Thursday, August 14, 2014
Another Jaunt Around Missouri
I hafta say I love Ecological diversity even if it does contain that evil Die-Versity word in it. Probably because Ecological Diversity is a natural occurring, well balanced tribute to the wonder of the Lord almighty while Cultural Die-Versity is simply Liberal Progressives playing god.
I didn't get my honey extracted today because I got called into work to take a little jaunt down into the Ozark Highland region of Missouri. I never turn down a chance to travel through that area.
While most of the real big agriculture might be in the other parts of the state I think Missouri really gets most of it's character from the Ozark Highland region. The rugged hills and small mountains with those lovely fast flowing streams and caves everywhere make up most of the tourist side of the Missouri economy and is what most out of state people are familiar with. The North half of the state is clean and orderly while the Southern half often makes one think Mirkwood has fallen from Middle Earth and landed in Missouri.
No giant spiders though. OK well I have heard several out of state people claim otherwise and some say the ticks will suck ya dry in five minutes flat too :)
Even with the rough terrain the old settlers and pioneers of Missouri managed to cut out a fair number of hay fields, pastures and crop land here and there. It's my opinion there is no finer place on earth one could choose for post collapse sustainable living than the Ozark Highlands region of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma or Kentucky.
Well maybe not Kentucky.
While buzzing the small two lane highways one passes many small farms with all types of interesting and curious critters. Occasionally those highways will climb a steep hill or small mountain and give you a view that will take your breath away.
If the stuff ever hits the fan and you lived around here and wanted to be isolated for a while just walk a few miles down the road and start dropping Oak trees the size of a Colossus leg. Won't be much coming over or around that for a while I would bet.
Anyone familiar with this region would understand they might have to do without a few things but I bet they know they would be safe from most unwanted encroachment that's for sure.
Who knows didn't old Jed strike oil down there somewhere as well? Maybe they won't have to do without.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!