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What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 70: November 10th 2019 – November 16th 2019

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Hello Pack. Winter has arrived on our survival homestead folks, or at least it feels like it. Only in Ohio could you go from wearing sleeveless clothing to cracking ice in a poultry waterer in such a rapid amount of time. One day this past week we had 60 degree weather, the next day we had temperatures below freezing. In…

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What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 67: October 19th 2019 – October 26th 2019

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Hello Pack. I hope you all have had a productive week of prepping. We have spent most of our time doing some fall planting, tractor repairs, welcoming Pearl’s kids into the world, and Christmas present crafting. Ok, I was doing Christmas present crafting, but Bobby did make the templates I needed to create larger folding fabric dollhouses than I did…

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What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 66: October 13th 2019 – October 18th 2019

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Hello, Pack. I did not get much active prepping done this week. Two of our grandchildren have birthdays in the same week, so celebrating and finishing up homemade gifts took up a lot of my time. I spent a lot of time at the barn on kidding watch, but Pearl still has not given birth yet. I swear, these kids…

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pasture where it hasn't rained-in-a-while
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What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 64: September 27th – October 5th 2019

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Hello Pack. We just finished yet another week without rain. The forecast keeps teasing us with some rain, but it never materializes. The chances of losing our upper pasture to this mini drought are getting greater and greater. I am going to buy more hay, and just figure the pasture is lost. Worst case scenario I have too much hay.…

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What I Did To Prep This Week – Week 62: September 15th – September 21st 2019

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Hello Pack. This has probably been the busiest and most tiring week of prepping in months. Finally, and for real this time, all the hay on our survival homestead has been baled. We put up 225 bales of hay with the help of our tribe members. My former Marine nephew, Conner, who insisted on carrying two 50-pound square bales at…

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