Sorry Folks! And other such news.

I have to apologize for the long silence, I’ve been a busy Free Soul. A lot has been going on with a lot of good news and bad. I broke up with my boyfriend around Easter am moving on well. Taking applications for Free Soul Boyfriend position. Got rid of all horses because Free Soul Papa’s heart can’t handle the work and we weren’t using them. Of course all the prepping keeps us busy and we had to be watchful during Grid-Ex 2 just to be on the safe side. Thank God Grid-Ex 2 didn’t really do anything that I am aware of. I’ve also been working quite a bit of overtime and have been fairly tired as of late and had two wisdom teeth pulled. Two down, two to go. But I’m sitting here now with techno music pounding into my brain and typing away.

I have some new ideas I want to try this next year. The first is an indoor veggie garden. With all of the weird weather, the honey bees dying off in droves because of Asian hornets, GMO pollen, and pesticides, the threat of GMO cross contamination, and past bad experiences with certain wild and domestic animals (the goats we no longer have, the chickens who couldn’t be contained in a maximum security prison, and the fat tunneling rodent that ate a lot of our potatoes) trashing our poor little (poorly planned, not my fault, long story) garden. This indoor garden (under MY full control) will require a new skill I have not learned yet: hand pollination. I will try to keep ya’ll updated when I do this. All my victories and failures. A lot of prayer and hard work.

Note on the indoor garden: This would be great for many of our in-town brothers and sisters who can’t have a traditional garden outside (even though I think tomatoes look lovely next to crocuses and doesn’t garlic have such grand flowers?). I’ve heard a lot of stories were cities have banned veggie gardens in some areas and even destroyed them. However, if a room is nice and sunny, can it be sacrificed for an out of government sight, out of government mind veggie garden? Word of warning: use your sunniest room because growing lights attract unwanted attention from law enforcement looking for a marijuana bust.

The next is raising, slaughtering, and canning my own hog. Now I’ve raised them plenty of times. I can slaughter large animals, so that’s not a problem. I have not canned meat, so another new skill for me to learn. I also want to save what I can of the extra fat and guts and make my own canned pet food to store for the coming troubling times ahead. I have a 50 pound dog and two cats that I want to survive with me. OK, one cat can supplement her diet with frogs (yes, she likes frogs), but the other two can only hunt their food dishes. I am confident that this idea won’t be hard for me to do considering my background.

I also want to start canning butter and maybe cheese. I’ve heard that milk can also be canned, so if anyone has done it before or knows someone who does please send recipe. I’d like to get back into goats again someday, but I’m going to plan it better and make sure the buggers are better contained. In a year or two I’d like to get the Angora goats, as the produce not only milk and meat, but also fiber for weaving. More skills to learn. Challenge accepted.

And I want those cute feathery footed chickens soooooooooooo bad…

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You Are What You Eat, So Why Do We Eat…

Sodium nitrate, sodium citrate, carageenan, monosodium glutamate, high fructose corn syrup, ascorbic acid, aluminum in all its many forms, monoglycerides, diglycerides, mechanically separated meats, fluoride, potassium chloride, the list goes on, gag, gag, gag… but so many could care less about all of the chemicals that we are eating every day. Could this be one of the reasons we are so sick? Could this be why cancer , heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and a host of other diseases are at epidemic levels? Along with chem trails, food and water additives are literally killing us! And its all legal according to our loving government. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are now the most common form of vegetable in many varieties, such as corn. What are these frankenfoods doing to us? The bottom line is that no one in our government really cares, this crap makes somebody an extra few bucks somewhere. The medical industry is just that, an industry. When you get sick, they make money. So, if the food companies make extra money pumping our chow full of garbage (making money for the chemical companies who would otherwise have a harder time getting rid of the stuff), then the toxic food gets us sick, so we go to the doctors and hospitals where we are pumped full of chemical pills that treat symptoms instead if curing the problem and destroy something else that will need yet another pill down the road to ‘treat’. Get what I’m saying? And the real problems are not even touched. Chem trails still lace the sky, fluoride is still dumped in our drinking water, toxic substances are still mixed in our food. So, what do we do about it?

Don’t buy the crap if you can help it! If you are at all able to grow and raise your own food, do it. If you have friends that can or do, help them for a share in the bounty. Try to find a trusted source of non-GMO vegetables and meat that is not full of antibiotics, irradiation, and growth hormones. Buy this stuff in bulk proportions, if your budget allows, and can it yourself. Also, detoxify your body regularly. Find a trusted source for herbal detoxifiers, or learn to grow and make your own. If you have city water, buy a powerful water filter that will filter out the chemicals in your water. Don’t be fooled by ‘All Natural’ or ‘Organic’ being on the label. I saw a box of ‘All Natural’ pancake mix that was loaded with aluminum. Speak up and reach out. Talk about these things and educate people. Most folks are blind to the chem trails that criss cross the sky, even though they are obviously not clouds. Most folks don’t read the ingredients or even the nutrition facts. Most people think that the Nazi mind control drug fluoride is actually GOOD for you. Most people think that our government really cares about us.

The government does not give a crap about us. They want total control over our lives. They hate people who can help themselves. You are a threat if you are self sufficient. Why else would they attack herbology, raw milk, small farmers and homesteaders, ban guns, allow all these toxins to be added to our environment, destroy our economy, throw God out of everything, wreck everything this country was founded on and stood for, and annihilate the morals of our people? We have an illegitimate, i.e. BASTARD,  government. Those bastards are not going to help us. We have to help ourselves. God bless those who are willing to stand on their own two feet. God bless the preppers, God bless y’all.

A Medicinal Use For Wine

Wine is not only great to drink, it also has a great medicinal property. Did you know that wine will also relieve the symptoms and speed healing of gum irritations? Just sip a little and use your tongue to rub the wine into the affected area. I haven’t a clue just what in the wine works, I just know that it does. In fact, I’m using this treatment as we speak.

Wine, if not opened, will keep for a very long time. Storing wine for drinking, medicinal, and bartering purposes is a great idea. Even better if you know how to make the stuff. Hopefully your group is near a vineyard, guarding that may be a good idea as grapes and raisins are great to eat and wine is just, well, great. Just make sure you have enough skills and items to barter for the grapes.

Have fun and God bless everybody!

City Rabbit

This is a true story. Seriously, I’m not kidding. When Free Soul Papa was a boy, he used to hunt rabbits, dress them out, and sell them. The local farmers, however, would only buy the rabbits if he left the feet on. Why? First, I’ll give you some background. My grandfather was 42 when he married my grandmother who was 17 at the time. My dad was the youngest of 6 boys from that marraige. Well before then, in the Depression Era, my grandfather would hunt and sell ‘rabbits’ to unsuspecting city folk. A dressed out rabbit and a dressed out cat are nearly indistinguishable, especially to the untrained eye, unless you left the feet on. A lot of barn cats kind of disappeared. Of course, the locals knew what what he was really doing. So the old timers always told Free Soul Papa,”Leave the feet on, boy” City rabbit just wasn’t their cup of tea.

When things get tough, we have to be willing to eat things we wouldn’t normally eat. During hard times, my one uncle fed his family woodchuck. Just didn’t tell the kids what they were really eating. Yep, a lot of spoiled kids will either eat their veggies or face starving to death. Honestly, I don’t look forward to having to include ‘exotic meat’ in the menu either, so I hope and pray we can get better at gardening quick and keep the flock of chickens going. Speaking of chickens, we just had a hen hatch out another batch of chicks just a few days ago. It’s November, whats wrong with her!!!???