And I got the posts and ledger boards primed for the new chicken coop. I am also experimenting with the different solutions for Restless Leg Syndrome that so many people shared last week – Thank You!

My experiment with a 5 gallon bucket composting, I need to crush the egg shells more:


Finished compost 30 days

Finished compost 30 days

1 week in bucket

1 week in bucket










I finished my Merit Badge Counselor training for the Boy Scouts of America. This has more to do with my little tours HERE, but I am also doing the Emergency Preparedness Badge. :)

Now that most things have shook down and settled out financially in my life, I’ve been

First planted of 3 Three Sisters Gardens

First planted of 3 Three Sisters Gardens

thinking about a retreat. No, not leaving this place, but being open to building a tiny community of preppers who retreat here or as a way station on their journey wherever. I think this got sparked again by SouthernPrepper1’s video, before it abruptly lost sound I thought he was describing my place…

Small agricultural community in SE MN, located in a county of only 18,000 souls. Own half of a trout stream, excellent, fertile soil in pasture which is mostly flat with good sun exposure. Woods on 3 sides, west border is an old RR trussel with only a narrow gap to cover for defense, east is a stream, north is densely wooded and almost impassable. House and barn are sided and roofed in steel, extra detached garage. Established food gardens and edible landscaping. Only 3 acres, but enough to support several hardworking families. I don’t know about the mechanics of building a survival group, but I do know that several families with the right skills and mindset will be much safer together than any one family trying to go it alone in a crisis.

I not thinking a militia as much as a “circle the wagons camper retreat” with everyone being independent, but on the same page. It would look like nothing more than friends coming to camp on weekends – beautiful area with lots to see and do – with an eye toward survival if needed. Of course, it would take some work to make that happen, but with the right group, not too much. I’m putting this here as only our regulars visit this page on Sundays. If intrigued, contact me at bcfossillady at gmail dot com and maybe we can figure it out together.

Lettuce hasn't even bolted yet in this heat.

Lettuce hasn’t even bolted yet in this heat.

Noticing a lot of humor and filler lately on SCP? Yup, I can’t do it all! I’m good for a couple of decent articles a week, but not one every day – I just don’t have the time or inspiration. Do you know how to plant asparagus? Grow things in a greenhouse? How about pictures of your BOB? PLEASE consider doing an article for SCP! This is YOUR blog, I need…


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! 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 Coronal Mass Ejections!

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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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