As I am checking fields each year, I probably find a Mylar balloon in some field at least 30 times. so if I can find that many how many are actually released and floating around? Hundreds of thousands? Millions? Who knows. It seems that at least one of the balloons will have a card requesting a return with the location where it was found. This week I found one from the First Baptist Church in Walnut Grove Missouri. I checked and it is approximately 200 miles away as the crow flies. I sent the card back but I didn’t include my name or return address, I didn’t want to end up on a mailing list and receive all their Baptist propaganda. HAHA! You might notice some of my library of books in the background of that picture.
That little section contains:
The Self-Sufficient Life And How To Live It
The Complete Trees Of North America
The Complete Guide to Gardening
The Complete Outdoor Encyclopedia
Right next to that section I have;
When Technology Fails
Basic Country Skills
Craft Wisdom And Know-How
Country Wisdom And Know-How
Survival Wisdom And Know-How
The shelf right above that has;
The Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual
The Remodelers Handbook
How To Build Small Barns And Outbuildings
There is a world of useful information in those few books alone!
You can also see a jar of marbles I have picked up in the fields over the years and an antique gentleman’s valet with a bird dog figure. It looks like something from the 1950’s, I really like stuff from that time period. Keep prepping everyone!