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Homestead Update 8/6/2017

6 Aug


Things have been a bit slow around here as you might imagine when one is working 70 hours per week at my job. Our cotton is progressing nicely as evidenced by this large, grown boll. I haven’t seen any open bolls yet, but it won’t be long.


As I was out working, I encountered these buzzards roosting on an electrical tower. I was fairly close and they didn’t seem too concerned with me being so close. I hope seeing buzzards eyeing me closely is not a portend of things to come!


Sweet Thing and I went to a yard sale and I bought this Coleman cook stove for $10. The man said it had only been used once and I can believe it because it is so clean and shiny. I talked him into throwing in that electrical worker’s canvas tool bag for free. I’ve always wanted one of those even though I don’t know why!


I picked up another Native American artifact, this tiny arrow head. You can see how tiny it is in comparison to the button on my sleeve.


I hung some new flags in my barn storage area. Not much question where I stand is it?


There is a cemetery adjoining a field I check each week and I noticed this concrete armadillo on a grave stone. The stone had the man’s name and dates of birth and death along with the caption “Here rests the Armadillo.” I guess the man’s nick name must have been Armadillo.


Right beside the Armadillo was a gravestone marking where the ashes of this lady was buried. I’ve seen the ashes of people entombed in a mausoleum, kept in an urn in a home, or scattered in the sea, but I don’t recall ever seeing them buried. I see some interesting things in my daily travels. I don’t have any pictures, but my tomatoes and squash are doing well, and my okra is just starting to produce and my purple hull peas are blooming so my garden is doing fairly well considering how little time I have spent taking care of it. I went to a gun show last week and bought some reloading powder as well as some 22 LR. I haven’t seen any of that sitting on a shelf in several years. I guess we can thank President Trump for that. People must be feeling comfortable enough in our situation to slow down stocking up, but not me. I say buy now while you have the chance so when the next big shortage occurs so you won’t be caught unprepared. Keep prepping everyone!


Ammo Shortage Update

2 Jun


I went by Gander Mountain and they actually had 6 AR style rifles hanging on the wall. That is the first time I have seen that in the last six months. They had a Bushmaster .223 for $745, that is what I paid for my last one two years ago. I started to pick it up but my “fun budget” has taken a real licking from all the supplies I bought to build my Man Cave. Oh well, maybe if there is not a big shooting to start up the panic again the rifles will be available when my funds get replenished. Even though they had rifles, there still is a critical shortage of ammo. There is no .223, 9 mm, 40 cal, 22 cal, no bulk ammo of any kind.


I was able to pick up a few boxes of these for the first time in 6 months. I hope the stocks get replenished soon, I need to hear something go “BOOM” more often!

Hot smileI went by Wal-Mart today and they had the same situation. They had rifles but no ammo. Hopefully, someday soon.