Thursday, October 2, 2014
Been stuck inside today due to the constant rain for the most part. I did go out and check and my rain gauge has overflowed. I think it goes up to 5 inches for whatever that's worth. On the plus side one of the old Boxelder trees I have in the front yard that had an dead branch in it I wanted to remove but was too high to reach with my polesaw is now on the ground. The odd angle it was at also kept me from cutting that tree down because it was going to take out my little Redbud tree next to it. The storm has effectively taken care of those problems for me with a well directed wind.
Hey there is a bright side to everything :)
On the downside the rain has kept me from finishing up my October honey pull so now I am going to have to do it in two batches which means twice the cleanup... I really dislike the cleanup part.
Clouds, rain and silver linings have pretty much dominated my mood this morning. As I read headlines about more disease being imported into the country, including the inevitable Ebola now making the news, the riots in Hong Kong or the financial woes of smaller Nations all across the globe. I realize one thing.
It means we are winning. Just like I predicted we would years ago.
Oh don't get me wrong Rural America is still besieged, we haven't won yet and I am sure the Big City Femocrat Socialist Multi-Culter Progressives are going to fight for years to come but they are slowly losing their teeth. The tide has turned. I was worried for a while that it was only a temporary thing but after almost six years of watching this decline from the edges I am now convinced the overall trend many predicted is here and here to stay.
The One World supporters are losing this fight. They celebrated such great success in their day but never realized they were setting the stage for their own failure. They managed to connect their lines and spread their controlling tendrils all over the world but in doing so connected the problems that were once isolated as well. Ultimately that was their undoing and all we are seeing is simply the signs of that undoing manifesting itself.
We who have been fighting it can live in fear of the symptoms or realize they are just another part of the fight that must be endured. We must adapt to the new normal to ultimately get the freedom we want.
I can certainly tell you my lifestyle has changed. I now must carefully watch and measure my use of resources. All of them. Running into town is no longer an option so I must coordinate when I do so and mark as many checks of needed items off as possible per trip. I no longer have the option of picking between four different gas stations, some of which were opened 24 hours, but now must coordinate when I fill up with the one that remains so I always know I have enough.
Yet there are silver linings to these changes.
I no longer spend a few hours each week picking up trash along my property line before I can mow. Litter is almost a thing of the past now. We haven't had one instance of mass mailbox destruction along our rural road in well over a year now either. One full Summer where the boxes stayed up, let me tell you that's progress. The nearest little town to us that I have to pass through to get anywhere hasn't been able to continuously mount their speed trap set up for over a year as well. The town after that which is a bit larger has cut their bloated police force a bit, stopped their constant speed traps and is now complaining about wanting to get of their surplus Humvee.
I haven't seen a county inspector SUV, Conservation Department truck or Deputy Sheriff patrol car out this way in well over a year and haven't missed em one bit. I think I mentioned before that my neighbor down the road moved about 50 head of cattle down the paved road with his four wheeler. I assure you five years ago he wouldn't have dared because he would have been fined for it.
The fight isn't over by a long shot but the cracks keep appearing and as horrible as some of them are always keep in mind it's just more signs of the decline and we are going to have to get through them to win. These things weaken our enemies more than us.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!