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The Birth of Our Daughter

June 12, 2012


Using a midwife to deliver a baby

Laura had been having contractions for weeks; it seems to be her body’s way of telling her that the day is drawing nigh. But the contractions are only an uncomfortable precursor. With each of our pregnancies, it’s not until her water breaks that we know that the birth of the newest member of our family […]

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Joe’s Prepping Diary: 06/02/2012

June 2, 2012


I got up this morning, made a cup of hot, black tea and turned to my computer. I distracted myself for a while by reading blog posts and scanning the news. But atlas, I couldn’t avoid my real chore of the morning any longer. I heated up another cup of tea and started paying bills. […]

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Joe’s Prepping Diary: 05/31/2012

May 31, 2012


Laura baked homemade bread again last night. When she bakes, it’s a twofer. The wonderful aroma wafts through the house and I get to eat fresh baked bread. The smell is better than any candle and the bread is better than from the store. This morning, I poured honey from my aunt’s beehive over a couple […]

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Joe’s Prepping Diary: 5/29/2012

May 29, 2012


Coming off of the holiday weekend, I had a pretty lazy start to the day despite waking up early. Since today is effectively a Monday, I didn’t want to jump into things too quickly. After the kids awoke, I made breakfast. We had fried eggs sandwiches. They were delicious, if I do say so myself. […]

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Joe’s Prepping Diary: 11/23/2011

November 23, 2011


Can the US escape economic disaster?

I was catching up on reading blogs earlier today and found this one from Ryan over at Total Survivalist Libertarian Rant. It’s a simple picture that shows how just how bad the US Economy is by comparing it to a household budget. It’s hard to argue with it. What do you think?  Can we recover? […]

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Laura’s Prepping Diary- 10/24/11

October 24, 2011


Things have become increasingly hectic around here and yet even more time has gotten by and I haven’t been able to visit other blogs or even write anything recently.  (I typically write 7 or 8 posts in row late one weekend night- especially those in a series, then a few more later that week, and […]

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Joe’s Prepping Diary: 10/03/2011

October 3, 2011


Had a wonderful time over the weekend. Camped Friday night, got up and day-hiked 10 miles through some pretty hilly terrain, and returned to my base camp on Saturday afternoon. Came home on Sunday. It was a bit chilly at night, but I had good gear and slept well. Made sure to carry the necessities […]

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Laura’s Prepping Diary: 9/30/11

September 30, 2011


I mentioned last weekend that one of the children had gotten pinkeye.  I dutifully took him to the pediatrician.  Without culturing it, he thought it was probably bacterial since there were no other cold symptoms and he prescribed antibiotic drops. The next day the cold symptoms showed up and have stuck around as the child […]

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Laura’s Prepping Diary- 9/26/11

September 26, 2011


Those you of you subscribe may have realized that we had a “publishing glitch” today and the usual installment was delayed.  That also meant that it went out without quite all it was supposed to have. I had taken a number of pictures of the persimmon trees and fruit to include with the post, but […]

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Laura’s Prepping Diary: 9/24/11

September 24, 2011


I am a big fan of  Craigslist and other places where I can pick up useful items at pennies on the dollar compared to their original cost.  This was my treasure for today: WARE Premium Hutch + Rabbit Run for $30!!  The list price for these 2 items new is a little under $400. It […]

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