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  1. HI! I used ta live in Miss'ippi, till I moved down yer ta Texas. LOL That was a long time a go.
  2. Just got back from a feedstore run. Got me some new muck boots too. My right boot somehow got a gash in it. Glad it wasn't my foot that got cut. Ran by DG's too. I am trying to make it a habit to go to DG and get a package of TP and a package of paper towels if nothing else. Today I picked up panties cause they were on sale and cause my daughter never seems to have any. One of these days I'm going to find where she stashes them. Just hope she hasn't been sticking them in the trash, which she has done before. I was reading one of Cathy Buckles' letters (Zimbabwe). She said she saw people
  3. Christmas is only Christmas if you can share.
  4. I get it from Walton's on the pool truck. Call them and find out the regional coordinator and ask if there is a drop point near you.
  5. Originally Posted By: Deb2of9 I like the pup tent idea. Where did you find them? Two years ago the landlord was getting upset about how much our heat was costing. ( Heat is included in the rent.) He put a lock box over the thermostat to make it stay at a set temperature. My brother was away at the time.When he came back he convinced Dewayne to give him the key. Well, since then my brother has been regulating the heat. Because of the shop downstairs we have the heat actually turned on for only an hour or so at a time, several times a day. I am sure that this would not work so well, if she wasn
  6. LOL, Cookiejar, if corn with booze changes ducks to geese, that would have more than Barnie asking "what did you do to them ducks?" I'm planning on wild hog hunting if we run low on groceries.
  7. That is perfect, Leah! Thanks! Now, how do I make it a siggy?
  8. [/img] Could I get this siggy? I'm not sure how to resize it. Thanks.
  9. Thankyou for the warm welcome! Yes, I grow lots and lots of crabgrass. Now if I could find a way to market it, I might make a living offa this 'yer farm. LOL
  10. Couple of folks asked me to drop in and say howdy. Sorry, I just figured out what that flashing envelope meant. I live on a small farm near Austin with my daughter a dog (Great Pyr) a bangel cross cat and a whole bunch of chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, guineas, pheasants, quail and a couple of pigs named pork and lard. The pigs will be ham and bacon in about 3 more months tho. Some times we have goats until they get on my nerves too bad and then we have cabrito. We love goat sausage so I get a whether or two every now and again and when they are big enough not to stay penned, well, you
  11. Cackle is ok. Prob not better nor worse than any of the other hatcheries. Since they are in MO, the babies won't have too terribly long a trip. Ideal in TX and Privett in NM are good too.
  12. John 14:27 27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Psalms 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, Psalm 32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Psalm 119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy
  13. I love my Aladdins! You can buy a gadget that you put your pot on to cook with them so you don't have to hold the pot in the air for however long it takes. Most of mine have wall brackets so they are ready to go during an emergency. I have a small kerosene stove to cook on so I don't need to use the lamps to cook. http://www.stpaulmercantile.com/MSButt2413.htm
  14. 2006 we came close to getting burned out. 2007, we flooded. Tornadoes, no major earthquake fault that I know of. Nuke targets all around. About 100 miles inland so hurricane danger is moderate to low. Feral pigs about the most dangerous animals except the neighbor's bull. Fire ants, poisonous snakes, tarantulas. Hotter'n blue blazes for several months. Very nice, mild winters. VERY long growing season. Fire ants. Most of the neighbors are pretty decent and self reliant. High taxes and fire ants. No season on the hogs, you can harvest them whenever you like. No place on this earth is perfe
  15. I've done everything I have the money and strength to do. If the Good Lord doesn't provide it now, He will later, no point in worrying. I keep reminding myself that Father loves us and will take care of us in whatever situation He allows us to be in. Can't count on anything else but God, anyhow. I can prep to the rafters and see it all wash away in a flood or burn up in a fire or taken by thieves. I believe He has laid it on my heart to put food by and make other preps and He will continue to work it all out according to His will.
  16. Bought 50 pounds of sugar and 10 pounds of salt and 40 cans of milk. Picked up a bread machine at the thrift store for 5$. My old one won't do quick breads any more, though it is fine on yeast bread. I want to do up a lot of biscotti. It stores well and makes a great quick snack. I have to use up a bunch of eggs too. I make the loaves in the bread machine then cut them up and dry the cookies in the oven.
  17. Sarah, I'd think hard and long about running to the hills with no other plan but to camp. Where are you going to get water? What kind of shelter do you have? Have you ever camped in the snow? What are you going to do in the summer when the heat is unbearable in tent or vehicle? What sort of disaster would be better spent living homeless than in a mobile home in town? This winter you might want to do a trial run. Take all your camping gear and head for the hills and see how long you hold out. Maybe hubby will come up with a better plan after that. Not trying to blow you out of the wat
  18. Originally Posted By: Leah CrabGrassAcres , I bought some feed corn at the feed store earlier this year. The hulls were so hard that even ground into meal you couldn't eat it without picking them out of your teeth. What do they call what you buy? I think there are several corns we can buy - which one do I look for? They just call it 'shelled corn' or 'deer corn' here. It has been recleaned and the mycotoxin levels guaranteed below a safe level. It looks like dent corn. I wonder if what you got was flint corn?
  19. Thanks for the welcome Mt Rider! Most of the feed stores around here do stock a lot of extra stuff. I expect it is because the competition can be pretty stiff with so many feed stores around. Our tiny town has a grocery, a lumberyard, 3 filling stations, a dollar general and 3 feed stores.
  20. I would think that folks who live in the bigger towns and cities prob aren't prepped much, if at all. It is so easy to just run to a restaurant if you are hungry and so hard to deal with bringing home loads of groceries, especially if you ride public transportation. City folk have always tended to get more of their meals "out" than cooking at home. Now out where I live, even tho most folks don't call themselves preppers, it is common to have a garden and a few animals. Nearly everyone I know keeps poultry and lots of folks have goats or pigs or a beef or so. Eating out involves getting in the
  21. I try to make a bulk buy from Walton's Feed every yr or two. I also shop at a local food salvage. Lots of bent cans, but I've picked up goodies like #10 cans of dried potato granules for $2 and #10s of cranberry sauce for a buck. Prices vary, and they frequently have really great sales so I get lots of what is cheapest that we will eat. Last time we got a #10 can of tapioca pudding for 25cents and ate off it for a week of breakfasts. I also buy feed corn from the feed store and grind it for the best corn meal. I eat lots of polenta. $6.50 for a 50# bag of corn. My grinder gets a real work
  22. Started a batch of vanilla syrup. Set the live trap, something's been eating my eggs. Found a pile of egg shells out in the yard that had been chewed open on one side, Possum or coon prob. Plan to boil the whatever it is up and feed it to the pigs. Helps to keep the feed bill down, doncha know.
  23. I'd go to the feed store. Can I borrow my neighbor's trailer without telling him that he needs to stock up? My truck only holds 1/2 ton, and that isn't going to last long. Anyhow, I can get feed, antibiotics, honey, nuts, mouse bait and garden seeds among other goodies. Maybe a couple extra pairs of boots all around, we always need boots. Actually, we are pretty well stocked up on everything, but we can always use more feed. My dream is to get at least a yr ahead on feed, but it hasn't happened yet.
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