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Our dog got skunked again. A year old, she should have known better.


To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year.  We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in your e-mailed letters. We post many of those –or excerpts thereof — in this column, in the Odds ‘n Sods Column, and in the Snippets column. Let’s keep busy and be ready!

Jim Reports:

Our dog got skunked again. She is now nearly a year old, so she should have known better. We had to immediately give her the Dog Bath of Shame.  For the first scrub, we used three one-quart mason jars of Lily’s home-canned tomato sauce. Thankfully, it was a warm day, for her bath. As I’m writing this, five days later, she still smells just a little bit skunky, up close.

For Independence Day, we drove down to Hope, Idaho, to see the fireworks display. That was the first time that we’d ever seen the one down there, and it was quite a good show, lasting for at least 15 minutes. The fireworks didn’t upset our pup at all, which surprised me.

I did some more wood splitting and stacking this week. I also helped Lily haul compost to the new wood shed garden plot. Good exercise!

Avalanche Lily Reports:

Dear Readers,
This week Jim helped me finish laying down composted manure in the woodshed garden and I then planted the Leek seedlings and celery seedlings that had been growing in the greenhouse.  Now that garden is fully planted.

I rototilled in between the rows in the Extension garden to control the weeds.

I am working on the Perennial garden.

I weed-whacked more of our meadow.

I am studying my large collection of edible wild plant books to understand wild plants as foods, and their medicinal and other uses.

Miss Violet and I have been riding our bikes and swimming in our local swimming hole several times this week.

Recently, I’ve been spending hours in deep prayer/intercession for one of our adult children. I’ve been reading Stormie OMartian’s book,  “The Power of Praying For Your Adult Children”.  It is an amazing book that has confirmed many of the prayers that God has already placed on my heart to pray.

Please pray for Miss Eloise.  She is in deep need of miracles and restoration.

Sons of Liberty presents a very important interview with Dr. Lee Merritt.

May you all have a very blessed and safe week.

– Avalanche Lily, Rawles

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As always,  please share and send e-mails of your own successes and hard-earned wisdom and we will post them in the “Snippets” column this coming week.  We want to hear from you.



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