Kat & Tony’s weekly newsletter from Penang, Malaysia, mentioned natural disasters and survival. They noted that most “survival situations” are resolved within 72 hours. (Mississippi’s Emergency Management agency’s motto is “The first 72 are on you.”) They also linked a video from Uncharted Supply Company promoting a bug out bag (BOB), Seventy2. As I have
@USTornadoes Good advise. Also, put a flashlight in your pocket clean the kitchen & run the dishwasher pick stuff up from the floor– make sure the path to your tornado room is clear wash & dry a load of towels be sure everything is fully charged, including your battery packs and weather radio Think it
A weather update from The Farm Weather Center (TFWC). It’s raining, thundering, and lighteninging. There have been 203 lightening strikes today. I find that hard to believe, too. But then, Windy is click-click-clicking away in the background, and there was a lot of thunder. (I’m convinced it picks up cloud-to-cloud strikes as well as cloud-to-ground.)
A short story of preparedness by Dr. Marica, Full Professor in the Department of Redundancy Department. Just heard the first rumble of thunder, but who care about that when there’s a box in the mail to open? Curiously, it was not taped shut. I will comment on that at Amazon. My RAVPower Solar Charger 24W
“Essentialism and Determinism in Popular Thinking about Genetics” “A Synohony of Citizens: A New Strategy of Civic Friendship in Plato’s ‘Laws’” “Discrimination at a Distance: Vicariuos Wrongs and the Comparative Test for Discrimination” “What are the subjective Probabilities in Quantum Theory” “Food Ethics and Eating as a Self-Shaping Activity” A representative sample of what we’re
it’s bad. The worst of it seems to be a bit north of the Farm, but that doesn’t really matter for those folks north of the Farm. Looks like the coast is getting its share too. Lots of county school districts closed today. And apparently there’s more coming. As of yesterday the lights were still
Just kidding. But I am replacing flashlight batteries, inventorying battery supplies, and doing a load of towels.
but we’re ready, if it does. The J-Man has positioned both generators. He’s fired them both up to be sure they’re running. We’ve got 30 gallons of non ethonol gas. Good to go.
Just conferred with the J-man. Asked if he’d mind running to town to fill up the two empty 5-gal. tanks with generator approved nonethanol gas. (And yes, I do have time to blog about this b/c we’re prepared!) With what we have on hand, that will give us enough to last a week if necessary–
It’s that 1/2 time of year again. Test & tally batteries. Replace & — now in the age of USB– recharge– flashlight batteries and other lithium ion things. We stay pretty up-to-snuff on ethanol-free gasoline as we need it everyday for the lawn-tractors, tillers & such, but I check to be sure we’re well-supplied for
Freeze home grown peppers. I’ve got about eight pounds of them so far this year– about eight months’ worth. Ounce for ounce, pound for pound, peppers are higher in vitamin C than most citrus fruits. Peppers are good for you, and quite easy to freeze to use in your fall and winter dishes. If you
Last week’s menu called for a baked stuffed pepper dish Thursday evening. Recall we had no power Thursday– no oven. So Mr. Big Food prepared this stovetop dish instead. Though I could have used the flash for the photo, I thought the beam of the flashlight was a nice touch. They were delicious! Mr. Big
Blue skies everywhere! Double Nickel Farm, New Mexico Framboise Manor, Nova Scotia
After a while, you learn to take these things in stride. Here’s an expert: “The earthquake is inevitable. The only question is when,” said Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. “It might not be another 50 years. Maybe even 100. Chances of us making it through the 21st century without the earthquake
this happens. That’s one of the buckets the Girls gave me for Mother’s Day a few years ago. It’s coming in handy. It sits about… two feet from me. There’s another bucket just under the ceiling vent up there in front of me. When the sky is falling and I leave the house, I move
Subject line of an email Mr. Big Food’s Dad passed along.Here’s a sampling of the attached images. Hoping American Grouch will enjoy them.
We had a very satisfying dinner cooked in a clay pot this evening. Tender & moist A whole clove of garlic roasts in the clay pot, then is combined with butter to top the veggies. succulent After dinner chit chat, Daughter C and I got down to shelling pecans. We had been given, by Mr.
to amuse us. These are mockernuts. Mockernuts are a species of hickory: Carya tomentosa. I got that from the infallible source, Wikipedia. It confirms what my Plant Book  and several tree identification books  say.Mockernuts are A. Leland’s gig. He’s been collecting, removing the husks, and shelling them. He reports the nut meat is
It means I can’t sit around eating bonbons and watching my stories this afternoon. That’s what it means. Dang. UPDATE! Like magic the lights came on seconds after I called to inquire about when the lights would come back on. Now this should be fun. In lieu of watching my stories, I mopped the kitchen
I am pleased to report that thanks to Mr. Big Food’s unrelenting efforts in a small space of 50 square feet and wall heights ranging from 8-10 feet the prison-striped wall paper is history! As you may recall, there is no law (Yet? That I’m aware of?) forbidding home owners from affixing wall paper to