Homestead Update 8/20/16

20 Aug

I am happy to report my psoriasis is getting better every day! I decided to go outside today since it was overcast and cooler. It has been raining here off and on for ten days straight. That is bad news for our crops. The bolls are rotting on the cotton, the pods are shedding off of the soybeans, and the corn ears are sprouting on the stalk. In fact, I went outside while it was raining. I think it rained over an inch in 30 minutes, it just poured down. There was no lightening so I felt it was safe to be outside. I wanted to look at my culverts while it was raining; now I know why they washed out. The water was running so deep in the side ditch where I have the two small culverts, the water was overflowing the crossings. The water has never been that swift and deep in that ditch previously, so I think someone must have changed something upstream. There must be a new ditch or terrace dumping water into my ditch that wasn’t there before. This winter, I will walk upstream and see if I can see what is going on.


After the rain let up, I brought out my 45 Colt for a little target practice. I am so sick of being cooped up inside, I really needed to hear something go BOOM! I had my pistol in this nice leather bag I bought at the Goodwill for $2. I don’t know who Chuck is, but I am glad he donated his bag. I need to keep my shooting skills sharp because no matter who wins the election this Fall, things are going to be bad. It will just be a matter of whether things get bad fast or get bad slow! It is really hard to believe these two &^%$# are the only choices we have now. Keep prepping everyone, and keep practicing your shooting skills, the Zombies are coming!



6 Responses to “Homestead Update 8/20/16”

  1. Real World Realist August 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    Oh I want your cowboy style pistol lol it’s a beauty

    • doublebhomestead August 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

      Thanks, it is really fun to shoot, but the cost of the ammo is extremely high so I reload my own if I can find the needed supplies.

      • Real World Realist August 27, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

        I have a 1911 .45 GI, they aren’t cheap so I feel your pain lol but my ATI 300 blackout, they are about $1.15 every time you pull the trigger lol needless to say.. I don’t shoot it very often lol

      • doublebhomestead August 27, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

        I didn’t know the 300 blackouts were that expensive. You can buy .223 for around $.37 and 9MM for around a quarter, but the 45 Colts are $1.00 each as well. That is why I reload! When I reuse the brass, I can get the cost of the reloads down to a quarter as well. That makes it much easier to take.

      • Real World Realist August 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

        I bought those for stopping power, not really something to “play with”, I want a western style .22 revolver, or a .22 lever action, just for fun, because you can get like 500 for $20 bucks or something, I think the cheap .45 ammo are like $22 for 40 rounds, and the hollow points are like $22 for 20, I just recently talked to a friend about doing reloads, but we don’t know anyone who does, or has done them to kind of show us the ropes, but everyone does shotgun shells reloads around here

      • Real World Realist August 27, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

        You may like most of my previous posts, we seem to have alot in common…. intelligence lol

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