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Winter is Still Here

Weather has been a real roller coaster ride here.
It warms up in the high 50’s then drops again and
we get dumped on with snow again.
Winter keeps saying, “I’m still here”.

I’ve been super busy with organizing my growing area
in the downstairs area, starting seeds and transplanting what
has started growing enough to be moved to a bigger

Tonight I put up another set of growing lights to get ready
to plant more. Some seeds will be directly sowed in the
vertical planters.
I decided not to stack the Greenstalk vertical planters and like them
being separated. I am finding them too cramped when stacked
to let the grow lights get to them correctly.

Winter is still here but 
the strawberries are growing

Not the best shot above but these are one of the planters
with strawberry starts. I have three planters started for now.
Consequentially the cats aren’t allowed in the downstairs
area anymore. I don’t need the plants dug up.

So I haven’t been here too much and am going to try to
rectify this.
Working on plants, baby chicks now 2 weeks old that eat
like crazy and make a mess at times, keeping Little puppy
Thor out of trouble. My granddaughter was here today and
jokingly said Thor has ADHD lol
He is a little wild man for sure.
Also treating an abscess on my dog,Rusty that isn’t going away
very fast.
His vet can’t come yet but she did prescribe some
antibiotics. I’m doing Epsom salt compresses,
putting honey with crushed garlic on it and keeping
it clean.
Garlic cloves when crushed release allicin that has
antimicrobial properties that creates a resistance
to bacteria. Thus I put in honey (Manuka Honey is
the best) and the longer it sets the better it gets.
I’ve used it many times for cuts or wounds as well as
take a teaspoon a day by mouth myself.
Praying just as the Lord can heal me He will continue
to heal my old man Rusty.

The chicks are now in a bigger kennel because their
growing a lot more. I’ll have to get a picture of one of the
cats sitting on top and watching them.
My daughter and I are in this venture together to have
a long term supply of eggs for the future.
We’ve been looking at chicken coops and most of them
one can purchase are not big enough to handle more than
a couple chickens although they make them look so
appealing. Their very deceptive actually.
The garage I don’t use except for a freezer and storage
as well as feeding neighbor cats could be an option with
a chicken run out one door.
I’d have to super secure it though since I have possums
and racoons who like to help themselves to the cat food.
The weather is way too unpredictable to have the chicks
outside for some time but good to be planning ahead now
and making decisions.

I’ve been somewhat watching and paying attention to
what’s happening with the banking system and other
world events.
I pay attention enough to be aware but refuse to let it
cause me to spiral in fear all the time. Rather I’m letting
things going on motivate me to keep going and doing
my best in being prepared.
I’ve set up a crypto wallet but haven’t bought any to store
in it yet. I’m just undecided the course of action to take about
some things.
Well enough for now but look forward to being back here
a lot sooner and can expound on some of my thoughts
and what’s going on as well as what I’m up to.
Hope to get a few more pictures of chicks and plants.

I encourage you to keep the Lord close and press into
Him. As times get rougher He will be our mainstay.

Seek to stay peaceful, Stay focused and Keep Preparing
One 👣 Step at a Time.


  1. Avatar Cindy


    As far as precious metals for “spending,” you’re right, it’s not like walmart is going to accept them. However, if you study places where the currency collapsed (Greece, Venezuela, a handful of others less recently) One thing that was a common thread, people buying gold and silver popped up all over the place. You could trade it for a wheel barrow of the local currency or a more stable one like dollars. There is always someone out there with capitol. If everyone is selling, someone will be in a position to buy.
    Good night 🙂

  2. Avatar Cindy


    Silver might be an option. If there’s a coin shop, pawn shop, etc. near by. You could buy 1oz generic rounds (trading today at $22 + what ever the dealers premium is, so some where around $26) You could get an ounce a month or every other week, or what ever you budget allows. You could even order on line, although that can be a bit more. My problem with crypto is it fluctuates so much, and I don’t have the stomach for it. I’m not good at seeing the long term, and that flux doesn’t help. Everyone has there own tolerances for risk. I think the positive side is that you can just buy a little here and there. I certainly commend you on your ability to navigate all the tech. Setting up websites, affiliate links, social media, crypto wallets, internet issues etc.
    Hope your doggo feels better soon.
    Have you tried garlic fermented in honey? I got the idea from Stacy (Doug & Stacy). It’s pretty good.
    Take care, God bless you and your family.

    • Avatar Cindy

      Good afternoon, Jamie.
      No worries your comment showed up. For some reason if I don’t approve it
      right away might be why doesn’t show up but don’t know.
      I agree with you some silver might be a good option and doing little by
      Everything can be so iffy when it comes to crypto and different forms
      of things like silver for payment of things.
      My question is who else is going to have a need for silver in coming days?
      Who else will accept it and on and on.
      Ideally being able to live more offgrid and not dependent on the system
      for food, and what is needed makes more sense.
      I’ll be growing a lot more of my food inside this year and in spite of the last
      years challenges with squash bugs and the like, as well as not planting in
      abundance outside may be in my favor.
      Seems just like their tracking who has chickens if the powers that
      be want to know whose gardening as well.
      Call me suspicious but I leave little to chance these days.
      I don’t use google or normal browsers for anything and my
      site isn’t even hosted in the U.S. as well as using .farm since
      others that are common are tracked more easily or seems noticed.
      I do hand it to the few people that I know that are so open with
      their preps and what their doing. I think some are more called
      to do so with a youtube audience. I appreciate them and I learn
      all I can from them but definitely not called to be one of those lol
      Facebook is a joke and only an animal group and and ALS group I have
      get any time from me for now and of course MeWe. The groups that were to originally be to connected
      here I’d not share a thing anymore. Facebook and others watch, most ignore me
      and keep being of the woke crowd.
      A couple I thought may have been likeminded close to my proximity would
      rather buy hot cars and scoop the loop. Oh well that’s the world we live in.

      Sorry for my ranting.
      Chicks are doing well and Rusty seems to be hanging in there so far.
      I did learn to do the honey and garlic from Doug and Stacy and I use it
      a lot. I also coat Rusty’s abscess area with it too.

      Have a good evening and take good care of yourself as well.
      Be blessed with wisdom and guidance.

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