Good evening. It’s time to share Happenings at Simply Backwoods.
Life has been super busy here. How about with you?
In the video above the chickens are enjoying a frozen tasty
treat with strawberries and bananas I made them. I try to find
ways to help them stay cool as much as possible. I’m not opposed
to putting a fan on them on super hot days as well.
Of course I usually take them in earlier where it’s cooler on
super hot days.
I now have all 5 chickens laying eggs daily and that makes
me ecstatic to say the least.
The smaller Astra Lorpe usually lays smaller eggs but
I’m not complaining.
I bought a radiant heater for the chickens since where
they will be in the winter does get a somewhat cold,
although not too bad.
Thinking ahead and trying to be prepared.
I’m trying to find something for heat/light for them if
power should go down.
I’m not set up for solar and so far it’s just not in my budget.
MyPatriotSupply.com does have heaters (pic above) that use
candles in a can but not sure I’m comfortable with this even
if the candles are contained.
I may get one for upstairs for grid down with extra InstaFire Candles
for when the power but not for where chickens are at this point.
If any of you have any suggestions that doesn’t use power
I’m very open to hear.
Happenings at Simply Backwoods includes the struggle to grow my food this year. Between chemtrails in the sky continually, the heat and/or rain drowning everything it’s been a challenge. I’ve never experienced a year where I don’t have tomatoes or anything else
yet. Frustration is an understatement. I rely on what I grow to eat and not giving
up for sure. The above picture is of some plants that I started outdoors.
The one below are plants I’ve brought in to attempt to revive. I’m reorganizing
the plant area so a work in progress and the plants do look kinda pitiful.
And now their talking about spraying crystals in the sky to block the sun/uv rays.
Now that ought to help us grow next year ha ha!
I’m also seriously thinking of stocking up on outdoor solar lights as an
alternative to grow lights when the grid is down. If we have sun that
is the plants will have lights from these charged in the sun.
Trying to think outside of the box continually.
A couple years ago my daughters bought me a stove
for Mother’s Day that does use gas but no electronic
ignition. If the power goes down it uses 6 AA batteries.
The pilot light stopped lighting the oven and I had a
service call with Lowe’s protection plan. A young man
came and looked at it and said he’d get the part for it.
A few weeks went by and no service man or part. So I
went through the grueling process of trying to
contact someone with the protection plan. It was awful
to say the least dealing with these people, let alone
getting through to them.
Finally found out they closed my ticket and said won’t
work on my type of stove anymore. Powers that be
want to phase out gas stoves and did get the just
that Lowe’s is kissing arse with them.
After more hassling with them over two weeks I
finally got a refund for less than the price of the stove.
Since I can light the oven with a fireplace match
and the burners light fine I took some of the refund
and ordered a Big Buddy heater that uses propane.
I have to go pick up the propane tanks since
they won’t ship those. Hopefully tomorrow can get to
Lowe’s and get two prefilled 20 lb tanks.
Thinking outside of the box and not waiting until
there is no power or heat. Do I hope and pray it
won’t come to this! I sure do but I’m preparing
every way I can.
Tonight I’m filling up approximately 25 2-liter soda
bottles with water I’m filtering in the Berkey.
I’m preparing all I can to have water for awhile
and have the one pond redone thankfully if need
I try to limit my water usage all I can yet the municipal
water here says I use 2400 gallons of water a month.
This is absurd to say the least.
I’d love to have more rain barrels and more of a system
to gather more water and filter it. I keep work on it as I can.
I like what Doug and Stacy Offgrid on Youtube do with
huge tanks from rain water. Although until recently
they had no rain and was a bit tough for them.
Well I’m off here to give puppy Thor a bath after being
outdoors a lot today and then fill more water bottles.
His cohort Marie hasn’t been feeling so well but she’s
hanging in there. Vet comes to see her hopefully in
a few weeks and thinking it’s more of a heart issues.
Prayers appreciated for her.
Stay safe, keep thinking outside the box, being wise
and preparing one step at a time.
Let the Peace of Jesus Rule, Stay Focused
and Keep Preparing One Step at a Time