Hello Pack. I hope you all have had a very productive week of prepping this week. Our wheat crop is coming along nicely, we are going to devote more space to cultivating red winter wheat in the fall.
Our bee colony is thriving, and we had to expand their hive box to add on the second box already. I am not sure which I am the most thrilled about: getting raw natural honey, the pollination of our fruit grove, or all the free beeswax that is beginning to accumulate.
I am so glad that we chose the Italian breed of honeybees, they have been just as docile as my research indicated. Most of our preps this week centered around tending to the garden and hay baling.
If the weather forecast had actually been accurate over the weekend, we would have gotten a lot more accomplished.
A big thunderstorm rolled through that bend over a few trees and unfortunately some tomato plants with tiny green tomatoes on them, as well. But, restaking the plants seems to have helped and they are still alive. To date, we have about 45 thriving tomato plants.
We have a bobcat roaming around again. I lost one duck and one banty hen this past week.
They are not liking being confined to the coop and run at the moment and only getting out for supervised walks. But, until that horrible bobcat decides to move along again, there is really no way to protect the flock.
Unfortunately, bobcats are not on the nuisance predator list like coyotes are even though they are equally destructive and their population numbers are thriving once again.
Part of prepping, in my opinion, is being keenly aware of what is going on locally, regionally, statewide, on a national level, and global scale.
Our state is not back up and fully running yet from the pandemic. The government induced panic is really wreaking havoc on our economy.
There has been no looting of any type where we live – nor any “CHAZ” type “community” develop. It still baffles me that even the most liberals of politicians are allowing a part of their city to be taken over and streets blocked – allowing it to essentially secede from the United States.
Ironically, these ultra liberals appear to like solid border fencing that is patrolled by armed men when it keeps out police … just not illegal immigrants.
This Weeks’ Questions
- How is your garden growing?
- Are you battling predators on your survival retreat, if so what type and how are you dealing with them?
- How is the reopening after the pandmeic going where you live?
- What do you think of the protests, rioting and looting, and the establishment of CHAZ?