Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 27, 2017 Mountain mama 0
RubyAbigail wrote:
We are starting to get in the garden catalogs, so is anybody going to try anything new in there garden this year? I have a few grow bags, so I think I going to try growing carrots. I also want to try Chinese cabbage.

I am looking forward to spring….

Ruby

I am going to add carrots to my garden as well this year. I have not done them as part of my normal garden before. Another item I am adding that I have not tried before is a purple type of sweet potato. I’m just doing a small sampling section of that.

Reb is on a roll today!!

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:39 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Horse diapers

January 23, 2017 Mountain mama 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
You are driving along the interstate. You pull off at a rest stop to relieve yourself. You go into the bathroom only to find a horse and owner at the diaper changing station. You can’t get around the horse, so you go outside to use the doggie relief station. You get arrested for indecent exposure and being off your leash.
And this isn’t the only legal problem. Are mares supposed to only use the ladies’ room. What if the owner (diaper changer) is a man?
What if the horse is a gelding? Will the Supreme Court have to rule on this?

Just say NO to horse diapers!! Sounds like a load of horse sh-t to me.

Bahahaha! As the owner of a few horses, I will go broke. Baby diapers are expensive enough for tiny butts. Wonder what a case of horse size will cost.
Reb

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:58 pm


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Introduce Yourself • Re: Brand new to this forum

January 18, 2017 Mountain mama 0
DaveInUtah wrote:
Thank you so much for the welcome Mountain Mamma! Can I also ask you about cows and chickens, since you know about horses? I had always planned to just hire a farmer from the area to help me with these things, but I think I’d better try to learn all I can.

I do have a small flock of chickens and am happy to answer any questions. Can help with goat and sheep questions. Cows I don’t have any experience with, and am researching myself at the moment.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:32 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: LDS food supplies

January 17, 2017 Mountain mama 0
idahobeef wrote:
My family is Mormon and has used this stuff for years, sadly much of it you would ONLY want to eat when you were starving. I honestly consider their stuff not edible, but we do have alot of it since its cheap and lasts a long time. Just an honest opinion from someone who’s had to live on it while growing up.

Thanks for that input. That is nice to know!

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:14 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 Mountain mama 0
terrapin wrote:
There are two sides to this,
and a lot of grey area in between.
Some folks go rural—Good for them!
Some folks cant—work, family, health…
A young, healthy person, with no ties, can just load a backpack, and start walking.
Many do not fit that category.

The point I am trying to get to, is
Rural or urban, you need to be where your stuff is.

If you are urban, and plan to bug-out you had better have deep pockets.
Enough so that you can afford a fully stocked and equipped BOL.
If things get rough, you’re going to need ALL your stuff.
Not just what you can take with you on a bug-out run.
Even then, you run the risk of arriving to find that your stuff has changed hands,
and is no longer yours.

Some folks may have another option.
That is to go to rural family or friends.
If that is your plan, there are a few things you need to do now.
1) Make arrangements with your hosts. Don’t show up unexpected.
2)Contribute regularly to their preps. Find out what they need.
3)Find out and learn the skills you need in order to be an asset—not a liability.
4)Familiarize yourself with their ways—visit regularly.

If you can, move now.
If not, prep, prep, prep…and plan to hunker down for the long haul.

Wishing the best to everyone.
terp

Love this….. Especially 2and 3!

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:18 pm


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Check In Here Oregon Preppers • Re: New to Springfield, Oregon

January 16, 2017 Mountain mama 0

Thank you for your service!!!!!!
Agree with what prepped peppernapple said about military supply stores and garage sales. As far as tools and yard/ garden supplies, I watch for estate sales and auctions. You can get lots of stuff dirt cheap. I prep my own food supplies basics, beans, rice, flour, sugar, salt, etc that I buy in bulk bags and seal in mylar bags in 5 gallon buckets. Spices in jelly jars that are vacuum sealed. I can everything not immediately eaten out of the garden. I can deer meat in chunks for stew. One thing to invest in is a vacuum sealer. Beginning preps… Plan for one week, then add on for three months, then long term, MOST IMPORTANT IS WATER.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:02 pm


Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Woman dies of superbug resistant to all antibiotics

January 16, 2017 Mountain mama 0

My sis is a big shot way up the chain at the CDC. I’m gonna have to call her. Damn, we don’t see eye to eye on anything…. Politics, child rearing, education, religion. I’m kind of the black sheep of my family. Everyone else has a doctorate or in her case a double doctorate and I just have a bachelor’s and that is just barely by the skin of my teeth. But, I want to find out more info on this. Wonder if she will answer her phone.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:37 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 Mountain mama 0

Very rural part of Va, but a couple of hours from DC. I will be popping popcorn and inviting my daughter who is right outside DC in Maryland to come home for the week. My main concern is for her. She lives in a very diverse very liberal area. My area of Va is trump country. The rest of Va needs to get its head examined.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:25 pm


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Guns • Re: New fake news story

January 15, 2017 Mountain mama 0

I am having a cardio stress test on Wednesday. I had some symptoms while my hemoglobin was low. Maybe it will result in a cath and stent. I don’t want my chest cracked open. :(
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Prayers for you Reb!

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:20 pm


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General Homesteading Topics • Re: Off Grid Living

January 14, 2017 Mountain mama 0

When ever my kids said they were bored growing up, I would make them take the wheel Barrow and manure rake and pick up horse poop out of the field for the garden. Whenever their friends would come over, none of them ever said they were bored either! Kids will always find things to do and make toys out of anything. Mine used to love to make forts out of boxes and sheets. The bunk bed was a covered wagon with a couple of stick horses tucked into the front. Little House on the Prairie was a big hit.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:31 pm


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Guns • Re: New fake news story

January 13, 2017 Mountain mama 0
oldasrocks wrote:
We should start sending a few fake news stories around to counter balance the other fake ones.

I heard that President Trump has decided to dig a canal from east to west on the border. That way it would be paid for by charging ships passage. As the Atlantic is about 20 ft lower than the Pacific the current would be too fast for people to swim it.

Once it is dug shallow the current would finish washing it out to a decent depth. On the plus side it would stop all global warming and give the earth better balance. Parts of californicate would be flooded in the process thereby flushing it out.

This is too funny! Love it!

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:11 pm


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Guns • Re: New fake news story

January 13, 2017 Mountain mama 0
oldasrocks wrote:
We should start sending a few fake news stories around to counter balance the other fake ones.

I heard that President Trump has decided to dig a canal from east to west on the border. That way it would be paid for by charging ships passage. As the Atlantic is about 20 ft lower than the Pacific the current would be too fast for people to swim it.

Once it is dug shallow the current would finish washing it out to a decent depth. On the plus side it would stop all global warming and give the earth better balance. Parts of californicate would be flooded in the process thereby flushing it out.

This is too funny! Love it!

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:11 pm