At the most recent Porc Fest, I had the pleasure of listening to a presentation by an extended family that is working very hard to become self-sufficient. They talked for over an hour on all the various aspects of such a life, but what I found most interesting was the mention of danger.
I'm slowly working on updating the site. Things might be a bit goofy for a little while.
In Ayn Rand's book "Atlas Shrugged", there is a place where the masters of production go to hide and wait out the eventual collapse of government and society. The collapse takes many years to get going but escalates in an exponential fashion.
This is the little Minnesota variation on a Latin American staple side dish - we make a big batch of it at a time and keep some in the fridge or freezer all the time.
[recipe still in development, pending final debug]
The kind of buns a man likes!
Ron asked for some really manly, hearty buns for his burgers, so we went to work on it in the lab (Lil' Minnesota's kitchen).
First, we got a recipe from Bread University online for Rustic Whole Wheat Walnut Bread and tweaked it a little with each batch until this 6th evolution, where Ron says we've arrived at perfectly manly buns.
The yield says 6, but you can almost get 7 out of this recipe.
This recipe also will make 2 small loafs for sandwich bread or a big honkin' round bread cooked on a stone.
Well, we finally have a "real" address. It seems that once a road has at least three houses on it, it needs to be officially named for emergency services reasons. Since the newest neighbors have finally gotten their house built, it is finally time.
The new official address is:
6 Freeses Pond Road
Deerfield NH 03037
Of course, the post office still won't deliver mail to this address; so you'll have to continue to use the PO box when sending snail mail. (I can hardly wait until we can end that monopoly!)
Back when I was in the army, I could have gone "hard-core" and been a gung-ho soldier. Thankfully a friend of mine had introduced me to Arlo Guthrie in high school. I spent a lot of time listening to Arlo's music, which I contend saved me from a life of soldiering. I considered Arlo my personal saviour.
OK, I'm on break.
After Otis broke his pelvis chasing the plow guy, we got a week long visit by 10 young Ron Paul supporters. These guys were great, and joined dozens more coming in from all over the country to campaign for Ron Paul. I hope most of them join the Free State Project and move up here soon.
Today got off to a good start with some woodsplitting. The weather was excellent for winter outdoor work. Then I took off to Manchester for the LPNH board meeting. That was mercifully short and business-like.