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MRS. S. SUMMER NEWS LETTER

 

JUNE, JULY & AUGUST

2009

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/

 

JULY: th_happy4thdog.gif

 

July 3 is . . . . . Stay Out Of The Sun Day and Compliment Your Mirror Day

July 11 is . . . . National Cheer Up The Lonely Day

July 20 is . . . . Ugly Truck Contest Day

July 28 is . . . . National Milk Chocolate Day

 

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July 1: Canada Day (Canada)

July 4: Independence Day (USA)

July 7: Full Moon

July 22; New Moon

 

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August 2 is . . . . . National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 9 is . . . . . National Polka Festival

August 20 is . . . . National Radio Day

August 29 is . . . . More Herbs, Less Salt Day

 

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August 3: Civic Holiday (Canada)

August 6: Full Moon

August 20: New Moon

 

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SEPTEMBER: th_SCHOOLBUS2.jpg

 

September 4 is . . . . . Newspaper Carrier Day

September 11 is . . . . No News Is Good News Day

September 19 is . . . . National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 30 is . . . . National Mud Pack Day

 

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September 4: Full Moon

September 7: Labor Day (USA) and Labour Day (Canada)

September 11: Patriot Day (USA)

September 18: New Moon

September 19: Rosh Hashanah

September 22: Autumn Begins

September 28: Yon Kippur

 

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KNOW YOUR PRESIDENTS:

 

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Calvin Coolidge

 

30th President of the United States

(August 3, 1923 to March 3, 1929)

 

Nickname: "Silent Cal"

 

Born: July 4, 1872, in Plymouth, Vermont

Died: January 5, 1933, in Northampton, Massachusetts

 

 

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George Walker Bush

 

43rd President of the United States

(January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009)

 

Nicknames: "W"

 

Born: July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut

 

 

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John Quincy Adams

 

6th President of the United States

(March 4, 1825 to March 3, 1829)

 

Nickname: "Old Man Eloquent"

 

Born: July 11, 1767, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts

Died: February 23, 1848, in Washington, D.C.

 

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Gerald Rudolph Ford

 

38th President of the United States

(August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977)

 

Nickname: "Jerry"

 

Born: July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska

Died: December 26, 2006 in Rancho Mirage, California

 

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Barack Hussein Obama II

 

44th President of the United States

(January 20, 2009)

 

Nicknames: Barry, Bama,

 

Born August 4, 1961 (1961-08-04) (age 47)

Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.

 

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Herbert Clark Hoover

 

31st President of the United States

(March 4, 1929 to March 3, 1933)

 

Nickname: None listed.

 

Born: August 10, 1874, in West Branch, Iowa

Died: October 20, 1964, in New York, New York

 

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William Jefferson Clinton

 

42nd President of the United States

(January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001)

 

Nicknames: "Bill"

 

Born: August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas

 

 

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Benjamin Harrison

 

23rd President of the United States

(March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893

 

Nicknames: "Kid Gloves Harrison"; "Little Ben"

 

Born: August 20, 1833, in North Bend, Ohio

Died: March 13, 1901, in Indianapolis, Indiana

 

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Lyndon Baines Johnson

 

36th President of the United States

(November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969)

 

Nickname: "LBJ"

 

Born: August 27, 1908, near Johnson City, Texas

Died: January 22, 1973, near Johnson City, Texas

 

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William Howard Taft

 

27th President of the United States

(March 4, 1909 to March 3, 1913)

 

Nickname: None listed.

 

Born: September 15, 1857, in Cincinnati, Ohio

Died: March 8, 1930, in Washington, D.C.

 

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Some things in the forums:

 

1. Sunporch: SUNPORCH1.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=1

 

Disaster Films, That inspire you to prep, by: Purdy Bear.

 

What disaster movies have helped you to keep up your prep or even to start to prep?

 

To find out, just go to:

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=33978

 

 

 

2. Reporting For Duty: th_MARINES2.png

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?ac...amp;s=&f=19

 

The Flag, by: Campy.

 

Things you may not be aware of about the flag and a military funeral.

 

To read the rest, please go to:

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28472

 

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3. Where The Heart Is: th_HEART5.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?ac...&s=&f=2

 

Great Grampy Bears Saturday Visitor, by: OldMaineBear.

 

To read about it, go to:

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=33985

 

 

4. The Family Tree: th_GENEALOGYBUG.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=7

 

Great New Search for Genealogy, by: Momo

 

Go to Google and type in the name you are researching.

 

Please go to the url below and read the rest. :)

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=32366

 

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5. Mrs. Survival Chat Archive: th_CHATTING.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=32

 

Chat 6/5 - BOBs (Bug Out Bags)- updated to 6/12, by: HSmom

 

If you would like to know more about the BOB's, please go to the following url.

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=27574

 

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6. The Flu Clinic: th_GETWELL41.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?ac...amp;s=&f=24

 

NG Spread of viruses, by: UKGuy.

 

Please go to the following url to read about it.

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=23594

 

 

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7. The Kitchen--The Heart Of The Home: th_KITCHEN3.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?ac...amp;s=&f=10

 

Alternative Cooking (Wonder Box), by: Stephanie.

 

Please go to the following url to read about it. :)

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=32495

 

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8. Urban Homesteadnig: th_HOME2.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?ac...amp;s=&f=35

 

Simple disguises for your preps, by: Cookiejar.

 

Please read about this at the following url. :)

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=23170

 

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9. Pinching Pennies: th_PENNIES2.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?ac...amp;s=&f=17

 

Reuses, recycling, hints and tips, by: Momo

 

Please go to the following url to read about this. :)

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=23922

 

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10. Homemade Memories: th_CRAFTS2.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?ac...amp;s=&f=14

 

Making plastic out of potatoes, by: Leah

 

Very interesting and if you would like to read about it, please go to the following url. :)

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=25984

 

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11. Within These Pages: th_READING1.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?ac...&s=&f=4

 

Old Saint Pauls - A Tale of the Plague and Fire, by: CrabGrassAcres.

 

There is a lot of interesting information in this post, please go to the following url and read it for yourself. :)

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=31765

 

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12. WWW: th_COMPUTER6.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?ac...amp;s=&f=12

 

Sloooooow down of my pc, by Karen

 

There is good advise in WWW and here is more. :)

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=26033

 

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13. Mrs. Survival's Survival and Preparation Manual: th_MANUAL2.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=25

 

Keeping track of preps, by: WormGuy

 

There is so much information in this post and everyone can benefit from reading it. :)

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22700

 

 

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I want to say th_THANKYOUDUCKINSWING.gif , to everyone who has had a hand in making this site what it is today, Darlene, MM, Cat, Wes and everyone else.

 

I also want to say I'm sorry about this getting out later than I had planned, but, my computer decided to get sick on me and it was in the shop for over a week, it was down for about 3 weeks. I just realized I had forgotten the wives of the presidents. :( Sorry.

 

I would like to know if you read the News Letter.

 

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MRS. S. FALL NEWS LETTER

 

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2009

 

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?act=idx

 

 

 

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October is . . . . Adopt-A-Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, National Apple Jack Month, National Car Care Month, National Clock Month, National Cosmetology Month, National Dessert Month, National Pickled Pepper Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, National Pretzel Month, National Sarcastics Month, National Seafood Month, National Kitchen and Bath Month, and Vegetarian Awareness Month

 

 

October 2 is . . . . . Name Your Car Day

 

October 11 is . . . . It's My Party Day

 

October 22 is . . . . National Nut Day

 

 

October 29 is . . . . Hermit Day

 

 

 

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October 3: Sukkot

 

October 4: Full Moon

 

October 12: Columbus Day, (USA)

 

October 12: Thanksgiving Day, (Canada)

 

October 18: New Moon

 

October 31: Halloween

 

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November is . . . . International Drum Month, Peanut Butter Lover's Month, and Slaughter Month

 

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November 3 is . . . . . Sandwich Day and Housewife's Day

 

November 10 is . . . . Forget-Me-Not Day

 

November 16 is . . . . Button Day

 

November 29 is . . . . Square Dance Day

 

 

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November 1: All Saints Day

 

November 1: Daylight-Saving Time Ends th_CLOCKS5.jpg

 

November 2: Full Moon

 

November 3: Election Day (USA)

 

November11: Veterans Day (USA) th_veteransday2.jpg

 

November 11: Remembrance Day (Canada)

 

November 16: New Moon

 

November 26: Thanksgiving Day (USA)

 

Novmeber 30: St. Andrew's Day (Canada)

 

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December is . . . . Hi Neighbor Month, National Stress Free Family Holiday Month, Bingo's Birthday Month, and Read A New Book Month

 

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December 4 is . . . . . Wear Brown Shoes Day

 

December 12 is . . . . National Ding-A-Ling Day

 

December 20 is . . . . Games Day

 

December 28 is . . . . Card Playing Day and National Chocolate Day

 

 

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December 2: Full Moon

 

December 7: Pearl Harbor Day (USA) th_PEARLHARBOR4.jpg

 

December 12: Chanukah th_chanukah3.jpg

 

December 16: New Moon

 

 

 

December 21: Winter Begins

 

December 25: Chirstmas Day th_SantaandJesus.jpg

 

December 26: Boxing Day (Canada) boxingday2.gif

 

December 31: Full Moon Our Blue Moon this year. :)bluemoon2.jpg

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Now, we will continue with the Presidents: :) How many of you read about the Presidents in the last Mrs. S. News Letter?? How many of you learned something by reading about them? :)

 

 

OCTOBER:

 

JAMES CARTER

 

39th President of the United States

[January 20, 1977 to January 20, 1981}

Born: Plains, Georgia, October 1, 1924.

 

First Lady:

 

Rosalynn Smith

Born in Plains, Georgia, August 18, 1927.

 

 

 

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RUTHERFORD BIRCHARD HAYES

 

19th President of the United States

 

Term- March 4, 1877 to March 4, 1881

 

Born: Delaware, Ohio, October 4, 1822.

Death: Fremont, Ohio, January 17, 1893.

 

Cause of Death: Heart Attack at age 70.

 

Place of Burial: Spiegel Grove State Park, Fremont, Ohio.

 

 

First Lady:

 

Lucy Ware Webb

Born August 28, 1831

in Chillicothe, Ohio

 

Died: June 25, 1889

Fremont, Ohio, and is buried in "Spiegel Grove", Fremont, Ohio.

 

Something interesting I found:

 

He was the first President to start the annual Easter-egg hunt on the White House lawn.

 

 

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CHESTER ALAN ARTHUR

 

21st President of the United States

 

Nickname: "Gentleman Boss" and/or "Elegant Arthur"

 

[september 20, 1881 to March 4, 1885]

 

Born: October 5, 1830 Fairfield, Vermont

Died: November 18, 1886, New York City, New York,

 

Cause of Death: Bright's disease, cerebral hemorrhage at age 56.

Place of Burial: Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, New York.

 

 

First Lady:

 

Ellen Lewis Herndon

 

Born: August 30, 1837 Culpepper County, Virginia

Died: January 12, 1880 New York City

 

She died before Chester went into the white house.

She is buried in Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, New York.

 

 

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DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER

 

34th President of the United States

 

[January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961]

 

Nickname: "Ike"

 

 

Birth: October 14, 1890, Denison, Texas,

Died: March 28, 1969 at the Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C.

 

Cause of Death: Heart Attack at age 78.

 

Buried at: Meditation Chapel, Eisenhower Center, Abilene, Kansas.

 

 

 

First Lady:

 

 

 

MAMIE GENEVA DOUD

 

Born: 14 November, 1896

Birthplace: Boone , Iowa

Died: 1 November, 1979, Washington , D.C.

 

Buried at: Place of Meditation Dwight D. Eisenhower Center, Abilene , Kansas

 

Something interesting:

 

Eisenhower was one of the finest soldiers the United States has ever seen. He began WW II as a Lt. colonel, and by December 1944, he had reached the five-star rank of General of the Army.

 

The freeway system is named after him also.

 

 

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT

 

26th President of the United States

 

[september 14, 1901 to March 4, 1909]

 

Born: October 27, 1858, in New York, New York

Died: January 6, 1919, Oyster Bay, New York

Cause of Death: Embolism in coronary artery at age 60.

Place of Burial: Young Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, New York.

 

He was married two times, the first was to: Alice Hathoway Lee who was born in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, July 29, 1861. Alice died in New York, New York, February 14, 1884 and is buried in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

First Lady:

 

Edith Kermit Carow

Born: August 6, 1861, in Norwich, Connecticut

Died: September 30, 1948, in Oyster Bay, New York

Buried at: Oyster Bay, New York

 

 

 

Something interesting:

 

Theodore Roosevelt was the first President to leave the continental United States when he traveled to Panama in 1906.

 

 

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JOHN ADAMS:

 

2nd President of the United States

 

[March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801]

 

Born: October 30, 1735, Braintree (Quincy), Massachusetts

Death: July 4, 1826, Quincy, Massachusetts,

Cause of Death: Debility at age 90

Buried: First Unitarian Church, Quincy, Massachusetts.

 

First Lady:

 

Abigail Smith

 

Born: 1744, November 11

Birth place: Weymouth, Massachusetts

Died: 1818, October 28

Her home, Quincy, Massachusetts

73 years old

 

Something interesting:

 

The White House was first known as the Presidential Palace, and was not finished when Adams moved in.

 

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WARREN GAMALIEL HARDING

 

29th President of the United States

 

[March 4, 1921 to August 2, 1923]

 

 

 

Born: November 2, 1865, Blooming Grove (Corsica), Ohio

Died: August 2, 1923, at, San Francisco, California

Cause of Death: Apoplexy at age 57.

Buried at: Harding Memorial, Marion, Ohio.

 

First Lady:

 

Florence Mable Kling DeWolfe

 

Born:15 August, 1860

Birth place: Marion, Ohio

Died: 21 November, 1924

White Oaks Sanitarium, Marion, Ohio

 

Buried: The Harding Memorial, Marion, Ohio

 

 

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NOVEMBER:

 

JAMES KNOX POLK:

 

11th President of the United States

[March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849]

 

Nickname: "Young Hickory"

 

Born: November 2, 1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Died: June 15, 1849 in Nashville, Tennessee,

Cause of Death: Cholera at age 53.

Buried: State Capital Grounds, Nashville, Tennessee.

 

 

First Lady:

 

Sarah Childress

Born: September 4, 1803 - Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Died: August 14, 1891

Buried: State Capitol Grounds, Nashville, Tennessee

Cause of death: unspecified, but, she was 87 years, 344 days

 

 

 

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FRANKLIN PIERCE

 

14th President of the United States

 

[March 4, 1853 to March 4, 1857]

 

Born: November 23, 1804 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire

Died: October 8, 1869, in Concord, New Hampshire

Cause of Death: Stomach inflammation at the age of 64.

Buried: Old North Cemetery, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

 

First Lady:

 

Jane Means Appleton

Born: March 12, 1806 in Hampton, New Hampshire

Died: December 2, 1863 Andover, Massachusetts

Buried at: Old North Cemetery in Concord.

 

 

 

 

 

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JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD

 

20th President of the United States

 

[March 4, 1881 to September 19, 1881]

 

 

Born: November 19, 1831 at Orange Township, Ohio

Died: September 19, 1881 in Elberon, New Jersey

Cause of Death: Assassination at age 49, July 2, 1881. He was shot by Charles J. Guiteau in Baltimore & Potomac railroad station, Washington, D.C. It took Garfield 80 days to die, after he was shot.

Buried at: Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 

First Lady:

 

 

Lucretia Rudolph

 

Born: 19 April, 1832

Birthplace: Garrettsville, Ohio

Died: March 14, 1918, 85 years, 329 days

Place of death: Pasadena, California

Buried at: Garfield Tomb, LakeviewCemetery, Cleveland, Ohio

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ZACHARY TAYLOR

 

12th President of the United States

 

[March 4, 1849 to July 9, 1850]

 

Nickname: "Old Rough and Ready"

 

Born: November 24, 1784, "Montebello", Orange County, Virginia, .

Died: July 9, 1850, in Washington, D.C

Cause of death: Coronary thrombosis at the age of 65

Buried at: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

 

 

First Lady:

 

Margaret Mackall Smith

 

Born: 21 September, 1788

Birthplace: Calvert County, Maryland,

Died: 14 August, 1852, at, East Pascagoula , Mississippi

Buried at: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery Louisville , Kentucky

 

 

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DECEMBER:

 

MARTIN VAN BUREN:

 

8th President of the United States

(March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841)

 

Nicknames: "The Little Magician"; "The Red Fox of Kinderhook"

 

Born: December 5, 1782, in Kinderhook, New York,

Died: July 24, 1862, in Kinderhook, New York

Cause of death: Asthma at age 79.

Buried at: Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York.

 

First Lady:

 

Hannah Hoes

 

Born: 8 March, 1783 in Kinderhook, New York

Died: 5 February, 1819, in Albany, New York

Buried at: Second Presbyterian Church cemetery, Albany, New York

Re-interred at Kinderhook cemetery, Kinderhook, New York, 1855

 

 

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WOODROW WILSON

 

 

28th President of the United States

(March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1921)

 

Nickname: "Schoolmaster in Politics"

 

Born: December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia

Died: February 3, 1924, in Washington, D.C.

Buried at: Washington Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Apoplexy at age 67.

 

 

First Lady:

 

Ellen Louise Axson Wilson

 

Born: May 15, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia

Died: August 6, 1914 in Washington, D.C., in the White House

Buried at: Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, Georgia, near her parents

 

 

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2nd. First Lady:

 

Edith Bolling Galt

 

Born: 1872, October 15 in Wytheville, Virginia

Died: December 28, 1961

Buried at: Washington Cathedral, D.C., one crypt below her husband.

 

 

Something I found interesting and don't know if any of you know:

 

Woodrow Wilson was named, Thomas Woodrow Wilson. He dropped his first name of "Thomas" after graduating from Princeton.

 

He was the first President to talk on the radio.

 

In 1920 Wilson won the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

 

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ANDREW JOHNSON

 

17th President of the United States

 

[April 15, 1865 to March 4, 1869]

 

 

Born: December 29, 1808, in Raleigh, North Carolina

Died: July 31, 1875, in Carter's Station, Tennessee

Cause of death: Stroke at age 66

Buried at: Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee.

 

 

First Lady:

 

 

Eliza McCardle

Born: October 4, 1810 in Greeneville, Tennessee

Died: January 15, 1876 in Green County, Tennessee

Buried at: Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something interesting:

 

Andrew Johnson was the third Vice President who succeeded to the Presidency because of the death of his predecessor, who was, Abraham Lincoln.

 

Andrew Johnson was the only President to serve as a U.S. Senator after being President. He was elected to the Senate in 1875.

 

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Since we are at the end of the year and I have had a chance to put in all of the Presidents and the First Ladies, I am adding a quote by one of the First Ladies, and I am wondering if anyone could guess which one said the following. :)

 

“I do not belong to the public; my character is wholly domestic, and the public have nothing to do with it"

 

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I thank all of those who have gone before us and have served our country in any way. I/we all have been fortuneate to live in this country. Although I am not sure just how much longer it will be the "Land of the Free". I still have the right to say this.

 

If you have read each of the News Letters, you will know when all of the birthdays are and were of our presidents. You might find out some facts you didn't know before too.

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Remember, School is open, so be very careful as you drive, watch for the th_SCHOOLBUS1.jpg .

 

 

Now on to the forums:

 

 

1 Streams In The Desert: Spring/Fall th_BIBLE3.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=20

 

 

God's Provision, by: Vic303:

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36715

 

Sometimes the Lord really does provide...showering His blessings down on us. In a way it scares me a little--because what blessings we have received recently are such that I worry for others in this country.

 

 

 

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2. Announcements and Help th_megaphone1.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=34

 

 

Members Only Forums, by: Kimba

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=32932

 

This is about the forums that are not open to the public.

 

If you want to read these forums, you must contact Cat.

 

 

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3 Daily Diary: th_DIARY11.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=13

 

 

1/2 way through July, by: LivinSimple

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35891

 

When we get to December, we will wan't some of the weather we had at this time. :)

 

 

 

 

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4. Humor Me: th_LAUGH7.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=18

 

 

A Southerner's Answer to Those Who Call Us Rednecks, by: Leah

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35954

 

 

 

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5. Nature's Perscriptions: th_herbs1.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=22

 

 

Herb Vidoes, by: CoM

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35955

 

 

 

 

 

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6. Preserving the Harvest th_canning7.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=30

 

 

 

question about dehydrator, by: lovinthislife

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=34585

 

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7. Nature's Bounty : th_PEACHES1.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=6

 

 

Mulitplier Onions, Has anybody grown them ?? by: Mea

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36674

 

 

 

 

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8 The Spa: th_exerciseover.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=5

 

 

Counting your miles 2 by: Snowmom

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=20487

 

Some of the icons are not working, but, if you put your mouse on it, it will tell you what it is.

 

 

 

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9. Are You Really Ready: th_storage4.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=11

 

 

Depression Era Cooking, videos, by: MommaDogs

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36848

 

 

 

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10. Country Homesteading th_COUNTRYHOME3.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=16

 

 

Mouse Repelent , by: Campy

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35783

 

I myself have and am using the peppermint oil. It has seemed to work in the past and now, this morning, Minnie found one and so I sprinkled the peppermint oil all over. The house now smells like Peppermint. I just hope this doesn't make Minnie so she can't smell other things. :( Snow

 

 

 

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11. Pinching Pennies PENNIES2.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17

 

 

Free Taste of Home Books, by: Momo

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36917

 

 

 

 

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12. The Homeschooling Haven: th_homeschool7.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=26

 

 

Free Stockpiling PDF to share with other Homeschoolers, by: Susitna

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36763

 

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Ways to get a college education without going to one, by: Teaberry

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36752

 

 

 

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13. Holiday and Gift Central: gifts6.gif

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=21

 

 

Christmas Gift Countdown, by: RusticOkie

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35894

 

 

 

 

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14. MrsSurvival's Survival and Preparation Manual th_MANUAL2.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=25

 

 

How to remember what you need., FACE

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=33133

 

 

 

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I would like to take this time to Wish you all a Happy Holiday and Happy Fall and Winter.

 

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Wishing you all the best of years in 2010.

 

Snowmom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MRS S. NEWS LETTER
JANUARY - MARCH 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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JANUARY: JAN1.jpg

January is . . . . National Careers in Cosmetology Month, National Eye Health Care Month, National Fiber Focus Month, National Hobby Month, National Soup Month, Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, Prune Breakfast Month

January 3 is . . . . .Festival of Sleep Day
January 10 is . . . . Peculiar People Day
January 23 is . . . . National Handwriting Day, National Pie Day, and Measure Your Feet Day
January 29 is . . . . National Cornchip Day
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January 1. New Year's Day
January 6. Epiphany
January 15. New Moon
January 18. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. USA
January 30. Full Moon

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February is . . . . National Blah Buster Month, National Embroidery Month, National Grapefruit Month, National Snack Food Month, National Weddings Month, Responsible Pet Owner Month, Return Carts to the Supermarket Month, Creative Romance Month, International Twit Award Month, Canned Food Month

February 6 is . . . . . Lame Duck Day
February 15 is . . . . National Gum Drop Day
February 18 is . . . . National Battery Day
February 25 is . . . . Pistol Patent Day (Samuel Colt)
February 29 is . . . . National Surf and Turf Day
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February 2. Groundhog Day, USA
February 12. Lincoln's Birthday
February 14. Valentine's Day
February 15. President's Day USA
February 17. Ash Wednesday
February 22. Washington's Birthday
February 28. Full Moon

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March is . . . . Foot Health Month, Humorists Are Artist Month, National Furniture Refinishing Month, National Frozen Food Month, National Noodle Month, and National Peanut Month

March 2 is . . . . . Old Stuff Day
March 9 is . . . . . Panic Day
March 16 is . . . . Everything You Do Is Right Day
March 23 is . . . . National Organize Your Home Office Day and National Chip and Dip Day
March 28 is . . . . Something On A Stick Day
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March 1. St. David's Day Canada
March 14. Daylight-Saving Time Begins
March 15. New Moon
March 17. 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 20. Spring Begins
March 28. Palm Sunday
March 30. Full Moon and Passover

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January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere.

January's birthstone is the garnet which represents constancy.
Its birth flower is the Dianthus caryophyllus or Galanthus. (Most places say it is a Carnation)
The Chinese floral emblem of January is the Prunus mume.
The Japanese floral emblem of January is the camellia

History

January, from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de BerryJanuary is named after Janus (Ianuarius), the god of the doorway; the name has its beginnings in Roman mythology, coming from the Latin word for door (ianua) - January is the door to the year. Traditionally, the original Roman calendar consisted of 10 months, totalling 304 days, winter being considered a monthless period. Around 713 BCE, the semi-mythical successor of Romulus, King Numa Pompilius, is supposed to have added the months of January and February, allowing the calendar to equal a standard lunar year (355 days). Although March was originally the first month in the old Roman Calendar, January became the first month of the calendar year either under Numa or under the Decemvirs about 450 BCE (Roman writers differ). In contrast, years in dates were identified by naming two consuls, who entered office on May 1 and March 15 before 153 BCE when they began to enter office on January 1.

Various Christian feast dates were used for the New Year in Europe during the Middle Ages, including March 25 and December 25. However, medieval calendars were still displayed in the Roman fashion of twelve columns from January to December. Beginning in the sixteenth century, European countries began officially making January 1 the start of the New Year once again — sometimes called Circumcision Style because this was the date of the Feast of the Circumcision, being the eighth day from December 25.

Historical names for January include its original Roman designation, Ianuarius, the Saxon term Wulf-monath (meaning wolf month) and Charlemagne's designation Wintarmanoth (winter / cold month).

Other names
In Finnish, the month is called tammikuu, meaning month of the oak, but the original meaning was the month of the heart of winter, as tammi has initially meant axis or core. In Czech this month is called leden, meaning ice month In Ukrainian it is ci4Hb meaning cutting or slicing perhaps referring to the wind.
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February (pronunciation) is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the shortest month and the only month with fewer than 30 days. The month has 29 days in leap years, when the year number is divisible by four (except for years that are divisible by 100 and not by 400 in the Gregorian calendar). In common years the month has 28 days.

History

February, from the Très riches heures du Duc de Berry
February, Leandro Bassano
Chocolates for Saint Valentine's DayFebruary was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 in the old Roman calendar. January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar, since the Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. They were added by Numa Pompilius about 700 BCE. February remained the last month of the calendar year until the time of the decemvirs (c. 450 BCE), when it became the second month. At certain intervals February was truncated to 23 or 24 days and a 27-day intercalary month, Intercalaris, was inserted immediately after February to realign the year with the seasons. Under the reforms that instituted the Julian calendar, Intercalaris was abolished, leap years occurred regularly every fourth year (after a few years of confusion), and in leap years February gained a 29th day. Thereafter, it remained the second month of the calendar year, meaning the order that months are displayed (January, February, March, …, December) within a year-at-a-glance calendar. Even during the Middle Ages, when the numbered Anno Domini year began on March 25 or December 25, February continued to be the second month whenever all twelve months were displayed in order. The Gregorian calendar reforms made slight changes to the system for determining which years were leap years and thus contained a 29-day February.

Historical names for February include the Anglo-Saxon terms Solmonath (mud month) and Kale-monath (named for cabbage) as well as Charlemagne's designation Hornung. In Finnish, the month is called helmikuu, meaning "month of the pearl"; when snow melts on tree branches, it forms droplets, and as these freeze again, they are like pearls of ice. In Ukrainian, the month is called ????? meaning the month of ice or hard frost.

Pronunciation
Many people pronounce the 'ru' of "February" /ju?/ you rather than /ru?/ roo, as if it were spelled "Feb-u-ary". This comes about by analogy with "January" (which ends in "-uary" but not "-ruary"); as well as by a dissimilation effect whereby having two "r"s close to each other causes one to change for ease of pronunciation. The Scots language names for the month are Feberwary and Februar, the latter usually pronounced with a long "ay" vowel in the first syllable.

Patterns
February starts on the same day of the week as both March and November in common years, and August in leap years.

Having only 28 days in common years, it is the only month of the year that can pass without a single full moon. It is also the only month of the calendar that once every six years and twice every 11 years, will have only four full 7-day weeks. Where the first day of the month starts on a Sunday and the last day ends on a Saturday, this was observed in 2009 and can be traced back 11 years to 1998, another 11 years back to 1987, and 6 years back to 1981; and so on twice 11 years consecutively and once six years either forward into the future or back into the past, unless the pattern is broken by a skipped leap year, but no leap year has been skipped since 1900 and no others will be skipped until 2100. A year of this kind would be a common year starting on Thursday. It cannot happen in a leap year. 2004, which was a leap year, would have observed this format had it been a common year,

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March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, and one of the seven months which are 31 days long.

March in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of September in the Northern Hemisphere.

The name of March comes from ancient Rome, when March was the first month of the year and named Martius after Mars, the Roman god of war. In Rome, where the climate is Mediterranean, March is the first month of spring, a logical point for the beginning of the year as well as the start of the military campaign season. January became the first month of the calendar year either under King Numa Pompilius (circa 713 BCE) or under the Decemvirs about 450 BCE (Roman writers differ).The numbered year began on March 1 in Russia until the end of the fifteenth century. Great Britain and her colonies continued to use March 25 until 1752, which was when they ultimately adopted the Gregorian calendar. Many other cultures and religions still celebrate the beginning of the New Year in March.

In Finnish, the month is called maaliskuu, which originates from maallinen kuu, meaning earthy month, because during maaliskuu, earth finally became visible under the snow. In Ukrainian, the month is called ????????, meaning birch tree. Historical names for March include the Saxon Lentmonat, named after the equinox and gradual lengthening of days, and the eventual namesake of Lent. Saxons also called March Rhed-monat or Hreth-monath (deriving from their goddess Rhedam/Hreth), and Angles called it Hyld-monath.

In leap years, March starts on the same day of the week as November and common years as February.

March symbols

March's birthstone is aquamarine and bloodstone. They mean courage.
Its birth flower is the Narcissus.

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1. Sunporch: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?sh...=all&st=780 SUNPORCH4.jpg

I had to share this, by: Buttercup http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28360

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2. Reporting For Duty: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?sh...r=all&st=60 ARMY5.jpg

A Soldier died today. by: S.K. http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=24886

I was at a viewing and they read this and thought I would share it with you all


A SOLDIER DIED TODAY

Originally Titled, "JUST A COMMON SOLDIER"

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.

And tho' sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.

He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.
Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way,
And the world won't note his passing, though a soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
A guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

A politician's stipend and the style in which he lives
Are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives.
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small.

It's so easy to forget them for it was so long ago,
That the old Bills of our Country went to battle, but we know
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom that our Country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand,
Would you want a politician with his ever-shifting stand?
Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end?

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say,
Our Country is in mourning, for a soldier died today


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3. Where The Heart Is: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=2 HEART4.jpg

I've gone back in the forum, then came back to this thread.

Another Widow, by: Annarchy http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=37433

Another one to read.

Another Widow...

She busies herself
with all the affairs
of losing her husband
and living alone.

For now, she has company
they come and they go
reminding her of the memories
she already knows.

She'll deal with the things
that must be done
but deep down inside
she knows she is 'one'.

The evening creeps in
time for dinner and such
everyone's gone home
she's left without much.

Uncertainty and wonder
fill the quiet air
things she would talk about
when he was there.

How, doesn't matter
"why did he leave?"
saddened by the thoughts
she cries herself to sleep.

Another day is upon her
as she fills it with stuff
to take away the loneliness
that makes it so rough.



Dedicated to all the widows in my life.

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4. The Family Tree: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=7 FAMILYTREE6.gif


Great Website for Immigration Research, by: Momo http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38227


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5. MrrSurvival Chat Archives: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=32 COMPUTER4.gif

These are all here for you to read and enjoy. So, since these are chats, I won't put any of them in here. :)

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6. Flu Clinic: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=24

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H1N1 Vaccine experiance, A frantic Momma's journey (a long tale to share): by: Jingles

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=37527

This is a long story, but, such a good one. If you didn't read it earlier, please do so now. I won't write it in here since it is long, just give you the first little bit. Then you go and finish reading it on your own.

I thought with all the craziness about this flu and the fear everyone has I would share what my family has had to do to survive this mess.

It all started last April when we first heard about this flu. Many of you know I have two special needs kids who are very sensitive to certain types of illnesses. Stomach bugs, runs and high fevers are the worst possible things for these two little ones. In the past my son nearly died from a fever of 104.6 which caused him to vomit from the fever itself and then cause him to go into what the doctors call Adrenal Crisis. This was just from a fever that kids get all the time. Add the vomiting and the fever and the rest of this nasty flu has to offer and it is a recipe for disaster and in the case of my two little ones Death… So after talking to their Endocrinologist and experiencing one too many cold from friends and family (which eventually turned into pneumonia for a couple of us in the family) my husband and I finally decided that we had to take our sweet little children out of the world for awhile.

Now for those who have ever had a premature baby you might remember the video they show at the hospital before you leave on how to protect your tiny little baby from RSV and what is the best way to keep them safe. Well I was one of the lucky ones who had to watch that video and experience the months of fear of my little 3.5 lbs baby girl getting that nasty bug ON TOP of her other condition. So we have experienced keeping our family away from the world before.

BUT living away from the world for 7 months is a LONG long time. For those who don’t know what it is like I will share what it is like.

Please read on.

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7. The Kitchen: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=10

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Barley, Barley, Barley!, What can I do with it? by: farmgirlwanabe.

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=37812

Just what can you do with barley? :) For recipes and such, just check out this thread. :)

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8. 2 Bits, 4 Bits, 6 Bits a Dollar! http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=37 AUCTIONEER2.gif


There is so much in this forum, things from candles to soap and even needing help.

need someone willing to sew zippers???? by: Mt_Rider http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38140

If you can help, do so. :)

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9. Urban Homesteading: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=35 HOME4.jpg



How to get rid of ferral cats? by: betty http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36108

This can be a problem anywhere. There are some answers in this thread and a couple I like best.

I will say one thing, taking them to the shelter is good, but, if the shelter won't take them due to the fact they have to many, then the only answer I have is the one that a couple others have in the thread. :)

You will need to read in order to figure it all out.

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10. Pinching Pennies: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17

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Save money on Medicare Part D drug plan. by: Momo http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38234

Very interesting, Momo. You need to take a look at this thread.

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11. Homemade Memories: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=14 OLDSEWINGMACHINE.jpg

There is all kinds of information in here, lots of different ideas and very good ones too. :)

Quilt projecs incl.Civil War reproduction quilt, by: Leah

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=37813

Marcus Fabrics has quilt project instructions (naturally they want you to use their fabric .)
Sections include: Quilts & Wall Hangings; Home Décor & Gifts; Fashion & Accessories; and Create-A-Room.
http://www.marcusfabrics.com/makeit/
They also have the CIVIL WAR TRIBUTE Block of the Month starting in January, to make this quilt.

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12. Within These Pages: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=4 BOOKS5.jpg

couple of good online books for young people, by: CrabGrassAcres http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36068

If you want to know what they are, please go and check them out. :)

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13. WWW http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=12

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Latest cyber-scam: Spear-phishing, by: Midnightmom http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=37892

She put in a Condensed version and it is a quote.

Please go and read it.

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14. Mrs. Survival's Survival and Preparation Manual: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=25 MANUAL2.jpg

Again, there is a lot of information in this fourm you really need to check it all out.

Keeping track of preps, by: WormGuy http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22700

There are a lot of sites listed, I did not check them out to see if they all work yet, but, is a very interesting subject. :) Please take the time to read some if not all of this.

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New Year’s Reflections


Looking back on the months gone by,
As a new year starts and an old one ends,
We contemplate what brought us joy,
And we think of our loved ones and our friends.


Recalling all the happy times,
Remembering how they enriched our lives,
We reflect upon who really counts,
As the fresh and bright new year arrives.


And when I/we ponder those who do,
I/we immediately think of you.


Thanks for being one of the reasonsI'll/We'll have a Happy New Year!


By Joanna Fuchs


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I know there have been losses as well as a lot of happy thing, I pray for each and everyone that things will be better in the new year.

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Well, the end of 2009 is around the corner, in fact, today is the last day of the year.

I do wish you all good health and happiness for 2010.

Carol AKA Snowmom


HAPPY NEW YEAR
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Thank you Carol for all the time you put into these newsletters! I love reading about the Presidents! Happy New Year to you also!

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MRS. S. NEWS LETTER FOR
APRIL, MAY AND JUNE OF 2010

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April is . . . . International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, National Anxiety Month, National Humor Month, National Welding Month, National Garden Month, and Uh-Huh Month

April 7 is . . . . . No Housework Day
April 17 is . . . . National Cheeseball Day
April 24 is . . . . National Pigs In A Blanket Day
April 30 is . . . . National Honesty Day

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NEWS FROM APRIL 4, 1975

April 4, 1975: Bill Gates, Paul Allen Form a Little Partnership

1975: Bill Gates and Paul Allen create a partnership called Micro-soft. It will grow into one of the largest U.S. corporations and place them among the world's richest people.

Gates and Allen had been buddies and fellow Basic programmers at Lakeside School in Seattle. Allen graduated before Gates and enrolled at Washington State University.1 They built a computer based on an Intel 8008 chip and used it to analyze traffic data for the Washington state highway department, doing business as Traf-O-Data.

Read more about it at: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/n.../dayintech_0404

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May is . . . . Better Sleep Month, National Good Car Care Month, National Photo Month, National Salad Month, National Egg Month, National Barbecue Month, Revise Your Work Schedule Month, Date Your Mate Month, National Hamburger Month, and Fungal Infection Awareness Month

May 4 is . . . . . National Candied Orange Peel Day
May 10 is . . . . Clean Up Your Room Day
May 18 is . . . . International Museum Day and Visit Your Relatives Day
May 28 is . . . . National Hamburger Day

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NEWS FROM MAY 24, 1975

1975: Journalists leave fallen Saigon
A group of 80 reporters and cameramen - including nine Britons - have been allowed to fly out of Saigon to Vientiane in Laos.
They are the first Westerners to leave the capital of South Vietnam since it fell to communist forces on 29 April.

That day there were chaotic scenes in Saigon as desperate South Vietnamese citizens tried to board overcrowded US helicopters in a bid to flee their own country.

The next day, North Vietnamese tanks rolled in and forced a humiliating surrender.

Read more about it at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/s...000/2503771.stm



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June is . . . . Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, American Rivers Month, Cancer In The Sun Month, Dairy Month, Turkey Lover's Month, National Accordian Awareness Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Ice Tea Month, National Papaya Month, National Pest Control Month, National Rose Month, Fight The Filthy Fly Month, and Zoo and Aquarium Month


June 3 is . . . . . Repeat Day
June 11 is . . . . National Hug Holiday and King Kamehameha Day
June 20 is . . . . Ice Cream Soda Day
June 28 is . . . . Paul Bunyan Day


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NEWS FROM JUNE 10, 1975

Remembering when the Fighting Lady arrived in June 1975
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
By Tom Horton

Provided
Apollo-8 astronauts set foot on the Yorktown’s deck, December, 1968 after orbiting the moon. Provided
The Apollo-8 capsule rests aboard the Yorktown after it was plucked from the Pacific by one of the carrier’s helicopters.Remembering back to June 1975 is going to make a lot of folks nostalgic. For one thing, Hobcaw residents were happily anticipating being able to tap into the town’s water supply. But the Hobcaw neighborhood association, which had formed the “Save The Wando” organization to oppose the Wando-Welch shipping terminal, had its hopes dashed by Sherrill Poulnot who spoke for “People For The Port.”
As one of the senior harbor pilots, Poulnot mounted opposition to the coal tipple site, pretty much dooming the efforts of the “Save The Wando” faction - not withstanding Robert Redford and the Sierra Club’s exertions on their behalf.

It wasn’t a particularly hot June in 1975, but local politics provided the heat, especially on Sullivan’s Island where the debate over Home Rule split the serenity of that sandy spit. Five-hundred residents voted 3 to 2 in favor of the mayoral form of government with Wilfred E. Lipman being elected as the first mayor — 34 years ago today on June 10, 1975.


Be sure to read more about this at: http://www.moultrienews.com/historian/Reme...d-in-June-1975-

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1. Streams In The Desert: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=20

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This is a forum for prayers, and study.

I have been gone so much these past several months that I just now saw this post and I feel it is in need of my attention. I have a feeling others have not looked at it too. It is about the loss of a good companion/friend.

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?sh...=38633&st=0

Farewell to "H" by: Mt_Rider

Today......A FAREWELL to my best buddy -- "H" . The horse that brought me up out of the wheelchair. His therapeutic gait does something to reset the nervous system damaged by MS. http://www.narha.org/

In the beginning, it was a total surprise. I'd "walked" into the arena dragging both legs and leaning so heavily on two canes that there were red marks across my palms. A half hour later, I slid off of the horse I rode that day ....and my mouth dropped open!!! I could lift up my legs like I was in a marching band. I had BALANCE! I could "find" my legs...and my feet! WHAT is THIS? The discovery would change my life. Riding didn't quite give me back what I had before the MS progressed, but it was marvelous.

I became acquainted with this dear horse "H" about a year later. He was a wild thang. Held his head so high I thought I was riding a llama. Riding bareback, I could feel his muscles bunch and stretch beneath me. He had power! I had to steer him into buildings to get him to stop. Oh...did he love to RUN! Part thoroughbred and part quarterhorse. Huge....tall as me in withers and rump. [ok...I'm only 5'2" ] White...long heavy shaggy coat in winter. Looked like a woolly mammoth. Sleek white with reddish freckles all over in the summer. He was astounding to ride.....doubly so since my walking was so labored. On him, I could fly!

Though another horse had shown us the way...it was "H" who was so suited for me. Everyone commented on this odd thing between us. He was SO ready to run. Yet on a bad MS day, when I had to be 'poured' onto his back and could not even hold my torso upright.....that dear horse would Tip Toe. So careful of me until he felt my balance returning. Sometimes it took nearly a half hour before the affects of his gait would work on my system. Slowly, I'd be able to sit more upright instead of lumped over the mane, clinging with what hand strength I could. He made sure to "stay underneath me". Always! He'd get impatient sometimes and snort. "Aren't you ready to RUN yet?" After a half hour or so....I would be ready. The affect has always been that drastic for me.

When he walked on the lead rope, he'd match his LONG legs to my shuffling, slow gait. He'd be practically stepping on my heels but he learned to take it real slow for me. One day I was hardly able to make it up a slight incline. That silly horse began to push me with his big 'ole head. Just little bitty shoves. He kept it up until we'd achieved the hill. NO ONE TAUGHT HIM THAT! He just KNEW. Trouble was, I was laughing so hard by the time we got to the top that I nearly fell over. People were pointing and saying, "Lookit that!" That's my "H".

Even after we'd gotten to know each other so well, he STILL wouldn't always stop. If I'd had enough of the nonsense, I'd just slide way to one side and THAT would bring him up short. He realllly didn't want me falling off. I did 'splat' a few times in the first couple years together. Never in the last dozen years though. Pretty good for therapeutic BAREBACK riding. ....especially with deer popping outta the forest! Never rode with saddle more than a dozen times. Too uncomfortable and my feet can't "feel" the stirrups anyway.

Back in the beginning though, he shied once as I leaned way over to pick something up. Once he was so full of himself out on the prairie. Crisp fall day. "SNORT! Let me put my feet ALLLLLL over this land." But the terrain was full of gullies and such. He would not slow down. Then he comes to this ditch. He could have easily jumped it....his long legs. He could have walked down and up it. But the knuckle head did kinda half of both. And landed THWUNK! ....down on his knees in the sandy dirt. I catapulted OVER his head and did a [martial arts trained] roll. I was SO worried he'd broken a leg or something that I was on my feet again [heck with the MS!] before he was. Now funny thing when something like that happens to horses. Lot of times, if they aren't hurt - and he wasn't thankfully - they'll be spooky and run away in panic. He ran straight over to me and planted his BIG ole head into my chest. "Yikes, mom. We fell!"

Good thing he came to me cuz tho I'd been able to override the MS momentarily and stand....I really could not take a step. DH was so funny; doing the Purina cat chow-chow-chow dance from his horse. First he began to dismount to see to me. Since I was up he turned his horse to chase H. But then H ran to me so DH just gave up and sat there. Situation under control. He did have a time getting my jangled nerves and whacked muscles back UP onto big "H". Once we both calmed down. The knuckle head! I told him to slow down.

Well time went on and pretty soon we'd been riding together for over a decade. I knew he was aging and I'd let him chose when we would RUN. He still loved it. But he didn't last near as long without getting winded. What a wonderful gait....it was like gliding. I miss that so much with my current therapy horse. She's stiff. "H" and I had become known fixtures around this area....the bareback rider on the big white horse. Summer...Winter [if the roads were clear].....and even Rain [if I judged the storm wrong]. People would wave and talk to us. Some people, lost back here in this warren of ridges, hills and forest would stop us to beg for directions. Nearly panicked. Easy to get lost here, so I took to carrying a copy of a detailed, but simple map. They'd never get out with just verbal directions. I'd give them the map and make another copy to carry for the next time. Folks keep getting lost back here.

I cried when I finally knew. I just had to retire him...only two and a half years ago. He was already older than most large horses survive. Now, he was nearing 30. We're not exactly sure but at least that much. [computed to people years...that's 90's] He began to drop weight tho he ate a LOT of senior pelleted feed, etc. Hard to hold his weight now. He was having mini-strokes too. Get all phased-out; staring without seeing and wobbly legs. Sometimes he'd lay down and not even be too aware of anything. One frigid winter night I sat out next to him in that condition for a couple hours. If he died, I was ready. But the coyotes were NOT going to get to him before he died! Not on MY watch! He finally did snap out of it and I got him UP and to the shed. Locked him in for the night so he wouldn't be way out there again if it happened.

Said my goodbyes many times to that horse....expecting he'd be gone by morning. But he never was. He'd be all recovered and frisky again. Never lost the spark of his eye.....untill just these last days. He'd gotten worse and worse....barely flesh on his ancient bones but YET he'd trot in with that spark and want his dinner. Had him wearing two horse blankets this winter.

But he turned old on me recently. God had been working on me. I begged HIM to take "H". HE told me to make the hard decision. So I did. It was time. Even my love-blinded eyes could see that by now "H" was truly tired and likely in pain. It was time to say goodbye ...finally....today.

And amazingly, after bawling into his mane for an hour last nite under that gorgeous full moon, today was peaceful. Hard. But when it was done, I have been filled with contentment of having done right by him. I shall MISS him forever! But I am now at peace.....and so is he.
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Long ago I ran into this poem, written for a therapeutic riding facility by a cowboy poet. ["cowboy poet" is a Western thang ] As soon as I heard it, I knew it was for "H".

Please go to the post to read the poem and the other posts.

Mt_Rider, I am so sorry for your loss and about not seeing this sooner. Know that you are loved. Again, I'm sorry I didn't see this before.


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2. Announcements and Help http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=34

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This is where if you have questions about the forums, ask and someone will help you.

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=33445

How to Post Gallery Photos, by: Crazy 4 Canning.

So here's how I added photos and made my own gallery.


First, Click on GALLERY.

There you will see various ALBUMS - personal, community, titles like Kitchen, Garden, etc.

Let's pick on Kitchen for this one.

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There is more in the post, so you need to go read it and check it out. :)

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3. Daily Diary: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=13

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Our 'Good Day' forum. :)

Earthquake Shortened Length of Day, Have you read about this ? by: Amishway Homesteader

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=39090

Earthquake May Have Permanently Shortened Length of Day


Preliminary calculations show that the massive earthquake (magnitude 8.8) that hit Chile last week permanently shortened the length of each day on Earth by 1.26 microseconds, according to scientists at NASA. (A microsecond is one-millionth of a second.) The disaster shortened the length of the day by moving massive amounts of rock and shifting the Earth's axis. "'Any worldly event that involves the movement of mass affects the Earth's rotation,' Benjamin Fong Chao, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said while explaining the phenomenon in 2005," CNN reported. Last week's quake shifted the Earth's figure axis, the "one around which the Earth's mass is balanced, by about three inches.
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OK, so I* was talking to my Mom on the phone and she told me about this and I had to look it up to see if it was true?

Looks like we have less time each day to work on preps! LOL
So when Darlene says there is less time to get ready she MEANS it! LOL
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Be sure to read what people say about this. :)


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4. Humor Me: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=18


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perfect husband by: Trip

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38634

perfect husband

Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A mobile phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands free speaker function and begins to talk. Everyone else in the room stops to listen.

MAN: 'Hello'

WOMAN: 'Honey, it's me. Are you at the club?'

MAN: 'Yes'

WOMAN: 'I am at the shops now and found this beautiful leather coat. It's only $2, 000. Is it OK if I buy it?'

MAN: 'Sure, go ahead if you like it that much.'

WOMAN: 'I also stopped by the Lexus dealership and saw the new Models. I saw one I really liked.'

MAN: 'How much?'

WOMAN: '$ 90,000'

MAN: 'OK, but for that price I want it with all the options.'

WOMAN: 'Great! Oh, and one more thing...the house I wanted last year is back on the market. They're asking $ 980,000'

MAN: 'Well, then go ahead and give them an offer of $ 900,000. They will probably take it. If not, we can go the extra 80 thousand if it's really a pretty good deal.'

WOMAN: 'OK. I'll see you later! I love you so much!'

MAN: 'Bye! I love you, too.'

The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are staring at him in astonishment, mouths agape.



He turns and asks: 'Anyone know who this phone belongs to?'

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Wow, someone will really be in debt. :)

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5. Nature's Perscriptions: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=22

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Does anyone out there know to get rid of vertigo? by: Honey on Ham

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=31545

Does anuone out there know how to get rid of vertigo? I have tried convential medicine with no results,,,,,HELP

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Stephanie

Hi Honey on Ham!

I'm not sure if you were looking for an herbal alternative?

I found this info at a place I have ordered from in the past.

http://www.bulkherbstore.com/PLTB?s=vertigo

Just scroll down to the section called Indicated Usages - Internal

We have a forum for herbal remedies that you may want to check out as well.

It's called Nature's prescriptions and you can click here to find it. The moderators are very knowledgable about herbal remedies.

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthrea...d=22&page=1

Hope you feel better.




MomM


When I had an attack of vertigo, my doctor taught me to stare at a stationary spot, and continue to stare at it till the vertigo episode stops. By doing this, you reset your brain (my words, obivously not medical terminology-lol). It helped me a lot to do this. Good luck!



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This one hit me as I just had vertigo for about 3 weeks and it is not fun at all. I know what people go through at the worse of it. I was in the hospital for about 3 1/2 hours on day and then I came home. I have had it before, but, this was the worse I had ever had it. I was given a shot for the nausea and vomiting and a pill for the dizzyness. I also bought some 'sea sick' pills.


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6. Preserving the Harvest http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=30

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I know this is early for this, but, since I won't be doing this one for a while, I thought I would just put it in here. Be sure to keep this in mind this fall when you have so many green tomatoes. :)

Green tomatoes by: Adam_MA http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22951

I still have a ton of tomatoes coming in, but unfortunately this late in the season they will never ripen. Does anyone have any ideas so I can use up all the green tomatoes?

Thanks in advance
Adam

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Just one of the answers. :)

Violet

This is really good ! There are also green tomato pickles and chow chow relish.
You can use tomatillos or regular green tomatoes in this recipe.

TOMATILLO GREEN SALSA

5 cups chopped tomatillos
1 1/2 cups seeded, chopped long green chiles
1/2 cup seeded, finely chopped jalapeño peppers
4 cups chopped onions
1 cup bottled lemon or lime juice
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin (optional)
3 tablespoons dried oregano leaves (optional)
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Read more about ingredients.

Yield: About 5 pints

Caution: Wear plastic or rubber gloves and do not touch your face while handling or cutting hot peppers. If you do not wear gloves, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your face or eyes.

PREPARING TOMATILLOS:
Remove the dry outer husks from tomatillos; wash thoroughly. They do not need to be peeled or seeded.

PREPARING PEPPERS:
The skin of long green chiles may be tough and can be removed by heating the peppers. Usually when peppers are finely chopped, they do not need to be skinned. If you choose to peel chiles, slit each pepper along the side to allow steam to escape. Peel using one of these two methods:

Oven or broiler method to blister skins - Place chiles in a hot oven (400°F) or broiler for 6 to 8 minutes until skins blister.

Range-top method to blister skins - Cover hot burner (either gas or electric) with heavy wire mesh. Place peppers on burner for several minutes until skins blister.

To peel, after blistering skins, place peppers in a pan and cover with a damp cloth. (This will make peeling the peppers easier.) Cool several minutes; slip off skins. Discard seeds and chop.

The jalapeño peppers do not need to be peeled, but seeds are often removed.

HOT PACK:
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and stir frequently over high heat until mixture begins to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2O minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle hot into clean, hot pint jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if needed. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened, clean paper towel; apply two-piece metal canning lids. Process in a boiling water canner 15 minutes.

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For more answers, go to the site. :)


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7. Nature's Bounty : http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=6

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Turning a energy drain into something useful, by: cowgirl8

This winter we decided that instead of getting a new pool liner, 5000 smackeroos, we'd fill it in and make a garden out of it. The pool was 10 years old, kids used it a lot, kids are now grown and i was the only one using it. I would swim while cleaning it, erk. It was in the best part of our yard, so, i had my husband fill it in. Luckily, he has all the heavy equipment to do this and we have a lot of dirt. I got itchy to plant things and did so, onions, potatoes, spinach and tomatoes, in February. I lost my first tomatoes, but quickly replanted at the end of March. My temp hothouse didnt work as i wanted, we get strong winds and next year or maybe this fall, i'll make a better design. Also, we had about 10 inches of rain in a week this month. Uh, FYI, swimming pools hold water. The dirt we put in settled and my onions suffered a bit. This last week, my husband brought me some prime dirt and compost. We've filled it back up and hopefully, the rain will slack off some.
So, so far this is how it looks. I used the steps for my herb garden

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Please go to the post to see some pictures, and read what others thought. :)


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8. The Spa: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=5

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Eat your oatmeal!, by: Momo http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=24131

January is National Oatmeal Month!

Try to eat more of this healthy food. Not only is it thrifty,it is a soluble fiber that helps with blood cholesterol levels and a healthy gastrointestinal system.

If plain oatmeal is boring..add fruit and or nuts!

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See what others had to say by going to the thread.



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9. Are You Really Ready http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=11

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Self Defense...............sort of, by: Midnightmom

Has anyone here ever heard this advice? Is it legit?





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If you don't have a gun, here's a more humane way to wreck someone's evil plans for you.

Wasp Spray
A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.

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Thought this was interesting and might be of use.
On the heels of a break in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life. Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School. For decades, he's suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.
Glinka says, "This is better than anything I can teach them." Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray.

The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says "spray the culprit in the eyes". It's a tip he's given to students for decades. It's also one he wants everyone to hear. If you're looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. "That's going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out." Maybe even save a life.

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You will find the answer in the thread. :)


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10. Country Homesteading http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=16


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Beware of yellowjackets, The winged demons are out there, by Homemaker http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35313

I wanted to warn everybody to be on the look-out for yellowjacket nests. After winter and spring without them I hadn't been thinking about them until last night.
We were moving our chicken tractor that had been sitting by the coop all winter and disturbed a nest. My son's girlfriend who was helping us got stung.

I'm sure many here have had run-ins with them. Maybe you could share info with us on what to look out for and how to discourage them from building in our yards. Also, I'd be interested to know safe ways to eliminate them without resorting to chemicals. Ways to treat the stings would be great too.

Be careful out there!

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For information on these bees, go to the thread.


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11. Pinching Pennies: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17

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Thrift Stores!, by: luzianne http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38502

I love going to thrift stores for clothes, household goods, and holiday decorations. Does anyone else do the same thing?


To read what others said, go to the thread. :)



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12 The Homeschooling Haven: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=26

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Free Curriculum (designed like Charlotte Mason's) by: Buttercup http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=17744


Ambleside

A free curriculum designed to be as close as possible to the curriculum that Charlotte Mason used in her own PNEU schools

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What others said can be found in the thread. :)


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13. DIY http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=15

How to build a green water pump, by: Hillbillee http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=33101

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I thought this would be something that many here would appreciate...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds_greenest_water_pump/

Hill

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It does sound very interesting.






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14. Holiday and Gift Central: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=21


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Mother's Day Crafts, by: Snowmom http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=34333

Here are a few sites for Mother's Day crafts and recipes.


http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/mothersday/

http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/se...hers-day-gifts/

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/mom/index.html

http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/holiday_mothersday.htm

http://www.dayformothers.com/mothers-day-crafts/index.html

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/mothers-day/

http://www.garvick.com/annual/mothers_day/

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Please if you read this let me know.

I wish you all a very Happy Easter, thRockOfAges.jpgthhappyeaster3chicks.gif

Mother's Day happymothersday4.gif

and Father's Day. HappyFathersDay2.gif

To all who have someone graduating, graduationcongratulations.gif

Enjoy your Spring. :)




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MRS. S. NEWS LETTER

 

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER OF 2010

 

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October is: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

OCTOBER... Adopt-A-Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, National Apple Jack Month, National Car Care Month, National Clock Month, National Cosmetology Month, National Dessert Month, National Pickled Pepper Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, National Pretzel Month, National Sarcastics Month, National Seafood Month, National Kitchen and Bath Month, and Vegetarian Awareness Month

 

 

 

October 5 is . . . . . National Storytelling Festival

October 11 is . . . . It's My Party Day

October 21 is . . . . Babbling Day

October 29 is . . . . Hermit Day

 

October 16:

 

1849 Avery College establishes in Allegheny, Pennsylvania

 

October 21 – 1975 World Series: The Boston Red Sox defeat the Cincinnati Reds in Game Six off Carlton Fisk's 12th-inning home run to cap off what many consider to be the best World Series game ever played.

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November is: November is American Diabetes Month I took this from the site, so in order to find out more you may need to go to the National Diabetes site.

 

 

NOVEMBER.... International Drum Month, Peanut Butter Lover's Month, and Slaughter Month

 

November 2 is . . . . . National Deviled Egg Day

November 12 is . . . . National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day

November 21 is . . . . World Hello Day and False Confessions Day

November 27 is . . . . Pins And Needles Day

 

 

November 3

An independent audit of Mattel, one of the United States' largest toy manufacturers, reveals that company officials fabricated press releases and financial information to "maintain the appearance of continued corporate growth."

 

November: 20:

 

1805 Beethoven's "Fidelio," premieres in Vienna

 

 

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December is: National Awareness Month

 

 

DECEMBER . . . Hi Neighbor Month, National Stress Free Family Holiday Month, Bingo's Birthday Month, and Read A New Book Month

 

December 4 is . . . . . Wear Brown Shoes Day

December 9 is . . . . . National Pastry Day

December 19 is . . . . Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 27 is . . . . National Fruitcake Day

 

December 18:

1603 Admiral Steven van der Haghens fleet departs to East-Indies

 

December 8 – New York City is approved for bailout of 2.3 billion each year through to 1978 – 6.9 billion total.

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The news articals are From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. and Brainy History.

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Now for the forums.

 

If you get to a place that says something about the internet can't get you there, just back out and try it again. :)

 

 

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Please read all of the thread even though I only put the first post in. Thanks.

 

1. Streams In The Desert: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=20 BIBLE3.jpg

 

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God's faithfulness, by: SueC http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40711

 

 

Over the last 18 months we have been through a lot. Sometimes, when everything is normal again, you realise just how much God has done in your life. Recently a small christian womens magazine was asking for people to submit articles on how God has answered their prayers. Below is my answer. It was published this week.

 

I have been challenged to respond to your need for contributions regarding "God answered my prayer" because - well it really wasn't my prayers that were answered. Let me explain a little.

 

In March 2009 my husband had a niggly cough and eventually went to get a chest xray - we thought maybe he had a bad case of the flu worst case scenario maybe pneumonia. I was at work when I got the phone call, "there is something wrong, he needs to go to hospital." When we got to the hospital the waiting room was packed, but he was admitted straight away - a collapsed lung, and what appeared to be cancer involving the left kidney, the liver, the lungs and the vena cava. That began 2 months of tests, surgery, more surgery and eventually home in late May. At this point I should be telling you that I prayed. But to be honest, I couldn't pray. I did not know how to pray for this situation. It scared me and I immediately notified people I knew would pray and then we told our friends. The message went around the world - urging people to pray for this man of God. And I am so grateful for that, because those prayers gave me strength through a time when my world was collapsing. During this time, my father was dying and at one point the decision to stay with my dying father or go with my ill husband was one I had to make. Now - a year and a bit later, we see the miracle. The doctors cant explain why his lung collapsed as there was no infection, they cannot explain why the cancer they removed from his liver was only bile. They cannot explain why the xray showed a lung riddled with cancer - but later xrays showed those nodules had disappeared. God answered prayer - my husband is a walking miracle! But I admit that I couldn't pray during that time as I was numb. Thank goodness God knows our heart!

 

And I am so grateful for the family on MrsS that were there for me during that time, that prayed and offered support, that went the extra mile, with financial assistance and even a care package. Each one of you gave me strength when I had no strength left.

 

So here is a big for each one of you!

 

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My Posts", by: Virginia http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36425

 

Under the old system, we had an option to view "my posts". Can we still do that, I can't find it?

 

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Read the thread to see the answer. :)

 

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3. Daily Diary: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=13 DIARY12.gif

 

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Earthquake Shortened Length of Day, Have you read about this ? by: Amishway Homsteaders http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=39090

 

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Earthquake May Have Permanently Shortened Length of Day

 

 

Preliminary calculations show that the massive earthquake (magnitude 8.8) that hit Chile last week permanently shortened the length of each day on Earth by 1.26 microseconds, according to scientists at NASA. (A microsecond is one-millionth of a second.) The disaster shortened the length of the day by moving massive amounts of rock and shifting the Earth's axis. "'Any worldly event that involves the movement of mass affects the Earth's rotation,' Benjamin Fong Chao, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said while explaining the phenomenon in 2005," CNN reported. Last week's quake shifted the Earth's figure axis, the "one around which the Earth's mass is balanced, by about three inches.

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OK, so I* was talking to my Mom on the phone and she told me about this and I had to look it up to see if it was true?

 

Looks like we have less time each day to work on preps! LOL

So when Darlene says there is less time to get ready she MEANS it! LOL

 

 

 

 

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4. Humor Me: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=18 laughmouse.jpg

 

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Harley rider at the Zoo, by: Trip http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38507

 

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A Harley biker is riding by the zoo in Washington , DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, right under the eyes of her screaming parents.

 

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back, letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

 

A reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter, addressing the Harley rider, says, 'Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.'

 

The Harley rider replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.'

 

The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist, you know, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page... So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?'

 

The biker replies, 'I'm a U.S. Marine and a Republican.'

 

The journalist leaves.

 

The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:

 

U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH

 

 

That pretty much sums up the media's approach to the news these days.

 

 

 

 

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5. Nature's Perscriptions: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=22 herbs2.jpg

 

13 Foods that Fight Pain, by: CoM

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=39211

 

1. Cherries

Muraleedharan Nair, PhD, professor of natural products and chemistry at Michigan State University, found that tart cherry extract is ten times more effective than aspirin at relieving inflammation. Only two tablespoons of the concentrated juice need to be taken daily for effective results. Sweet cherries have also been found to be effective.

 

 

2. Blackberries 3. Raspberries 4. Blueberries and 5. Strawberries

Dr. Nair later found the same anti-pain compound in berries like blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries.

 

 

6. Celery and Celery Seeds

James Duke, Ph.D., author of The Green Pharmacy, found more than 20 anti-inflammatory compounds in celery and celery seeds, including a substance called apigenin, which is powerful in its anti-inflammatory action. Add celery seeds to soups, stews or as a salt substitute in many recipes.

 

 

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That is just 6 of them so you need to go to the thread and read the others. :)

 

 

 

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6. Preserving the Harvest http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=30 canning7.jpg

 

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Apple Pie Jam, by: Pansy http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36885

 

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Had this recipe from one of you last year and didn't get a chance to make it til this year. Today was the day! This stuff is delicious! Pretty too when you see the sun come through the jar - sort of amber - lovely. Can't remember who posted the recipe but thanks again!

 

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The recipe is in the thread, so again, read the thread. :)

 

 

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7. Nature's Bounty: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=6 garden4.jpg

 

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Growing Spouts. by: AMarthaByHeart http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40236

 

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I have just been reading about growing and eating sprouts. It said that there are many nutrients in the sprouts (alfalfa, radishes, lentils, and broccoli sprouts) and very high in protein. I have looked and can't find any forum on starting sprouts. I know nothing about it but believe it might be an excellent way to supplement our diets if need be. What do I need to get get started, where do I buy the seeds and equipment needed, a book, etc.? Or can I use a canning jar to grow sprouts? One time, it seems that I remember hearing about being careful because of ecoli or it may have been a recall on sprouts that had ecoli. I want to be careful especially because grandkids will be eating them. Thank you in advance. I did not know where to post this so I picked here. It can be moved if needed.

 

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Please read all of the thread. :)

 

 

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8. The Spa: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=5 spa4.jpg

 

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Unsung Heroes, by: Momo http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35393

 

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Today is World Blood Donor Day. I have donated blood fairly often myself, but never thought I would be on the receiving side. When DH was in the hospital last month he had to have 2 units of blood due to his heavy bleeding. It really hit home then, and I was glad I had donated before. If you are able to, please donate.

 

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Please read the complete thread. :)

 

 

 

 

 

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9. Are You Really Ready: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=11 STOCKEDUP.jpg

 

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Penecillin--grow your own, by: -6 http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40836

 

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Survivalist: How To Treat Infections

 

One of the very first horrors most of us will face after the collapse will be an almost total lack

of medical aid and medicines. Many of us and our loved ones will sicken and die over things

that wouldn't have even been considered serious before the fall. The main reason for this is the

almost total ignorance of modern man about our ancestral medical remedies that, up until just

60 years ago, had been passed down since the dawn of time from generation to generation.

Below I'm going to teach you how to make the most important of all medicines, penicillin.

You should start making your own as soon as possible and get the art down and have some

in stock because when someone needs it, you won't have time to grow what you need. You'll

need to have it ready. Later on I'll teach you some of the other arts you'll need to know...

 

Penicillin..The Oldest cure:

 

Penicillin has been around a lot longer than people think. In fact the American Indians used

it centuries before the white man ever ventured onto America's shores. Oh, they didn't have

syringes and bottles, but they had something almost as good. When a member of the tribe

caught an infection, the medicine man would go out in the unspoiled woods and look for

a particular type of greenish-blue mold. He would bring a large chunk of this stuff back to

camp, clean it, then plaster it over the cleaned wound, which he washed beforehand with

pure mountain water. Wrapping the wound in a piece of hand woven cloth made by one of

the squaws, he would order the inured warrior or child to leave the dressing alone and get

a lot of rest. Within days the infection would be gone and the wound would begin to heal

nicely. This was the earliest known use of penicillin...

 

And although today most Americans couldn't tell a penicillium mold from a fungus, there are

still easy ways to find and grow it for later use. This mold can be used either alive or dead.

It doesn't kill the infection outright, but instead causes our body to boost its own immune

system to the point it can kill whatever little beastie is eating on you. By exposing the body

to penicillin, it reacts violently, assuming it's another critter out to attack it. This is a cry wolf

that fools the body into creating more antibodies than it needs, which it then uses to kill the

real infection. It was the first of the "wonder drugs" and is still one of the favorites in any good

doctor's arsenal...

 

Finding Penicillin:

 

Believe it or not, that funky looking blue mold on that deli salami you bought is none

other than penicillin! Most people peel that off their salami in disgust and toss it in the

trash. That's a really dumb thing to do. Take that rind and keep it. Take a paring knife

to it and scrape the mold off the peel and place it in a plastic container. Leave a piece

of the meat in there with it to keep it alive. Puncture a small hole in the bottle so air

can get in because penicillin is an aerobic bacteria, which means it needs air. That

way, even after it eats up the meat and lies dormant, you will be able to revive the

spores any old time you want by placing a small portion of it in with some more

cured meat or damp bread or old cantaloupe, which is one of this particular mold's

favorite foods. But always remember, even dead penicillin is good stuff. Never throw

it out. It could save your life or the life of someone you love. Antibiotics are going to

become as valuable as gold and as rare as chicken lips, so you'll have the market

cornered.

 

 

To mass produce the stuff, get you one of the following: Cantaloupe, black soil, corn

mash with sugar added. Make sure whatever you use is damp, then place it in a large

sealed container that has plenty of air in it. Leave a small hole though, because it will

eventually use up the oxygen and need more. Place your containers in a warm, dark

place and let the mold do its thing. Yeah, it looks nasty alright, but remember, this is

the good mold. You can make sure it's penicillin by starting out with salami or cantaloupe

mold, which are two mediums where only penicillin will grow. I've included a pic so you'll

have an idea what to look for. Remember, this stuff is a life saver, so put up with the

grossness and do what's necessary...

 

How To Use It:

 

The safest way is the old Indian way, which is by making a poultice or patch and applying

it to the afflicted area. But if the infection is internal, you'll need to dry the stuff up, grind it

to a powder, then feed it to whoever is sick. As far as dosage goes, I myself would use it

by the gram. One gram twice a day, orally. I wouldn't try injecting it because it's not been

processed and could cause more harm than good. If after two days you see no improvement,

double the dose. If it fails to help after this, then it's something beyond penicillin's power.

And with the introduction of so many third world toilet bugs into our beloved land, there's

going to be some that nothing can help. But as a rule, penicillin is a life saver, so memorize

what I've shown you here.

 

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There are more posts, so again, please read them all. :)

 

 

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10. Country Homesteading http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=16 COUNTRYHOME1.jpg

 

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Should we, or shouldn't we?, Can we homestead on a 1/2 acre? by: cootie http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=39825

 

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Is it possible to homestead if you live on a 1/2 acre in an unincorporated town? We are allowed to have small livestock like chickens, goats and rabbits. Does one have to have more land available than this for things to work out realistically? Should I go ahead with plans for a woodstove, wind power and solar? Or should we just realize that we are not in the ideal place for that and just see what the future holds for us someday.

 

Thanks,

Your Sister In Christ

 

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There is a LOT of information in this thread, please read it all. :)

 

 

 

 

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11. Pinching Pennies: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17 PENNIES4.jpg

 

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Food storage made easy giveaways, by: Jori http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40742

 

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This months food storage made easy newsletter has a huge list of "prizes" they are giving away, including a WONDERMILL JR DELUXE HAND GRINDER!!!!

 

 

http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/start-here/

 

not sure if my link will work, had to type it....

 

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The give away was for September, but, they probably give things each month.

I also changed the url.

 

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12. The Homeschooling Haven: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=26 homeschool1.jpg

 

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Could you share with me what a typical day is for you. by: Gibbs http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=37117

 

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I'm trying to figure out how I'd like for our days to flow. We arn't homeschooling yet, dh and I are still talking but the reality is becoming more and more. I know that the day is dynamic.

 

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Please read this thread as others have posted the answer. :)

 

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I am adding another thread as I feel it is really one some would like to see. :)

 

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Homeschooling with Hymns, by: Stephaine http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36237

 

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I have been pondering the possiblity of incorporating some of the Old Hymns into our Homeschool Studies. Quite frankly, I love the Old Hymns and they are not being sung in most of our churches. I do love the new style Praise and Worship, but these Old Hymns do not need to be cast aside and forgotten.

 

I've been doing a little searching and found this interesting link, a blog of a Homeschooler who had the same idea.

 

http://homeschoolblogger.com/hymnstudies/

 

For us, I'm thinking that we could use this for Memory Work, Handwriting Practice, Poetry, Bible Study, Music...what else??

 

I'm really excited, I think this could really work well and for all the ages I'm teaching which is K5, 1st,3rd, 4th (x2) 8th and 9th

 

What do y'all think?

 

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As before, please read the thread.

I changed the url so it would take you to the home page.

 

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13. DIY http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=15 tools6-1.jpg

 

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Free plans to build a bicycle trailer out of bamboo, or other recyled stuff, by: CrabGrassAcres

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=34662

 

She gives the url only, but, others have posted under her post.

 

http://www.carryfreedom.com/bamboo.html

 

 

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14. Holiday and Gift Central: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=21 HUGSAJARFULLOFHUGS.gif

 

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Next Christmas: by: Peg http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=32246

 

 

I have decided to start a few things for next Christmas. I just picked up some prints for paper tole projects. I plan on picking up a couple of deep picture frames and some pop dots and voila 2, 3D pictures, easy and thrifty (less then $5 each).

Who said Christmas has to be expensive? The family has decided to have a new rule for next Christmas, only homemade gifts. I guess I will be checking this area quite often.

 

 

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I'm sorry this is so late, we have been having some health issues here. Oldpine had/has an infection in one of his legs and spent some time in the hospital, then has not been able to go back to work. He may get the ok today, October 4th, at least we are in hopes he will get the go ahead. Where he works, they don't have sick leave, so you are on your own when you are out. I. if you haven't read the post I made, had a bad case of diverticulitis, but not bad enough to be put in the hospital. Liquid diet for as long as I could do it, then soft foods and I am back eating mostly like I did before. ONLY, watching the seeds and such. :(

 

I hope you all have a great Fall. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas everyone.

 

Snowmom

 

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Mrs. S. Newsletter

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?act=idx

 

Happy New Year

2009

 

JANUARY: JAN5.gif

 

January is . . . . National Careers in Cosmetology Month, National Eye Health Care Month, National Fiber Focus Month, National Hobby Month, National Soup Month, Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, Prune Breakfast Month

 

January 6 is . . . . .Bean Day

January 16 is . . . . Hot and Spicy Food International Day and National Nothing Day

January 22 is . . . . National Answer Your Cat's Question Day and National Blonde Brownie Day

January 31 is . . . . National Popcorn Day and Child Labor Day

 

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January 1: New Year's Day

January 4: New Moon

January 6: Epiphany

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19: Full Moon

 

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FEBRUARY: FEB1.gif

 

February is . . . . National Blah Buster Month, National Embroidery Month, National Grapefruit Month, National Snack Food Month, National Weddings Month, Responsible Pet Owner Month, Return Carts to the Supermarket Month, Creative Romance Month, International Twit Award Month, Canned Food Month

 

February 4 is . . . . . Create A Vacuum Day

February 16 is . . . . Do A Grouch A Favor Day

February 22 is . . . . Be Humble Day

February 25 is . . . . Pistol Patent Day (Samuel Colt

 

February 2: Groundhog Day

February 3: New Moon

February 12: Lincoln's Birthday

February 14: Valentine's Day

February 18: Full Moon

February 21: Presidents' Day

February 22: Washington's Birthday

 

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MARCH: th_march.jpg

 

March is . . . . Foot Health Month, Humorists Are Artist Month, National Furniture Refinishing Month, National Frozen Food Month, National Noodle Month, and National Peanut Month

 

March 4 is . . . . . Holy Experiment Day

March 16 is . . . . Everything You Do Is Right Day

March 22 is . . . . National Goof-off Day

March 31 is . . . . Bunsen Burner Day and National Clams On The Half Shell Day

 

March 1: St. David's Day

March 4: New Moon

March 9: Ash Wednesday

March 13: Daylight-Saving Time Begins

March 17: St. Patrick's Day

March 19: Full Moon

March 20: Spring Begins

 

 

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SOME IMPORTANT EVENTS THAT HAPPENED IN HISTORY

 

JANUARY:

 

January 1

 

Paul Revere was born in Boston, 1735

Flag maker Betsy Ross was born in Philadelphia, 1752

Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863

Ellis Island Immigrant Station in New York formally opened, 1892

 

January 31

13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery was submitted, 1865

General Robert E. Lee named general-in-chief of all Confederate armies, 1865

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FEBRUARY:

 

February 1

 

Thomas Jefferson's "Monticello" construction began, 1769

Underground Railroad was established, 1838

You can read some about this at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2944.html

 

Texas seceded from the Union, 1861

 

February 28

 

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the first United States Railroad chartered to carry passengers and freight was incorporated, 1827

Republican Party formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, 1854

The Territory of Colorado was organized, 1861,

 

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MARCH:

 

March 1

 

The Articles of Confederation were established, 1781

Congress authorized the first United States Census, 1790

Ohio entered the Union, 1803 (17th)

Nebraska entered the Union, 1867 (37th)

Congress authorized the creation of Yellowstone National Park, 1872

 

Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, it is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved within Yellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the world's most extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

 

 

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1. Sunporch: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=1

 

 

Posted by: Momo

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41872

 

So I go to a computer lab at our local senior center with DH. He is going to learn the basics and I am going to try to become more computer literate.

 

I have a few spare minutes, so of course I check out MrsS. The tutor looks over my shoulder and says, MrsSurvival..I go there too. So here we are in the middle of podunk Alabama and we run into each other. It is truly a small world.

 

Although BamaLover has been registered for a few years, she is still a lurker. I told her how I was a lurker for awhile too. I also told her we were safe and I was going to drag her in here kicking and scraming. (Okay..that is a bit dramatic but you get the point)

 

I want to officially introduce BamaLover to MrsS. I told her to check this forum in the next day or two. Surprise!!

 

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I will say "WELCOME" here in the News Letter. :)

 

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2. Reporting For Duty: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=19

 

Posted by: Midnightmom

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35788

How sad that so many never get it.....

 

Veterans Mojave Memorial in Danger of Removal

 

Received in e-mail:

 

 

QUOTE

THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN 12,600+ HITS ON THIS VIDEO. IT NEEDS TO BE SEEN BY MANY, MANY MORE PEOPLE. PLEASE SPREAD IT AROUND. TO THINK ONE INDIVIDUAL, JUST ONE, CAN TAKE A CASE LIKE THIS TO THE CALIF SUPREME COURT AND GET A HEARING.

 

WE SHOULD DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PREVENT THIS MEMORIAL FROM BEING TORN DOWN. EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD SEE THIS VIDEO.

 

YouTube - Veterans Fight to Keep 75-yr. old Mojave Desert Memorial cross

 

 

Please view video and act according to your principles

 

Later she posted:

 

Apparently, vandals have torn it down.

 

 

QUOTE

Although the Supreme Court favorably ruled the Memorial Cross shouldn't come down, vandals tore it down anyway in open defiance of this ruling! A $125,000 reward will be offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction for this crime, please call (760) 252-6120.

http://www.donttearmedown.com/

 

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What a shame, and shame on those who tore it down. :(

 

 

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3. Where The Heart Is: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=2

 

Posted by: Dee

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41740

 

I'm so excited

 

DD is in Hawaii this week and called this evening to ask what size T-shirt her brother wears. Thought she'd get him a Harley Davidson shirt for Christmas. She was going to buy herself some Kona coffee and wondered if I wanted some. When I said it'll be expensive to mail she said I'll just bring it when I come for Christmas AND then total silence. You're coming for Christmas I said excitedly. She got so mad at herself. She'd made plans 2 months ago and bought her tickets to surprise us. She'd told DS and DDIL but otherwise no one knew. She blew it when she called and I am soooooooo excited. I do feel sorry for her, I did the same thing with my parents on their 35th wedding anniversary. I know how she feels BUT I'm so happy that we'll all be together for the first time in a number of years.

 

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I'm sure you are all having a great time.

 

 

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4. The Family Tree: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=7

 

Posted by: Momo

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41566

 

Free Military Records

 

In honor of veterans day you can search for free on Ancestry from Nov.11-14th. You don't need to register or give a credit card.

 

http://www.ancestry....militaryrecords

 

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5. MrsSurvival Chat Archive [http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=32

 

The Chat Archives are just that and if you want to read them, that is fine, but, I am not printing any of it here.

 

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6. The Flu Clinic: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=24

 

Posted by: Katz25

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41501

 

Cough Syrup would this work??

 

Okay I work at a Senior Center and these guys always have great information from their younger days. So we were talking about coughs and what helped. A lady told me about this time of the year her mother use to get "hard rock candy" (not quite sure what kind of candy this is) and few peppermint candies and put them in a bottle/jar, then get whiskey and pour over these candies. The candy would melt in the whiskey. When someone got sick or had bad cough, this is what they used for cough syrup. So I was just wondering would this work if we didn't have any other source. When I've been really sick with the flu and the cough that won't stop I've taken a mixture of whiskey, honey, and lemon. This isn't muct different. What do you think???

 

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You should read all the answers.

 

 

 

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7. The Kitchen: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=10

 

 

Posted by: LindaLou

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41628

 

Garbage can turkey

 

don't know if this has ever been posted before but it is a unique way to do a turkey. I kind of like the Arkansas Fish and Game YouTube video method the best. You can get the infusor for the desperado-mountain method via Camp Chef online.

 

http://desperado-mou...n.com/id30.html

 

 

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8. 2 Bits, 4 Bits, 6 Bits a Dollar! http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=37

 

Posted by: So many of Mrs. S. people. :)

 

There are so many things posted in here that I can't pick just one.

 

Please know that there are soaps, lotions, wringers for washers, yarn and even a dog.

 

So, please go and check it all out. :)

 

 

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9. Urban Homesteading: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=35

 

 

Posted by: LaBellaVita

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=39921

 

 

oil lamps - does the oil really matter?

 

I would like to make some olive oil lamps w/the wick and all, but I was wondering, is olive oil the most cost and burn-efficient oil? Do some oils burn faster, stinkier, smokier, etc than others?

 

I'm looking for good value per burn time, something that doesn't make a bunch of black smoke or whatnot, and isn't too expensive to purchase... (I've never done this before so you may have better questions than I've come up w/)

 

I can get olive oil in the big jugs at Costco, but they also have different types of oils too and I think they may be cheaper (I really need to verify that).

 

Thanks so much!

 

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Please read all the answers. :)

 

 

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10. Pinching Pennies: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17

 

 

Posted by: Momo

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41927

 

 

Medicare reminder

 

To those who are on Medicare, the end of the year (and last chance for choosing drug plans and Medigap or Advantage plans) is the 31st. After that date(with a few exceptions) you will have to wait till next year to make any changes.

 

 

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11. Homemade Memories: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=14

 

Posted by: Deerslayer (IP: 75.88.2.35 )

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41174

 

homemade sewing box

 

I found a flea market that had several of these makeup suitcases for $1 each--so i got them and made them into sewing boxes to give as Christmas gifts this year--I padded and lined the inside--trimmed out really pretty and pus pin cushions etc in the lid--then i attached legs from lowes with little brackets you can buy--and covered the outside in leftover laces and trims--i think they turned out really cute and unique as gifts great christmas gifts for under $15 each--

 

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There is a picture in the post too.

 

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12. Within These Pages: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=4

 

 

Posted by: mommafitz

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40475

 

 

The new County Library

 

Yesterday DH and I visited the local library. (In case you didn't know, we moved.) It is unbelievable! The facilities are huge and there is plenty of reading/studying/ work space.

 

I think we will be visiting there often.

 

Maybe things will settle down soon so I can jump into my old habit again!

 

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No, this is not a book, just a reminder that you need to be sure to use your library. :)

 

 

 

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13. WWW: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=12

 

Posted by: zzelle

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=32783

 

best spyware and adware

 

just got a new computer dell with windows vista what is the best spyware and adware to download, please help thank you i am just wanting to keep it running well.

 

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She got several answers. :)

 

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14. Mrs. Survival's Survival and Preparation Manual: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=25

 

Posted by: Mother

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=13858

 

TEOTWAWKI Reality Check Test

 

The scene is this:

 

!!!The world has gone crazy or at least your part of the world. For some time the rising oil prices have caused all transportation and heating costs to be almost unattainable for most people. (Does this sound familiar?) The stock market had been climbing by leaps and bounds but suddenly has cashed due to rumors of economic unrest and war around the globe.( Does this resemble what we've been hearing lately?) Even if you don't have interests in the stock market, you suddenly find your bank closed and your funds are unattainable. Businesses are folding daily and people out of work, perhaps even yourself or a loved one. The prices of gas, food, supplies, medicine and almost all goods have gone out of sight and what you can afford is now in scarce supply. On top of that, now the threat of avian Influenza has become a reality. People are falling ill by huge numbers, hospitals are overflowing, schools are closed, hungry rioters are starting to amass in the streets and now the electricity has gone off and you have just heard that it will not be on for many months to come, if at all. The National Guard has been called out but there are not enough of them to handle the chaos; Society, as we know it, has totally broken down!!!

 

 

Now that you've had a chance to reflect on some of the possibilities, what specific information would you want to see in a manual of this sort if you find yourself in this situation?

 

 

 

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DID YOU KNOW???

 

'Auld Lang Syne'

This dismissory song now used throughout the English-speaking world. In Scotland, it gradually displaced the century-old 'Good-night and joy be wi' you a'.' In spite of the popularity of 'Auld Lang Syne', it has aptly been described as 'the song that nobody knows'. Even in Scotland, hardly a gathering sings it correctly, without some members of the party introducing the spurious line: 'We'll meet again some ither nicht' for the line which Burns actually wrote: 'And we'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet'. To say nothing of adding 'the days of' to the line 'For auld lang syne'!

On 17th December 1788, Burns said in a letter to Mrs Dunlop: 'Your meeting which you so well describe with your old schoolfellow and friend was truly interesting. Out upon the ways of the world! They spoil these 'social offsprings of the hear'. Two veterans of the 'men of the world' would have met with little more heart-workings than two old hacks worn out on the road. Apropos, is not the Scotch phrase Auld lang syne exceedingly expressive? There is an old song and tune which has often thrilled through my soul. You know I am an enthusiast in old Scotch songs. I shall give you the verses on the other sheet... Light be the turf on the breast of the heaven-inspired poet who composed this glorious fragment! There is more of the fire of native genius in it than in half a dozen of modern English Bacchanalians.' The song 'on the other sheet' was Burns's first version of 'Auld Lang Syne'.

 

With slight emendations, the poet sent a copy of the song to Johnson, who delayed publishing it, possibly because the air to which it went had already appeared in the Museum with words by Ramsay, beginning: 'Should auld acquaintance be forgot.' But Johnson changed his mind and put the song into the fifth volume of the Museum, which appeared about six months after Burns's death, but which there is plenty of evidence in Burns's letters to suggest he had seen in proof stage. The tune to which it was matched in the Museum first appeared in Playford's Original Scotch Tunes, 1700, though doubtless it was then at least half a century old, for it was the tune to which the antecedents of Burns's poem were written.

 

The 'exceedingly expressive' germphrase has been taced back to an anonymous ballad in the Bannatyne Manuscript of 1568, 'Auld Kyndnes foryett'. The last of the eight stanzas goes:

 

"They wald me hals with hude and hatt,

Quhyle I wes rich and had anewch,

About me friends anew I gatt,

Rycht blythlie on me they lewch;

But now they mak it wondir tewch,

And lattis me stand befoir the yett;

Thairfoir this warld is very frewch,

And auld kyndnes is quyt foryett."

 

From that anonymous old poet's complaint of man's ingratitude, we move on to a slightly later ballad, probably by the courtly poet Sir Robert Ayton (1570-1638) who accompanied James VI and I to England, though sometimes attributed on little evidence to Francis Sempill of Beltrees (d. 1683?). First published in Watson's Choice Collection of Scots Poems, 1711, the anthology upon which the whole of the 18th Century Scots Revival was based, Ayton's poem begins:

 

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never thought upon,

The flames of love extinguished,

And freely past and gone?

Is thy kind heart now grown so cold

In that loving breast of thine,

That thou canst never once reflect

On old-long-syne?

 

Chronologically, the next reference is a prose one: to a scurrilous work, Scotch Presbyterian Eloquence Display'd published in London in 1694. The author quotes a sermon: 'Did you ever hear tell of a good God and a cappet [pettish] prophet, Sirs? The good God said, Jonah, now billy Jonah, wilt thou go to Ninevah, for Auld lang syne? [old kindness].'

 

Henley and Henderson refer to a street song, dating from the end of the 17th Century, which had the refrain:

 

"On old long syne.

On old long syne, my jo,

On old long syne:

That thou canst never once reflect

On old long syne."

 

This, attributed to Francis Sempill, appeared in Watson's Choice Collection, but clearly derives from Ayton.

 

The song which Ramsay wrote to the tune, printed with his words in the Museum, was published in his Scots Songs, 1720. The first eight lines establish the connexion, and at the same time demonstrate that the poem represents Ramsay at his least inspired:

 

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

Tho' they return with scars?

These are the noble hero's lot,

Obtain'd in glorious wars:

Welcome, my Varo, to my breast,

Thy arms about me twine.

And make me once again as blest,

As I was lang syne."

 

At least two other political ballads of the period exist which exhibit turns of phrase, the echo of which sounds in Burns's version: and in 'The Old Minister's Song', 'Tullochgorum' Skinner came nearer than most:

 

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

Or friendship e'er grow cauld?

Should we nae tighter draw the knot

Aye as we're growing auld?

How comes it, then, my worthy friend,

Wha used to be sae kin',

We dinna for ilk ither spier

As we did lang syne?"

 

Was Burns, in fact, aware of these older poems? Almost certainly he was. But if his claim to Mrs Dunlop was correct, and the forces of Nature have honoured his request, the turf must by lying lightly upon the breast of an unknown poet of whose intermediary version not a trace can be found.

 

Cromek alleged evidence that the two best stanzas were by Burns. William Stenhouse, the editor of an early 19th Century reissue of the Museum, stated that Burns admitted to Johnson that only three stanzas were old, the other two being written by himself. George Thomson was certainly suspicious of the supposed old originals. In September 1793, Burns forwarded him the third known manuscript of the song, with some minor changes, the most important of which is the substitution of 'my dear' for 'my jo' in the chorus. In the accompanying letter Burns remarked: 'One song more, and I have done, 'Auld lang syne'. The air is but mediocre; but the following song - the old song of the olden times, and which has never been in print, nor even in manuscript, until I took it down from an old man's singing - is enough to recommend any air.'

 

Some time later, after Thomson had discovered from Stephen Clarke that Johnson had a copy of 'Auld Lang Syne' and had noticed that the air was already in the Museum to Ramsay's words, he must have written to Burns, who replied in November 1794: 'The two songs you saw in Clarke's are neither of them worth your attention. The words of 'Auld lang syne are good, but the music is an old air, the rudiments of the modern tune of that name. The other tune you may hear as a common Scots country dance.'

 

What was 'the other tune'? Probably the tune which we know today, and to which Thomson published the words in Scottish Airs, 1799, claiming them to be 'From an old MS. In the editor's possession', which was at least slightly more honest.

 

The first strain of the familiar tune appears in 'The Duke of Buccleugh's Tune', in Appollo's Banquet, 1690, though I am inclined to think this establishes nothing beyond yet another interesting example of melodic coincidence. Its 'common Scots country dance' version appeared first in Bremner's Scots Reels, 1759, under the title 'The Miller's Wedding' and in Cumming's Strathspeys, 1780, as well as in McGlashan's Strathspey Reels, also published in 1780, in which it was called 'The Miller's Daugher'. Its commonness is attested by the fact that it appeared in at least a further five similar publications within the next thirty years; was used twice to different words in the Museum; and was employed in a slightly pruned version in William Shield's ballad-opera Rosina in 1783. It is also closely related to the melodies of 'O Can you labor lea' and 'Coming thro' the rye' which appear to derive basically from the same strathspey as 'Auld Lang Syne'.

 

Although Thomson's version of the words are usually to be met with in popular editions of Burns's poems, the Johnson version is probably the better. Both versions contain the line 'And we'll take a right gude-willy waught' means 'a draught of good fellowship', 'gude-willy' being an Old English term like Lydgate's (c. 1375-1462) 'A! Faire lady! Welwilly found at al', from the Complaint of the Black Night, instanced by Dick.

 

This was found at:: http://www.robertburns.org/encyclopedia/AuldLangSyne.5.shtml

 

 

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I would like to say, "Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and Merry Christmas to all of those who have had Birthdays, and Anniversarys that I have missed and to everyone goes the very late Merry Christmas".

 

 

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MRS. S. NEWS LETTER

FOR APRIL, MAY AND JUNE OF 2011

 

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/

 

 

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April is . . . . International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, National Anxiety Month, National Humor Month, National Welding Month, National Garden Month, and Uh-Huh Month

 

 

 

April 8 is . . . . . All Is Ours Day

April 18 is . . . . International Jugglers Day

April 25 is . . . . National Zucchini Bread Day

April 29 is . . . . National Shrimp Scampi Day

 

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April 1. All Fools Day

April 3. New Moon

April 18. Full Moon

April 22. Good Friday

April 24. Easter Sunday

 

 

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NEWS FROM APRIL 14, 1935

 

The "Black Sunday" Dust Storm of 14 April 1935

Research Notes

Quotes

"Suddenly there appeared on the northern horizon a black blizzard, moving toward them; there was no sound, no wind, nothing but an immense 'boogery' cloud. Donald Worster, Dust Bowl – The Southern Plains in the 1930s. [From http://www.perryton.com/black.htm] (This url is no longer good. I didn't check it when I found the artical. )

 

"Borger reported the storm struck at 6:15 PM; Amarillo at 7:20 PM; Boise City, Oklahoma, at 5:35 PM; and Dalhart at 5:15 PM." Ochiltree County Herald (Perryton TX),

 

18 April 1935. [Other reports suggest the actual time in Boise City was more likely 4:35 PM.]

 

"Some People Thought the End of the World was at Hand when Every Trace of Daylight was Obliterated at 4:00 PM." Liberal News, 15 April 1935.

 

"The Worst I Ever Seen." Northwest Oklahoman (Shattuck), 16 April 1935.

 

"Worst dust storm ever known in this country on 14 of April." Observer, Beaver OK.

 

"When dust obscures sun, is it 'cloudy?'" Observer, Pampa TX.

 

"...A huge cloud of black top soil swooped down upon Laverne in the manner of a heavy cloud flattening out upon the earth and spread absolute darkness the like of which has never been experienced by most Harper county folk." The Leader Tribune, Laverne, 18 April 1935.

 

"...a great black bank rolled in out of the northeast, and in a twinkling when it struck Liberal, plunged everything into inky blackness, worse than that on any midnight, when there is at least some starlight and outlines of objects can be seen. When the storm struck it was impossible to see one's hand before his face even two inches away. And it was several minutes before any trace of daylight whatsoever returned." Liberal News, 15 April 1935.

 

"The billowing black cloud struck Amarillo at 7:20 o'clock and visibility was zero for 12 minutes." Amarillo Daily News, 15 April 1935 (from the Associated Press).

 

"Mr. Williamson... had mounted a horse and was headed toward the fire when he met this great dust cloud, and was enveloped in darkness. The electrical current was so strong that it snapped from ear to ear on his bronco, and the cow chips ignited by the fire would roll hundreds of yards kindling the grass as they rolled and burned." Panhandle Herald, Guymon, 15 April 1935.

 

"Now, as we recall that day, we are glad that we were eye-witnesses to perhaps the most awe-inspiring and majestic upheaval of Nature that ever occurred in this section of the United States." Pauline Winkler Grey, The Black Sunday of April 14, 1935. Kansas Historical Society.

 

"The wind was travelling at a speed of sixty miles an hour; when it struck, visibility was reduced to zero for a period of twenty minutes, after which time visibility was limited to ten feet or less, lasting for forty-five minutes, then visibility increased to fifty feet or more at sporadic intervals and thereafter gradually increasing until normal nightfall." U. S. Government Weather Bureau at Dodge City KS. From The Black Sunday of April 14, 1935. Kansas Historical Society.

 

"It was as though the sky was divided into two opposite worlds. On the south there was blue sky, golden sunlight and tranquility; on the north, there was a menacing curtain of boiling black dust that appeared to reach a thousand or more feet into the air. It had the appearance of a mammoth waterfall in reverse – color as well as form. The apex of the cloud was plumed and curling, seething and tumbling over itself from north to south and whipping trash, papers, sticks, and cardboard cartons before it. Even the birds were helpless in the turbulent onslaught and dipped and dived without benefit of wings as the wind propelled them. As the wall of dust and sand struck our house the sun was instantly blotted out completely. Gravel particles clattered against the windows and pounded down on the roof. The floor shook with the impact of the wind, and the rafters creaked threateningly. We stood in our living room in pitch blackness. We were stunned. Never had we been in such all-enveloping blackness before, such impenetrable gloom." Pauline Winkler Grey, The Black Sunday of April 14, 1935. Kansas Historical Society.

 

"Tommy Peckham lost his way in the storm and stopped to knock on a door. 'Mr. (Loefbourrow),' he said, 'This is Tommy Peckham and I'm lost. May I come in?' He was at home and didn't know it. Forgan Advocate, 18 April 1935.

 

"Residents of the southwestern dust bowl marked up another black duster today and wondered how long it would be before another one came along." Associated Press, Lubbock Evening Journal, 15 April 1935. (Probably written by Robert Geiger; may be the first appearance of "dust bowl.")

 

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You can read the rest of this at: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=blacksunday-notes

 

There are so many more places to see and read about the Dust Bowl, just Google. :)

 

 

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May is . . . . Better Sleep Month, National Good Car Care Month, National Photo Month, National Salad Month, National Egg Month, National Barbecue Month, Revise Your Work Schedule Month, Date Your Mate Month, National Hamburger Month, and Fungal Infection Awareness Month

 

 

May 5 is . . . . . National Hoagie Day

May 11 is . . . . Eat What You Want Day and Twilight Zone Day

May 19 is . . . . Frog Jumping Jubilee Day

May 29 is . . . . End Of The Middle Ages Day

 

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May 3. New Moon

May 8. Mother's Day

May 17. Full Moon

May 21. Armed Forces Day

May 23. Victoria Day (Canada)

May 30. Memorial Day Observed (USA)

 

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Kansas Historical Quarterly - As Published - May 1935

May 1935 (Vol. 4, No. 2), pages 215 to 221

Transcribed by lhn; additional HTML by Susan Stafford;

digitized with permission of the Kansas Historical Society.

 

Historical articles appearing in the fall, 1934, issue of The Aerend, a Fort Hays Kansas State College publication, included stories on early hangings in Barton county, by Elizabeth Eppstein; Charles Godfrey Leland's journey to Kansas in 1867, by F. B. Streeter; Santa Fe, another ghost town, by Bee Jacquart, and the Scott County State Park, a prehistoric playground, by Matilda Freed.

 

W. R. Honnell, of Kansas City, sketched the history of the Pony Express at the nineteenth annual meeting of the pioneers of Kennekuk, southeast of Horton, January 1, 1935. His talk was reviewed in The Tri-County News, of Horton, January 3, and the Horton Headlight January 7.

 

Pioneers of Ness county are contributing articles to an old settlers' column which was started in the Ness County News, of Ness City, on January 5, 1935. Much Ness county history is being recorded by this arrangement.

 

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You can read much more at: http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-historical-quarterly-as-published-may-1935/12642

 

 

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JUNE

 

June is . . . . Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, American Rivers Month, Cancer In The Sun Month, Dairy Month, Turkey Lover's Month, National Accordian Awareness Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Ice Tea Month, National Papaya Month, National Pest Control Month, National Rose Month, Fight The Filthy Fly Month, and Zoo and Aquarium Month

 

 

June 4 is . . . . . Old Maid's Day

June 12 is . . . . Machine Day

June 20 is . . . . Ice Cream Soda Day

June 29 is . . . . Camera Day

 

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June 1. New Moon

June 8. Shavuot

June 14. Flag Day (USA)

June 15. Full Moon

June19. Father's Day

June 21. Summer Begins

 

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Model Airplane News

June, 1935

 

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Grumman FF-1 "FiFi"

Model Airplane News Cover Art for June, 1935

by Jo Kotula

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The Grumman G-5 design was an American biplane fighter aircraft operated by the United States Navy during the 1930s. Designated FF-1, It was the first Navy aircraft with retractable landing gear.

 

 

 

Grumman FF-1 "FiFi"

Grumman Retractable Landing Gear Patent No. 1,859,624

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The FF-1 was Grumman’s first aircraft design for the US Navy. The prototype XFF-1 first flew in 1931. It was two-seat design, with an enclosed cockpit, fuselage of all-metal construction, and wings covered largely with fabric. The XFF-1 was powered by a 750 hp Wright Cyclone and reached a top speed of 201 mph, faster than any US Navy fighter in service at the time. FF-1s were delivered to Fighter Squadron VF-5B of the USS Lexington beginning in June 1933. In service the FF-1 became familiarly known as the "Fifi". The FF-1 was withdrawn from first-line US Navy squadrons by the end of 1936 and reallocated to reserve units, most still in service late in 1940. Later, 22 surviving FF-1s were modified with dual controls, redesignated FF-2 and used for instructional duties.

 

40 aircraft were acquired by the Spanish Republican Government in 1937 via intermediaries from Turkey to bypass the US embargo placed on belligerents during the Spanish Civil War. Designated the GE-23 Pedro Rico ("Rich Pete") by the Spanish Republican Air Force, the aircraft were used in the conflict, but were not well matched against their chief opponent, the Fiat CR.32, although one victory against a Heinkel was the only recorded "kill" by a Grumman biplane fighter. Eight survived to serve in the Franco's fascist Ejercito del Aire Espanol as the Delfin (Dolphin).

 

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Read more about it at: http://www.jitterbuzz.com/MAN_1935_06.HTML

 

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SOME OF THE FORUMS ARE LISTED HERE:

 

1. Streams In The Desert: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=20 BIBLE7.jpg

 

EVER LOSE YOUR WAY? by: ozzzyyy, but, this is really Ginger. This was when names were mixed up.

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4758

 

For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. 2 Samuel 22:29

 

The door to the hotel bathroom crept open. Inside, I had set up a makeshift office so I could work late while the children slept. My eleven-year-old daughter Rebecca announced, "I can't sleep." I turned off my laptop computer while she sat on the edge of the tub and began to talk. She told me about her frustrations with having a younger brother, about her recent trip to Disney World and about her upcoming elementary school graduation. Suddenly, she wiggled her toes and yelped, "Ugh!"

 

"What?" I said.

 

"An ant was crawling on my toe."

 

We looked down at this insect, hardly big enough to see. It was climbing over mountainous tufts of fuzzy bathroom mat. After watching it struggle for a few minutes, we realized it was going in circles. So we decided to help it along its journey. We picked it up, removed the mat and placed it on the smooth tile.

 

"I think ants have a good sense of direction," I said hopefully. "Maybe now it can find its way home." Soon, it was crawling in circles again.

 

As we watched the ant, I felt as if I were watching myself. I'd been lost a few times in my life: when my parents divorced, when my father died, when I was laid off from a job. Each time, I struggled to find my own way.

 

Suddenly, Rebecca said, "Let's put it in the flowers." There was a vase of fresh flowers on the counter. After letting the ant crawl onto a piece of tissue paper, she gingerly placed it on an iris. "At least it will feel at home there."

 

I smiled at Rebecca's innocence and at her caring heart. And I said a silent prayer for the people who, each time I was lost, were there to comfort me, help pick me up and put me back on the right road.

 

Lord, thank You for Your guidance and the comfort You give through others.

 

By Billy Newman

 

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I thank God for sending me all those special people to my side when I have lost my way. In my lifetime of almost 40 years; I have experienced pain and suffering of my parents divorce, loss of loved ones, broken relationships, illnesses, misplaced dreams, financial woes, and wayward family members. Yet through every time of sadness, confusion and grief, the Lord always sends a special agent of His to help me find my way again. Some have been friends, family and sometimes even strangers that have influenced me the most to look up and press on. We never know how very much we can mean to another when we live in love and compassion for those around us.

 

Back 4 years ago, there was a (((((((((Lady)))))))))))

here at Mrs. Survival, who took the time to pick me up when I was at my all time lowest as a mother dealing with a drug addicted suicical teenage son. My friends abandoned me, my church was silent, my family critical, my DH numb and heartbroken...and I was utterly alone experiencing the most heart wrenching pain I have ever felt in my entire life. And yet, God used this woman online (who at that time, I had never met) to minister to my broken heart....

She reached out to me with a compassionate love that I will never ever ever forget. She knows who she is and I thank her with all my heart!! I soon found my way and became the stronger mother I needed to be for the sake of my lost son. I hope and pray to be that kind of friend in return to all those who at assorted times in thier lives, lose thier way.

 

I pray also that this site, continues to be an instrumental way of helping others who have lost thier way...only to find it again with a renewed sense of hope!

Now thats truly survival; when others come along beside you and give you strength to make it through another day.

 

love and blessings always,

Ginger

 

Stop by and say "HI"

 

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2. Announcements and Help http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=34 megaphone1.jpg

 

This is where if you have questions about the forums, ask and someone will help you.

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=33445

 

 

 

 

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3. Daily Diary: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=13

 

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The catfood fairy By: gofish

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42779

 

The catfood fairy has fallen down on the job and the cats are howling mad.They had food last night so they will live.

I've worked so many hours this week we keep saying that we should have brought our sleeping bags to work.Next week will be the same.

 

Son's birthday is Monday and we are having his party today.Farmer friend's offered to have it at thier house.FF also said as his cows are freshening he is keeping the calves and selling the cows.

Milking is a lot of work for very little money now.If things change next year he will have the heifers to milk or sell.

 

Well I better get to the store before the cats attack.

Hope you have a good day.

 

 

 

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4. Humor Me: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=18

 

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Rooster puzzle by: AMarthaByHeart

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42757

 

Best senior citizen puzzle.

 

 

A little silver-haired lady calls her neighbor and says, "Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started."

 

Her neighbor asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?"

 

The little silver haired lady says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster."

 

Her neighbor decides to go over and help with the puzzle.

 

She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table.

 

He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says,

 

"First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster."

 

He takes her hand and says, "Secondly, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then," he said with a deep sigh ............

 

 

(scroll down)

 

 

 

 

 

"Let's put all the Corn Flakes back in the box."

 

 

 

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5. Nature's Perscriptions: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=22

 

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Medicinal use for red and white clover by: CoM

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42889

 

Here is an informative video on the medicinal uses for red and white clover.

 

http://www.electsake..._how-to_016.htm

http://www.electsake..._how-to_020.htm

 

Other videos available at

 

http://www.electsake...ival_how-to.htm

 

 

 

 

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6. Preserving the Harvest http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=30 (for some reason I'm having problems with this link. :( I hope it works for all of you out there.)

 

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half gallon ball jars by: RobertZ

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42439

 

I ordered some from eBay. I ordered them just for refrigerator pickles and pickled eggs. I am pretty sure there is nothing I can safely can in them, but I am going to ask anyway. Can I safely can anything in them?

 

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For the answer, please read the rest of the thread.

 

 

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7. Nature's Bounty : http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=6

 

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Summer's fresh bounty almost gone by: Dee http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42075

 

Last night I cooked our last squash. I have 3 small pumkins and a few carrots left and then all my fresh stuff from last summers garden is gone. I'll switch over to the canned and frozen stuff next.

 

Our gardens weren't the best last year BUT having enough to last until the middle of January has been nice.

 

Some of the things I'll start on that are frozen/canned are cole slaw, sweetcorn, greenbeans, beets, corn chowder, applesauce, peaches, peas, potatoes and I can't think what else right off the bat..

 

How about you? Do you have some left or is it gone by now?

 

 

 

 

 

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8. The Spa: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=5

 

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Heat Stroke by: Poohbear http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40373

 

Thought I would put this in as a reminder since summer will be here soon. :)

 

Just a reminder that during this time of extremely high temps it's important to stay hydrated and cool when you're outside. I think my DH was just a few minutes away from having a heat stroke yesterday. He had to work his factory job and when he got home he tried to finish up some weed eating from the day before. After about an hour my oldest happen to look out the window and saw him down on all fours in the yard. We ran out to help him and he had been sick to his stomach. His whole head was dark red and even though his clothes were wet from sweat he had stopped sweating. His legs were weak and his hands were trembling. He also said he was having trouble seeing. We got him to the porch (shade) and I wet him down with the water hose. DD brought him a quart bottle of Gatorade and he guzzled the whole thing. I almost called 911, but he insisted he only needed to cool down. After a few minutes he started sweating again and said he was starting to feel better. He came in, took a long cool shower then fell asleep on the couch (all under my watchful eye). I was still scared something might happen.

 

I told him, the heck with the weeds! It's not worth it! I don't care how high they get, don't worry about them! He scared me to death!

 

 

 

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9. Are You Really Ready http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=11

 

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Items You May Have Forgotten Or Take For Granted by: shadypines

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=12893

 

I really do think that within a year many of us will face

a quarantine. So, I have been looking around the house

trying to think of things I could still run out of. Now

these items are things that we really take for granted.

I came up with two items so far. I am low on lightbulbs

and fuses. I will remedy that this week. Does anyone

else have suggestions?

 

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There are several other suggestions, so please be sure to read the thread. :)

 

 

 

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10. Country Homesteading http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=16

 

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What chickens do you recommend? by: dogmom4

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42402

 

I'm planning to order some chicks in a couple of weeks with a friend and am trying to decide which breed(s) to get. I already have one hen and can have up to 6 chickens in the city I live in. We had a thread a long time ago about what the best chicken breeds are, but I can't find it. I'd like to pick everyone's brains on what you think would be the (1) best egg layers and (2) quiet/calm breeds. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

 

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Please read all of the thread, as there are so many ideas. :)

 

 

 

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11. Pinching Pennies: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17

 

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Healthy Foods for $1.00 by: Fullpantry

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42836

 

I printed this off from another website several years ago - not sure which site. I came across it the other day while perusing my files and thought it was very relevant. I want cheap food, but I want it to be nutritious for my family.

 

Here's the article:

 

Rice - Rice is the most consumed staple in the world with nearly half of the developing worlds caloric intake coming from rice. The processing of rice removes much of its nutritional value. Brown rice retains the most nutritional value and white rice loses the most. Many rice producers enrich white rice with vitamins to add back in some of the nutritional value lost in the processing of rice. When you go to the supermarket many rice products will say "enriched" on the packaging. Even after enrichment whole brown rice is still more nutritional.

 

Cost: Rice can be stored up to two years so it makes a good deal of economic sense to buy in bulk. If you buy 20 pounds or more you can find rice for less than 50 cents per pound. It is one of the most economical foods on the planet with a 100 calories of cooked rice costing roughly 3-4 cents.

 

Oatmeal - My grandma swore by the health benefits of oatmeal. She had a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast every morning and lived well into her nineties. Oatmeal is rich in dietary fiber and has been shown to lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health.

 

Cost: My local Winco has old fashioned oatmeal for 42 cents a pound. I typically have a cup of oatmeal with some cinnamon mixed in for breakfast costing roughly 20 cents.

 

Potatoes - As long as potatoes are prepared without loading them up with butter or sour cream they can be an extremely nutritious low calorie staple that's high in fiber and other vitamins.

 

Cost: There are several types of potatoes but you can typically find most types of potatoes for between 40 and 60 cents per pound.

 

Eggs - A great source of affordable low calorie protein. One egg contains just over 5 grams of protein.

 

Cost: 20 cents or less per egg with a typical breakfast containing two eggs.

 

Popcorn - Popcorn is high in dietary fiber and low in calories and fat as long as you don't load it up with salt and butter. According to Wikipedia popcorn became a popular snack food during the Great Depression. It's easy to see why, popcorn is one of the most inexpensive snack foods around especially if you pop your own popcorn.

 

Cost: Loose kernels cost around 75 cents per pound. A typically microwave packet contains 2.8 ounces of dry popcorn kernels which comes out to roughly 13 cents if you pop it yourself.

 

Apples - An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples are loaded with dietary fiber and antioxidants. Nearly all apples are under a dollar per apple in the supermarkets produce sections.

 

Cost: Apples like all fruits are considerably cheaper during peak harvest seasons. Jonagold and Golden Delicious apples run between 70-80 cents per pound, Red Delicious typically run around 90 cents per pound and Fuji apples $1.20 per pound.

 

Watermelon - Watermelon is a great summertime thirst quencher. It's very filling and low in calories due to the amount of water it holds. It's also packed with a number of antioxidants and vitamins. It also contains amino acids such as citrulline and arginine which promote cardiovascular health.

 

Cost: You can typically find watermelon for around 40 cents a pound, and cheaper during growing season.

 

Garbanzo Beans - As with most beans garbanzo beans also known as chickpeas are rich in dietary fiber and are a great source of protein. A cup of garbanzo beans contains more than a quarter of daily recommended protein. Studies have also shown that garbanzo beans lower LDL, the bad cholesterol.

 

Cost: You can pick up garbanzo beans for a $1 per pound.

 

Pinto Beans - Like garbanzo beans, pinto beans are packed with dietary fiber that helps reduce the bad cholesterol and is a great source of protein. Pinto beans are among the most affordable beans available.

 

Cost: 77 cents per pound.

 

Bananas - Sort of like natures candy bar bananas are a delicious creamy fruit which is rich in potassium and delivers a burst of energy.

 

Cost: 40-60 cents per pound.

 

Kiwis ?Packed with vitamin C, this sweet tasting low calorie fruit makes an excellent out of the ordinary snack.

 

Cost: You can often find kiwis on sale three for a dollar.

 

Cantaloupe ? Cantaloupe is rich in Vitamin A and C, and potassium. This sweet, cool fruit is also low in calories. Like most fruit Cantaloupe prices vary greatly throughout the year.

 

Cost: In-season you can find it for low as 19 cents per pound and out-of-season it can run you up to 60 cents per pound.

 

Carrots - Have garnered a reputation for improving eyesight because of the beta-carotene they contain. Carrots are low in calories and packed with essential vitamins and minerals. They are easy to pack and make a great healthy snack.

 

Cost: Carrots typically cost 50 cents per pound for the large variety and $1.25 per pound for baby carrots.

 

Lentils - Lentils are a protein powerhouse, one cup of cooked lentils contains more than a third of recommended daily value of protein. Lentils like most legumes are also packed with cholesterol lowering dietary fiber.

 

Cost: 90 cents per pound.

 

Grapefruit ? Is a fruit so low in calories it even has a diet named after it. Grapefruit is packed with Vitamin C and extremely low in calories. It has a tart taste which helps to quench people's hunger.

 

Cost: 50 cents per pound.

 

Nuts ? Nuts such as almonds and walnuts are packed with monounsaturated fats which are considered healthy fats. Several studies have shown that nut consumption lowers your risk of heart disease. Nuts make a great snack that?s easy to pack up and take anywhere.

 

Cost: Almonds $2.98 pound, Walnuts $2.88 a pound.

 

Water - Water is one of the key building blocks of health. Replacing soft drinks and high calorie, sugary drinks is one of the best things you can do for your health. Drinking plenty of water also cuts down on hunger and food consumption.

 

Cost: Practically free.

 

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Please read the rest of the thread as you might get more ideas. :)

 

 

 

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12. The Homeschooling Haven: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=26

 

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ABC Prep/Homeschool Unit Study - Wanna Play?? by: Stephanie

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=27728

 

I had an idea this monring to do with my kiddos and thought I'd invited y'all to play along! Anyone up to a little online play date???

 

To get my kids thinking about the wisdom of prepping and through a little schooling in too!

 

Starting this weekend, I'm going to go letter by letter by the alphabet and let them think of corresponding things we should stock up on or do. Then the next week...the next letter. for the littlest ones, they may draw a picture about their suggestions. The middle ones may have to alphabetize our list. The oldest ones may be required to do a little research about a project, etc.

 

Sound fun?? For example,

 

"A"

 

Aspirin (a report on when NOT to use aspirin)

Applesauce (also have that for a snack one day)

Arrows (practice shooting for an activity)

Apple Chips (try our hand at dehydrating)

 

These are just a few ideas off the top of my head, what do you think?

 

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Please read all of the thread, as there is so much to it and anyone interested in home schooling and even games with their kids can really get involved with this. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13. DIY http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=15

 

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Home made laundry soap by: Peg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=30810

 

If this is in the wrong spot please move it.

 

Does anyone know if it's possible to make laundry soap that smells as good as the expensive stuff made with febreeze? I just can't see spending between $8-$12 per jug.

 

Thanks

Peg

 

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Please read all of this thread if you are interested in making your own soap. :)

 

I just did some googling and found this site. :)

 

Another recipe is here: http://www.ehow.com/how_5212492_make-homemade-liquid-laundry-detergent.html

 

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I have been making my laundry soap for close to 3 years now. I have saved probably close to $80.00, I haven't checked for sure, but has to be close to that. :)

 

 

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14. Holiday and Gift Central: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=21

 

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Easter Crafts by: Snowmom

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=33894

 

I found several sites for Easter crafts and here are just a couple.

 

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/03/prweb2254954.htm

 

http://www.makingfriends.com/easter.htm

 

http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/se...ster_crafts_ms/

 

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I just tried them out and they still work. :)

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Mother's Day Crafts

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=34333

 

Here are a few sites for Mother's Day crafts and recipes.

 

 

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/mothersday/

 

http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/se...hers-day-gifts/

 

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/mom/index.html

 

http://www.amazingmoms.com/htm/holiday_mothersday.htm

 

http://www.dayformothers.com/mothers-day-crafts/index.html

 

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/mothers-day/

 

http://www.garvick.com/annual/mothers_day/

 

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These are not listed in Mrs. S. I just googled for them.

 

Father's Day Crafts

 

http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/mengifts.html

 

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/dad/

 

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/fathersday/

 

http://crafts.kaboose.com/holidays/fathers-day/

 

http://holidays.kaboose.com/fathers-day/

http://holidays.kaboose.com/fathers-day/

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There are so many out there in Google, I just can't put them all in here. :)

 

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To all who graduate and or have someone in the family graduating.

 

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MRS. S. NEWS LETTER

 

SUMMER OF 2011

 

JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

 

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/

 

JULY: JULY5.gif

 

1. Canada Day (Canada)

1. New Moon

4. Independence Day (USA)

15. Full Moon

30. New Moon

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July is . . . . National Baked Beans Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Tennis Month, Read An Almanac Month, Anti-Boredom Month, and Hitchhiking Month

 

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July 3 is . . . . . Stay Out Of The Sun Day and Compliment Your Mirror Day

July 12 is . . . . National Pecan Pie Day

July 21 is . . . . National Tug-Of-War Tournament Day

July 30 is . . . . National Cheesecake Day

 

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News from:

 

8 July 1908: Internationalist spirit of the London Olympic Games

 

Please go to the following url to read about this.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/from-the-archive-blog/2011/may/20/newspapers-national-newspapers1

 

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AUGUST: AUGUST.gif

 

1. Civic Holiday (Canada)

13. Full Moon

29. New Moon

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August is . . . . National Catfish Month, National Golf Month, National Eye Exam Month, National Water Quality Month, Romance Awareness Month, Peach Month, and Foot Health Month

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August 2 is . . . . . National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 10 is . . . . Lazy Day

August 21 is . . . . National Spumoni Day

August 30 is . . . . National Toasted Marshmallow Day

 

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Auckland, August 1908: A Stop on the Great White Fleet World Cruise. By: Robert Garry Law

 

Go to the following site to read all about it. http://www.100megsfree3.com/glaw/gwf/index.htm

 

The American Fleet in Auckland, 1908

 

2008 ISBN: 978-0-473-13645-1 37 pages.

 

This booklet places the visit of the Great White Fleet to Auckland in its New Zealand context and its geopolitical context - that of great power rivalry over prestige, territorial ambitions and projection of force by battleship lead fleets. It shows the social context of Auckland 100 years ago. Illustrated with contemporary pictures, many drawn from colour printed post cards.

Go to:

http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/auckland-august-1908-a-stop-on-the-great-white-fleet-world-cruise/14442174

 

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5. Labor Day (USA)

5. Labour Day (Canada)

11. Patriot Day (USA)

12. Full Moon

18. Yom Kippur

21. U.N. International Day of Peace

23. Autumn Begins

27. New Moon

29. Rosh Hashanah

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September is . . . . Self Improvement Month, Be Kind To Editors and Writers Month, International Square Dance Month, Cable TV Month, National Bed Check Month, National Chicken Month, National Courtesy Month, National Honey Month, National Mind Mapping Month, National Piano Month, National Rice Month, National Papaya Month, and Classical Music Month

 

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September 4 is . . . . . Newspaper Carrier Day

September 9 is . . . . . Teddy Bear Day

September 17 is . . . . National Apple Dumpling Day

September 28 is . . . . Ask A Stupid Question Day

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September 24, 1908

 

September 24th What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History

 

U.S.

1908 U.S.A. Ford Model T

 

24th Sept. 1908 : The first factory-built Ford Model T was completed which became affectionately known as the Tin Lizzie.

 

Please go to the following site to read and see more about this story. http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/september24th.html

 

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Now for the forums:

 

 

1. Sunporch: SUNPORCH8.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=1

 

Newspaper Accounts of the New Madrid Earthquake by: ANewMe

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42538

 

I found this on another site and found it VERY interesting reading. It's excerpts of letters and such of personal accounts of the the earthquake.

 

http://www.rootsweb....ory/paper-1.htm

 

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2. Reporting For Duty: AIRFORCE3.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=19

 

Awesome Video by: CoM

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41705

 

I don't know if this has been posted before, but it is awesome!

 

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Please take a few minutes and watch this, it is worth the time. CW/Snowmom

 

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Has anyone heard any more about this?? If so, please post or if you have, bring it to the top again. Thanks. Snow

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3. Where The Heart Is: HEART5.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=2&prune_day=100&sort_by=Z-A&sort_key=last_post&topicfilter=all&st=30

 

9-11 remains search finds 72 more by: Cat http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40118

 

Remains of 72 people found at World Trade Center site

 

New York City officials say a renewed search this year of debris in and around the World Trade Center site has recovered 72 human remains.

 

Published: 10:23AM BST 23 Jun 2010

 

The sifting of more than 800 cubic yards (612 cubic meters) of debris recovered from ground zero and underneath roads around the lower Manhattan site began in April and ended Friday.

 

The greatest number of remains – 37 – were found from material underneath West Street, a highway on the west side of ground zero. The new debris was uncovered as construction work made new parts of the site accessible.

 

The city began a renewed search for human remains in 2006. More than 1,800 remains have been found.

 

Some have been matched to previously unidentified 9/11 victims.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7848762/Remains-of-72-people-found-at-World-Trade-Center-site.html

 

No, they would be fragments, most likely, but still...

 

Rest in peace.

 

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4. The Family Tree: FAMILYTREE5.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=7

 

Ellis Island Foundation geneology info by: Vic 303 http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40120

 

 

http://www.ellisisland.org/genealogy/index.asp

 

You can download forms, they have links to external sites, and you can check passenger lists.

 

 

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5. MrsSurvival Chat Archive CHATTING3.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=32

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This is where the chats are posted some times. Therefore, I think I'll just let you go in there and see what you want to read. :) There has been nothing new posted since last November. Snow

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6. The Flu Clinic: FLUCLINIC2.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=24

 

Flu or food poisoning? by: Midnightmom http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42465

 

DIAGNOSE ME!

 

It started with a dull "pain" in my tummy, like I was going to retch.........but never did. NOT until a couple of hours later.

 

 

Very forceful, lots of food, no sour taste. Chills, weakness, headache, and continued tummy rumblings. Hours later, another "explosion" and condinued yucky feeling. Took the slightest bit of baking soda and water...............that worked.Still no sour taste or smell. Can hold down tiny amounts of water, and the tiniest bit of 7-UP.

 

Symptoms have moved on more or less to diarreah...............just a little bit of throwing up. Still tired. Still get the chills. Still dealing with headaches and some dizziness.

 

(Just so you know, my doc thought it might be food poisoning, but I called the place where I ate last night. No other complaints. Person who answered the phone said there is a flu that imitates food poisoning going around.And doc has Rx/ed an antibiotic. My research leads me to believe this would NOT be a good idea if it is the flu.)

 

 

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7. The Kitchen--The Heart Of Our Home: KITCHEN3.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=10

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I was looking for something to do with barbecuing, but, didn't find anything so went on line and looked :) Why doesn't anyone make a BBQ Sauce?? Snow

 

 

St. Louis Barbecue Sauce

 

 

St. Louis Barbecue Sauce is thinner and has more of a tangy flavor than its Kansas City cousin. Being at the crossroads St. Louis style barbecue has many influences, so there are a number of ways of making this style sauce.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutesYield: Makes about 3 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

•2 cups ketchup

•1/2 cup water

•1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

•1/3 cup brown sugar

•2 tablespoons yellow mustard

•1 tablespoon onion powder

•1 tablespoon garlic powder

•1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat. Stirring occasionally and simmer for 20 minutes. Sauce should be thin, but not watery. Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate. Sauce is better if allow to sit for a day.

 

Classic BBQ Rib Sauce

There is a flavor that is great BBQ Ribs. This sauce helps you get there, whether you smoked your ribs low and slow for hours, or baked them in the oven. This BBQ Rib Sauce has a touch of heat, a touch of smoke, and a lot of flavor.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutesYield: Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

•2 cups ketchup

•1/3 cup brown sugar

•1/4 cup minced onion

•2 tablespoons olive oil

•2 tablespoons water

•3 cloves garlic crushed

•1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

•1 tablespoon tomato paste

•1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

•1 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke

•1 teaspoon dry mustard

•1/2 teaspoon cayenne

•fresh ground pepper to taste

Preparation:

Blend onion and water into a puree. Heat a medium sauce pan over a medium heat. Add olive oil. When oil is warm, pour in onion puree. Simmer until slightly browned. Add remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly and simmer for about 20 minutes.

 

These were at: http://bbq.about.com/od/barbecuesaucerecipes/r/st-louis-barbecue-sauce.htm

and http://bbq.about.com/od/barbecuesaucerecipes/r/classic-bbq-rib-sauce.htm

Does anyone have a good BBQ Sauce Recipe?????? Let me know, please. Thanks in advance.

 

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8. 2 Bits, 4 Bits, 6 Bits a Dollar! AUCTIONEER2.gif

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=37

 

 

This is where you can post to sell, trade or buy. Be sure to share what you want to buy, sell or trade. :)

 

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9. Urban Homesteading HOME2.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=35

 

 

Sewer problem after TSHTF by: AMarthByHeart

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42129

 

I have thought about how to plug the sewer line to prevent major backups, but I do not know what to do to keep the sewer lines from backing up into the house if we have no electricity, water, etc. I do know NOT to use the toliet but realize that there will be many that continue to do so. This is one of the hazards of living in a small city. Even if the city has generators, eventually they will run out of gas,etc.

Please help. I have no earthly idea what to do? Thanks in advance.

 

You need to go to the post to see the answers. :)

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10. Pinching Pennies: PENNIES1.jpg

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17

 

Make this an annual search, by: Momo

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43155

 

I make it a point to once a year search the unclaimed money/missing funds websites maintained by the states. You need to recheck them because things are constantly being added. This past January I did my annual check, and found that my MIL had some interest due her from a very old cashed in life insurance policy. It had never appeared on the website before and I wasn't even aware she had anything like this coming due. Since she died in 2000 and DH is her only survivor he was able to claim it. It wasn't alot of money, but right now an extra 200$ is quite a help!

 

When you search use all possible names used by you or your family member. Also be sure to check every state you ever lived in. Also, if you have an unusual last name look for variations (misspellings).

 

Happpy hunting!

 

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11. Homemade Memories: SEWINGANDCHAIR.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=14

 

Amish puzzle ball by: Christy

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42764

 

Yesterday I made an Amish Puzzle ball. The name is probably because at first it's a real puzzle to get your head around how on earth this fits together.

Uploading pics from my mobile is giving a headache but we managed to get one pic off. Indeed, the puzzle ball.

First comes my wonky wobbly BIG one.

Underneath there is a link of a perfectly formed one on the craftsters.org forum with a Celtic motif in the fabric. It's gorgeous that one.

 

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There is more in the post. Snow

 

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12. Within These Pages: BOOKS1.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=4

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43247

 

The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldon by: MrsClark

 

I wanted to recommend this book to you guys cause it has become mine and my friends favorite book series ever. I like to call it a historic romance, but I think it is actually referred to as a historic sci-fi romance, whoa, thats a mouthful. I say historic because it goes back to the 1700's in Scotland, and then it also traces all the way through American Revolution in America. They call it sci-fi because it involves time travel. Anyway, on the the recommendation....

 

This is just part of what the post has in it. :)

 

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13. WWW: COMPUTER1.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=12

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41326

 

How does one change the content of their own profile in this new format? by: arby

 

I was looking at my post....... my interests are badly written and wayyyyy too long. I would like to edit this part of my profile if it is still possible. Is there a way to do this?

 

Check the thread for the answer.

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14. Mrs. Survival's Survival and Preparation Manual: DIARY1.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=25

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=12680

 

Outline for Survival Gardening by: Grace

 

Ok just got this together. Suggestions always welcome!

 

Outline for Survival Gardening

 

A. Understanding your Zone/Climate

 

B. What seeds to buy

---Why open pollinated verse’s hybrid

---How to store seeds

---Where to find heirloom/open pollinated seeds

 

C. Getting Started

----Basic Garden tools you’ll need

--- What do plants need to grow well?

 

 

D. Making the most of little space

---Square foot gardening

---Container gardening

---Wide row’s

 

E. Extending Planting/Harvest time

---How to make a cold frame

---How to make a simple green house

 

 

F. Natural Pest remedies

-- wild animal deterrents

-- insect deterrents

-- companion planting to detour pests

 

 

G. Seed Saving

--- How to save seeds for next years harvest.

 

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Congratulations to all who have graduated this past May or in June. :)CONGRATULATIONSGRADBEAR.jpg

 

 

Happy Birthday to everyone who is having a Birthday in July, August or September. :)

 

 

Happy Anniversary to everyone who is having an Anniversary in July, August and September. :)

 

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I hope you all have a great 4th of July and do be careful if you have fireworks. They can be fun, but, they can also be dangerous.

 

There are not many holidays in these next 3 months.

 

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Please be careful as school starts in August or September in your area. The small children don't think about the cars, they are thinking about getting to and from home and school. It is up to us adults to watch for the children and the buses.

 

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER. :)

 

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See you again in a few months. Until then God Bless you all.

 

 

Snowmom

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MRS. S. NEWSLETTER OCT. NOV. DEC.

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER OF 2011

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?act=idx

 

 

October is: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

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October is . . . . Adopt-A-Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, National Apple Jack Month, National Car Care Month, National Clock Month, National Cosmetology Month, National Dessert Month, National Pickled Pepper Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, National Pretzel Month, National Sarcastics Month, National Seafood Month, National Kitchen and Bath Month, and Vegetarian Awareness Month

 

October 6 is . . . . . German-American Day and Come and Take It Day

October 12 is . . . . International Moment Of Frustration Scream Day

October 22 is . . . . National Nut Day

October 30 is . . . . National Candy Corn Day

 

OCTOBER:

8.......... Yom Kippur

10....... Columbus Day Observed.....USA

10....... Thanksgiving Day Canada

12........ Columbus Day Traditional USA

12........ Full Moon

13....... Sukkot

26........ New Moon

31....... Halloween

 

 

October 04, 1725 Foundation of Rosario in Argentina

 

October 04, 1901 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup

 

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November is: November is American Diabetes Month

 

NOVEMBER: NOV5.gif

 

NOVEMBER.... International Drum Month, Peanut Butter Lover's Month, and Slaughter Month

 

November 3 is . . . . . Sandwich Day and Housewife's Day

November 13 is . . . . National Indian Pudding Day

November 21 is . . . . World Hello Day and False Confessions Day

November 28 is . . . . Make Your Own Head Day

 

NOVEMBER:

 

1......... All Saints Day

6......... Daylight-Savings Time Ends

8......... Election Day USA

10....... Full Moon

11....... Veterans Day USA

11........ Rememberance Day Canada

24........ Thanksgiving Day USA

25......... New Moon

26.......... Our youngest son's Birthday

30.......... St. Andrew's Day Canada

 

November 5, 1725 - Spain & Austria sign secret treaty

 

12th - World's Fair in Paris opens (50 million visitors)

 

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December is: National Awareness Month

 

 

DECEMBER . . . Hi Neighbor Month, National Stress Free Family Holiday Month, Bingo's Birthday Month, and Read A New Book Month

 

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December 5 is . . . . . National Sacher Torte Day

December 10 is . . . . Festival For The Souls Of Dead Whales

December 20 is . . . . Games Day

December 28 is . . . . Card Playing Day and National Chocolate Day

 

DECEMBER:

 

7......... Pearl Harbor Day USA

10....... Full Moon

21....... Chanukah

22....... Winter Begins

24....... New Moon

25....... Christmas Day

26....... Boxing Day Canada

 

7th - Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission

 

December 20, 1900 - Giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft)

 

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The news articals are From several different places. History Orb is one.

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Now for the forums.

 

If you get to a place that says something about the internet can't get you there, just back out and try it again. :) If you are looking in the first News Letters and can't get to the site, please let me know and I will try to check it out for you. Thanks, Snowmom

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Please read all of the thread even though I only put the first post in. Thanks.

 

1. Streams In The Desert: BIBLE8.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=20

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44172 Prayer Request

 

My daughter requests Prayers needed by: Deb2of9

 

MY daughter just called me and I do not have all the details, but she is requesting that I ask for prayers from anyone I can. Her 11 year old neice ( huband's brother's child) is in the hospital with heart problems. Apparently they have developed recently and are so severe that she was admited to a pediatric heart center. She is not even able to stay awake because her heart is so weak. They are also testing her for Luekemia. If I find out more I will keep you updated. I will ask for additional prayers for my daughter and her husband. It has been just over a year since they lost their 3 year old, and since heart problems were suspected with him ( and two of their other children have heart issues) the family is grilling her right now about his symptoms and what happened with them. That is bringing up a lot of feelings for her, especially since this month is the first animversary of his death. So although she did not say it, I am sure she and her husband as well as his whole family also really need prayers, not just Brianna and her parents.

 

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This is the latest Prayer Request, and there are others in the forum. Please look and pray.

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2. Announcements and Help megaphone1.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=34

 

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42729

 

How do I gain access to the Edge and other forums? by: lamb50694

 

Good Morning!

 

I seldom comment, but am a regular reader (I joined the forums in 2006). How do I gain access to the edge and other forums? Thanks in advance for your help!

 

Best,

 

Chrissy

lamb50694

 

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Read the thread to see the answer. :)

 

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3. Daily Diary: DIARY11.gif

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=13

 

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40971

 

ierrific Thursday by: moldy

 

Hello, all I am heading off to my second day on the new job. I really think I'm going to like it a lot. Funny, but I think one of the reasons God gave me this job is to help me 'hide' my preps. I think that at my last job I was a little too open, and now I have a fresh start in many ways. Yesterday went well, and was not near as overwhelming as I thought it was going to be.

 

BIL is coming tonight to pick up garden stuff for his family and MIL. Then I can finally start just clear cutting in the garden to finish up. Thiere is still just so much to do: cabbage to turn in to slaw and kraut (and can plain); carrots, beets to make into jelly if there are any left, pumpkins to deal with, melons.... I think the peppers and tomatoes are pretty much done, but I still need to mulch the strawberries and asparagus, plant bulbs, and bring in wood (gotta cut it first - but DH does that) before the snow flies. Last year, I was planting bulbs while it was sleeting!

 

There is still a lot I want to get done before the election as well. Even DH is starting to have his 'hink-o-meter' go off some - and that's really unusual.

 

 

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Thought it might be interesting to go back to last year.

 

 

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4. Humor Me: laughmouse.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=18

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43954

 

Old Age By: ROBIE

 

An ode to old age

There's quite an art to falling apart as the years go by,

And life doesn't begin at 40. That's a big fat lie.

My hair's getting thinner, my body is not;

The few teeth I have are beginning to rot.

 

I smell of Vick's-Vapo-Rub, not Chanel # 5;

My new pacemaker's all that keeps me alive.

When asked of my past, every detail I'll know,

But what was I doing 10 minutes ago?

 

Well, you get the idea, what more can I say?

I'm off to read the obituary, like I do every day;

If my names not there, I'll once again start -

Perfecting the art of falling apart

 

 

 

Getting old when

You know you're getting older when...

 

Everything that works hurts, and what doesn't hurt doesn't work.

 

You feel like the morning after, and you haven't been anywhere.

 

Your little black book only contains names ending in M.D.

 

Your children are beginning to look middle-aged.

 

Your mind makes contracts your body can't keep.

 

You look forward to a dull evening.

 

Your knees buckle and your belt won't.

 

Your back goes out more than you do.

 

You sink your teeth into a steak, and they stay there.

 

You know all the answers, but nobody asks the questions.

 

 

I have bad news

The doctor tells his patient: "Well I have good news and bad news..."

 

The patient says, "Lay it on me Doc. What's the bad news?"

 

"You have Alzheimer's disease."

 

"Good heavens! What's the good news?"

 

"You can go home and forget about it!"

 

Robie:laughkick:

 

 

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5. Nature's Perscriptions: herbs2.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=22&prune_day=100&sort_by=Z-A&sort_key=last_post&topicfilter=all&st=30

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38815

 

Lipitor Alternative by: LindaLou

 

I can't remember now what forum I read the post that somebody was having issues with Lipitor similar to mine. I have been concerned about taking the drug for a while since I wanted to try to use diet to control the issue but my doctor didn't want to allow that option. Although I don't eat much red meat, cheese, fat, etc., am not overweight and exercise daily, my family history (genes) make cholesterol an issue. My husband was listening to Michael Savage the other day and he was talking about how bad Lipitor is for you (if nothing else they have to monitor your liver function while you are on it). It seems like the cure is worse than the disease. Michael Savage said something about vitamin B6. Anybody have any natural suggestions for maintaining good cholestrerol numbers? I have a close friend who is also athletic and whose doctor allowed him six months doing nothing but diet and monitored him regularly to make sure he kept his numbers down...no red meat other than game, no butter, cheese, only soy milk, etc. and he has been on his diet regime for probably 5 years now (his problem is the same as mine...genes) and his numbers are good. I feel like I really need to take control of my health care here. I have started taking Cholestoff and bought some red yeast rice but haven't started taking that yet. I asked the doctor about the red yeast rice based on what I had read about it on the Internet but his response was, yes, it is a natural cholesterol inhibitor but why pay the price when your insurance cover the the Lipitor.

 

I would appreciate any input to help with my decision making.

 

The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingom of God is within you. Luke17:20-21

 

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Please go to the forum and read all the answers.

 

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6. Preserving the Harvest canning7.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=30&prune_day=100&sort_by=Z-A&sort_key=last_post&topicfilter=all&st=180

 

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40750

 

Apple Pie & Peach Pie Fillings by: TurtleMama

 

Hey there...does anyone have a safe recipe for these two kinds of fillings? I don't know if I just missed it, but I didn't see any pie filling recipes in my ball blue book.

 

I would love to have fresh fillings canned and ready to pour into a crust and bake!

 

A Dragon is, after all, the ultimate preparedness weapon. ;)

 

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Read the thread for the recipe.

 

 

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7. Nature's Bounty: APPLES-1.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=6&prune_day=100&sort_by=Z-A&sort_key=last_post&topicfilter=all&st=60

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40972

 

"Frost" on the pumpkins? by: furbabymom

 

My pumpkin and zucchini plants have something wrong - the fruits are growing fine, but the leaves all look like they're frosted. It almost looks like some kind of powdery white mildew (and I suppose it could be, with the weather we're having), but it doesn't brush off easily.

 

Any idea what it might be?

 

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Read the thread for the answer.

 

 

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8. The Spa: spa3.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=5&prune_day=100&sort_by=Z-A&sort_key=last_post&topicfilter=all&st=30

 

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41900

 

A Fib and stroke by: Momo

 

Due to my DH's health problems I have found an informational site about A Fib. Atrial fibralation (sp) is a condition where your heart beats irregularly and can lead to strokes and other dangerous health problems. This site is a good basic place to start if you or someone you love is diagnosed with A Fib.

 

http://www.facingafib.com/

 

 

 

 

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9. Are You Really Ready: storage3.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=16

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40904

 

The Art of the Bug Out Bag Worth a read! by: The MacKinnon

 

The Silver Bear Cafe is one site I try not to miss; it's a collection of essays, and news relevant to each of 6 categories. Today (Sept 23) in the "Financial Wars" section is a thoughtful post on what might go into a bug out bag and the rationale for it.

 

One thing he mentions that caught my DH's eye about a need to bug out in a SHTF scenario - even if you're in your retreat - is, for instance, the campfire that gets out of control at one end of your woods and spreads to your back door. We have about 100 acres behind our immediate 'yard/kennel', and such an occurrence is certainly possible. The woods behind us have been hit by lightning at some point in the past, too.

 

Another thing the author "Giordano Bruno" brings up is the need for a long range rifle, preferably scoped. Now this is for a bugging out event, but the same holds true for defending your home/retreat: long range allows you to 'engage' (or preferably 'discourage') an enemy from a safer distance. Anyway, here's the link:

 

http://silverbearcafe.com/private/09.10/bugout.html

 

It might be worth sharing with family members who are reluctant to see a need for such preparedness, although some of the recommendations are for pretty grim scenarios

 

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10. Country Homesteading COUNTRYHOME3.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=16

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40107

 

making dog biscuits(dog bones) by: motherearth

 

this is a recipe for dog bones and a good thing to keep on hand.......flour ..2 cups.....cornmeal....1 cup....wheat germ....1/4 cup........beef or chicken bouilloon powder....2 teaspoons...garlic powder...1/2 teaspoon...this is part 1.........now here is part 2 ....large egg..1.....cooking oil..1Tablespoon......hot water..1 cup.....oven at 275 degrees.......Mix the first 5 ingredients and stir well and add the egg, oil and water ,,,stir,,,,,roll out 1/2 inch thick and cut into shapes , cook on ungreased cookie sheet, bake 2 hours and/ or untill dry and very hard and cool and let stand over night and then store in container ....makes 10 large bones or 14 puppy bones...take care and keep the faith

 

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Be sure to read the thread as there is more info in it.

 

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11. Pinching Pennies: PENNIES2.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17

 

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43892

 

Look what I found at the thrift shop! by: Trudy

 

This is only about half of the old crochet books from the 50's and older. Original price on most of them was 10 cents! I bought 2 notebooks and plastic sleves to store them. The cashier said I could have to whole box for $5 if I would take them all. WOW I'm a happy girl! If anyone has been looking for an old pattern, let me know. I might have it!

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There is a picture here to see just some of what she got. Remember if you have a chance to go to a store like that, check on things. :) You might be surprised what you find.

 

 

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12. The Homeschooling Haven: homeschool1.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=26

 

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43133

 

high school diploma is there a place on line to get them? by: S.K.

 

hi my dd graduated 2 years ago and now she needs a diploma they say go on line and get one but I have no idea where to look if anyone can help i would so much appreciate it . I am now doing home school where they keep all the grades so the other kids get a diploma.

 

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Please read this thread for the answer. :)

 

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13. DIY tools6-1.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=15

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=29224

 

Simple emergency generator by: Campy

 

With some used (or free) parts (lawn mower motor and GM alternator) an emergency generator for charging 12 volt batteries can easily be made. If you add an inverter you can run many AC electrical appliances or tools.

 

http://theepicenter.com/tow02077.html

 

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This is an older thread, but, it sure is a good one.

 

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14. Holiday and Gift Central: gifts6.gif

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=21

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=37398

 

Ornaments for the knitter in your life... by: Leah

 

Cute ornaments for the knitter in your life...

 

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211860.0

 

 

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I hope you all have a great Fall. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas everyone.

 

Remember to set your clocks back one hour on the 6th of November. CLOCKS6.jpg

 

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Mrs. S. Newsletter

 

Happy New Year

2012

 

 

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/

 

 

Sorry for being so late with this News Letter, I had problems with my computer and it was in the shop for a while. I had a lot of the News Letter done, but, when I got my computer back, I was/am not able to fine several things. The News Letter was one of the things I can't find, so had to start over. I've had other things happening in my life also so it is taking longer than I thought it would. Thank you.

 

JANUARY: JAN5.gif

 

January is . . . . National Careers in Cosmetology Month, National Eye Health Care Month, National Fiber Focus Month, National Hobby Month, National Soup Month, Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, Prune Breakfast Month

 

January 7 is . . . . .Old Rock Day

January 17 is . . . . Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day

January 23 is . . . . National Handwriting Day, National Pie Day, and Measure Your Feet Day

January 30 is . . . . Escape Day

 

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January 1: New Year's Day

January 6: Epiphany

January 9: Full Moon

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 23: New Moon

 

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FEBRUARY: FEB1.gif

 

 

February is . . . . National Blah Buster Month, National Embroidery Month, National Grapefruit Month, National Snack Food Month, National Weddings Month, Responsible Pet Owner Month, Return Carts to the Supermarket Month, Creative Romance Month, International Twit Award Month, Canned Food Month

 

February 6 is . . . . . Lame Duck Day

February 17 is . . . . Champion Crab Races Day

February 23 is . . . . International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

February 29 is . . . . National Surf and Turf Day

 

 

 

February 2: Groundhog Day

February 7: Full Moon

February 12: Lincoln's Birthday

February 14: Valentine's Day

February 20: Presidents' Day USA

February 21: New Moon

February 22: Washington's Birthday

February 22: Ash Wednesday

 

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March is . . . . Foot Health Month, Humorists Are Artist Month, National Furniture Refinishing Month, National Frozen Food Month, National Noodle Month, and National Peanut Month

 

March 5 is . . . . . Multiple Personalities Day

March 17 is . . . . Submarine Day

March 23 is . . . . National Organize Your Home Office Day and National Chip and Dip Day March 30 is . . . . I Am In Control Day

 

March 8: Full Moon

March 11: Daylight-Saving Time Begins

March 17: St. Patrick's Day

March 20: Spring Begins

March 22: New Moon

 

 

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SOME IMPORTANT EVENTS THAT HAPPENED IN HISTORY

 

I'm getting this information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1816

 

Year 1816 (MDCCCXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. This year was known as the 'Year Without a Summer' because of low temperatures in the northern hemisphere, the result of the Mount Tambora volcanic eruption in Indonesia in 1815.

 

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Also, New England had snow in June as well as frost in July and August.

 

JANUARY:

 

January 6 – Tsar Alexander I of Russia signs an order for the expulsion of the Jesuits from the Russian Empire.

January 7 – Sir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.

January 17 – Fire nearly destroys the city of St. John's, Newfoundland.

January 18 – Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville debuts at Teatro Argentina, with a fiasco.

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FEBRUARY:

 

February 1

 

February 8 – Estonia emancipates its peasants from serfdom.

February 10 – Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck dies and is succeeded by the later Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, his son and founder of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.

[edit] April–June

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http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1816

MARCH:

 

Mar 6th - Jews are expelled from Free city of Lubeck Germany

Mar 20th - US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions

 

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1. Sunporch: SUNPORCH2.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=1

 

Posted by: WormGuy

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44928

 

86 People

 

That is the new record of people on line at one time. I'm not complaining, It's that they were online at 3:38 am! Is there any way we can find out where these visitors are from? Any ideas on how to get more folks to join in?

 

 

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2. Reporting For Duty: ARMY4.png

 

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44663

 

Posted by: -6

 

A tribute to our Veterans

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44510

 

WITH PRAISE FOR AGING VETERANS

By Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos

 

A veteran's not a rookie.

A vet has paid his dues.

A veteran knows the hell of war

just nuanced in the news.

 

A veteran loves his country.

With pride he greets its flag.

He stands up straight (still soldier-like) although his shoulders sag.

 

A veteran knows life's precious.

Old memories make him cry.

He wonders why God let him live

when he watched others die.

 

A veteran models friendship.

His buddies know he cares.

Although they live twelve states away,

he'll find a way to share.

 

In Saving Private Ryan,

civilians got to see

the bond this band of brothers feel

when one's in jeopardy.

 

I've seen what I'm describing.

You see, my dad's a vet.

His brave example makes me proud

of who he is. And yet

 

my dad's just one of millions

who fought so we'd be free.

Without regard for life or limb

they served us selflessly.

 

So how can we repay them?

It seems there's just no way,

except perhaps to honor them

with thanks on Veterans' Day.

 

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Copyright 2003 Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos.

 

 

 

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3. Where The Heart Is: HEART5.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=2

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41821

 

Posted by: gofish

 

TV or no TV

 

I'm thinking about getting rid of our TV.

 

I'm do not like the shows my kids are watching. This has been bugging me more and more.

 

Did you get rid of your TV and how did it turn out for you?

 

Have you thought about giving up the TV?

 

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For answers, check the thread.

 

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4. The Family Tree: FAMILYTREE5.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=7

 

Posted by: Dee

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8503&st=20

 

Just one 'Jones' site

 

My brother sent this to me today. Any of the names look familiar to you other Jones'?

 

 

Edgar Fred Jones Plano, IAB. 21 Sep 1914D. 3 Oct 1988Buried in Whittier, CA

 

 

Lars Jones B. 29 Sep 1917 in Wayne Co.D. 13 Jan 1994Buried-Temple, TX

 

 

Fred Milton Jones in Appanoose County, IowaB. 10 Jan 1888D. 19 Jul 1971Buried in Jones Cemetery in Wayne Co. , Iowa

 

 

Newton JasperB. 26 Nov 1847 in Putnam County, IndianaD. 10 Oct 1888Buried-unknown

 

 

William R. Jones in Putnam County, IndianaB. 27 Mar 1826D. ?Buried-?

 

 

William Jones B. 13 Aug 1796D. 9 Aug 1872Buried-Jones Cemetery in Wayne Co.

 

 

William JonesB. 14 Apr 1748 in KentuckyD. 19 Jul 1821

 

 

Sylvia Jones B. 7 Apr 1878 in Wayne Co.D. 4 Mar 1970

 

 

Guy E. JonesB. 26 Apr 1882 in Wayne Co.D. ?

 

 

Ida M. JonesB. 20 Jan 1867

 

 

Matilda JonesB. 5 May 1868 in Wayne Co.

 

 

William R. Jones (twin to George)B. 15 Apr 1870D. 12 Jun 1924

 

 

George B. Jones (twin to William R)B. 15 Apr 1870 in Wayne Co.

 

 

John Walter JonesB. 25 Feb 1873D. 11 Jun 1948

 

 

Newton Jasper Jones Jr.B. 20 Apr 1876D. 31 Jul 1921

 

 

Belinda Caroline JonesB. 28 Oct 1818 in KentuckyD. 2 Feb 1901

 

 

Milton Green Jones in KentuckyB. 26 Mar 1822D. 11 Oct 1906Buried in Jones Cemetery Wayne Co.

 

 

Louise Jane JonesB. 26 Feb 1824 in KentuckyD. 8 Jan 1904Buried in Jones Cemetery

 

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=32

 

The Chat Archives are just that and if you want to read them, that is fine, but, I am not printing any of it here.

 

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=24

 

Posted by: Katz25

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41501

 

Cough Syrup would this work??

 

Okay I work at a Senior Center and these guys always have great information from their younger days. So we were talking about coughs and what helped. A lady told me about this time of the year her mother use to get "hard rock candy" (not quite sure what kind of candy this is) and few peppermint candies and put them in a bottle/jar, then get whiskey and pour over these candies. The candy would melt in the whiskey. When someone got sick or had bad cough, this is what they used for cough syrup. So I was just wondering would this work if we didn't have any other source. When I've been really sick with the flu and the cough that won't stop I've taken a mixture of whiskey, honey, and lemon. This isn't muct different. What do you think???

 

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=10

 

This is an old post, but, it is well worth looking at. :)

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Posted by: dontfencemein

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41983

 

Shameless plug and question

 

 

I don't get to make it on here as often as I like, and I have less time to post, but I thought you might be interested in some recipes I'm putting up on my blog this week for basics for your pantry, such as ketchup, bbq sauce, lipton onion soup mix, baking powder and stuff like that. Do you have any basics recipes that you like to use when you can't get to the store, and would you share them with me (us)?

 

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PLEASE go to the thread as Cat has put in a very very good amount of recipes, as well as others. :)

 

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Posted by: So many of Mrs. S. people. :)

 

There are so many things posted in here that I can't pick just one.

 

Please know that there are soaps, lotions, wringers for washers, yarn and even a dog.

 

So, please go and check it all out. :)

 

 

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=35&prune_day=100&sort_by=Z-A&sort_key=last_post&topicfilter=all&st=60

 

Posted by: victorianlavender

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35261

 

Compost Bins

 

I am going to build a compost bin in my backyard, but I wanted to know a quality cheap plan for it. Also, I have raccoons next door, so how can I keep them out if I want to put food scraps in there? ANy and all ideas are welcome! Thanks in advance!

 

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Posted by: windmorn

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=45018

 

Free Movies!!!!

 

For Christmas Santa brought us a Roku. It's a little receiver box to stream internet channels and services like netflix, huluplus, etc without hooking the computer to the tv. I've been having some trouble with the streaming of a movie on vanguard cinema this morning, so I decided to see if they have a website. Turns out they do and anyone can watch for FREE! It's all independent films and every genre is represented.

 

Here's the one I'm watching Just watched. It had several scenes of possible situations that one might find themselves in whether they are prepared or not. WARNING it does drop the F bomb a lot in the last 20 minutes. I think I noticed 1 before that.

 

EMPTY

 

STARRING: Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Jon Carlo (The Engagement)

 

DIRECTOR: C.S.DRURY

 

Charming young slacker Dell Hansard is in love with beautiful Piper. He makes an impromptu proposal on a weeklong camping trip, but Piper, the daughter of a wealthy businessman hesitates. On their way home they stop at a gas station, and are surprised to find signs reading 'closed indefinitely due to the gas crisis'.

 

Having been away for a few days the young couple does not realize the world is in the grip of crisis. They are stuck in the middle of nowhere and soon find out they must fend for their lives. They sleep at a nearby abandoned motel where a manipulative manager swindles them out of their last dollars. The crisis worsens when they are robbed of everything valuable they have. This is more than a crisis, the young lovers have returned to a world that has been completely turned on its head. This may well be the end of the world as they know it, and they never knew what happened. Can they stick together and survive, or is their love not strong enough for the challenge?

 

 

I want to watch this one next:

 

 

Look, Stranger

 

STARRING: Anamaria Marinca (4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days)

 

DIRECTOR: ARIELLE JAVITCH

 

Set in the urban wastelands and desolate forests of an unidentified world at war, this is the story of a woman making a dangerous journey home from a refugee camp. When her guide is killed on the road in an arbitrary act of violence, the woman is forced to rely on an angry and disillusioned carrier, who agrees to travel with her for a price. On her journey, the woman is forced to struggle with the realities of war, and a mind damaged and haunted by the past. Longing to believe in something hopeful, the woman forges a fragile bond with the carrier. Their fleeting connection remedies some of the spiritual loneliness of life on the road.

 

 

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Posted by: Tiger

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=39070

 

Eye Candy

 

Found this wonderful site today with some beautiful costumes - period and some sci fi/fantasy. I would love to to be able to make some of these, but alas, my sewing skills aren't that great. I really, really want Eowyn's Shieldmaiden dress. Maybe I can manage the dress, but not the vest.

 

Anyway, I thought some of ya'll might like to take a peek at these.

 

http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/costumes.html

 

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Posted by: Amishway Homesteaders

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42994

 

The Other Great Vegetable Book I just can't stop reading this one!

 

The second one is a Surprise even to me? It is written by Gram Kerr (the galloping Gourmet) and he did a great job letting you follow along as he plants his first vegetable garden EVER! Yes even people that cook for a living have to start somewhere so you are not alone if this is your first year.

 

 

The Book: Growing at the Speed of Life (A year in the life of my first Kitchen Garden) is wonderful for all gardeners as well as first timers. He will tell you what needs to happen before you even start planting and when you do lets you know how to do it. In the chapter listing each like of vegetable he has it all right there for you to see; from a drawing of what the plant looks like and how deep to plant it, to how he grew it and what happened to his plants as they grew. There are pages that list everything you need (if you are a geek paper person like me – LOL) that lists pH, soil temps, Germ. Days, companion planting, etc. WOW there is a lot but it is all on one pager so it is easy to read and understand. Hey and there are recipes too!

 

 

How good is it? Lori is mad at me because I had the lamp going most of the night reading it and taking notes! LOL

 

 

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Posted by: YYY

 

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Transferring data to another computer

 

Hi Everybody,

 

I tried doing a search but was unsuccessful. How can I transfer data on one computer to a newer one? Will this also transfer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel? Money is very tight, so I would rather not have to use a purchased program to do this.

 

Thanks,

 

YYY

 

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Posted by: Lois

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=16858

 

Snow Storms and Ice Storms Parts 1 and 2

 

 

Snow Storms and Ice Storms

 

In this chapter we will address the challenges that we should be ready to meet, in these emergencies.

 

In a snow storm or blizzard we may get so much snow as to make the roads impassable.

Heavy wet snow can take down the power lines, when that happens, and our furnace is powered by electric, we have no heat, in some cases no way to cook, or provide light.

Secondary sources for all of these should be at hand.

 

Heat in the form of:

 

1. Wood stove and enough firewood keep you warm for 3 days to a week. More if you can manage it.

 

2. There are also kerosene heaters, (filled outside) or a small propane heater that will work off a 20 or 30# tank like you use on a camper.

 

3.Candles or kerosene lamps (filled outside)- these are not as warm as the first 2 but will keep you from freezing. Close off one room and light several candles or 2 or 3 kerosene lanterns. They give off heat as well as light and the body heat also helps keep a small area warmer.

 

You will need extra quilts or blankets and warm clothing.

Wear a hat as you lose most of your heat through your head.

Keep enough kerosene , propane, and candles to last for the length of time you believe you may be snowed in.

 

Light

 

1. Battery powered lamps and extra batteries and extra bulbs.

 

2. Kerosene or propane lamps and candles. These need to be protected from active children and pets. The kerosene lanterns should always be filled outside.

 

Cooking

 

1. If you have a gas range or a propane stove or a grill, you have a way to cook.

Do not use a grill in the house, put it on a porch that is well ventilated.

You can light your gas range burners with matches or a long butane lighter.

You can bake in the grill if it closes or use a metal dishpan or large metal roaster to cover

your biscuits or whatever you have to bake.

 

2. A small folding stove that is 4 to 6 inches square to place a can of sterno in.

A sterno stove can be made from a large coffee can. Using a punch can opener,

Punch several wedge shaped holes in the side of the can at the bottom, and 6 or 7 holes around the sides at the open top. At the first indented ring from the bottom, Using a nail, put 6 holes that line up for inserting 3 heavy wires, such as from a coat hanger, straight across to place the sterno on. Make sure it is sitting on something heat proof when using.

You can also put a column candle in it, to provide a little more heat

 

You will need:

 

2 gallon of water per person per day for drinking and cooking.

 

Food enough for your family for the number of days you are prepping.

 

Additional prescriptions for that number of days.

 

If you can flush, enough water to flush your toilet for X number of days or a pail lined with a double plastic bag with cat litter to absorb fluids.

This can be changed as often as you have bags to cover, to save on bags, have a tight fitting cover for the pail.

 

Baby wipes to help keep clean.

 

First aid supplies, such as triple antibiotics, assorted band aids, disinfectant, aspirin, Tylenol etc.

 

Something to help pass the time, playing cards, coloring books and crayons, books, board games and crafts.

 

This is a first draft.

Now is the time to make suggestions to add to this to make it more complete.

 

Snow and Ice Storms Part 2

 

There are a few things you will need if you are trapped in your car during a storm

 

This information is gleaned from the FEMA site

Winter car kit

Keep these items in your car:

Flashlights with extra batteries

First aid kit with pocket knife

Necessary medications

Several blankets

Sleeping bags

Extra newspapers for insulation

Plastic bags (for sanitation)

Matches

Extra set of mittens, socks, and a wool cap

Rain gear and extra clothes

Small sack of sand for generating traction under wheels

Small shovel

Small tools (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)

Booster cables

Set of tire chains or traction mats

Cards, games, and puzzles

Brightly colored cloth to use as a flag

Canned fruit and nuts

Non-electric can opener

Bottled water

 

The items I would add to this are:

Tea bags

Small jar of tang.

Instant chocolate mix.

Survival blankets

A coffee can and a column candle

Several packet of cheese cracker

A small metal cup for melting snow for tea or hot chocolate

A pot holder

Ziploc bag with some sugar.

If you put the candle in the coffee can it will add warmth, (be careful where you place it)

You can also heat water over it.

These item can be stored in a tote for easy retrieval when you need it.

During

If trapped in car during a blizzard:

Stay in the car. Do not leave the car to search for assistance unless help is visible within 100 yards. You may become disoriented and lost in blowing and drifting snow.

Display a trouble sign. Hang a brightly colored cloth on the radio antenna and raise the hood.

Occasionally run engine to keep warm. Turn on the car's engine for about 10 minutes each hour. Run the heater when the car is running. Also, turn on the car's dome light when the car is running.

Beware of carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep the exhaust pipe clear of snow, and open a downwind window slightly for ventilation.

Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.

Do minor exercises to keep up circulation.

Clap hands and move arms and legs occasionally. Try not to stay in one position for too long. If more than one person is in the car, take turns sleeping.

For warmth, huddle together.

Use newspapers, maps, and even the removable car mats for added insulation.

Avoid overexertion. Cold weather puts an added strain on the heart. Unaccustomed exercise such as shoveling snow or pushing a car can bring on a heart attack or make other medical conditions worse. Be aware of symptoms of dehydration.

 

Wind Chill

"Wind chill" is a calculation of how cold it feels outside when the effects of temperature and wind speed are combined. A strong wind combined with a temperature of just below freezing can have the same effect as a still air temperature about 35 degrees colder.

Winter Storm Watches and Warnings

A winter storm watch indicates that severe winter weather may affect your area. A winter storm warning indicates that severe winter weather conditions are definitely on the way.

A blizzard warning means that large amounts of falling or blowing snow and sustained winds of at least 35 miles per hour are expected for several hours.

Frostbite and Hypothermia

Frostbite is a severe reaction to cold exposure that can permanently damage its victims. A loss of feeling and a white or pale appearance in fingers, toes, or nose and ear lobes are symptoms of frostbite.

Hypothermia is a condition brought on when the body temperature drops to less than 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Symptoms of hypothermia include uncontrollable shivering, slow speech, memory lapses, frequent stumbling, drowsiness, and exhaustion.

If frostbite or hypothermia is suspected, begin warming the person slowly and seek immediate medical assistance. Warm the person's trunk first. Use your own body heat to help. Arms and legs should be warmed last because stimulation of the limbs can drive cold blood toward the heart and lead to heart failure.

Put person in dry clothing and wrap their entire body in a blanket.

Never give a frostbite or hypothermia victim something with caffeine in it (like coffee or tea) or alcohol. Caffeine, a stimulant, can cause the heart to beat faster and hasten the effects the cold has on the body. Alcohol, a depressant, can slow the heart and also hasten the ill effects of cold body temperatures.

 

It has been suggested that you could build a snow cave, but if you have not done this , You should practice it before you try, if it caves in you will smother.

That is why you are advised to stay in you vehicle.

 

 

 

 

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DID YOU KNOW???

 

 

What happened in 1861?Improve

In: US History, Animal Life, History [Edit categories]

Answers.com > Wiki Answers > Categories > History, Politics & Society > History > US History > What happened in 1861? Answer: Improve

 

Hello ,

In 1861 the civil war started in America !

1861

 

January

 

· Mississippi spits from the Union.

 

· Florida withdraws from the U.S,

 

· Georgia unites with the Confederacy,

 

February

 

· Serfdom is stopped in Russia

 

April

 

· The was begins with the Confederate firing at Fort Sumter in SC.

 

· Virginia splits from the Union.

 

May

 

· Arkansas leaves the Union.

 

June

 

· Tennessee is the 11th and last state to leave the Union.

 

October

 

· The 18 month old Pony Express is ended with the first transcontinental telegraph line in the U.S.

 

This is found at::: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_happened_in_1861

 

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Can you answer these US History questions? What was Frederick Jackson Turner's thesis about the frontier? Answer it!

 

How did the French help the US after the battle of Saratoga? Answer it!

 

What were the 15 states that the stars represent on the US flag in 1812? Answer it!

 

How big was the lousiana purchase? Answer it!

 

Who told the senate armed services committee in 1948 that he would urge black youths to resist the draft unless discrimination was banded? Answer it!

 

 

Relevant answers: What events happened in 1861?

One of the biggest events would be the Civil War starting out. Just type in what happened in 1861 on google and follow the wikipedia link.

 

What event happened in 1861?

The start of the Civil War is what 1861 is most remembered for.

 

What events happened in April 1861?

The start of the Civil War.

 

What happened in April on the 12 in 1861?

First shot fired in the American Civil War when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

 

What happened in 1861 to Abraham Lincoln?

Lincoln became the president on March 4, 1861. Before he took office seven Southern states had already seceded . On April 12, 1861 the Civil War began and six other states pulled out of the union...

 

 

 

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_happened_in_1861#ixzz1lFL6Yw3v

 

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I see I didn't get the pictures all in that I was going to, but, as late as it is, I will forgo it this time.

 

Again, I am so sorry that this News Letter is so very late.

 

I would like to say, "Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and a very late Happy New Year to all of those who have had Birthdays, and Anniversarys.

 

I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

 

 

Snowmom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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APRIL, MAY AND JUNE OF 2012

 

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April is . . . . International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, National Anxiety Month, National Humor Month, National Welding Month, National Garden Month, and Uh-Huh Month

 

April 8 is . . . . . All Is Ours Day

April 18 is . . . . International Jugglers Day

April 25 is . . . . National Zucchini Bread Day

April 29 is . . . . National Shrimp Scampi Day

 

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NEWS FROM APRIL 1812

 

April 4 – U.S. President James Madison enacts a 90-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.

April 30 – Louisiana is admitted as the 18th U.S. state.

 

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May is . . . . Better Sleep Month, National Good Car Care Month, National Photo Month, National Salad Month, National Egg Month, National Barbecue Month, Revise Your Work Schedule Month, Date Your Mate Month, National Hamburger Month, and Fungal Infection Awareness Month

 

May 5 is . . . . . National Hoagie Day

May 11 is . . . . Eat What You Want Day and Twilight Zone Day

May 19 is . . . . Frog Jumping Jubilee Day

May 29 is . . . . End Of The Middle Ages Day

 

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NEWS FROM MAY 1812

 

May 11 – John Bellingham assassinates British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in the lobby of the British House of Commons.

May 25 – Felling mine disaster: A mine explosion at the Felling colliery near Jarrow, England leaves 96 dead.

May 28 – Russian Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov signs the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the Russo-Turkish War, 1806-1812 and making Bessarabia a part of Imperial Russia.

 

 

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June is . . . . Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, American Rivers Month, Cancer In The Sun Month, Dairy Month, Turkey Lover's Month, National Accordian Awareness Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, National Ice Tea Month, National Papaya Month, National Pest Control Month, National Rose Month, Fight The Filthy Fly Month, and Zoo and Aquarium Month

 

 

June 4 is . . . . . Old Maid's Day

June 12 is . . . . Machine Day

June 21 is . . . .Cuckoo Warning Day

June 29 is . . . . Camera Day

 

 

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NEWS FROM JUNE 1812

 

June 1 – War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the U.S. Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.

June 4 – Following Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the territory by that name is renamed the Missouri Territory.

June 16 – New York State charters City Bank of New York, which later became Citibank.

June 18 – The War of 1812 begins between the United States and the British Empire.

June 24 – Napoleon's Grande Armée crosses the Niemen River and invades Russia (see French invasion of Russia).

 

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1. Streams In The Desert: BIBLE6.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=20

 

This is a forum for prayers, and study.

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=45336

 

Rowan Ford Horrible death of a child by: Twilight

 

Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

 

When this happened , I cried for days.

She was killed a few miles from my home but lived about 20 miles away.

I never knew her but had friends that had children that were best friends with Rowan.

 

http://ozarksfirst.c...t?nxd_id=616962

This is one of many sites.

 

This is a case of antipathy , ignorance, not wanting to be involved, blindness

what other adjective can I use?

A poverty worn mother who worked to support the family, a deadbeat husband or live in,

leaving a child with a man that was not her father.

The child was always hungry, I think she got only what she could scrounge in the summer or weekends.

She went to every church meeting, she helped anywhere there was any kind of gathering.

She helped at the food pantry, but would take nothing unless it was given to her. Even though

she had been seen stuffing 4 or 5 cookies in her mouth at one time, no one considered she was in need of

food.

 

I do hope God took all pain and awareness away from her before the rape started......For Jesus loved

the little children and said let them come unto me

 

"Vengeance is mine saith the Lord I will repay" . I do not know where the Collins guy has been incarcerated

but even in prison men do not like men who have raped little girls. Collins is big but there is a violence

in prisons that can handle even big men. Whatever but I do not think God will let these men go easily punished

Rowan was also raped by the David Spears the man her mother was living with and he was too fat to get a job weighing

300 plus.

 

This is so hard to take

 

 

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3 Eggs in the Eagles Nest by: Dee

 

I don't know how many of you watched them last year but she has been busy and has 3 eggs, so far, in her nest. If didn't watch it last year you might want to give it a try. It's really kind of cool and the webcam is on 24/7.

 

 

http://www.decoraheaglecamalerts.com/

 

 

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North Dakota Ghost ride by: gofish

 

This happened last winter just outside of Douglas, a little town in the back country of North Dakota . It sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale.

 

This out-of-state traveler was on the side of the road, hitchhiking on a real dark night in the middle of a snow storm. Time passed slowly and no cars went by. It was snowing so hard he could hardly see his hand in front of his face.

 

Suddenly he saw a car moving slowly, approaching and appearing ghost like in the snow. It slowly and silently crept toward him and stopped. Wanting a ride real bad the guy jumped in the car and closed the door; only then did he realize that there was nobody behind the wheel, and no sound of an engine .

 

Again the car crept slowly forward and the guy was terrified, too scared to think of jumping out and running. The guy saw that the car was approaching a sharp curve and, still too scared to jump out, he started to pray and began begging for his life; he was sure the ghost car would go off the road and into a nearby lake and he would drown!

 

But just before the curve, a shadowy figure appeared at the driver's window and a hand reached in and turned the steering wheel, guiding the car safely around the bend. Then, just as silently, the hand disappeared through the window and the hitchhiker was alone again! Paralyzed with fear, the guy watched the hand reappear every time they reached a curve.

 

Finally the guy, scared to near death, had all he could take and jumped out of the car and ran and ran, into Garrison. Wet and in shock, he went into a bar and voice quavering, ordered two shots of whiskey, then told everybody about his supernatural experience.

 

A silence enveloped and everybody got goose bumps when they realized the guy was telling the truth (and was not just some drunk).

 

 

 

About half an hour later two guys walked into the bar and one says to the other, 'Look Ole, ders dat idiot that rode in our car when we wuz pushin it in the snow.'

 

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5. Nature's Perscriptions: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=22 herbs4.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=43752

 

Poison Oak what will help to relieve symptoms? by: Deb2of9

 

Okay. Last Monday I was sick and went to stat care. They put me on an antibiotic for Bronchitis. Monday night we lost power, and I had forgotten to get refill the water jugs after we emptied them. We went to a spring to get water and on the way back we found a tree down. My daughter and I moved it partly out of the way. Well Tuesday I had small bumps and tightness on my face. By Wednesday I was full blown rash on my face and neck and assorted bumps on my hands and one ankle. I stopped the antibiotic. I figured I had either had developed an allergy to the antibiotic or had gotten a bad reaction to the sun because it is a photosensitive med (Z-Pak). I went to my daughter's and showed it to her. It seems that she looked almost the same as me, only she hadn't been on an antibiotic. We figured out that we had been exposed to poison oak when we moved the down tree. I have it bad. I have been taking benadryl, but this morning my eye was swelled almost shut. Anyone have any ideas for rememdies that I can try? I can't afford to miss more of work and have no insurance so unless I have no choice I don't want to have to go to the doctor. If it swells up much more, I might have to go to the doctor anyway.

 

Any suggestions of stuff to try will be greatly appreciated. Besides my face it has gotten between my fingers, so even using my hands hurt.

 

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Read what others have suggested.

 

With Spring here, I thought this could be of help to someone. Snowmom

 

 

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6. Preserving the Harvest http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=30 canning5.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44683

 

dehydrating without power by: ScrubbieLady

 

My friend got an Excalibur dehydrator. Just a curious question. It is metal. I wonder if it could be used outside in the sun and not necessarily with electricity?

 

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For answers, go to the site. :)

 

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7. Nature's Bounty : http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=6

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44609

 

Comparing gardening methods for when TSHTF How to Grow More Vegetables/Gardening When it Counts by: LaBellaVita

 

I would love to discuss gardening methods with you all. Namely which ones would truly be best in a TSHTF scenario.

 

 

Option A: How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons

I've heard great things about this double-dig method, its mentioned in several gardening books I have like The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live it by John Seymour and The Self-Sufficient Suburban Garden by Jeff Ball (learned about that book here!).

 

Plants here are planted very close together to get you more harvest for your space.

 

I loved this idea because its focus is on building up the soil, also due to the dense plantings you have high yields per foot and it seems there would be much less of a weed problem, but when I read about watering daily and I became concerned. Watering daily doesn't seem like an easy thing to do in potential TSHTF situation, even with water barrels. How much water can you store?

 

 

 

Option B: Gardening When it Counts by Steve Solomon

 

This book recommends you give your plants plenty of space so they don't have to compete for resources like water. He actually directly conflicts w/ what Jeavons said about being able to save like 70%-80% water by dense plantings! Help!

 

 

 

Option C: then there is the Back to Eden film which showcases this gentleman's extensive use of wood chips composted. LOTS of compost. And then more compost on top of compost. Sounds like that is all he uses. I know it takes time to make this kind of mulch, but I'm really looking at this...

 

Back to Eden

 

He discusses how well the mulch retains moisture and cuts down on weeds. And when I look at his garden, he has plants spread pretty far apart.

 

 

 

OK everybody, I would LOVE to discuss these gardening ideas! Do any of you have practical experience in any of these three areas? I'm all for the building up the soil aspect of the extensive composting/mulching in Back to Eden, sounds like its really low maintenance which I'm totally for finding the best way to utilize my time and still get really good results. And the tree companies around here will give free mulch. I like the dense plantings and building up the soil in Jeavon's method because I don't have a lot of land, denser plantings really are what I'd need, and well, Solomon's method on the surface makes sense but I really haven't read the whole book, so I can't say too much yet.

 

What gardening method do you REALLY think makes more sense in preparing for a TSHTF scenario? No store-bought amendments, no this, no that... only what is handy and can be composted. And that water question, how do you think water figures in... the more I think about this the more I think about Back to Eden.

 

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Please go to the thread and read what others thought. :)

 

 

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8. The Spa: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=5 spa2.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35607

 

Eating out... 13 things waiters know (and won't tell you) by: Cat

 

 

User post: 13 Things Your Waiter Won't Tell You

 

Reader's Digest Magazine, on Tue Jun 23, 2009

Waiters share insider secrets about restaurants -- from tipping to what days to avoid dining out

 

1. Avoid eating out on holidays and Saturday nights. The sheer volume of customers guarantees that most kitchens will be pushed beyond their ability to produce a high-quality dish.

 

2. There are almost never any sick days in the restaurant business. A busboy with a kid to support isn't going to stay home and miss out on $100 because he's got strep throat. And these are the people handling your food. UGH!

 

3. When customers' dissatisfaction devolves into personal attacks, adulterating food or drink is a convenient way for servers to exact covert vengeance. Some waiters can and do spit in people's food.

 

4. Never say "I'm friends with the owner." Restaurant owners don't have friends. This marks you as a clueless poseur the moment you walk in the door.

 

5. Treat others as you want to be treated. (Yes, people need to be reminded of this.)

 

6. Don't snap your fingers to get our attention. Remember, we have shears that cut through bone in the kitchen.

 

7. Don't order meals that aren't on the menu. You're forcing the chef to cook something he doesn't make on a regular basis. If he makes the same entrée 10,000 times a month, the odds are good that the dish will be a home run every time.

 

8. Splitting entrées is okay, but don't ask for water, lemon, and sugar so you can make your own lemonade. What's next, grapes so you can press your own wine?

 

9. If you find a waiter you like, always ask to be seated in his or her section. Tell all your friends so they'll start asking for that server as well. You've just made that waiter look indispensable to the owner. The server will be grateful and take good care of you.

 

10. If you can't afford to leave a tip, you can't afford to eat in the restaurant. Servers could be giving 20 to 40 percent to the busboys, bartenders, maître d', or hostess.

 

11. Always examine the check. Sometimes large parties are unaware that a gratuity has been added to the bill, so they tip on top of it. Waiters "facilitate" this error. It's dishonest, it's wrong - and I did it all the time.

 

12. If you want to hang out, that's fine. But increase the tip to make up for money the server would have made if he or she had had another seating at that table.

 

13. Never, ever come in 15 minutes before closing time. The cooks are tired and will cook your dinner right away. So while you're chitchatting over salads, your entrées will be languishing under the heat lamp while the dishwasher is spraying industrial-strength, carcinogenic cleaning solvents in their immediate vicinity.

 

From Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip-Confessions of a Cynical Waiter by The Waiter (Ecco/HarperCollins)

 

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/user-p...ell-you-479179/

 

 

 

More Must-Reads from Reader's Digest:

 

13 Things Your Pizza Guy Won't Tell You

http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/13-t...icle122354.html

 

13 Things Your Grocer Won't Tell You

http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/13-things...icle118923.html

(And 16 MORE tips!)

http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/16-more-t...icle119347.html

 

13 Things Your Dry Cleaner Won't Tell You

http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/13-t...icle115321.html

 

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See what others had to say by going to the thread.

 

 

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9. Are You Really Ready http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=11 storage5.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=45106

 

I want one of these! by: Mt_Rider

 

Hey lookie this...for those of us who are still 'farming' with limits of age, disability, or whatever.

 

 

 

http://www.builditso...ardenHelper.htm

 

Solar Powered!

 

"This is a really innovative machine to help with garden chores like planting, weeding, and picking."

 

.....and the pic didn't show up. Well...go check out the site. Has handyman instructions on how to make it.

 

MtRider

 

 

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I want one of those too. :) Snowmom

 

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10. Country Homesteading http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=16 garden3.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44943

 

From Birth through Kidding Goats :) by: Necie

 

http://www.dairygoat...hp?topic=2077.0

 

 

Goat Keeping from Birth to milking, in standard dairy goats…

 

Goat Temp should be 102, always take a herd mates temp to determine if your goats temp is subnormal or high.

 

Shots:

Bo-Se (selenium, vitamin E injectable) 1cc. per 40 lbs. IM or subq is fine. Vet Rx

 

CD&T (Vaccination for enterotoxemia and tetanus) (2cc subq or IM, repeat in 21 days) that 2nd shot seals immunity so don't miss it.

 

Lysigin (Vaccination for staph mastitis, will also help with staph dermatitis on the udder) (5cc sub-q, Give initial shots before breeding the virgin doe repeat in 21 days (new bottle directions say repeat in 14 days). This is for initial shots on does and previously unvaccinated or virgin does pre-breeding. Once vaccinated they need one 5cc shot booster before kidding yearly.

 

CMPK injectable (calcium, mineral) (vet RX) 30 cc sub-q, 15cc in 2 places every 6 hours to treat hypocalcemia (see Sue Rieths articles on hypocalcemia in goatkeeping 101) or one 30cc shot in 2 places sub q for sluggish labor) also for milkfever (which is a doe who balks to get up after kidding, low temp, shivering, do not milk during treatment.

 

200mg Tetracycline (Biomycin etc.) We choose not to use LA200 because it contains a sting carrier in it for cattle. 3.5cc SubQ per 100 pounds. Once a day sub-q or it can be given as a loading dose IM in the very ill, every 12 hours, moving to once a day when fever is under control with banamine. Tetracyclines are gvien between 5 and 10 days depending upon what you are treating for.

 

300,000-unit water based Penicillin Penn/Aqueous 3 cc per 50 pounds SubQ. Once per day for prevention of wound infection or uterine infection, every 12 hours in an ill goat. There is so much resistance to penicillin that it isn't good for use with most disease, most breeders use it in conjunction with other antibiotics.

 

Wormers:

Cydectin Cattle Pour on 1cc per 22 lbs. orally

Valbazen liquid 1cc-10 lbs orally

Ivermectin Plus Injectable 1cc per 30 lbs orally (lung worms and liver fluke control, also controlling the 4th stage arrested larvae of HC that we use Cydectin for.

Ivermectin 1% injected at bottle dosages for lice, Mites and nose bots. Orally for stomach worms and lungworms. 1cc per 50 pounds orally .

 

Misc:

400 IU vitamin E capsules from Wal-Mart

Iodine-7% Iodine, Chlorhexideen, or equivalent pre surgery scrub to dip navels and cords.

Probios (a toothpaste tube type probiotic paste)

Lambar nipples, Lambar bucket

Corid, Deccox M, Dimethox 40% to be used orally for the control of cocci until they are old enough and eating enough medicated feed to control coccidiosis.

 

 

The day the Kids are born…

 

The day the kids are born give them their Bo-Se Shot. Most Nubian kids get 1/4cc I give it subq, they don't have muscle mass to give it IM.

Give 1- 400 unit Vit E Capsule when they are dried off, snip the end

and give orally. These are simply purchased at walmart.

Spray the hooves and navel with Iodine, or dip, using clean iodine each time. You can get iodine from your vet still, use only the 7%.

With iodine hard to find use chlorhexideen or other pre-surgery cleaner like betadine.

Give them probios. You will give them a pea size amount. Use your finger and swipe it through their mouth. Use up one tube on all the kids kept. Keep the tube refridgerated, do not buy it off an un-refridgerated counter in a hot store.

 

They need to consume about 20 oz of colostrum within 12 hours. Minimums are 1 ounce of colostrum per pound of kid. After which time they can be switched to milk.

Bucks, limit to 4 oz a feeding of their colostrum but still getting their 20 ounces in 12 hours.

More colostrum of course can be fed, just not less. And speaking of colostrum, highest quality of colostrum comes from your older does their first 12 hours of milking.

After 12 hours the kids ability to absorb immunity from the colostrum stops, colostrum however is very high in fat, high in calories and has a laxative effect to get the hard tarry meconium out of the intestine, expect to see first black tarry poop, then yellow colostrum poop, poop will then change to brown as they get onto milk. Other colors warn problems. Some kids can get yellow diarrhea from colostrum this is normal.

Heat treat the colostrum: In a double boiler heat the colostrum to 135 degrees, start timing for one hour. Your goal is to keep the colostrum no lower than 135, but no higher than 140 for the whole hour. Freeze your excess colostrum.

Pasteurizing milk: Heat the milk to 165 degrees. Stir it and make sure it is 165 degrees for 15 seconds. Cool and feed.

Move to milk that has been warmed to body temp. Make changes to chilled milk slowly; don't offer cold milk one day and warm milk the next. Consistency is key, if you miss a feeding do not then let them tank up on extra milk.

I put a pinch of baking soda per kid into each bottle or lambar, once a day.

Day 3 introduces the lambar buckets.

You should be feeding them at breakfast lunch and dinner and before bed,

unless they are tiny. Where they will need milk offered more often.

At day 20, start on Cocci prevention. Use Corid or your sulfa, dosages in goatkeeping 101 on dairygoatinfo.com once a day for 5 days then

repeat every 20 days until well grown and on meat goat pellets that contain their cocci med (decoquinate, rumensin, lasalocid, bovatec).

Day 20 Worm with Valbazen 1cc per 10lbs (this is for tapes) Important note is that my

babies are not in pens frequented by adults; so adult worms aren't a worry for me until my kids are older. If your babies are in with adults than you will have to worm them with your adult wormer, here Cydectin. Worming kids every 3 weeks until weaned and well grown is the best prevention, along with cocci, giving you healthy, robust kids that can be bred their first year. Do not wait for symptoms of cocci or worms and then use treatment, think prevention always.

For treatment of cocci always choose a sulfa and banamine, so you can continue the sulfa for 21 days.

Day 20 start their water, an easily tipped over bucket so they don't drown. Each year kids will drown in water troughs, barns will burn down from heat lamps and goats will be crushed under round bales or hung from the string around bales of hay.

Alfalfa pellets, meat goat pellets, their minerals and hay. I also move their milk down to 4 times a day. 4- 20oz bottles minimum or as much as they will drink. Once again make changes slowly.

Those big bodied deep does are the way they are because of calcium, as much milk as you can give them for as long as you can give them and grain. Grain is what grows that rumen...hay is what keeps that rumen healthy once grown, and calcium from birth to death is the most important thing in dairy goats. Why alfalfa in some form is key.

 

You will also trim feet when 3 weeks old. It's a given on management that each month goats feet are trimmed. It gets your hands on kids and dry does and bucks who can be forgotten if they aren't milked twice a day. Then also trimming feet is just a trim job and not a huge chore that gets put off.

 

Goats thrive on consistency. The same temp milk, the same feed each day, no changes at all, even to preferring the same people milk them.

 

At 45 days old (6 weeks) give round 2 of Corid for 5 more days; Give their CD&T injection. Worm.

At 67 Days (9 weeks) Give CD&T injection. Switch wormer to Cydectin.

At 12 weeks decide if you are ready to wean them. They should be eating 1 lb of grain. Kids should be gaining roughly 10 lbs a month so by breeding age they will be 80-90 lbs. If you are new to goats aim for 100 pounds before you breed. Worm with Cydectin. Do not wean kids you expect to breed this year from high calorie, high calcium milk to grass hay and sweet feed and expect them to continue this good rate of growth. Replace the calcium in the milk with alfalfa.

 

I give one more CD&T vaccination after 12 weeks old, to seal immunity. By then I am down to the few doelings I am going to keep.

From weaning to 8 months they should be over 90 pounds. Ready to be bred.

 

Minimum weights:

1 month, 10 pounds plus their birth weight

2 months, 20 pounds plus their birth weight

3 months, 30 pounds plus their birth weights

Etc…

 

If you are lower than this than don't blame it on slow to mature bloodlines, blame this on your prevention management and your weaning practices....

To early weaning?

Not enough milk?

Weaning from high calorie, high calcium milk to low to no calcium grass hay and pasture?

 

Now it's time to breed them……………..

 

Breeding Time………..

For arguments sake lets say your doeling was born in March and is now 90+ pounds and you want to breed her in October, to have kids in March.

In September I give all the virgin does I am keeping 5cc SubQ of Lysigin (a vaccination for staph mastitis, given to virgin heifers). I repeat this in 21 days. Now it’s October 1st and I am going to breed them this coming heat in October. This is also the time I use any other vaccinations or supplements I give at the farm. I do vaccinate for pasturella pneumonia using a vaccine with only pasturella haemoticula and multicidia in it, do not use nasal sprays, they do not carry the kind of pneumonia goats get.

Give the does their Bo-Se 1cc per 40 lbs

Trim their feet and go through the does one more time for faults, check for extra teats, single orifice in each teat etc.

Bucks 1 month before breeding give their Bo-Se 1cc. per 40lbs. Bo-se can cause a temporary lag in the motility of their sperm, this is temporary, so make sure their shots are about 4 weeks before you are using them.

Worm with Cydectin 1cc per 22 lbs.

First 50 days of being bred don’t DO ANYTHING to them NO Stress or

Changes. Implantation of the eggs into the uterus can be up to 14 days. Worming with anything, antibiotics, feed through products, can cause a doe to slip the egg and not implant it. Using wormers if you must for the health of the doe, pick one without a flukecide in it. Do not use Valbazen or Ivermectin Plus that contain products to kill liver flukes. Since you wormed before the doe was bred there should be little reason to worm the first 50 days of pregnancy, learn to fecal stop guessing.

 

At 100 days bred use Ivermectin Plus 1 cc per 30 lbs orally (this is for liver Flukes, lungworm, 4th stage HC.)

 

At 100 days pregnant stop milking if your doe is bred. With the decrease of calories from coming into the milk room to eat, and the stopping of milking, her udder will firm up. This will signal the brain to stop milking. Check her udder out in her stall each day. Make sure it does not get to full. If it does than simply ease a little milk out of each side. At no time should you bring her into the milk room, wash her udder, and stimulate her milk let down reflex. This floods the brain with Oxytocin and signals her to make more milk. Just a few squirts out of each side to soften the udder a little bit. Do teat dip her, and make sure she continues to stand for a few minutes.

 

Alfalfa pellets and grass hay or alfalfa hay are fed in the barn, they are continuous from birth to death as is minerals and water. But the move to not going into the milk room, means you do have to at 100 days bred offer them a small bite of grain for the energy and carbs they need to grow the kids. At 100 days bred the kids are small puppies and will grow in 50 days into the 8-pound kids she will have. Start slowly increasing her grain until at kidding she is eating what she will on the milk stand. 1 pound in the am and 1 pound in the pm with her alfalfa pellets in her barn could be your goal in Nubian's.

 

You will keep your young doelings on the same grain they grew out on until 100 days pregnant, then slowly switch them onto the milk stand grains you have chosen to use. Here it is simple, whole oats for their energy and carbs and calories, rice bran or black oil sunflower seeds, or oils for fat and soybean meal or a knock off of calf manna for their protein (if you use alfalfa hay with high protein no protein supplementation is needed) In fact if you have access to excellent quality alfalfa hay, no grain is needed. Minerals are always in the barn. Like the older milker paragraph above, you will increase their grain at 100 days bred slowly, up to what they will likely eat on the milk stand, 1 pound in the am and 1 pound in the pm.

 

Our humidity is high, even in the winter. We have few to no freezing nights that continue with even ice in the water buckets the next morning. So the keeping quality of alfalfa is poor. Feeding alfalfa pellets and our prevention for cocci and worms is key.

 

Once milking you will of course have to adjust their grain, some heavy milkers will eat twice this much.

 

 

120 days bred give CD&T 2cc Sub Q or IM

Lysigin shot 5cc SubQ.

This will not only bolster the doe but it will impart powerful immunity into her colostrum for the kids.

A week before kidding give the doe’s a dairy cut. Shaving the udder, belly etc. to make kidding, but also make milking cleaner.

Be careful letting heavy bred does jump up and down on the milk stands for their grain or for trimming feet.

Always keep your very heavy bred does feet trimmed.

 

Day of Kidding...

 

Have on hand CMPK injectable Vet Rx. This is for hypocalcaemia and sluggish labor.

200 ml Tetracycline antibiotic. This is for a uterine flush. Take some on gloved hand and swipe inside uterine wall. This is for a hard labor when you have to help move kids around, safety precaution. Making and infusion of tetracycline and sterile water (you can boil water to make it sterile or use distilled) and using your weak kid syringe and tube, you can easily flush the uterus yourself. Vets carry large dosing guns and less flexible tubing to flush the uterus with, it does a much better job than the above.

300,000 unit penicillin antibiotic 3cc per 50 lbs. Sub Q once a day for 10 days, take temp everyday, if temp goes up 3 cc per 50lbs twice a day. This is if there was a gross out situation during birth (Dead kids, way too much maneuvering of kids to get them out, parts of kids, mummy kids).

Oxytocin to bring down milk, or to help with contractions if calcium doesn't work. Never use Oxytocin on a closed cervix. This is a vet script use wisely. As little as 1/4 to 1/2 cc works well. All hormones are used IM only.

Lutelyse 2cc IM. Another vet RX that will abort your does, recycle your does, open the cervix back up to do a uterine wash, or make your doe come into labor on schedule.

Always worm your doe the day she kids. In the south wormings is always about HC worms so I use Cydectin.

 

10 days after kidding use Valbazen 1cc per 10 lbs. This is the only time I tape worm my adult does, milk withdrawal is 3 milkings, 36 hours. Tapes are of no consequence to the adult goat and being the only worm owners can see with the naked eye, they are the most problem for owners, not adult goats. I do this one worming since this time also coincides with appraisal and showing and having a lot of new folks at the farm for sales of kids, milkers and milk…so wouldn't want any tapes in the poop! I am now using Zemctrin Gold, 1cc per 50 pounds, for tapes but also 4th stage HC and lungworm.

 

This is always under construction......................................

 

 

 

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11. Pinching Pennies: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17

PENNIES3.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44979

 

pillsbury newsletter i got free soup!! by: windmorn

 

If you get the pillsbury.com newsletter, they have started giving away 10,000 samples each month. I just got a can of progresso mushroom and rice soup from the January give away.

 

 

 

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12 The Homeschooling Haven: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=26 homeschool1.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42394

 

Early homeschooling Preschool, K, 1st grade by: michelle

 

Just wondering who here has a kindy or other early homeschooler? I'm homeschooling dd (5) for kindergarten right now and teaching some to ds (3). Anyone else here have an early homeschooler?

 

 

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13. DIY http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=15

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=18495

 

Make Your Own-Wooden Bucket, Rabbit Hutch, Etc. by: waiting

 

http://www.buildeazy.com/

Free woodworking plans:

Shed, hall bench seat, padded seat, swing seat support, wooden bucket, wishing well, garden chair,

folding picnic table, artists easel, board and batten shed, narrow shed, kids castle, scrollsaw pattern,

mailbox stand, mailbox, fence gate, wall desk, working table, wheelbarrow planter, playhouse, rabbit

hutch, play fort, pushcart, workbench, gazebo, chicken coop, adirondack chair, pergola, porch swing seat,

wendy house, coffee table, picnic table 4, 6 or 8 seater, carport, greenhouse, dog house. Go to DIY complete plan list for other free plans. (Says wooden bucket not good for carrying water, but I think if lined with plastic it could be used for that.)

 

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This was bumped up about a year and a half ago, but, think it is interesting. Snowmom

 

 

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14. Holiday and Gift Central: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=21 gifts3.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=38100

 

personalized gift baskets 99cents only store by: ROSARYCHAPLET

 

i went to the 99cents only store i bought the makings for two gift baskets. in them i put in coffee, creamer, wafer rolls, tea, powder mixes and christmas chocolate! as i was getting everything at the store i would simply place it in the basket i was buying there to see how it would look. then i bought from them cello wrap which included the bow. when i went home i showed my family what i did. then i proceeded to wrap up the baskets...and wouldn't you know it!!!! one of them still has the shopping reciept in it!!! omg! fortunately it's going to my b-i-l. i'll tell my sis to give me back the reciept upon removing the cello wrap!

 

 

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I wish you all a very Happy Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day.

 

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To all who have someone graduating, Congratulations.

 

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To everyone I missed wishing a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to. thhappybday.jpg

 

 

Enjoy your Spring. :)SPRING3.gif

 

Snowmom

 

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MRS. S. NEWS LETTER

 

SUMMER OF 2012

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/

 

 

JULY: JULY5.gif

 

2. Canada Day (Canada)

3. Full Moon

4. Independence Day (USA)

19. New Moon

 

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July is . . . . National Baked Beans Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Tennis Month, Read An Almanac Month, Anti-Boredom Month, and Hitchhiking Month

 

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July 2 is . . . . . Visitation Of The Virgin Mary Day

July 12 is . . . . National Pecan Pie Day

July 18 is . . . . National Ice Cream Day and National Caviar Day

July 29 is . . . . Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day

 

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Did You Know??

 

July

Battle of Lundy's Lane & Chippawa - Niagara Falls, Ontario

 

July 2 - 4

Independence Day 1813 Celebration

Ft. Meigs, Perrysburg, Ohio

 

July 13 - 15 * confirmed

 

Fort George The Navy of 1812: Sailors on the Lakes

 

July 2013

 

Cryslers Farm - Morrisburg, Ontario

 

July War of 1812 in Wisconsin - Prairie Du Chein, Wisconsin

 

July 21- 22* confirmed

 

Founder's Day Weekend - Ogdensburg, NY

FRENCH & INDIAN

 

July

Time-Line Fort Malden, Ontario

 

July

Sackets Harbor, Sackets Harbor, NY

 

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AUGUST: AUGUST.gif

 

2. Full Moon

6. Civic Holiday (Canada)

17. New Moon

31. Full Moon

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August is . . . . National Catfish Month, National Golf Month, National Eye Exam Month, National Water Quality Month, Romance Awareness Month, Peach Month, and Foot Health Month

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August 2 is . . . . . National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 10 is . . . . Lazy Day

August 21 is . . . . National Spumoni Day

August 30 is . . . . National Toasted Marshmallow Day

 

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August 1

 

Aug. 3* confirmed

 

Roots to Boots Festival, Amherstberg, ON.

 

Aug. 11 - 12 * confirmed

 

Seige of Fort Erie, Fort Erie

 

Aug. **not confirmed

 

Lang Pioneer Village, - Peterborough, Ontario

Info. email: Lang Pioneer Village

 

Aug. 17 - 19 * confirmed

 

Wasaga Under Siege, Wasaga Beach, ON

 

Aug. 18 -19 * confirmed

 

Special 25th Anniversary Fife and Drum Display at Fort George - Bicentennial Fife and Drum Muster and Soldier’s Field Day

 

Aug. 24 - 26 * confirmed

 

The Attack on Gananoque Ganaoque, ON

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SEPTEMBER: SEPTEMBERSTONE.gif

 

3. Labor Day (USA)

3. Labour Day (Canada)

11. Patriot Day (USA)

16. New Moon

17. Rosh Hashanah

21. U.N. International Day of Peace

22. Autumn Begins

26. Yom Kippur

30. Full Moon

 

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September is . . . . Self Improvement Month, Be Kind To Editors and Writers Month, International Square Dance Month, Cable TV Month, National Bed Check Month, National Chicken Month, National Courtesy Month, National Honey Month, National Mind Mapping Month, National Piano Month, National Rice Month, National Papaya Month, and Classical Music Month

 

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September 4 is . . . . . Newspaper Carrier Day

September 9 is . . . . . Teddy Bear Day

September 17 is . . . . National Apple Dumpling Day

September 28 is . . . . Ask A Stupid Question Day

 

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Did You Know??

 

Sept. 1 - 2

 

Fairfield - Thamesville, ON

 

Sept. 7* confirmed

 

Merriton Gun Show - St. Catharines, ON

 

Sept. 8 - 9 * confirmed

 

Bachus Mills, Port Rowan, Ontario

Info email: backus @lprca.on.ca

please manually type email address without spaces !

 

Sept. 7 - 9

 

Battle of Plattsburgh NY

 

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All of the 'Did You Know?" came from: http://www.thequartermasters.com/cal.htm You might like to go there and do some reading.

 

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Now for the forums:

 

 

1. Sunporch: SUNPORCH5.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=1&prune_day=100&sort_by=Z-A&sort_key=last_post&topicfilter=all&st=120

 

Hose Water Warning It Gets Hot by: Jeepers

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=46091

Just a reminder that if your garden hose stays outside during the summer the water left in it can be SCALDING HOT!

 

Luckily, I remembered before I watered the shrubs because it was so hot I could barely hold on to the nozzle. It only takes a few seconds for the water to cool down though.

 

But the real danger is to the kiddies! One person I know sprayed her grandchild, not realizing the water left in the hose was hot. The water left blisters on the poor child. Needless to say she felt like dirt even though it was an accident. Also, kids sometimes pick up the hose to spray each other or get a quick drink. Or turn the water on to run through the sprinkler.

 

By the way, as my son turned the water off yesterday, I was holding the nozzle open to empty the hose but the water that came out of it today was still scalding hot.

 

Please be careful!

 

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2. Reporting For Duty: AIRFORCE2.gif

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=19

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=45922

 

Memorial Day Photo-Op Blocks Families, Vets From D.C. Vietnam Memorial Wall by: Midnightmom

 

Obama’s Memorial Day Photo-Op Blocks Families, Vets From D.C. Vietnam Memorial Wall For 7 Hours

 

 

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Be sure to take a look at this post if you have not seen it.

 

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3. Where The Heart Is: HEART5.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=2

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=45302

 

Childhood Home Selling 1/2 of it by: Childhood Home Selling 1/2 of it

 

My little brother sent me a note saying, they are selling the northern 40 acres of the property we grew up on. We owned 40 acres on each side of the road.

 

LOL, that little green area in the middle of the plowed field, is a small valley, my sister & I filled it with rocks from the field, so my dad would not break his plow blades.

 

http://maps.google.c...&gl=us&t=h&z=16

 

So many memories. 2 acre garden, 20 cows, pigs, horses, chickens, ducks, turkeys, peach orchard, apple orchard, plumbs, cherries, choke cherries, raspberries, black berries, black caps, red caps, currents, a hill of strawberries, walnuts, beach nuts, grapes, maple, cow slips, sumac, rhubarb, morel mushrooms, and more....

 

DH says it is too cold. *Sigh*

 

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4. The Family Tree: EXTREMEGENEALOGY.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=7

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=45416

 

The 1940 census is available for free by: Momo

 

 

At this point it is not indexed by name. You need to know your ancestor's address to view their record now.

 

I forget the address but it is easy to find for free at the government website using google.

 

Happy Hunting!

 

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5. MrsSurvival Chat Archive

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=32

 

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This is where the chats are posted some times. Therefore, I think I'll just let you go in there and see what you want to read. :) There has been nothing new posted since last November. Snow

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6. The Flu Clinic: GETWELL41.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=24

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=45359

 

A video on the health benifits of elderberries by: WormGuy

 

http://video.foxnews...-of-elderberry/

 

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Take a look at this.

 

Snowmom

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7. The Kitchen--The Heart Of Our Home: KITCHEN8.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=10

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=45637

 

reusable canning lids by: chefddr

 

So this year I am determined to do more serious canning (so far I have only done Jams and apple sauce, apple pie filling and apples for pork). This year I am planning a bigger garden and praying it will do well, good soil, some good compost and lots of room between plants, although I am thinking of going more on the square foot side since I may get more yield and fewer weeds, if anyone knows if that is accurate or not, please let me know.

 

I have heard of the reuseable canning jar lids and I am thinking of investing in some of them, as I also want to invest in about 500 canning jars too (I have a friend with a storage unit full of them that she is willing to part with a good portion of them). Anyway, I am wondering if anyone has used these types of lids and has any advice/feedback. They say that these lids can last for up to 20 years!

 

Thanks to anyone who knows anything about these. I will wait for responses before I invest in about 100 of them.

 

 

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I was looking for something to do with barbecuing, but, didn't find anything so put this in. :) Snowmom

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8. 2 Bits, 4 Bits, 6 Bits a Dollar! AUCTIONEER2.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=37

 

This is where you can post to sell, trade or buy. Be sure to share what you want to buy, sell or trade. :)

 

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9. Urban Homesteading COUNTRYHOME6.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=35

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=46096

 

Mealworms for your chickens by: dogmom4

 

I've been thinking about what I will feed my chickens in the event that prices get so high that I can't afford chicken feed from the store. Saw this as protein source that can be grown in a small space.

 

http://hedgecombers....-your-chickens/

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10. Pinching Pennies: PENNIES1.jpg

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=46020

 

Free 50 pound bag of horse feed by: Momo

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11. Homemade Memories: MAKINGCANDLES1.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=14

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44624

 

PomPom pillow covers by: indy gal preps

 

Does anyone remember how to make these? They were popular in the 60's and 70's and made on a square frame with headless nail and you wrapped yarn around the nails and somehow tied and cut the yarn and it made pom poms all over it.Would love to have the instructions if any one has them.

 

 

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12. Within These Pages: MAKINGCANDLES1.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=4

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=45980

 

 

Vertical Gardening Free Kindle Book by: Jeepers

 

Here is a free Kindle book for vertical gardening. I don't know how good it is but might be a fun read? And it's free. Atleast for right now.

 

http://www.amazon.co...%3DB00889OIM6#_

 

 

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13. WWW: COMPUTER4.gif

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=12

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=45841

 

Phone apps by: dogmom4

 

I'm just beginning to learn about apps for phones, etc. I saw this one for prepping inventory. Boy would I like something like this to keep me organized. But, I don't know enough about them. I have one app on my phone that sometimes asks if I will allow my location. Do all apps save your information? For example would an app like this make my information available to the people who made it?

 

http://apn.prepandpantry.com/

 

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14. Mrs. Survival's Survival and Preparation Manual: BOOKLETS.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=25

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22700

 

Keeping track of preps by: WormGuy

 

To some keeping a spreadsheet is simple; to others a notebook is simple. With the way and places that people live we all have different storage situations. We need to try different approaches for storage and rotating our stocks until we find the one that works the best for our situation.

 

Stocking supplies is the most important thing we can do for ourselves, and our family. The next most important two things we should do is date and rotate our stocks. These two things should be done in order to assure we are using our preps and not letting things get out of date.

 

Here are some links to read so you can see how others are managing their preps.

(A lot of these links do NOT work, but, didn't want to leave them off as you might try to find them in Google. Snowmom)

 

http://www.thefoodguys.com/foodcalc.html

 

http://www.providentliving.org/content/dis...-4070-1,00.html

 

http://standeyo.com/News_Files/menu.food.store.html

 

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthrea...ge=6#Post121392

 

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthrea...ge=6#Post120006

 

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthrea...ge=11#Post91453

 

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthrea...ge=14#Post79494

 

http://www.mrssurvival.com/forums/ubbthrea...ge=22#Post31085

 

 

 

A question often asked is “How long does food stay good” Here are a few links to help answer this question.

 

http://www.waltonfeed.com/grain/life.html

 

http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/dp_fnut/HRAP/STORAGE/cupstor.htm

 

 

 

This is how a few people do it:

 

I only have five places where food prep items are located - and I do not spread it out any more than that or it would become impossible to keep track of. Of those locations... there is an order of rotation that ensures I keep a handle on it... pantry is current opened/usage items stocked with things moved in from the first tier storage rooms (there is two). Second tier storage areas have items that will not be used within a year's time (longer term items). Once a year, I rotate items from the second tier storage areas into the first tier storage that are ready to be rotated into use and then I replace with new products in the long term storage area.

 

At the time that I do the rotation... I do a couple of inventory management things:

 

First, I do a physical inventory and put in on my inventory sheets (computer spreadsheet) - this only get's done once a year and gives me a baseline to evaluate what needs ramping up and what is overstocked.

 

Second, I clean the storage areas including the pantry shelves (vacuum up cobwebs, spilled items, and dust - wipe down surfaces) and move the first to be used items forward and put the recently moved in items at the back. While doing this I inspect the items and make sure nothing has developed problems.

 

Finally, I date all new items coming in with the date purchased/stored(i.e. Jan 2008).

 

This get's done once a year. Last year I started doing all my major restocking at the start of the year (prebuying to replace the current year's expected usage to lock in lower prices) and that makes this system work even better... as I just do all the inventory management and restocking all within a months time frame and then am done! It works quite well actually but requires carving out some time for the rotation/cleaning/inventory and saving your cash for the big annual restocking purchases. It's cheaper though and more efficient in my mind.

 

Another one:

 

I have one pantry and everything gets crammed into it except what goes under the bed, behind the couch, on top closet shelves and etc. Once we are a bit more finished with the remodeling though will be another story.

 

I'm hoping to put in shelves that can be loaded from the back and used from the front. That way there is less moving things around other than moving them forward on the shelf.

 

I do not keep a written inventory but do take frequent visual ones to see what needs to be tweaked. I buy certain things yearly also but not all at the same time. When I find a good sale on something we use regularly, like T-paper, I buy enough to last a year or two depending on its storage life. Those are usually non-food items and are stored separately. Because I buy this way it frees up funds to buy the next good sale. Most of my monthly buying is based on the sales ads.

 

Most of my food items are easily inventoried at a glance but only because I've been doing it so many years that all I have to do is calculate approximately what is on a shelf and the time of year to know if I need to stock up further at the next sale.

 

One thing I do is to mark all items with the date of purchase and use the oldest first. Canned goods and such I also mark with the name of the product inside just in case we have a problem and the cans lose their labels. I had that happen once and it's not always nice to have a surprise when preparing a meal LOL.

 

One thing that I do keep very close tabs on is the hidden inventory of food and non-food items to make sure they are rotated. Normally I just take new items as I buy them into the area and remove the older ones for everyday use. Many of those items are for long term storage so they are not switched as often. If "someone" decided they needed my pantry of food more than I did at least there is a chance they would not find the hidden supplies.

 

Here is what can happen if you don’t have an inventory of your supplies:

 

I thought I had more flour but I could not find it. So I chalked it up to having been used. That was until last night. I was looking of something in the hall closet and there in a big 21/2 gallon zip lock bag were 2-5lb bags of flour. Not my favorite brand but hey its 10lb of flour!

 

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Yes...I sometimes have to shift things around and am always pleasantly surprised to find some "lost" item. I thought I had used up all of our soap (but could not remember doing THAT, either) only to remember that I had moved it from its original storage location to a new set of storage drawers that I had simply...forgotten about!

 

And:

I keep a little coupon saver type pouch and list my preps and where I have stashed them on index cards. It is a nice system - I carry it with me where ever I go. If I spot a sale I know what to purchase. If I have extra dollars, I know what I could use, yet. It is a good system unless I forget to write down my purchases, however! We ate a lot of sauer kraut last winter because I bought, stored and didn't write down the fact that I had stashed twelve cans of Kraut!!

 

 

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Happy Birthday to everyone who is having a Birthday in July, August or September. :)hapbirthdayfrominHispresence.gif

Happy Anniversary to everyone who is having an Anniversary in July, August and September. :)HAPPYANNIVERSARY14.gif

 

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Sorry this is late, things have been happening around here. Also, the county fair is starting tomorrow and I need to get things ready. We don't have to take anything in until on Thursday though, so that helps.

 

 

 

 

I hope you all have a great 4th of July and do be careful if you have fireworks. They can be fun, but, they can also be dangerous. happy4thofjuly.gif

 

 

 

There are not many holidays in these next 3 months.

 

Please be careful as school starts in August or September in your area. The small children don't think about the cars, they are thinking about getting to and from home and school. It is up to us adults to watch for the chldren and the buses.

 

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER. :)

 

 

See you again in a few months. Until then, God bless you all.

 

 

For your information, at one time my posts were posted with 'Logcabinmama' as the poster. Things or names were really mixed up after one of our changes. So, most of the posts that are pinned with 'Logcabinmama', those are my posts.

 

 

Snowmom

 

 

 

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MRS. S. NEWSLETTER OCT. NOV. DEC.

 

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER OF 2012

 

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?act=idx

 

 

October is: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

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October is . . . . Adopt-A-Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, National Apple Jack Month, National Car Care Month, National Clock Month, National Cosmetology Month, National Dessert Month, National Pickled Pepper Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, National Pretzel Month, National Sarcastics Month, National Seafood Month, National Kitchen and Bath Month, and Vegetarian Awareness Month

 

October 7 is . . . . . National Frappe DayOctober 12 is . . . . International Moment Of Frustration Scream Day

October 23 is . . . . National Mole Day

October 31 is . . . . National Magic Day and Increase Your Pyschic Powers Day

 

OCTOBER:

 

 

1. Sukkot

8. Columbus Day (USA)

8. Thanksgiving Day (Canada)

12. Columbus Day Traditional (USA)

15. New Moon

16. National Boss Day (USA)

29. Full Moon

31. Halloween

 

 

October 8 – The First Balkan War begins: Montenegro declares war against Turkey.

October 16 – Bulgarian pilots Radul Minkov and Prodan Toprakchiev perform the first bombing with an airplane in history, at the railway station of Karaagac near Edirne against Turkey.

October 17 – Krupp engineers Benno Strauss and Eduard Maurer patent austenitic stainless steel.[2]

October 18 – Italy and the Ottoman Empire signed a treaty in Ouchy near Lausanne ending the Italo-Turkish War.

 

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November is: November is American Diabetes Month

 

NOVEMBER: NOV1.gif

 

NOVEMBER.... International Drum Month, Peanut Butter Lover's Month, and Slaughter Month

 

November 4 is . . . . . Waiting For The Barbarians Day

November 14 is . . . . Operation Room Nurse Day

November 22 is . . . . Start Your Own Country Day

November 29 is . . . . Square Dance Day

 

NOVEMBER:

 

1. All Saints Day

4. Daylight Savings Time Ends

6. Election Day (USA)

11. Veterans Day (USA)

11. Remembrance Day (Canada)

13. New Moon

22. Thanksgiving Day (USA)

28. Full Moon

 

November 28 – Albania declares independence from the Ottoman Empire.

 

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December is: National Awareness Month

 

 

DECEMBER . . . Hi Neighbor Month, National Stress Free Family Holiday Month, Bingo's Birthday Month, and Read A New Book Month

 

DECEMBER: Dec.gif

 

December 6 is . . . . . National Gazpacho Day and Mitten Tree Day

December 11 is . . . . National Noodle Ring Day

December 21 is . . . . Look At The Bright Side Day, National Flashlight Day

December 29 is . . . . Pepper Pot Day

 

 

DECEMBER:

 

7. Pearl Harbor Day USA

9. Chanukah

13. New Moon

21. Winter Begins

25. Christmas Day

26. Boxing Day Canada

28. Full Moon

 

December 18 – Piltdown Man, thought to be the fossilized skull of a hitherto unknown form of early human, presented to the Geological Society of London. It is revealed to be a hoax in 1953.

 

December 24 – Merck files patent applications in Germany for synthesis of the entactogenic drug MDMA (Ecstasy), developed by Anton Köllisch.[3]

 

December 30 – The First Balkan War ends temporarily: Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League countries) sign an armistice with Turkey, ending the two-month-long war.

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1912

 

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Now for the forums.

 

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Please read all of the thread even though I may only put the first post in. Thanks.

 

1. Streams In The Desert: BIBLE4.jpg

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=20

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=46616

 

Be Anxious For Nothing by: AMarthaByHeart

 

Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:09 PM

 

I have been on very little this summer as we have been moving to a new location, all unplanned. DH came in one day early June and said it is time to move. I nearly passed out because he wouldn't even talk about this. Long story short (maybe), we found a location to our liking close to friends and a lake. I started claiming and standing on this verse as I felt the Lord had impressed me . He knows me better than I know myself. I want everything done yesterday and for it to go as I had planned. Our plans were to take our time and try and be moved by November. Well, the Lord had different plans.

 

Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

 

SO

 

1. Made offer on 4 lots at half of asking price. (Be anxious for nothing...) He took it.

There was a old trailer on it that had been redone so we could stay there while preparing the land, then it would be used as storage and as an extra bedroom when needed.

 

2.Started moving all of garage preps, storage building preps, and what was in house. I was startled at what there was. Took a while but had help of friends, sons, and grandkids. Bad thing about it was now they know what we have. ((be anxious for nothing...)

 

3. Met neighbors and they are like minded people, canning, freezing, etc. preparing for hard times according to 92 year old grandma. (saying the Lord is our strength because we are to be anxious for nothing...)

 

4. Got electricity, water, pad for home in two weeks time span after being told it would probably take a month (Be anxious for nothing...)

 

5. Septic system was suppose to be aerobic but after testing distance from water, ground condition, rock content we could have regular septic at 1/3 the cost. So by the end of the third week we had septic. Passed inspection by state with flying colors at the end of fourth week. (Be anxious for nothing...)

 

6. Found new double wide in a close out just a few thousand more that the repossessed 1996 home we were looking at. (Be anxious for nothing...)

 

7. Wanted large garden tub taken out -needed storage cabinets worse than a tub, found man who as putting up skirting on home would do it for very little. Got cabinets on sale plus 20% more off at Home Depot (Be anxious for nothing...)

 

8. Needed steps built so could be used with a walker--church friend of septic man-did them for a very reasonable price, steps that came with home too steep for me with my knees. (Be anxious for nothing...)

 

9. Needed more storage so business we had bought our storage building from where we lived told us instead of buying a new one, he would move ours to new location for less than $400. (Be anxious for nothing...)

 

10. We were going to use pickups and trailers to move us. Out of clear blue,I felt led to call U-haul. They had a special that weekend for a 22 ft. truck for $108.00 if we returned it back to them instead of where we were moving. Son who lived there drove it for us and returned it back costing only $53.00 in gas. It would have cost a lot more in gas for 5 pickups. (Be anxious for nothing...)

 

11. Gandsons starting football August 1 so we moved third weekend in July because sons 'encouraged' us to move then so we would have lots of help since we are "getting up there"-68 & 62. Admitting, it was harder than 8 years ago. We sure aren't in as good of shape. We were all sore, hot, sweaty,and tired but no one got hurt and only a little torn piece of linoleum in the utility room. Praise God that was all. A friend who knows me well kicked in helping to make decisions when I needed to be in several places at once.With her grandkids and mine-7 of them- their dads and grandads we had everything out of truck in less than three hours, beds up, and boxes in rooms stacked waiting for me to put it up. No tempers flared and all relaxed over chicken and dumplings and chicken and spagetti. The final move went really smooth. Kids even got to go swimming all afternoon and play some basketball. (Be anxious for nothing ..)

 

 

12. No TV or computer until middle of August but this was a blessing as I learned we really could do without it at least for a little while. It was harder than I thought it would be. But it allowed me more time with the Lord and to put stuff up (Be anxious for nothing...)

 

13.Now big garage sale this weekend if it is not raining--which is badly needed. So (Be anxious for nothing...)

 

14. Now we need to desperately need to sell our home at a fair and reasonable price. (Be anxious for nothing....)***************************PRAYER REQUEST

 

 

It almost seems as if there was an urgency for us to get this done. It sure isn't November but at least it is over. We are at peace with our decision and know that God's hand has been in this all along. Without HIM , we would have been basket cases but now I have really learned that there is so much truth in trusting HIM totally. When I would start losing my peace, I would start quoting this among other verses and it would always work out according to HIM even surprising us at times. HE is faithful and true never leaving us nor forsaking us. For a worrier, this has been a good lesson. May I always remember this. God bless.

Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

 

 

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Exciting Monday Morning by: Dee

 

We have a new calf. A beautiful little Jersey bull calf. Born sometime in the night out in the cold, 30 degree or maybe lower, pasture. She would not come into the building. She was going to have this calf outside where SHE decided, no matter the temp. Both mama and calf are fine this morning and he's soooooooooo cute. I'll take a picture when she lets me close enough.

 

DH is hoping to combine today. I say hoping because one never knows if equipment will keep working or not.

 

I've got a couple of rooms organized for winter, cupboards and drawers emptied, sorted and things put back. The problem is I have lots more cupboards and drawers to get that accomplished in so hoping to start on one of them this morning.

 

I hope you all have a good today and maybe something fun and exciting will come your way today too!!!

 

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Cows are known to do what they want. :)

 

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Postage Stamp Humor by: Amishway Homesteaders

 

One day a man decided to go sit on his porch and watch the sun rise and set. The next thing you know there is a blonde running to her mailbox. She kept running back and forth from her house to the mailbox for a good ten minutes. Finally the man got tired of wondering, and asked, "Why do you keep running back and forth to the mailbox?"

 

The blonde replied, "My computer keeps saying I've got mail."

 

 

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Cherries Health Benefits by: bhealthy

 

For centuries cherries and cherry products such as cherry concentrate or extract has been use to treat inflammatory conditions such as gout and arthritis. Now that modern science can look inside the makeup of fruits and vegetables we find that they contain even more health benefits. Here is a great article on the subject for anyone interested.

www.cherrieshealthbenefits.com

 

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Hot pack vs raw pack Chicken by: Deerslayer

 

So which is better to you and why?? Hot pack or raw packing chicken...

 

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For answers, see the thread.

 

 

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Need to harvest garlic, now by: Jori

 

My garlic needs to be harvested now. Long and short of the story, it's the garlic we planted last spring that didn't do anything. Well, it came up this spring and the stalks are brown and falling.

 

How should I dry it since it's the middle of summer? Just bring it in the house with the ac? Things to learn, remember to plant garlic in the fall......

 

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Read those labels by: Momo

 

For those of us who are watching our diets for health reasons..don't take anything for granted.

 

I have noticed that manufacturers are adding sugar to many canned vegetables. It is pretty common in corn and peas. Today though I was at the grocery store and saw sugar listed as an ingredient in kidney beans!! Kidney beans! I wasn't expecting that one.

 

 

 

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Violet, Arby, and other diabetics................... by: Midnightmom

 

This post is aimed at Type II diabetics.

 

Taking insulin and trying to lose weight is an oxymoron---especially if you think you need to eat carbs. The very job of insulin is to change excess carbs to fat storage for future use!

 

Contrary to the ADA (Am Diabetic Ass), I do not believe you need to consume many carbs, if any at all. No, I am NOT a diabetic educator, or a nutritionist, or a nurse, or any other kind of medical professional. I have just read lots of info on the subject because I am Type II myself.

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An article I have come across is "Diabetes is NOT a Disease of Blood Sugar!" by Ron Rosedale, MD. http://articles.merc...es-disease.aspx

 

In another article, Dr Rosedale writes, I have been incensed about the traditional medical treatment of diabetes for decades. Diabetics have been told that they can eat meals multiple times daily that turn into sugar and even sugar itself, as long as they take enough insulin to lower their blood sugar. The importance of limiting the intake of sugar and foods that turn into sugar has been almost totally ignored. There has been virtually no recognition that high levels of insulin are at least as much of an insult to a person's health as high levels of sugar (see Insulin and its Metabolic Effectshttp://articles.merc...n-part-one.aspx). (It is a pretty long article, but concentrate on the sections dealing with Insulin, sugar, and grains.)

 

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And don't be afraid of dietary fats either! "The Soft Science of Dietary Fat" by Gary Taubes discusses how we were sold on a low-fat diet being "good" for us. PDF: http://garytaubes.co...etary-fat-2.pdf

 

"What Really Makes Us Fat," also by Gary Taubes. http://www.nytimes.c...s-fat.html?_r=1

"Why We Get Fat" - Gary Taubes at OSUMC...................... http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

"What If Its All Been a Big Fat Lie?" ...........(interview)....................... http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

"Good Calories, Bad Calories" .................................... http://www.youtube.c...h?v=M6vpFV6Wkl4

 

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"Sugar: The Bitter Truth" ................................. http://www.youtube.c...&feature=relmfu

 

NEW series with Dr. Lustig "The Skinny on Obesity" http://www.uctv.tv/skinny-on-obesity. Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [7/2009] [Health and Medicine] [show ID: 16717]

 

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William Davis - "The Dangers of Wheat" ............................... http://www.youtube.c...feature=related He explains how modern wheat (developed in the 1970s) is an opiate and appetite stimulant. Dr. Davis also breaks down the internal components of wheat and how they interact with the body in negative ways linked to a slew of health problems. He also explains the great lie of gluten free bread.

 

 

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A Farm for the Future A BBC documentary on the precient global farming and food crisis by: CoM

 

This is a very good 5 part video series on the precient global farming and food crisis .

 

Part 1 of 5 !

 

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I just sat here and watched all 5 parts. It is really interesting. If you haven't watched this, please take the time to do so.

 

Snowmom

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Apple Peels by: indy gal preps

 

I just barely cover apple peels & cores with water and boil down till mushy then put in a strainer and use the liquid to make apple jelly adding more water if necessary for the amount needed for recipe,most take 4 cups liquid

 

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You need to read the rest of the thread, as there are other ideas in there as well. :)

 

Snowmom

 

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Sparking interest ideas? teenagers... by: lumabean

 

My son (16) is slacking with things, esp. homeschooling. I was wondering if other moms of teenagers have any ideas for sparking interest - when I think back to how eager and dedicated he was when he was younger and we first started homeschooling, it's sort of depressing now. When he hit 15 and 16, he went from being enthusiastic to doing bare minimum.

 

I would be appreciative of any tips He's an only child, so I don't have to divide my attention with other kids.

 

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Please read the thread to find some answers.

 

Snowmom

 

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Hot showers from the compostheap by: Christy

 

http://www.permacult...le-how-tutorial

 

Most interesting how they managed to get 500 showers over two months from the heath of the compostheap. And cheap and easy, KISS is my favourite.

 

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This is an older thread, but, it sure is interesting.

 

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Canning Jar Solar Lights by: Jeepers

 

I thought these were pretty nifty. It makes the lights more stable when you want to use them in a place there you can't pound them in the ground. And they are pretty too.

 

http://www.creativec...solar-lamp.html

 

 

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I hope you all have a great Fall. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas everyone.

 

Remember to set your clocks back one hour on the 3rd of November. CLOCKS6.jpg

 

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2013

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JANUARY: JAN1.jpg

 

January is . . . . National Careers in Cosmetology Month, National Eye Health Care Month, National Fiber Focus Month, National Hobby Month, National Soup Month, Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, Prune Breakfast Month

January 8 is . . . . .National JoyGerm Day and Man Watcher's Day

January 18 is . . . . Winnie the Pooh Day

January 24 is . . . . Eskimo Pie Patent Day

January 31 is . . . . National Popcorn Day and Child Labor Day

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January 1: New Year's Day

January 6: Epiphany

January 11: New Moon

January 16: Persian Gulf War Begins

January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 27: Full Moon

January 27: Signing of teh Vietnam Peace Accord

January 28: U.S.-Vietnam Cease Fire

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February is . . . . National Blah Buster Month, National Embroidery Month, National Grapefruit Month, National Snack Food Month, National Weddings Month, Responsible Pet Owner Month, Return Carts to the Supermarket Month, Creative Romance Month, International Twit Award Month, Canned Food Month

February 7 is . . . . . Charles Dickens Day

February 18 is . . . . National Battery Day

February 24 is . . . . National Tortilla Chip Day

February 28 is . . . . Public Sleeping Day

 

February 1: National Freedom Day

February 2: Groundhog Day

February 10: New Moon

February 12: Lincoln's Birthday

February 13: Ash Wednesday

February 14: Valentine's Day

February 15: Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine

February 18: Presidents' Day USA

February 22: Washington's Birthday

February 25: Full Moon

February 27: Battle of Java Sea

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March is . . . . Foot Health Month, Humorists Are Artist Month, National Furniture Refinishing Month, National Frozen Food Month, National Noodle Month, and National Peanut Month

March 6 is . . . . . National Frozen Food Day

March 18 is . . . . Supreme Sacrifice Day

March 24 is . . . . National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

March 31 is . . . . Bunsen Burner Day and National Clams On The Half Shell Day

March 1: St. David's Day (Canada)

March 10: Daylight-Saving Time Begins CLOCKS7.jpg

March 11: New Moon

March 17: St. Patrick's Day

March 20: Spring Begins

March 24: Palm Sunday

March 26: Passover

March 27: Full Moon

March 29: Good Friday

March 31: Easter Sunday

 

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SOME IMPORTANT EVENTS THAT HAPPENED IN HISTORY

From: http://en.wikipedia....ki/January_1913

January 1, 1913:

Louis Armstrong, as an 11-year-old boy in New Orleans, was arrested by police after firing his stepfather's pistol to celebrate the arrival of the new year. He was sentenced by the juvenile court to 18 months at the Colored Waifs' Home, where his musical talent would be perfected, and he would go on to fame as one of America's greatest jazz artists.[4]

January 9, 1913:

The explosion of a boiler on the riverboat James T. Staples killed 26 people and injured 21 others.[18]

January 27, 1913:

The first new American five-cent pieces, known as the "Buffalo nickel", were manufactured at the Philadelphia mint.[55]

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Also, New England had snow in June as well as frost in July and August.

JANUARY:

January 6 – Tsar Alexander I of Russia signs an order for the expulsion of the Jesuits from the Russian Empire.

January 7 – Sir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.

January 17 – Fire nearly destroys the city of St. John's, Newfoundland.

January 18 – Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville debuts at Teatro Argentina, with a fiasco.

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FEBRUARY:

February 1, 1913:

President Taft signed the bill authorizing the construction of a memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington's Potomac Park.[3]

February 9, 1913:

Meteor procession of February 9, 1913: At 9:05 pm Toronto time, astronomer C. A. Chant observed a series of brilliant meteors streaking across the sky. The phenomenon, visible across eastern North America and as far south as Bermuda, was called the "Cyrillids" because the event happened on St. Cyril's Day. In 2000, author Patrick Moore would write, "Nothing similar had ever been seen before, and nothing similar has been seen since." [22]

February 25, 1913:

 

U.S. Secretary of State Philander Knox proclaimed that the Sixteenth Amendment had been ratified by the necessary three-fourths of the states, officially making a federal income tax part of the Constitution.[66] An 1894 attempt by the U.S. government to collect income taxes had been found unconstitutional; the first federal income tax laws that were passed after the Amendment took effect provided for a rate of one percent for incomes of $20,000 or less.[67]

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MARCH:

March 2, 1913:

Soldiers of the Ninth U.S. Cavalry, stationed in Douglas, Arizona, traded gunfire with Mexican Army troops who were across the border in Agua Prieta, in a skirmish between the border patrols of both nations. Reportedly, four Mexican federal soldiers were killed, and some of the U.S. Army soldiers charged across the border into Mexico to pursue the retreating Mexican troops.[5]

March 15, 1913:

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson assembled about 100 reporters in his office and began the practice of holding a regular "presidential press conference". President Wilson's secretary, Joseph P. Tumulty, arranged the first and subsequent events and introduced the President on each occasion, becoming, in effect, the first White House Press Secretary.[30]

March 23, 1913:

On Easter Sunday, tornadoes swept through Omaha, Nebraska and killed 150 people.[36] The storm activity was followed by heavy rainfall as it moved eastward over the next four days, killing more than 1,000 people in "the most widespread natural disaster the United States had ever endured." [46]

 

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Farewell, dear Westbrook...

Started by Cat, Dec 06 2012 05:34 PM

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Posted by: blessedhomemaker71

Clothesline basics and a poem

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THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHESLINES:

 

(If you don't even know what clotheslines are, better skip this.)

 

1. You had to hang the socks by the toes... NOT the top.

 

2. You hung pants by the BOTTOM/cuffs... NOT the waistbands.

 

3. You had to WASH the clothesline(s) before hanging any clothes - walk the entire length of each line with a damp cloth around the lines.

 

4. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order, and always hang "whites" with "whites," and hang them first.

 

5. You NEVER hung a shirt by the shoulders - always by the tail! What would the neighbors think?

 

6. Wash day on a Monday! NEVER hang clothes on the weekend, or on Sunday, for Heaven's sake!

 

7. Hang the sheets and towels on the OUTSIDE lines so you could hide your "unmentionables" in the middle (perverts & busybodies, y'know!)

 

8. It didn't matter if it was sub-zero weather... Clothes would "freeze-dry."

 

9. ALWAYS gather the clothes pins when taking down dry clothes! Pins left on the lines were "tacky"!

 

10. If you were efficient, you would line the clothes up so that each item did not need two clothes pins, but shared one of the clothes pins with the next washed item.

 

11. Clothes off of the line before dinner time, neatly folded in the clothes basket, and ready to be ironed.

 

12. IRONED???!! Well, that's a whole OTHER subject!

 

[There is one thing that's left out. We had a long wooden pole (clothes pole) that was used to push the clotheslines up so that longer items (sheets/pants/etc.) didn't brush the ground and get dirty. You have to be a "certain age" to appreciate this one.... (But you YOUNGER ones can read about "The GOOD ol' days"!!) I can hear my mother now.....]

 

 

And now a POEM ...

 

A clothesline was a news forecast,

 

To neighbours passing by,

 

There were no secrets you could keep,

 

When clothes were hung to dry.

 

It also was a friendly link,

 

For neighbours always knew

 

If company had stopped on by,

 

To spend a night or two.

 

For then you'd see the "fancy sheets",

 

And towels upon the line;

 

You'd see the "company table cloths",

 

With intricate designs.

 

The line announced a baby's birth,

 

From folks who lived inside,

 

As brand new infant clothes were hung,

 

So carefully with pride!

 

The ages of the children could,

 

So readily be known

 

By watching how the sizes changed,

 

You'd know how much they'd grown!

 

It also told when illness struck,

 

As extra sheets were hung;

 

Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe too,

 

Haphazardly were strung.

 

It also said, "On vacation now",

 

When lines hung limp and bare.

 

It told, "We're back!" when full lines sagged,

 

With not an inch to spare!

 

New folks in town were scorned upon,

 

If wash was dingy and gray,

 

As neighbours’ carefully raised their brows,

 

And looked the other way.

 

But clotheslines now are of the past,

 

For dryers make work much less.

 

Now what goes on inside a home,

 

Is anybody's guess!

 

I really miss that way of life,

 

It was a friendly sign

 

When neighbours’ knew each other best...

By what hung out on that line.

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http://mrssurvival.c...showtopic=45922

Posted by: Midnightmom

Memorial Day Photo-Op Blocks Families, Vets From D.C. Vietnam Memorial Wall

On Memorial Day, the Vietnam Memorial in D.C. is supposed to look like this:

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There is a Picture that shows what it should be like and then several showing what it was like. Sad. Please take a look at this and say it is right. :(

 

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http://mrssurvival.c...showtopic=46721

Thought for the Day

Posted by: Katz25

This was on a lady's blog I ran across today and I thought her words were so true. So thought I'd share them here, sorry I couldn't find her name to give her credit. Made me stop in my day and think and appreciate what I do have.....Denise

 

Count your Blessings while they are still there to count.

Show your children you love them every day.

Don't solve the world's problems, turn them over to God.

Don't believe everything you read or hear! The media has become a 'god.'

Simple stuff is the best.

Don't be afraid to tell the truth and speak up. Be assertive and not confrontative.

 

Try to put yourself in someone else's place before you talk about them!

Send out myriad prayers constantly.

Be kind to you. Fill your glass so you can then help fill others.

 

All those little sayings in the old songs are true:

"walk a mile in my shoes,"

"Jesus loves the little children,"

"How many times can a man look up, before he can see the sky,"

"drink to me only with thine eyes,"

"Precious Memories", etc.

 

The source - "Emma Lemmon47"

 

http://emmalemmon47....ayer-shawl.html

Edited by Cat, 08 September 2012 - 04:39 PM.

(Edited for clarity, and I think I found the link.)

Denise

I want to be the kind of woman that when my feet hit the floor each morning,

the devil says, "Oh crap, she's up!"

 

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Posted by: Wheeler

Revolutionary War Pension Files...

http://mrssurvival.c...?showtopic=9633

Posted 11 April 2005 - 07:54 PM

I have a subscription to The Godfrey Library in Middletown, Ct. and through this site HeritageQuest has 'some' Revolutionary War Pension Files online and they can be downloaded and read with the Adobe Acrobat Reader program that most people have on their computers. If you have ancestors who served during the American Revolution and are not a subscriber to HeritageQuest I would be happy to do lookups for you. I would need a first and last name and the state that they lived in. I have found several of my ancestors pension files there and they're a lot clearer than the ones that I ordered from the National Archives in Washington, DC. But... the National Archives sent me a copy of every page and HeritageQuest just has what they considered to be the most important pages... Hope this helps somebody...

 

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[http://mrssurvival.c...hp?showforum=32

The Chat Archives are just that and if you want to read them, that is fine, but, I am not printing any of it here.

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Posted by: Motherhen

http://mrssurvival.c...showtopic=44406

Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:37 PM

Just read this on Thriftyfun.com.....what do you think of this cold preventative?

I have not had a cold for 8 years, except for once when I neglected to do this preventive method. I take 1 Tbsp. of honey mixed with 1 Tbsp. of cider vinegar, each day. No, it doesn't taste good, but it is tolerable, and best of all, I don't get colds! Only once in 8 years have I had a cold. It was the two months I stayed with my daughter and neglected to continue with my home remedy.

 

I learned about this from a friend, who was a teacher of third grade children, and she never missed work from colds. As you know, teachers are targets for those pesky germs abundant in the classroom. Also years later, this teacher, who always had HER children take this home remedy, had a son that graduated from High School winning an award for never missing ONE day of school from Kindergarten to High School Graduation.

 

P.S. This teacher's father was a Pediatric Doctor!

By snooks from Lincoln, NE

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7. The Kitchen: KITCHEN6.jpg

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Posted by: HazelStone

http://mrssurvival.c...showtopic=47128

Alternates to butter in fudge?

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

Okay... for a while I've wanted to do up cookie/candy tins for friends and family at Christmas. Well, being unemployed I now have the time and energy!

This weekend I made the classic Hershey cocoa fudge...and am sneaking bites every time I'm in the kitchen. Shhhh! I will wrap up and throw at least half of it in the freezer for later but dang... I nailed this.

 

 

While the recipe uses "only" a half stick of butter, the stuff isn't getting any cheaper. For better inventory management I want to find out if there are any "shelf stable" fats that would work for fudge? (or frosting... but preferably not Crisco-ish stuff). Sweetie pushes back any time I try to stow lots of butter in the freezer. Or just knowing about alternatives is helpful in case of running out of the "usual" source of fat in a recipe.

 

In the debates about what kind of fats are "best," coconut oil comes up a lot. The cost is a little higher than butter but it is shelf stable.

 

Have any of you seen any info about using alternate fat sources in candy-making? 95% of any fudge recipes/write ups I see on the Internet are on the chocolate chip and condensed milk "method" for fudge. I'm just interested in other things I can rig up off the shelf should butter prices get worse or I find a great deal on different fat sources.

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Posted by: So many of Mrs. S. people. :)

There are so many things posted in here that I can't pick just one.

Please know that there are soaps, lotions, wringers for washers, yarn and even a dog.

So, please go and check it all out. :)

 

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What type of kerosene stove and lanterns

Posted 25 June 2009 - 06:48 AM

Can someone help me please!!!!! I am having the hardest time with decisions about what type of kerosene stove and lantern to get. I have looked at the Family Preparedness kit from stpaulmercantile.com and there are a couple of things that I don't need like the flashlight and radio, but otherwise it looks like a great kit. Of course there is the issue of telling DH how much the larger kit costs and I think he would frown upon that. Any thoughts?

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Posted by: Violet

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Posted Yesterday, 07:51 AM

Being frugal is important to all of us. So, yesterday I bought markdown Christmas candies for 48 cents a lb. Red, green and white gumdrops and red and green jelly beans.

I am going to sit and separated the colors. Voila ! Instand red and white for Valentine's day and green for St.Patrick's Day !

They are fruit flavored, no Santas, bells, or trees. Just plain candies. You can freeze them if you are afraid they will get stale. The hard part is not eating them all between now and the other holidays ! I think I should have gotten more of the gumdrops, though. You can use them in gumdrop cookies.

 

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Bird Seed Wreath!

Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

Still apparently have too much time and too little room on my hands! This is my newest endeavor and here is the link.

 

http://familycorner....eed-wreath.html

 

I found the bundt pan at the thrift shop for 50 cents. Now if I can learn how to tie a pretty bow...

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12-16-12 Free Kindle Books

Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

This will be the last post I make for free books unless ya'll tell me otherwise. Hopefully those who follow these post have bookmarked the bolg site they come from.

 

Today goodies.

 

Cake Pop Splendor. 70+ Superb Recipes

 

The Second Thanksgiving

 

Tiny But Mighty - Lentil Recipes

 

Paleo Lifestyle Magazine - Issue #5 - December 2012

 

Paleo Lifestyle Magazine - Issue #4 - November 2012

 

The Power of Sleep: How to Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep Naturally

 

Paleo Lifestyle Magazine Interviews - Issue #2 - September 2012

 

Blue Collar Wealth: Money Lessons from the Middle Class

 

How to Have a Stress Free Xmas and an Amazing New Year

 

This Week in the Civil War - November 23rd - 29th, 1862

 

Mushroom Farming 21 Rules for Success

 

The rest of my picks can be found on my blog.

 

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wireless printer keeps going offline...

Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:01 AM

We have a wireless printer (Brother MFC-J410W) and the silly thing keeps saying it's 'offline' whenever I try to print something. In order to get it back to where it will print, I have to shut down the computer, then the printer, then restart the computer, then restart the printer and *usually* this will work (sometimes it takes more than one try). I can't figure out what I could be doing wrong, my husband set the printer up, and I go through the trouble shooting, but it seems everything is in order, yet This even happens if I do the restarting thing, print something off, and later try to print something off again, the same issue arises. The other day I printed one page off, then immediately tried to print another, and again offline.

 

I was wondering if anyone had an idea as to what we may be overlooking with this.

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Snow Storms and Ice Storms

Posted 01 November 2005 - 08:37 PM

Snow Storms and Ice Storms

In this chapter we will address the challenges that we should be ready to meet, in these emergencies.

In a snow storm or blizzard we may get so much snow as to make the roads impassable.

Heavy wet snow can take down the power lines, when that happens, and our furnace is powered by electric, we have no heat, in some cases no way to cook, or provide light.

Secondary sources for all of these should be at hand.

Heat in the form of:

1. Wood stove and enough firewood keep you warm for 3 days to a week. More if you can manage it.

2. There are also kerosene heaters, (filled outside) or a small propane heater that will work off a 20 or 30# tank like you use on a camper.

3.Candles or kerosene lamps (filled outside)- these are not as warm as the first 2 but will keep you from freezing. Close off one room and light several candles or 2 or 3 kerosene lanterns. They give off heat as well as light and the body heat also helps keep a small area warmer.

You will need extra quilts or blankets and warm clothing.

Wear a hat as you lose most of your heat through your head.

Keep enough kerosene , propane, and candles to last for the length of time you believe you may be snowed in.

Light

1. Battery powered lamps and extra batteries and extra bulbs.

2. Kerosene or propane lamps and candles. These need to be protected from active children and pets. The kerosene lanterns should always be filled outside.

Cooking

1. If you have a gas range or a propane stove or a grill, you have a way to cook.

Do not use a grill in the house, put it on a porch that is well ventilated.

You can light your gas range burners with matches or a long butane lighter.

You can bake in the grill if it closes or use a metal dishpan or large metal roaster to cover

your biscuits or whatever you have to bake.

2. A small folding stove that is 4 to 6 inches square to place a can of sterno in.

A sterno stove can be made from a large coffee can. Using a punch can opener,

Punch several wedge shaped holes in the side of the can at the bottom, and 6 or 7 holes around the sides at the open top. At the first indented ring from the bottom, Using a nail, put 6 holes that line up for inserting 3 heavy wires, such as from a coat hanger, straight across to place the sterno on. Make sure it is sitting on something heat proof when using.

You can also put a column candle in it, to provide a little more heat

You will need:

2 gallon of water per person per day for drinking and cooking.

Food enough for your family for the number of days you are prepping.

Additional prescriptions for that number of days.

If you can flush, enough water to flush your toilet for X number of days or a pail lined with a double plastic bag with cat litter to absorb fluids.

This can be changed as often as you have bags to cover, to save on bags, have a tight fitting cover for the pail.

Baby wipes to help keep clean.

First aid supplies, such as triple antibiotics, assorted band aids, disinfectant, aspirin, Tylenol etc.

Something to help pass the time, playing cards, coloring books and crayons, books, board games and crafts.

This is a first draft.

Now is the time to make suggestions to add to this to make it more complete.

 

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The following is from: http://www.50states....cts/alabama.htm

 

DID YOU KNOW

 

1.Alabama introduced the Mardi Gras to the western world. The celebration is held on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins.

2.Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.

3.The world's first Electric Trolley System was introduced in Montgomery in 1886.

4.Alabama is the only state with all major natural resources needed to make iron and steel. It is also the largest supplier of cast-iron and steel pipe products.

5.Montgomery is the capital and the birthplace of the Confederate States of America.

6.The Confederate flag was designed and first flown in Alabama in 1861.

7.Alabama became the 22nd state on December 14, 1819.

8.The town of Enterprise houses the Boll Weevil Monument to acknowledge the role this destructive insect played in encouraging farmers to grow crops other than cotton.

9.Baseball player Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron was born in Mobile in 1934.

10.Boxer Joe Louis was born in Lexington in 1914. He died in 1981.

11."Alabama" is the official state song.

12.Baseball player Willie Howard Mays was born in Westfield in 1931.

13.A skeleton of a pre-historic man was found in Russell Cave.

14.At 2,405 feet Cheaha Mountain is Alabama's highest point above sea level.

15.Huntsville is known as the rocket capital of the World.

16.The Alabama Department of Archives is the oldest state-funded archival agency in the nation.

17. The musical singing group Alabama has a Fan Club and Museum in Fort Payne.

18.In 1902 Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill performed the first open heart surgery in the Western Hemisphere by suturing a stab wound in a young boy's heart. The surgery occurred in Montgomery.

19.To help fund education Alabama instituted its state sales tax in 1937.

20.Schools established in Mobile include Washington Academy (founded in 1811) and Huntsville Green Academy (founded in 1812).

21.Between 1817 and 1819 Old Saint Stephens was the first territorial capital of Alabama.

22.In 1956 the Army Ballistic Missile Agency was established at Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal.

23.Governor George C. Wallace served four terms in office.

24.In 1995 Heather Whitestone serves as first Miss America chosen with a disability.

25.Alabama's geographic center is located in Chilton a community located 12 miles southwest of Clanton.

26.The word Alabama means tribal town in the Creek Indian language.

27. The United States Army Chemical Corps Museum in Fort McClellan contains over 4000 chemical warfare artifacts.

28.Hitler's typewriter survived from his mountain retreat and is exhibited at the Hall of History in Bessemer.

29.Blount County was created on February 7, 1818 and is older than the state.

30.Winston County is often called the Free State of Winston. It gained the name during the Civil War.

31.Mobile is named after the Mauvilla Indians.

32.Peter Bryce is recognized as the state's first psychiatrist. He was born in 1834 and died in 1892.

33.The Alabama State Flag was authorized by the Alabama legislature on February 16, 1895.

34.Hematite is Alabama's official state mineral and is known as oxide of iron (Fe2O3).

35.The Monarch butterfly (Danaus pleipuss) is the state's official insect.

36.The star blue quartz is the state's official gemstone.

37.The Florence Renaissance Faire is the Alabama's official fair.

38.The pecan is the Alabama's official nut.

39.People from Alabama are called Alabamians.

40.On January 11, 1861 Alabama becomes the fourth state to secede from the Union.

41.On January 28, 1846 Montgomery was selected as capital of Alabama.

42.Tallulah Bankhead entertained as a star of stage, screen, and radio during the 1930s-1950s. She was born in Huntsville in 1902 and died in 1968.

43.Singer and entertainer Nathaniel Adams (Nat King) Cole was known as the man with the velvet voice. He was born in Montgomery in 1919 and died in 1965.

44.Alabama resident Sequoyah devised the phonetic, written alphabet of the Cherokee language.

45.The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931. At the time of the opening a Birmingham to Los Angeles flight took 19 hours.

46.Alabama's mean elevation is 500 feet at its lowest elevation point.

47.Audemus jura nostra defendere is the official state motto. Translated it means "we dare defend our rights."

48.Washington County is the oldest county in Alabama.

49.General Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indians in 1814. Following the event the Native Americans ceded nearly half the present state land to the United States.

50.At the Battle of Mobile Bay Admiral David Farragut issued his famous command, "d**m the torpedoes, full speed ahead." The event occurred on August 5, 1864.

 

 

 

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I would like to say, "Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and a Happy New Year to all of those who have had and I missed and those who are having Birthdays, and Anniversarys in these next 3 months.

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I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Thank you so much Snowmom, great News Letter.

 

I am looking forward to Feburary, "National Grapefruit Month, National Snack Food Month" when I can eat grapefruit and snacks at the same time. :happy0203:

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DID YOU IKNOW

1.Outsiders first discovered Alaska in 1741 when Danish explorer Vitus Jonassen Bering sighted it on a voyage from Siberia.

2.Russian whalers and fur traders on Kodiak Island established the first settlement in Alaska in 1784.

3.In 1867 United States Secretary of State William H. Seward offered Russia $7,200,000, or two cents per acre, for Alaska.

4.On October 18, 1867 Alaska officially became the property of the United States. Many Americans called the purchase "Seward's Folly."

5.Joe Juneau's 1880 discovery of gold ushered in the gold rush era.

6.In 1943 Japan invaded the Aleutian Islands, which started the One Thousand Mile War, the first battle fought on American soil since the Civil War.

7.Alaska officially became the 49th state on January 3, 1959.

8.Alaska's most important revenue source is the oil and natural gas industry.

9.Alaska accounts for 25% of the oil produced in the United States.

10.The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times.

11.Prudhoe Bay, on the northern Alaskan coast, is North America's largest oil field.

12.The Trans-Alaska Pipeline moves up to 88,000 barrels of oil per hour on its 800 mile journey to Valdez.

13.The fishing and seafood industry is the state's largest private industry employer.

14.Most of America's salmon, crab, halibut, and herring come from Alaska.

15.The term Alaska native refers to Alaska's original inhabitants including Aleut, Eskimo and Indian groups.

16.The wild forget-me-not is the official state flower. The Territorial Legislature adopted it in 1917.

17.The willow ptarmigan is the official state bird. The Territorial Legislature adopted it in 1955.

18.The Sitka spruce is the official state tree. The Territorial Legislature adopted it in 1962.

19.Dog mushing is the official state sport. The Alaska Legislature adopted it in 1972.

20.An unnamed draftsman created the state seal in 1910. It consists of a rising sun shining on forests, lake, fishing and shipping boats, and agricultural and mining activities.

21.The state motto is North to the Future.

22.The jade is the official state gemstone.

23.Gold is the official state mineral. It was named the state mineral in 1968.

24.The four-spot skimmer dragonfly is the official state insect.

25.In 1926 13-year-old Bennie Benson from Cognac, Alaska designed the state flag.

26.Alaska has been called America's Last Frontier.

27.Every four years Alaskans elect a Governor and a Lieutenant Governor to four-year terms.

28.The Alaska State Legislature is made up of a Senate and a House of Representatives.

29.Twenty senators are elected to four-year terms; forty representatives serve two-year terms.

30.Alaska's Constitution was adopted in 1956 and became effective in 1959 making it the 49th state.

31.Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.

32.The Alaska Highway was originally built as a military supply road during World War II.

33.The state boasts the lowest population density in the nation.

34.The discovery of gold in the Yukon began a gold rush in 1898. Later gold was discovered at Nome and Fairbanks.

35.Alaska is a geographical marvel. When a scale map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the 48 lower states, Alaska extends from coast to coast.

36.The state's coastline extends over 6,600 miles.

37.Alaska is the United State's largest state and is over twice the size of Texas. Measuring from north to south the state is approximately 1,400 miles long and measuring from east to west it is 2,700 miles wide.

38.Agattu, Attu, and Kiska are the only parts of North America occupied by Japanese troops during World War II.

39.Oil is the state's most valuable natural resource. The area includes what is thought to be the largest oil field in North America.

40.In 1986 Mount Augustine erupted near Anchorage.

41.Alaska's geographic center is 60 miles northwest of Mount McKinley.

42.The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States.

43.17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States are located in Alaska.

44.At 20,320 feet above sea level, Mt. McKinley, located in Alaska's interior, is the highest point in North America.

45.The state's largest city is Anchorage; the second largest is Fairbanks.

46.The Alaska Range is the largest mountain chain in the state. It covers from the Alaska Peninsula to the Yukon Territory.

47.In 1915 the record high temperature in Alaska was 100 degrees Fahrenheit at Fort Yukon; the record low temperature was -80 degrees Fahrenheit at Prospect Creek Camp in 1971.

48.The Alaskan malamute sled dog is strong and heavily coated. It was developed as a breed by a group of Eskimos named the Malemiuts.

49.Alaska's name is based on the Eskimo word Alakshak meaning great lands or peninsula.


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I wish you all a very Happy Easter, Mother's Day Memorial Day and Father's Day.

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To all who have someone graduating, Congratulations.

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Happy Birthday to everyone I missed .


Enjoy your Spring. :)SPRING3.gif

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I found the bundt pan at the thrift shop for 50 cents. Now if I can learn how to tie a pretty bow...
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Another MUST READ Book...................... by: Amishway Homesteaders

here is another must read book all about starting to homestead on rented land and start getting a few animals and all she had to go though.

BARNHEART by Jenna Woginrich

Lori read it first and was done in a few days then said I HAD to read it too.

Very good simple story (True by the way) and it will have you laughing at times with what goes on.

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Copying Precious Photos to an External Drive - How ??? by: YYY

Hi Everybody

I got an external hard drive to copy all my photos on so that in an emergency, I’ll still have copies of them.

I have at least a 500-600 photos that I scanned into HP Photosmart Premier (came with the computer). In HP Photosmart, I can see a tiny copy of each picture (I believe they are called thumbnails) on the screen – a good thing because if I’m looking for a particular picture I can just click on it and see an enlarged version of it.

My problem is that when I copy the picture to the external hard drive, all I see is an icon. So if I’m looking for a particular picture I have to click on each of the 500 – 600 pictures to find the one I want.

Can anybody help? I want to see what I will get before I click on it.

Please use kindergarten terms. I don’t know a lot of techno-speak.

I’ll be posting this here in WWW and in Are You Really Ready.

Thanks in advance

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Mrs. S. Manual? by: Lady Yarrow

I've read alot of stuff about a manual in the makings.
Did it get made or....?
Still in progress?

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1. Arizona is a right-to-work state. The law states no person shall be denied the opportunity to obtain or retain employment because of non-membership in a labor organization.
2.The Arizona trout is found only in the Arizona.
3.The saguaro cactus blossom is the official state flower. The white flower blooms on the tips of the saguaro cactus during May and June. The saguaro is the largest American cactus.
4.Arizona leads the nation in copper production.
5.Petrified wood is the official state fossil. Most petrified wood comes from the Petrified Forest in northeastern Arizona.
6.The bola tie is the official state neckwear.
7.The Palo verde is the official state tree. Its name means green stick and it blooms a brilliant yellow-gold in April or May.
8.The cactus wren is the official state bird. It grows seven to eight inches long and likes to build nests in the protection of thorny desert plants like the arms of the giant saguaro cactus.
9.Turquoise is the official state gemstone. The blue-green stone has a somewhat waxy surface and can be found throughout the state.
10. Arizona is home of the Grand Canyon National Park.
11.The ringtail is the official state mammal. The ringtail is a small fox-like animal about two and one-half feet long and is a shy, nocturnal creature.
12.The amount of copper on the roof of the Capitol building is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies.
13.Arizona observes Mountain Standard Time on a year round basis. The one exception is the Navajo Nation, located in the northeast corner of the state, which observes the daylight savings time change.
14.The battleship USS Arizona was named in honor of the state. It was commissioned in 1913 and launched in 1915 from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
15. World War II brought many military personnel to train at Luke and Thunderbird fields in Glendale.
16.The Castilian and Burgundian flags of Spain, the Mexican flag, the Confederate flag, and the flag of the United States have all flown over the land area that has become Arizona.
17. In 1926, the Southern Pacific Railroad connected Arizona with the eastern states.
18.The geographic center of Arizona is 55 miles (89 kilometers) southeast of Prescott.
19.Arizona's most abundant mineral is copper.
20.Bisbee, located in Tombstone Canyon, is known as the Queen of the Copper Mines. During its mining history the town was the largest city between Saint Louis and San Francisco.
21.The state's most popular natural wonders include the Grand Canyon, Havasu Canyon, Grand Canyon Caves, Lake Powell/Rainbow Bridge, Petrified Forest/Painted Desert, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, Sedona Oak Creek Canyon, Salt River Canyon, Superstition Mountains, Picacho Peak State Park, Saguaro National Park, Chiricahua National Monument, and the Colorado River.
22.The Arizona tree frog is the state official amphibian. The frog is actually between three-quarter to two inches long.
23.Once a rowdy copper mining town, Jerome's population dwindled to as few as 50 people after the mines closed in 1953.
24.The original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City.
25.The capital of the Navajo Reservation is Window Rock.
26.The state's precipitation varies. At Flagstaff the annual average is 18.31 inches; Phoenix averages 7.64 inches; and Yuma's annual average is 3.27 inches.
27.Crops include 2%; pastureland 57%; forests 24%; and other uses are 17% in land-use designation.
28.The Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake is perhaps the most beautiful of all eleven species of rattlesnakes found in Arizona.
29.The colors blue and gold are the official state colors.
30.Located in Fountain Hills is a fountain believed to be the tallest in the world.
31.Four Corners is noted as the spot in the United States where a person can stand in four states at the same time.
32.The age of a saguaro cactus is determined by its height.
33.The Apache trout is considered a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act.
34.Arizona, among all the states, has the largest percentage of its land set aside and designated as Indian lands.
35.Rising to a height of 12,643 feet, Mount Humphreys north of Flagstaff is the state's highest mountain.
36.The Hopi Indians of Arizona are noted for growing their multicolored corn.
37.Barry Goldwater, a famous public official, senator, and presidential candidate was born in Phoenix.
38.In 1939 architect Frank Lloyd Wright's studio, Taliesin West, was built near Phoenix.
39.Oraibi is the oldest Indian settlement in the United States. The Hopis Indians founded it.
40.Grand Canyon's Flaming Gorge got its name for its blazing red and orange colored, twelve-hundred-foot-high walls.
41.Grand Canyon's Disaster Falls was named to commemorate the site of a previous explorer's wreck.
42.Grand Canyon's Marble Canyon got its name from its thousand-foot-thick seam of marble and for its walls eroded to a polished glass finish.
43.Arizona became the 48th state on February 14, 1912.
44.The world's largest solar telescope is located at Kitts Peak National Observatory in the city of Sells.
45.At one time camels were used to transport goods across Arizona.
46.Between the years 1692 and 1711 Father Eusebio Kino focused on area missionary work. During the time many grain and stock farms began.
47.A person from Arizona is called an Arizonan.
48.Phoenix originated in 1866 as a hay camp to supply Camp McDowell.
49.The famous labor leader, Ceasar Estrada Chavez, was born in Yuma.
50.Tombstone, Ruby, Gillette, and Gunsight are among the ghost towns scattered throughout the state.

 

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Congratulations to all who have graduated this past May or in June. :)
Happy Birthday to everyone who is having a Birthday in July, August or September. :)
Happy Anniversary to everyone who is having an Anniversary in July, August and September. :)

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I hope you all had a great 4th of July and were careful if you have fireworks. They can be fun, but, they can also be dangerous.

There are not many holidays in these next 3 months.

Please be careful as school starts in August or September in your area. The small children don't think about the cars, they are thinking about getting to and from home and school. It is up to us adults to watch for the children and the buses.

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ENJOY YOUR SUMMER. :)

See you again in a few months. Until then, God bless you all.

Snowmom

 

 

 

 

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OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER OF 2013
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Herbal Remedies for Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, and Psychosis

In China, before the twentieth century, all mental illnesses were treated exclusively with herbal medicine. Since Chinese doctors have been keeping records for thousands of years, there is historical evidence suggesting that such treatments were sometimes successful. One example is the famous Fog Tea of Tianmu Mountain, a blend of herbs which helped free millions of people from opium and morphine addiction. Whereas the best Western approach to addictive opiates at that time was to substitute a newly invented and presumed less addictive drug, heroin. Live and learn; which is exactly what Chinese herbologists have been doing for several thousand years.

I contend that Chinese herbal drugs of the19th century were at least as effective as whatever European or American doctors were inventing and prescribing at that time.

This may still be true. Obviously Western psychiatric drugs, have advanced in a hundred years. We don't administer potassium bromide, chloral hydrate, and morphine to the mentally ill anymore. Today's tranquilizers are clearly safer and more effective. However, no mental health worker would say that these drugs could actually cure mental illness. I am suggesting that Chinese herbal drugs can offer more than relief to the mentally ill. Properly administered, in some cases, I believe these herbs can cure.

Whether or not they actually cure the patient, at the very least, herbs can complement any modern day prescription or therapy. I can assure you that the herbs recommended in this article are safe, and like a food, won't react negatively with any drug.

Visit any city in China, and despite the deluge of Western ideas and money, you'll find very few mental health facilities. Though It's estimated that China has over 100 million mentally ill people, China has only 17,000 certified psychologists, which on a per capita basis is only ten percent of what you'd find in most developed countries.

A history of poverty and an attitude that mental illness should be stoically endured are two reasons for this. Also, Asian cultures have traditionally downplayed individuality, so spending money on personal improvement has been frowned upon. But there's another important reason that psychology never took root in the East. It simply wasn't needed as much. Chinese doctors, with the benefit of several thousand years of trial and error, had access to a full pharmacy of effective herbal medicines. Perhaps this made lobotomies, electroshock, and psychiatry less necessary.

Chinese herbal medicines, despite their effectiveness, should not be considered a substitute for modern drugs or counseling, however they can be a valuable resource for today's medical professionals or mental health workers. You don't have to be Chinese or an herbalist to use them, however a little basic knowledge of Oriental medicine theory can help. This article will help you get started. I have used common names for herbs that are known in the West, botanical names for Herbs without common Western names, and Chinese pin yin names to distinguish herbs that may be of the same species but differ in other ways.

It's the qi, stupid.
'Qi' means the flow of our bodily energies. Practitioners of Chinese medicine believe that health is linked with these invisible flows, and that when our qi flows improperly we get sick.

Besides the flow of qi, health is also about harmony or balance, or the lack of it. The terms yin and yang help to describe this. When life is out of balance, we say that yin and yang become unbalanced in our body, causing physical or mental distress and disease.

The discipline of Ching-Zhi-Bing concerns disorders of the emotions and will, and is closely related to the treatment of mental diseases. To practitioners of most forms of TCM, any mental disease is, first of all, a sign of poor flow or bad balance or both. Phobia, paranoia, schizophrenia, depression, insomnia, etc. are symptoms of disharmony or congestion, not separate diseases in themselves. Healing these symptoms requires normalizing flow or restoring balance in the life and body of those afflicted. Herbal medicine can help immensely.

Chinese herbal medicine is easily the most highly evolved medical system in the world. Its scale of experience spans countless trillions of administrations over thousands of years. Its methods, to a great degree, are systematic and based on written observation, experiment and commentary. It's pharmacopoeia includes over 10,000 natural substances; vegetable, animal, and mineral.

Some of these substances may be strange to Western sensibilities, however this article will recommend only safe ordinary substances which can be easily obtained. Though sour dates, hare's ear root, and mimosa bark may not be as available as coffee, tea, or marijuana, you can easily find these potentially mind bending substances on the web or in Chinese communities throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Mind bending doesn't imply that these herbs are stimulants or psychedelics. Though there exist Chinese herbal stimulants such as ephedra (ma huang) and psychedelics such as morning glory seeds (qian niu zi). The herbs recommended in this article, when properly combined, effect the mind in different and perhaps less understood ways.

The term 'mind' is seen differently through the lens of TCM. We view mind and body as inseparable expressions of a single being, and must be assessed together for a useful diagnosis. In the West, the human being is divided into separate fields of study - spiritual, mental and somatic. Recently the Western point of view has begun to blur the distinction between mind and body. The 1996 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV, 1996, Introduction, p.xxi) acknowledges:

“ A compelling literature documents that there is much ‘physical’ in ‘mental’ disorders and much ‘mental’ in ‘physical’ disorders.’

In this article the term mind means: consciousness, emotion, imagination, remembrance, thought, memory, and intelligence. We don't include spirit as an aspect of mind, because TCM reserves a special place for spirit, known as the Shen. The Shen means you, the actual being that is not your mind. The Shen resides in the heart, not in the brain. Mental disharmonies often indicate that the Shen is unsettled or troubled. We call this Disturbed Shen.

Anxiety, insomnia, and psychosis all originate with Disturbed Shen.. We consider them diseases of the chest rather than the brain, because the Shen resides in the heart, not in the head. Though sufferers may exhibit deviant brain chemistry, these are not brain diseases

The Troubled Spirit
For most people, Disturbed Shen won't lead to 'heart disease' or any physical problem. Nevertheless, it is considered a physical condition and will respond to therapies other than counseling. Exercise, massage, acupuncture, and herbal medicines are examples of highly physical modalities that can relieve this condition. A cure requires a deeper understanding of the root causes.

Shen can be disturbed by events in our life or in our memory, by stagnation, heat, drugs, diet, loss of sleep, or loss of blood. Often, the Shen is unsettled by constraint of emotion, or by excess emotions. Chinese medicine believes that strong emotions can also effect our organs. Excessive or lack of joy can stress the heart, worry eats at the gut, grief endangers the lungs, fear taxes the kidneys, and anger assaults the liver.

Shen is disturbed by tension in the chest. Thinking about loss, not being able to express oneself, and feeling guilty or under stress, cause the chest qi to tighten. In this protective state we feel fewer feelings and show less emotion. Modern clinicians call this condition 'depression'. We call it stagnation of the chest qi, or Liver Qi Stagnation (LQS), and we consider it to be the origin of many mental health problems. To us, clinical depression is not so much a definable disease, but a sign that the qi of the chest is stuck, constrained, or oppressed. In time, this chest constraint can effect the underlying organs, generating anger by inflaming the liver, or anxiety by heating up the heart.

Treatment With Herbs
The resulting symptoms of LQS are usually diagnosed as depression, anxiety, insomnia, tachycardia, or panic disorder. Even some heart arrhythmias, and forms of psychosis originate with liver qi stagnation.

Herbs can also be used to promote the circulation of qi in the chest and to clear heat from the heart. Taken alone, these herbs may have only a mild effect. However in certain combinations, the results can be quite powerful.

Hare's ear root (bupleurum chai hu), perhaps the best known of these herbs, is a good example. This bitter root is known to move the qi of the chest, however its ability to do this is greatly enhanced by combining it with a small amount of ordinary mint (bo he).

Other herbs that move the liver qi include immature tangerine peel qing pi , cyprus xiang fu, chinese rose mei gui hua, white peony root bai shao, caltrop fruit bai ji li, and bitter orange zhi shi.

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It is all very interesting, so, please go to the forum to read all of it. Thanks, Snowmom

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6. Preserving the Harvest http://www.amazon.co...0_M3T1_ST1_dp_1

I'm planning t o take this one on my trek next spring, but it would be great for a BOB or just around the place. It really does have a very bright light and shines as far and as bright as the 4 D cell, huge, heavy flashlight I had long ago. Much too light weight to be a weapon! It has a plastic case and doesn't weigh much more than the 4 AA batteries. I am VERY happy with it. It claims a 5 hr battery life. Should last much longer unless you decide to use it for room lighting by bouncing the light off a white ceiling or wall.

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=16

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=37175

 

Methods and Tools for Hand Washing Laundry (w/ videos), by: CoM

 

This is a blog I have been following about a family who is learning to homestead. Many of their entries include videos of the new skill they are learning.

Scroll down to entry dated Nov 11 entitled "Our Methods and Tools for Hand Washing Laundry (w/ videos)".

I can't wait! lol

I don't own a wringer but I do have a new mop bucket that has a wringer and I have used it during hurricanes.

http://pocketsofthef...om/blog/?cat=55

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=17

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=46818

 

Apple Peels by: indy gal preps

 

I just barely cover apple peels & cores with water and boil down till mushy then put in a strainer and use the liquid to make apple jelly adding more water if necessary for the amount needed for recipe,most take 4 cups liquid

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You need to read the rest of the thread, as there are other ideas in there as well. :)

Snowmom

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=26

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44533

 

Helpful site and ideas?.. by: snapshotmiki

 

Posted 15 November 2011 - 02:04 PM

 

I found these on another site I like and thought perhaps they would be of use to someone here.

I also had them work on phonics yesterday for a bit, we did beginning and ending sounds and vowel sounds using Professor Garfield. If your kids like Garfield, totally google Professor Garfield! They have tons of games on the site and reading and phonics instruction are heavily emphasized. The kids loved it!!!

http://www.professor...g/pgf_home.html
(link added by Cat)

I am going to let them go on kidshealth.org to watch some movies on how different systems of the body work today...really nice site.
http://kidshealth.org/
(link added by Cat)

We also practiced first aid basics on teddy bears, practiced dialing 911 and talking to the operator (me), reciting our address and doing the Heimlich maneuver. We also talked about what to do in case of a snake bite, spider bite, or bee sting.

I went to the library sale and got a nice book of 333 science experiments for kids for 50 cents. We did some browsing through there yesterday. It has some good simple stuff for the kids to do and covers a nice variety of subjects so I totally got my money's worth!

http://www.sufficien...pic.php?id=3673
(Is this the link to where you found it, snapshotmiki? Cat)

Disregard if this is already here somewhere.

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=15

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=48601

 

 

Make your own storage bed - by: Cat

 

Use a cube/grid bookcase to make a platform, then cover with boards, mattress, bedding, and it's done!

http://inhabitat.com...ack-6/?extend=1

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http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showforum=21

 

http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=23239

 

Quotes on Thanksgiving and thankfulness by: Ginger

Quotes on Thanksgiving and thankfulness

“Our harvest being gotten in, our Governor sent four men on fowling so that we might, after a special manner, rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as… served the company almost a week… Many of the Indians came amongst us and… their greatest King, Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted; and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought… And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God we are…far from want.”

~ Edward Winslow, Plymouth, Massachusetts, December, 1621
Christian, Pilgrim

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues
~ Cicero

O Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
~ William Shakespeare

The Pilgrims came to America not to accumulate riches but to worship God, and the greatest wealth they left unborn generations was their heroic example of sacrifice that their souls might be free.
~ Harry Moyle Tippett

Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow, A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves
~ Henry Ward Beecher

Measured by the standards of men of their time, [the Pilgrims] were the humble of the earth. Measured by later accomplishments, they were the mighty. In appearance weak and persecuted they came – rejected, despised – an insignificant band; in reality strong and independent, a mighty host of whom the world was not worthy destined to free mankind.
~ Calvin Coolidge

Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is “good,” because is it good, if “bad” because it works in us patience, humility, and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.
~ C. S. Lewis

No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us.
~ Theodore Roosevelt

Thanksgiving, to be truly thanksgiving, is first thanks, then giving.
~ Unknown

In the old Anglo-Saxon, to be “thankful” meant to be “thinkful.” Thinking of one’s blessings should stir one to gratitude.
~ Unknown

This is the holy reasoning of love; it draws no license from grace, but rather feels the strong constraints of gratitude leading it to holiness.
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

O Thou Who has given us so much, mercifully grant us one more thing: a grateful heart.
~George Herbert

 

 

When we are too busy to sharpen the axe, we are [simply] too busy. --Vance Havner

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Others have added more quotes, so you need to check the thread out. :)
Snowmom

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DID YOU KNOW???? This is about Arkansas

 

1.Elevations in the state range from 54 feet above sea level in the far southeast corner to 2,753 feet above at Mount Magazine, the state's highest point.

2.North Little Rock offers one of the nation's largest municipal parks.

3.The community of Mountain View is called the Folk Capital of America. The little town preserves the pioneer way of life and puts it on display for visitors at the Ozark Folk Center State Park from March through October.

4.The road to the White House for President Bill Clinton began in Hope, then led to Hot Springs, Fayetteville, and Little Rock.

5.Arkansas contains over 600,000 acres of lakes and 9,700 miles of streams and rivers.

6.The state contains six national park sites, two-and-a half million acres of national forests, seven national scenic byways, three state scenic byways, and 50 state parks.

7.One of America's finest restoration projects, the Quapaw Quarter features some of Little Rock's oldest structures including Victorian and antebellum homes, churches, MacArthur Park, and the Old Arsenal.

8.Mountain View is home to one of the largest producers of handmade dulcimers in the world.

9.Since the 1830s the area now known as Hot Springs National Park has bathed notables as diverse as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, and Al Capone. The park is entirely surrounded by the city of Hot Springs, the boyhood home of President Bill Clinton.

10.Located just outside of Murfreesboro, Crater of Diamonds State Park allows dedicated prospectors to search for precious gems including diamonds, amethyst, garnet, jasper, agate, and quartz.

11.The mockingbird is the official state bird. It was designated in 1929.

12.Clark Bluff overlooking the St. Francis River contains chalk to supply the nation for years.

13.Famous singer Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland.

14.The apple blossom is the official state flower. It was designated in 1901.

15.The Magnet Cove region claims to contain 102 varieties of minerals.

16.The World's Championship Duck Calling Contest is held annually in Stuttgart.

17.Sam Walton founded his Wal-Mart stores in Bentonville.

18.Mount Ida is known as the Quartz Crystal Capital of the World.

19.Arkansas became the 25th state on June 15, 1836.

20.The pine tree is the official state tree. It was designated in 1939.

21.Pine Bluff is known as the world center of archery bow production.

22.Camden was the site of the Fort Lookout Skirmish and the Battle of Poison Springs

23.Bauxite is the official state mineral. It was designated in 1967.

24.Alma claims to be the Spinach Capital of the World.

25.Little River County Courthouse is world famous for it's Christmas lights display.

26.General Douglas MacArthur, soldier and statesman, was born in Little Rock in 1880.

27.Established near the mouth of the Arkansas River in 1686, Arkansas Post was the first permanent white settlement in the state.

28.The geographic center of the state is located in Pulaski, 12 miles northwest of Little Rock.

29.The city of Fairfield Bay sits on the north shore of Greers Ferry Lake, a 40,000 acre mountain lake of sparkling waters in central Arkansas.

30.The University of Central Arkansas was founded in Conway in 1907.

31.The average temperature in July is 81.4 degrees; January it is 39.5; and the annual average is 61.7 degrees. The average rainfall is 48.52 inches and the average snowfall is 5.2 inches.

32.Scott Joplin, popular musician and composer, was born in Texarkana.

33.The diamond is the official state gem. It was designated in 1967.

34.Arkansas is officially known as The Natural State.

35.The Arkansas River is the longest stream to flow into the Mississippi-Missouri river system. Its total length is 1,450 miles.

36.The South Arkansas vine ripe pink tomato is the official state fruit and blossom. It was designated in 1987.

37.Milk is the official state beverage. It was designated in 1985.

38.The largest freestanding rock formation located in Eureka Springs has a base circumference of about 10 inches and the top measures almost 10 feet across.

39.The apple blossom is the official state flower. It was designated in 1901.

40.Ouachita National Forest reigns as the oldest national forest in the South.

41.The lowest point in the state occurs along the Ouachita River.

42.Origin of state's name: French interpretation of a Sioux word acansa, meaning downstream place.

43.A person from Arkansas is called an Arkansan.

44.The honeybee is the official state insect. It was officially designated in 1973.

45.In 1783 the Colbert Incident occurred at Arkansas Post. It was the only Revolutionary War skirmish in the state.

46.The Buffalo River is one of the few remaining unpolluted, free-flowing rivers in the lower 48 states.

47.The fiddle is the official state instrument. It was designated in 1985.

48.47 hot springs flow from the southwestern slope of Hot Springs Mountain, at an average temperature of 143 F.

49.The Ozark National Forest covers more than one million acres.

50. The quartz crystal is the official state rock. It was designated in 1967.

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Remember to set your clocks back one hour on the 2nd of November. CLOCKS7.jpg

 

I hope you all have a great Fall. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas everyone.

 

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I am adding another post as it is so very good. :)

You will find it at: http://mrssurvival.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=44643

Great new Christmas song!

CoM put this one in a couple years ago and I happened upon it again when looking for something to put in the News Letter this time. I played it 2 or 3 times.

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Snowmom

 

 

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