Monday, August 20, 2012

Brown willy worm

Well we have been cutting wood getting our wood supply ready for the winter and lo and behold what goes crawling across the road on the way home the other day but a brown willy worm. Totally brown no black whatsoever.  So if they old saying is true that means a warm winter right?  If so I guess we can use the wood to cook with while we have bondfires all winter if the burn ban ever gets lifted that is.

Monday, May 21, 2012

We made it back from our first camping trip of the year!  We camped and fished and cooked out on the grill.  The kids had fun catching those fish but they were to little to keep so we had to throw them back.  We seen plenty of wildlife.  Snakes,birds,frogs,fish,geese and spiders.  What more do you need to make it a real camping trip?  It took all week to pack and will probably take a week to unpack but the kids had a blast and will remember it forever!  All worth it in the end.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Just an update on the couponing in the end times.  This week I was able to add 16 2liters all free just from clipping coupons.  It's amazing how much you can get free with coupons.  Just look for the sale prices and save your coupons until the items go on sale.  Then get your items for little of nothing or sometimes even free.  Praise God for all the many blessings that he gives us.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

End times couponing

A new way to stock up for the end times I have got hooked on is couponing. You can really build up your pantry in case of emergency if you learn how to coupon. Not just a fifty cents here or there but really plan it out and study some online coupon sites. Extreme couponing can benefit you!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Camping Trip

First week of spring and we ventured out to the woods. We hiked on the Knobstone Trail and set up camp along the way. We had a nice time just getting out in the woods hiking, bad thing is my back is letting me feel it now. I woke up the next morning and couldn't hardley move. So exercise and getting back into shape is on my list of priorities. There is no way I could survive in the woods if I couldn't even walk. So back at it asap. We must be in shape and ready to move when the shtf. It's been a long winter and I should of been hiking the whole winter instead of hibernating!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Real Off the Grid Living

After not being able to afford the gas bill we got our natural gas shut off. Now comes the true test. Can we really live off the grid. After a few months we have learned it is not as easy as you would think. The wood stove comes in real handy and we use it to cook and warm up dish water. It is a job but it can be done. Nothing like throwing a meal on the stove and cooking it and I sure miss that gas stove. During the summer we rigged up a hose on the roof for hot water and that worked well. Not so great in the winter though. We have a camper and use propane gas for showers. Sure miss those hot baths. Life is not easy living off the grid!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ginseng Hunting

We took a field trip out to the woods to do some ginseng hunting. The woods was so dry that we did not find much. Found some yellow root just in time, it was starting to die out too. At least we should have enough yellow root for the winter. Another thing we found that we didn't want to find was chiggers. OUCH! Those are just awful. I was up scratching my legs and trying to get some relief so I could get to sleep. I took a good shower and that helped. The next night started itching again so I tried rubbing alcohol and Calamine lotion then I finally got some relief. I was able to get some sleep. Next time we even go anywhere near the woods I am going to use bug repellent.