January 3, 2022 at 11:08 am #44732
Whelp, we made it without a complete and total society breakdown!
January 3, 2022 at 11:41 am #44739
Saving that collapse for elections 😂
Started out the year with minus 6 wind temps and enjoying the fireplace that no one’s trying to take from me down here in free America 🇺🇸
We actually got some rain then ice/snow which is good
Looks like we are on yo-yo for weather so outside on good days and inside projects on bad
Ammo is good if ya want 9/223 but not great otherwise
Food shelves are still hit n miss and prices are high they say inflation is 7% but that’s overall because products folks actually use are up 25% in general
The “I gotta cold” version of covid is around and everyone’s in the testing line because everyone else in the world requires it to do much of anything outside the state.
Welp lunch then back to work on projects
January 3, 2022 at 1:28 pm #44744
They are talking about hurricane season and looks like another active one. Clearing out my email inbox. unsubscribe is my friend.
Restaurants are super busy and everyone is maskless. Florida man dont care. Worrying about the bug will help your immune system–not.
January 3, 2022 at 8:06 pm #44759Olivia GreenParticipant
Early last year someone (crow bar?) asked if we would/could save receipts.
I’ll cover 2 areas today.
GAS Live near a Costco & get gas there unless on a trip.
1st week feb 2021 $2.419
june hit $3.089
Read many of the “dollars” were raising to 1.25
12-21-21 shopped Dollar Tree.
All was still $1.00
Didn’t roam the entire store.
Bare spots NO ice cube trays and only 3 pkgs shoe strings.
It was just a ‘why not’ trip.
2 shower curtains, 4 super glue pkgs. lip balm, emery files,
metal sink strainers (which are useful for lots of things)
etc. The only thing I needed were the 3 pack dish scrubbies.. you know the horrid neon colored plastic doobies.
Had used my last two pks to make ‘metal rain-drain’ quieters.
Take ‘long enough’ knitting needle. Push through the edge of one. Push 2 flat ways up then the one w/needle. Pound knitter into ground to hold all in place.
Very HEAVY rains in NW recently. Still hear the gurgle rushes but not the danged tinktinktinks.
Next time will be groceries.
January 5, 2022 at 6:34 pm #44856
Got in a third Huggelkulture bed and cut enough wood for 2 more. Accomplished between freezes. -10 tomorrow
January 5, 2022 at 7:18 pm #44858
Picked up extra large band aids at the $1.25 store. These were Curad and not some generic garbage. TP and Bread was very thin at the grocery stores. Same with Wally world, except instead of leaving the shelfs open, they lined them up 1 depth with mostly one brand. My cast iron hot plate arrived. Ordered a canner today. Its rat season here. Put out traps which are inside a tunnel as well as refilling the bait stations. So far I caught one.
The Christmas returns are coming into Amazon now. So if you are arent set on a particular brand, check out Amazon warehouse.
January 5, 2022 at 8:36 pm #44861Olivia GreenParticipant
Had planned on writing more today. But the A-I that determines my schedule kept me in bed til noon-thirty..
Safeway Signature 3# packages of bacon are on sale through next tuesday for $3.99 a #. Coupon states one per..
Excellent bacon! Get it and freeze 2 1# pkg. Cook other & freeze it too. Pull some out and micro. Quick breakfast.
Will hopefully be getting their Nuts & Grain bread for $1.49.
Really like their bread.
Only shop there for the sales. later
January 6, 2022 at 10:01 am #44879
The finger is better, no longer have to wear a bandage.
The problem now is relearning to type!
January 9, 2022 at 9:53 pm #45068
It’s been a while since my last post. The holidays were super busy. I had tons of guests and parties. I did a lot of cooking and baking. The first week of January, I rested a bit.
Last I checked in Crowbar had hurt his toe (broken) now it’s his finger?? We need to get him some bubble wrap! 😂
I am impressed by Matt’s beds. I have raised beds, but I used big boulders for the sides.
Corsair you can keep your rats. I complain about the mice during the winter here, but no more after hearing about trapping rats. Yuck!
It’s been cold the first week of January and supposed to get even colder this week, with morning wind-chill -20s and lower! I’ve got the wood stove going full blast!
The wind is whipping down the mountain so I won’t be surprised if I lose power during the night.
It was super icy here this morning, so I delayed grocery shopping, etc. I only need a few things as during the winter I mostly use items in my pantry. I just need fresh foods such as veggies, fruits, and milk.
Happy New Year to everyone! Stay safe and warm!
January 10, 2022 at 7:56 am #45080
Thanks Loving Life. We made one more yesterday but the wind chill dropped hard so we quit early. Supposed to be decent today so hopefully after my appointment I can get the last done. The weather is a typical roller coaster here.
I took down a deadfall for them yesterday for that last bed that was huge and dangerous as it was caught up in a tree. It took about everything we had to accomplish it safely.
Once we get the beds complete we will start rolling in a traditional garden area then we gotta fence it from the deer and other critters.
Got our group get together training planned at the end of the month.
January 10, 2022 at 10:28 am #45083
Bubble wrap! LOL! From head to toe!
I did have a question, you said you made a dish or two from the V. Price cookbook. Was wondering which ones?
Did you get as much snow as we did last night? We got about 14 inches and it is still coming down.
Yep, tonight’s low is forecasted for -13, wind chills of -20 or more!
January 30, 2022 at 9:14 am #46025
Sorry for the delay.
For the holidays, we cooked a few Vincent Price recipes. Several of my friends are now hooked on Price. Many of the recipes are fairly basic and you can spice them up as you prefer, ie the Bookbinders cocktail sauce, an easy recipe that you can tinker with to add additional hotness.
From “Cooking Price-Wise”, I really enjoyed Bifes De Lomo Rellenos (p. 39). I also made the Wilted Spinach Salad with Bacon (p. 59); the salad was one of my grandmother’s favorites.
From the “Great Treasury”, I made the Bookbinders Snapper Soup. Someone borrowed the book, so I don’t have the page number.
We are in the middle of a snow drought here. The plow guy has only been here once this winter. The temps in the Adirondacks have been fierce thoug — wicked cold in the mornings, average wind-chills -30 and below for the last few weeks.
January 10, 2022 at 3:57 pm #45098
Please keep your snow.Virginia doesn’t know how to deal with it.state still has 1,000s with no power. Tuesday morning 6 am supposed to be 20 at my house. 6—-7 mph wind… another sleep late morning. take care all . hopefully my water from (well) wont freeze,
January 14, 2022 at 9:58 am #45278
Sending ya Oklahoma love your way Keebler T
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January 10, 2022 at 6:11 pm #45111
Whoa.Take Care Keebler. I used to live in the DC area. The infamous “Washington snow panic”. 1/2 inch and people go bonkers.
Lovinglife. This year has been particularly bad as far as the rodents. Hopefully the hawk that has taken up residence will help.
Thanks for posting that Joe Rogan clip Matt.I saw that yesterday, good stuff
Shoutout to GrannyjSmith, Namelus, and LittleSister. I hope all is well.
January 15, 2022 at 7:59 am #45326
Well since last cutting up that wood I’ve been fighting poison ivy 😂. I had scratched my arms pushing through the brush and it got in there so I’ve been tore up pretty good.
Took a much needed break and took the wife on an overnight getaway to SW Oklahoma. We hiked a little.
The water here is critical. The lake is down where the shoreline is a hundred or more yds away from normal.
That winter front blew in last night 60mph+ and knocked out power and wildfires threatened two towns. In fact I’m having to take an alternate route home this morning because they are still fighting one. We lost power bout 2 and just got it back on.
Even the getaways turn into adventure here 😂
January 15, 2022 at 6:14 pm #45344
hope the poison ivy itch clears up soon/ Blisters i use drop of Bleach (pain) yes but it clears up pretty fast for me.
snow coming tonight ,squirrels digging around my Oak trees a lot today for acorns.
take care.27 degrees @ 6:15 pm
January 16, 2022 at 9:12 am #45373
Matt, bummer about the poison ivy.
We have a winter weather advisory starting tonight into tomorrow. The upside, the storm will bring warmer weather. Yesterday’s high was 5. Last nights low, -20.
January 16, 2022 at 12:49 pm #45388
Wind advisory here. Night temps are going down to the upper 40s.
January 17, 2022 at 4:19 pm #45429
How’s everyone doing with that storm over there?
we’ve got a few nice days till next one so I made a couple of feeders outta an air compressor that had a blown motor
January 18, 2022 at 8:54 am #45482
Great idea (Trash to treasure)
January 25, 2022 at 6:31 pm #45758
Took the wife to treatment today. Took the time I had to wait to go to 5 ammo places today:
410 is a myth
10mm SIG seems to be the only one making it.
only a little 20ga
Bought my grandson a fishing pole and box. Training started today. Good times
January 26, 2022 at 10:05 am #45785
Thank you for the on the ground intel.
Have not been to the one place in town that sells ammo in months.
But I have been having too much fun with the new loading press!
January 26, 2022 at 10:18 am #45788
Academy had a large supply of bullets for reloading for a change
January 27, 2022 at 5:02 pm #45884BarrensHomeyParticipant
Doing construction labor, two jobs I visited today were a lake cabin (Sheetrock hanging) and a cabin rebuild into a horse barn (insulating joists below the raised floor). I like working construction & demolition outside in the winter, as long as it’s not too cold (Wisconsin -10f and windy last week). It’s a rewarding addition to my life experience and talent stack, which was previously urban and highly technological. And – bonus! Free exercise and I get paid to hang with the guys. What’s not to like?
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January 28, 2022 at 10:17 am #45927
Been I long time since I had a job I liked. I’m doing one now but it don’t pay a salary. There’s a lot to be said for it.
January 27, 2022 at 5:04 pm #45885
Virginia declaired “state of emergency”—might get 2″ snow east of I 95″ ohhhh im scared ??
January 28, 2022 at 4:26 pm #45946
We have a windchill advisory and Freeze watch. Temps are going to go down quite a bit. I think the cold weather shelters will be open.
January 29, 2022 at 6:14 pm #46005
Well I hope y’all all still got power. News makes it sound grim
Had a group training today. We canned potatoes and they learned how. I’ll take the jars to them tomorrow after they cool.
We also covered several types of emergency bandages such as the Israeli and OAELS.
The other thing covered was winch operation with tree savers, soft and hard shackles etc. We drug my truck back and forth across the yard. I also taught them where the screw hooks are hidden on cars for towing and strapping down.
We also tried several meals that one had freeze dried such as curry chicken and lasagna.
I’d say for a 60 degree winter day we used it wisely.
January 30, 2022 at 9:27 am #46026
Matt, I enjoy reading about your group training. Did you also cover quik clot? That’s one of my favorites. A few years ago, one of my contractors had an accident with a jig saw. I heard the scream and trapped my med kit. I treated him then drove him the 25 minutes to the nearest ER. His wife met him there and later called me to tell me the ER doc was so impressed, even thought I must have been a trained field medic. 😂 Personally, I thought I might have used a bit too much duct tape! 😂
You did get me thinking about how I haven’t practiced and used a lot of my tools lately. I feel the need to winch! 😆 I will hold off until wind chills are above zero.
January 30, 2022 at 11:11 am #46028
😂 duct tape and super glue the stuff med kits are made of
no we didn’t cover quick clot this time. This was a refresher as we are all trained. We try and do 3 topics each time. The canning was the start up then we moved outside to the winch and the bandages and food testing was time killer till we pulled the jars out to cool.
January 31, 2022 at 9:14 am #46066
Our next round hits tomorrow night. Rain turning to snow NOT. Oklahoma rain turns to ice then if your lucky it snows enough on top to get traction. I figure we will lose power this go round. But today it’s high 60s and I’m gonna get out and enjoy.
January 31, 2022 at 10:30 am #46068
Yep, we might get some of this one.
Last one, we got the cold, but the snow and wind passed to the East of us.
January 31, 2022 at 7:49 pm #46098
Yup just as I thought. Now they are screaming ice storm with 1/3 of state losing power, sleet and snow with high winds …..
Corsaire that’s good 👍. I talked to a lady in Utah and she’s seeing the same high on the bird there.
Glad y’all made it through your cold spell too. I’d hit out there and clubbed them frozen lizards 🦎 while they was down n out 😂
January 31, 2022 at 3:56 pm #46090
Back into the 70s for us. and overnight lows in the 60s. No high prices on chicken here.
January 31, 2022 at 7:56 pm #46099
ha, ha. The pup was able to get up close to one for the first time. She sniffed at it and just walked away. The buggers are pretty fast. The birds eat the smaller ones. The good thing about the low temps though is that it kills the fleas and the mosquitos, so cant complain.
February 1, 2022 at 7:36 am #46117
it’s a pleasant 20 degrees this morning. last 2 mornings 10,12.
have a great day all
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