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|Gene Woodling taught me how to Bunt|
Friday, May 22 @ 10:15:51 CDT by (3480 reads)
I am hearing troubling rumors that some of you people like these daily
emails more than you like the blog. This means that maybe you like me
delivering my ramblings straight to your email box and maybe you aren't
going to the blog to read? Which means I'm losing "hits" on the site
maybe? It's so confusing, but I am glad you like the daily posts (if
you do... if you don't, then I'm not glad at all).
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Thursday, May 14 @ 21:45:23 CDT by (6413 reads)
|joseph writes "We are expecting a baby boy in September and I am faced with a question, not whether or not to have him circumcised, but when. Is there a clear command to have this done at a certain time or is whenever fine? Actually, since it is the topic, what is expected of today's follower's with this, from a Biblical standpoint. And how is this addressed on the ranch or at homebirths? Since I have 2 girls, I have never delved into this issue. Thanks for any info. and Bible references are as always much appreciated.|
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|Lots of Scatterstuff|
Thursday, May 14 @ 21:42:18 CDT by (2749 reads)
|Every single one of the guest blogs on A Process Driven Life this month have been great, but I have a
surprising guest blogger for tomorrow (Friday) so make sure to read
each new issue every day.|
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Wednesday, May 13 @ 10:42:17 CDT by (3200 reads)
Well, as I told you yesterday, I posted a new sermon on the front page. But maybe you're not reading this...
Ok, so I've decided, Ceteris Parabus,
if the Lord wills, If we're still around, if the economy hasn't
collapsed and if there isn't blood in the street, that our December
Project (when we eschew going to town, etc.) will last 45 days this
year... only this time I will not be online, answering emails, or even
using the cell phone for phone calls. There might be some blog post
entries and updates, but only if I can talk David Sifford or someone
else to post the updates for me. Of course if the economy collapsededed
and there is blood in the streets, we probably still will not be going
Some of you remember that before my friend Jim Hartman died, we were
trying to help him get a new roof on his house in Pennsylvania. Our
mutual friend Bob Etzler just contacted me to let me know that the roof
project will be taking place in the end of June or the first week of
July. This is from Bob...
Could you let everyone know we are starting construction on Jim's wife,
Pamela's, house the last week of June or the first week of July. The roof
is coming off and the old floor is coming up as well. The 2 gable ends of
brick and 2 chimneys are coming down to add the third floor. So as you can
see there is a good bit of work that needs done. If anyone wants to lend
us a hand, we would very much appreciate the help. I think we will have 4
or 5 guys as of now to help out. Lord willing we will be able to get 4 or
5 more guys to help out. Thanks again for everything.
If you can help Bob with this project, especially if you or some
friends can go and actually help with the work, please contact Bob and
let him know... firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can send some money, then contact Bob and make arrangements to do that.
I hope you all are reading the daily visiting blog posts at A Process
Driven Life. We're about halfway through the month, and I'm sure that
"Jay" and our other detractors and attackers are not very pleased. In
fact, we haven't heard from "Jay" since he/she threatened to send out
the authorities last week. And there I was waiting by the curb, hoping
they would stop by... but nothing. How disappointing.
Well, it turns out that the Swine Flu was probably made in a lab,
like most of the food you people eat. I've been studying a lot about
food and growing and things like that, and after seeing what the labs
have done to our food, I'd almost rather have the pig flu. Speaking of
The pregnant female we recently acquired had her piglets... after which
she promptly attacked and killed them all. She gave herself a really,
really late-term abortion. Not cool. Anyway, she'll get killed and
butchered for that.
Oh, and we really, really are enjoying our sheep, and we are probably
getting rid of our goats. Every time I look at the sheep, I am
reminded of the precious brethren we still have here in the community.
I will not be thinking that when I kill and eat one, but you get the
point. Sometimes metaphors are really hard.
A bunch of racists make the news.
I ask you just to switch the words... read "Buy White" and ask yourself
what the response to this "news" would be. Frankly I don't have a
problem with these people "buying black", I'm just sick of the double
standard. I have a dream... Where I'll only "Buy Agrarian". I do have
The FDA says that if Cheerios health claims are correct,
then it is a drug and should be regulated as such. I always thought
the little bee on Honey-Nut Cheerios was a bit suspect, but I didn't
suspect he might be a drug dealer until now. This is horrible news for
you Cheerio drug addicts out there, jumping out of bed in anticipation
of your milk-sodden circular fix each day. Speaking of circular drugs,
I've always wondered when the FDA was going to investigate the
life-saving claims of Life Savers. Talk about a drug! Try to eat just
one, I dare you.
Don't get me started...
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|Boast the Most Compost|
Friday, May 08 @ 15:28:55 CDT by (2482 reads)
|Carol writes "|
BOAST THE MOST COMPOST
Part 1: Fast and Easy
When we moved to the Ranch in 2007 the
compost pile went up the next month. It was February and the weather
wasn't even ready for the early onions, peas and lettuce to be
planted but I knew from what little I'd read that without yet a flock
of chickens to feed food scraps to we would have plenty of raw
material to compost. Let's combine this with the fact that we had a
first year garden to put in soon and this was the ONLY year I wanted
to buy compost and manure by the bag full. That was our first and
last compost purchase."
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|8 Steps for How to Make Better Garden Soil|
Tuesday, May 05 @ 15:49:18 CDT by (3029 reads)
|truthseeker3 writes "|
By Harvey Ussery
to build a new garden isn’t difficult. Most people begin by going out
into their yards with a shovel or garden tiller, digging up the dirt
and putting in a few plants. Following the organic and natural methods,
add a little mulch or compost, and you’re well on your way to make good
soil for your homegrown vegetables. But in the long run, the success of
your garden depends on making healthy garden soil. The more you can do
to keep your soil healthy, the more productive your garden will be and
the higher the quality of your crops.
In the last issue, I
discussed the value of soil care methods that imitate natural soil
communities. These include protecting soil structure, feeding the soil
with nutrients from natural and local sources, and increasing the
diversity and numbers of the microbes and other organisms that live in
the soil.In this article, I’ll focus on specific ways to achieve
these goals. There are many ways to do this, but they all revolve
around two basic concepts: For more fertile soil, you need to increase
organic matter and mineral availability, and whenever possible, you
should avoid tilling the soil and leave its structure undisturbed."
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|What To Plant in May: Southern Interior Region|
Saturday, April 25 @ 13:15:59 CDT by (2653 reads)
|truthseeker3 writes "|
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|KA-BAR Folding Knives|
Saturday, April 25 @ 13:05:48 CDT by (2689 reads)
|truthseeker3 writes "
By Greg Quinn
KA-BAR has established for itself a fine
reputation for building a high-quality, inexpensive knife that
works well, has good utilitarian design, and holds up under
tough field conditions. KA-BAR
is one of many US knife manufacturers to provide edged weapon
products to our US Military, and for this effort Gunblast
salutes KA-BAR. Anything
good enough for our military is worthy of me and our Gunblast
readers carrying in the woods or on the street."
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|A QUEST FOR GODLINESS|
Saturday, April 25 @ 13:03:25 CDT by (3531 reads)
|truthseeker3 writes "The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life by J. I.
Why We Need the Puritans
Horse Racing is said to be the sport of kings. The sport of slinging mud
has, however, a wider following. Pillorying the Puritans, in particular, has
long been a popular pastime both sides of the Atlantic, and most people's image
of Puritanism still has on it much disfiguring dirt that needs to be scraped
off. 'Puritan' as a name was, in fact, mud from the start. Coined in the early
1560's, it was always a satirical smear word implying peevishness,
censoriousness, conceit, and a measure of hypocrisy, over and above its basic
implication of religiously motivated discontent with what was seen as
Elizabeth's Laodicean and compromising Church of England.
word gained the further, political connotation of being against the Stuart
monarchy and for some sort of republicanism; its primary reference, however,
was still to what was seen as an odd, furious, and ugly form of Protestant
religion. In England, anti-Puritan feeling was let loose at the time of the
Restoration and has flowed freely ever since. In North America it built up
slowly after the days of Jonathan Edwards to reach its zenith a hundred years
ago in post-Puritan New England.
For the past half-century, however,
scholars have been meticulously wiping away the mud, and as Michelangelo's
frescoes in the Sistine Chapel have unfamiliar colours today now that restorers
have removed the dark varnish, so the conventional image of the Puritans has
been radically revamped, at least for those in the know. (Knowledge, alas,
travels slowly in some quarters.) Taught by Perry Miller, William Haller,
Marshall Knappen, Percy Scholes, Edmund Morgan, and a host of more recent
researchers, informed folk now acknowledge that the typical Puritans were not
wild men, fierce and freaky, religious fanatics and social extremists, but
sober, conscientious, and cultured citizens: persons of principle, devoted,
determined, and disciplined, excelling in the domestic virtues, and with no
obvious shortcomings save a tendency to run to works when saying anything
important, whether to God or to man. "
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|Top 8 Vegetable Seeds Having The Longest Shelf Life |
Saturday, April 25 @ 12:41:50 CDT by (4441 reads)
|HereAmI writes "|
With legislation that threatens family farms such as HR 875, Codex Alimentarius, and C-51, it is more important than ever to acquire high quality, royalty-free seeds. However, seeds will not keep forever, lasting between 2 and 5 years on average. This article will outline those seeds with the longest average shelf life to help seed savers maximize the longevity of their investment."
In the past, seeds have been worth their weight in Gold. Seeds cannot be created from scratch, yet they do self replicate, and they offer plant life in its most compact form. Many of our ancestors sewed seeds (literally) into the lining of their clothing to avoid having them be detected (and confiscated) during immigration. This allowed them to maintain heirloom varieties that their families had often kept for generations.
However the pesticide industry has been buying up the seed industry at an aggressive pace over the past two decades. Consumers and corporations have different interests regarding seeds and vegetables. Given a choice, consumers prefer more tender vegetables that are vine-ripened since they normally have more flavor (and nutrition). Big Agribusiness however opts for items that can better survive freight, often at the expense of all else. While consumers want diversity, corporations want uniformity. For example, out of 10,000 edible plants, only 120 (or about 1%) provide 90% of the food worldwide!
Types of Seeds
Before purchasing seeds it is essential to understand the three main types of seeds:
* Heirloom seeds (known as Heritage seeds in Europe) will reproduce the same every generation (most assume all seeds are like this). Heirloom seeds are also referred to as being Open Pollinated since they can be pollinated by birds, insects or the wind. While many plants must be protected from being crossed with other types using a greenhouse, walls or field isolation, some crops are "self pollinating" and can be relied upon to breed true, with the occasional "off type".
* Hybrid seeds are a combination of two or more heirloom varieties. While providing diversity, over time these seeds gradually revert to the parent that was dominant, often changing unpredictably for the worse. Hybrid seeds must be repurchased each season in order to obtain the same exact crop. Hybrid seeds are also known as Closed Pollinated seeds since they are typically pollinated under controlled conditions to show specific traits.
* Genetically Modified (GMO) seeds are manipulated in a laboratory (often combining plants with animal matter in ways impossible in Nature). On one hand, the corporations that make GMO seeds claim that their product is unique enough to patent; on the other hand they argue that no testing should be required since these products are GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). GMO pollen not only contaminates organic farms nearby, but courts have found those organic farmers guilty of patent infringement! Some GMO crops have been designed to produce sterile seeds by using a gene Terminator (picture a seed with dark shades saying "I'll not be back!"). Recent studies confirm that GMO crops not only require more pesticide but produce lower yield than conventional crops. GMO pollen can never be recalled and biotechnology will likely one day provide the world with a major Bio-uh-oh.
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