Friday, October 31, 2014

Good Morning from the mountain...

Good Morning from the mountain, we are busy getting things put up and preparing for the freeze later tonight.  We hope to be able to make the gardens last a bit longer, we will see if our hard work pays off or not.

Today I will have pasta sauce cooking in the crockpot made fresh from our home grown tomatoes, onions, garlic and herbs.  I will can it later tonight as we are having blade roast for dinner that I cooked yesterday. I think I will fry up some fresh greens from the garden to go with it before the frost gets them.

I am working on the final parts of yet another book, this one will be on healing balms, I might kind of mix it by adding how to find these plants where you live section, we will have to see how it goes.  It is really hard to figure out what other people want to read, if any of our readers would like to chime into what they would like to see in the book that would be wonderful.

I know you are all wondering how we did last night with the new solar security lights in place of the Power companies light, so I thought I would tell you.  It was pitch black out here last night and I mean so dark you could not see your hand in front of your face, like a squid inked But it was fine, I sort of liked that.  The geese which normally rant and cause a ruckus all night where quite, no one got eaten, and the dogs seemed calmer as well.  As for us without that pesky light shining in the bedroom window we slept better.  So I am now sleeping better and have twenty dollars a month more to put into other bills.

I forsee adding more lights in the near future and more solar panels, it is time to get off grid.  I could not have picked a better time to start with the sun giving us a good show of all the solar flares that could cause us problems in the near future and of course the constant threat of terrorists attacking the grid, as noted in one of my previous posts.  It is a real and legitimate fear that we could lose electric at any time and then we would be forced to change, so changing now seems like a good choice.

So there you have it, no one died without the pole light and the world is a better place without it!

Be Blessed dear ones and remember to unplug everything at night, use solar whenever you can and make the world a better place, one small act at a time.


P.S. Our book on hydroponics is still available for the very affordable cost of just .99 cents, it is available for anyone in any country to buy.  It is the official hydroponics book of Arkansas and thousands swear by my time-tested technic.  So buy it today, yesterday was already too late!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Good Morning from the mountain...

Good Morning from the mountain, a bit crisp out there today, a little bit of creamy soupy fog hangs over the heads of the mountains.  So here I sit drinking my morning cup of coffee thinking about the day ahead.  Today it the first day of filming on our new reality show, I don’t really know how I feel about it, a bit scared I guess, a little excited and a tiny whinny bit afraid.  It is not every day that one embarks on a challenge like this one. 


I do feel confident that in the end it will all workout.
So with chores started, wood delivered and the day a foot, I gone into taping mode.  It seemed to go smoothing, though I did have some technical issues that have now been resolved.  The biggest thing is to have the camera closer to the action, oh why didn’t they teach that in AV class in High School.
Ok, so one of the producers and I just went rounds over the title of our show. What do you all think of the title, Back to Landers of the Ozarks?

Drawing flies Production Company has a few screws loose I think! I just want to have a good title; I mean I can say whatever I want because this show is not going to make it anyway...

But I must get off here now and get back to work, I still have school work to get done, house and farm work.  It is going to be very cold here tomorrow night and Saturday night.  This means putting in some extra time with the garden and the kitchen.

Be Blessed

Monday, October 27, 2014

Field of green dreams, and the little power company that could not, postal service is this stuff real?

What an incredible week I am having, I am sure fish will soon fall from the sky! Only kidding, but I do want to share with you some of what is going on with us and the farm, as well as our book release and the first taping of our reality show.   Which is based in wicked funny reality, we will share with you the real day to day farm business and stresses, with the occasional joy. 

 Many people have no idea how people like us live, why we live that way or just about life in general whether it be our lives here in Arkansas or even as small farmers.  So I feel like sharing, I am not glamorous, not thin, not particularly good looking, just an everyday person, living a simple life of my choosing.  It is not an easy life; it is closer to the earth and very free compared to most people's lives. 

There are some things I would like to change about it, I would like to be freer than we are, but freedom is a lot like weight loss.  You do not gain weight in one day, and you do not take it off in one day.  More so is this with the ideals of freedom. Freedom in our lives to live a quality life did not happen overnight.  We gave them away a little at a time.  In lew of comfort, in lew of peace or at least the appearance of it, and we gave it away when owning things meant more than our families.  It is a slow road back, but I feel we are on the right path.
Now on to other events that have transpired:
Our winter gardens are doing just fine, and we have recently added to them.  We had nine rows of turnips, and two rows of leeks in the big garden.  Now we have added, two rows of carrots, a row and a half of savory, two rows of white tip radishes, some broccoli and some purple corbie.  I am quiet happy with all that.  I still need to replant more garlic and maybe some more greens.  In the photos you can see patches of green not in rows; these are our wild edibles. They have European dandelion greens, goosefoot that is a wild spinach, and curly dock one of my favorite greens.  We are truly blessed with green...
An overall view of our new garden space...

I am the chubby one on the ground; the boys are helping plant and pull unwanted greens, which become food for the goats and horses.

Just look at all those nice rows of green food, turnips and leeks, lots of wild greens too. 

this is the veiw from the top of ur mountian...

Mist over the mountain...

Shining amazing!

This is Sparky and Spot two of the pups we kept.

They are going to be great hunting dogs.

They are about adorable...

Spot is a wonderful pup.

Get emm pups...

Sparky just realized that Mike is taking photos.

These two piggies spent a little time inside with us.  Potbelly pigs are so cute!

Somebody is ready to go home at the end of the week...

Yup they are coming to get you too...

I am very disappointed in the Postal service, who no matter when or where you call them always seem to have their system down. Plus it took them three days to deliver a priority box one hour from my door, on top of that they damaged the box. Unreal, then the women wants to tell me the address that it shipped from, well that was my address and she was arguing with me telling me I was They are funny people...

Oh if I was only up to taping today, but I am saving myself for dealing with the power company on Thursday. Whatever is going on Thursday, well I will tell you. I am having the light on the pole taking off, buggers charged me $20.00 last month, and that is not going to happen again. I bought a solar security light from TwinSpot; it has two adjustable lights, is a motion  activated system and will give me ten years of free power. If they are going to charge $20.00 per month for the light, I will save $240.00 a year.

They were not thrilled! I am! I can not wait to put all the solar panels in and the wind turbines; then I will say take this pole and shove it...No one should have to be a slave to another person and what they are doing is not good for the all! It is good for the few who receive kickbacks and they know who they are...People voted against a new coal plant, but it got built anyway, they have solar on their building in Salem, but will not set up any solar farms.

Recently I have found out that being a member means little more than consenting to theft of land and funds. I am sure you will agree that giving money away is indeed kind, but causing hardship and raising costs of service to do so is not. I would rather they not help so many causes, but rather lower the bills of the members. I had worked out on paper the savings per month/ per customer would be more than twenty dollars. I know I could do a lot with twenty dollar or more, so could you.

Now they say that our bills will go up, they blame Obama. I am forced to defend him on this one, because he was not the one who said, coal was clean, safe and cheap, was he? Well, of course, not and they knew what they were doing, but did not care. Like the one guy said, you live here and you are poor, I live in a large house, you can not fight us. Yes, Yes I not playing! I can choose quite revolution of one family going off grid. I may not be rich, but I am content in the good things that G-d has given us. I am not haughty about it, I am fine in knowing that I can change my life and be a warning to others, before they become victims of this horrible injustice where the rich use the poor to gain wealth.

Oh I know it is nothing new, most likely been going on since the dawn of time, but it does not mean I have to allow it to take place in my life. Moses freed his people, who would willing go back? Abe Lincoln freed his people, who would go back to indentured status? The answer is no one, it is simple and easy to understand, free yourself from the chains that bind you, let your only master be a good conscious and G-d Almighty. Let no man or women hold your chains and tell you it is good! It is not!

I offer you my knowledge, little as it is, to help you, all of you to go off grid. Free yourself from your chains and give your children and the world a better tomorrow. You can start with a light and let that light shine in the darkness and help you to find your way.

P.S. My book on how to build a hydroponics system will be free for one day, starting tomorrow.  I am enclosing a link, please download my book and read it, use it make your own system and help yourself and your family to become food secure...

Be Blessed

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Good morning from the mountain and new book

Good morning from the mountain, I have some great news!

I have written a new book on hydroponics and I think you all are going to love it.  My book is easy to follow, detailed and it will not be long before you have fresh vegetables in any climate, and the parts to make the system are well within the reach of most people.
Plus the money goes to help our farm reach its goal of being off grid.  If you read only one Kindle book this year, let it be this one.

Be Blessed

Monday, October 20, 2014

Good morning form the mountain...

Good morning from the mountain, sorry I have not updated this before this but, we have been making ourselves busy preparing for the winter that will be soon be upon us.  We have actively acquired wood to burn.  We filled the propane tank, and received hay for the animals, our freezers are full.  Still have more to can and can food to go through from past seasons.

Still have a bull to put in the freezer, a sheep and maybe a goat.  I have a few hundred more jars of fruit to can, which will open up freezer space for more meat. I am glad that we raise our meat and I am glad we do, as the price in the grocery store is quite insane.  The prices of other staples have also gone up more than 30%, butter is nearly $5.00 per pound, never thought I would ever see that high a price.  Just a month ago I was buying it for $2.49 a pound.  Cheese has not gone up, so I know it is not a higher milk price item, I am starting to feel that there are just too many greedy people in the world.

As to the new kitchen we are moving forward, still lacking a few windows, but we have one wall almost finished.  I can see it all coming together and look forward to soon cooking there in all that space. 
In the matters of our garden, we are still picking green beans, have a lovely pumpkin on the vine, tomatoes on the vine as well, spinach and okra are doing very well indeed.  We managed to get nine rows of leeks and turnips in the ground.  Ten rows of beets and three rows of radishes, so I think we are doing very well there.

One more thing I would like to talk about is Isis, if these people are the force that the news tells us, I have a real and perfect solution that Roosevelt would have loved.  Let every country drop what they are doing for seven days and come together, wipe them off the face of the planet.  Give them no up time, go after them 24 hours per day and guess what, no more Isis.  If we as a planet got together, we could put an end to all of this bunk.  You could do the same with other problem people, make a list of them, drop it in a hat, and pull a name, seven days of obviation and then peace.  After you hit a few names on the list, it would end the war, and it would make us so sick of fighting we would have to work harder for a better world that we could have.  Just saying, you are going to use the troops either way, the money either way, why drag this crap out.  Dragging it out makes the bad guys the winners and all of us fools.

Be Blessed