It rained, fellow preppers – it rained! Our creek is still not running, but it has a few inches of water as far as the eye can see through both sides of our property. I am not sure if the rain we got was enough to prevent the grass from dying out, but I am keeping my fingers crossed.
The big and little herds are both working diligently on the grass and brush growing along the edges of our forest and driveway. I am not going to go dipping into hay just yet – it is simply far too soon.
I am hopeful that the intense heat has passed and we will get more rain this week so the grass in the upper pasture has a chance to grow a bit before I rotate them back into it.
We just received a few pawpaws from my mother-in-law, as well as some more seeds. I am excited to get them into the ground. I hope they grow as well as our dwarf banana plants – they are getting humongous:
We are getting ready to relocate our fruit grove before a gas company project requires work on an existing lease. The new location on our survival homestead is actually a better spot with more room for trees, it just was not ready for use when we first moved onto our fixer upper dream land.
I received an email today from Dr. Drew Miller, a retired United States Air Force Colonel and the head of the Fortitude Ranch project. When I saw him during a Fox News interview over a year ago, I was googling him to find contact information before the segment was even over.
Not only is he an impressive and highly knowledgeable man, the Fortitude Ranch project was one of the most exciting, and affordable prepper retreat concepts I had the pleasure to learn about.
The email newsletter gave an update about the Fortitude Ranch project in West Virginia – there is an open house on October 13 from noon to 5 p.m. if you live close enough to attend.
The planning and organization that has gone into creating Fortitude Ranch compounds across the country is incredibly impressive.
The same email shared his interview on The Washington Post, which wrote about Fortitude Ranch and the increase in prepping in general that I consider a must read. Shockingly enough, the mainstream media didn’t do a hatchet job when referencing preppers … this time.
The reasons for prepping are different for everyone, but the interview shared in the email brought up several that have been talked about here by the Pack in great abundance before.
The possibility of a second Civil War looming on the horizon appears to be creating new preppers with both great frequency and urgency.
This Week’s Questions
How has the bizarre weather in many parts of the country this year, and to some degree, the last several years, impacted your prepping?
- How concerned are you about an EMP attack – and why?
- Do you thin a second Civil War in the United States of America is possibly and why?
- What did you do to prep this week?