“Things are becoming almost normal. Not that I’m advancing from my status of primitive living, but it seems I’m acclimating to my situation.
Raccoons have gotten three of my chickens, leaving me one hen and three roosters. In order to give the poor girl a rest, I have caged two of the roosters, and had one for dinner last night. For those of you not familiar with free range chickens, they are much ‘tougher’ than that crap you buy in the store; they actually use their muscles running around and chasing bugs and stuff…
A skunk has been stealing my eggs. And my dogs have stopped ‘protecting’ the henhouse since one got sprayed. I had to tie the poor mutt out under a tree a LONG way from the house and downwind for over a week…
Water procurement has gotten a little easier. I steal it from the state park! It’s only six miles away, and they have a spigot right past the gate. Its amazing how many five gallon jugs (my wife gets them from work; cooking oil containers) I can fit in the back of a Saturn!
I have hooked up a couple of small solar panels I had almost forgotten I had to charge a 12V marine battery, and I can run a small (six inch) fan on both sides of the bed during the night so sleeping is no longer an issue waking up to a pillow that feels like a waterlogged shredded wheat cereal and a sheet that you can ring out.
Got my camp stove for cooking. I know, I’m lazy. And ask Your Crazy Uncle Bubba about my fire-making skills! (NOT!)
Tarp keeps tearing in the Oklahoma winds, and I keep putting in new grommets and putting it back up.
Life sucks, but it beats the alternative. Still waiting on Sep 23rd to go to court over my ‘obstruction’ charge. I’ll let ya’ll know how that turns out, unless I’m in jail, in which case Rose will update ya!
Take care. PLEASE keep commenting, it makes this a lot easier knowing you’re out there.
Bless everyone of ya.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Things are almost starting to feel “normal” living out here. After so long with so little, things are tending to become routine. Get up, feed the animals, check my list of things to do (all three pages), see if I can get any of them done, or at least start on a couple or so, cut some firewood, (its gonna suck this winter as it is, I don’t want to have to go out and cut wood every day!)
Still stay in touch with Jim, the reader that helped me out with the move. Called him last night, he ragged on me about my fire making skills (okay, so I couldn’t get the damn fire started worth a shit when he and Uncle Bubba came to help me move. I was rushing it, and you just can’t do that with a fire!).
I always like shooting the shit with him. He and I are a lot alike, and he’s got some good insight into life in general, and prepping, too. He’s older than me, which makes him REALLY old, and has been through a lot. Talking with him now and then helps keep me focused on what I’m really trying to accomplish here. Says he’ll come down and visit again sometime, and I gotta say I look forward to his visit. I need to prove that I really CAN start a fire….
Can’t keep up with the blogs like I used to read everyday. Jim filled me in on Uncle Bubba’s doin’s. Sorry to hear about the shit your dealing with Uncle Bubba. My thoughts are with you. Sometimes with all the crap in my current situation, I tend to get shortsighted when it comes to the plights that others go through. (And my big brother lent me his Ryobi 18volt set, so don’t sweat the drill.) Take care of yourself first and foremost my friend. Besides, its almost as much a pain to recharge the batteries as to just use my manual drill. And I’ve still got your hand truck, if you happen to get up this way, I’d love to get together again.
Okay. So now I’ve used this blog as a way to get some words out to my friends out there, and let ya’ll know a bit about what’s going on with me. Not a whole lot new, just hoping things start to come together before the weather starts to change, though I wouldn’t mind it a LITTLE cooler around here!
I’ll try to come up with something interesting soon instead of the drivel I’ve been publishing lately, but using a Library computer, I have to behave myself. Which SUCKS!
Til next time, folks. Keep on doing whatever the fuck it is you’re doing, and keep your powder dry!”