Sunday, May 3, 2015
Sunday Reading - Never Thought I Would be Saying This
I never remember having such a small garden before. I didn't even plant any Lemon Cucumbers or Tobacco this year either. No Bush beans, no Green beans, no Corn. I only used about 10% of my approximately half acre garden area and I turned all the raised beds but two over to the wife. The last part is like old Mother Russia allowing the peasants to increase their personal planting plots. Once it's done getting those beds back maybe next to impossible without some form of martial law and violence.
My three point carryall got a little workout yesterday. Finally being used for what it was specifically designed and built for....
carrying bee keeping stuff. I added an extra honey super to the top of three of the hayfield hives yesterday. The first surplus supers were already filling up with honey although there is some brood in the top supers yet. Another week or three and the queens should be moved back down and the brood replaced with capped honey. I am guesstimating I should get a fairly decent late Spring pull about the first week of June this year if the rains start back up. If it stays dry that might be delayed though.
This dry week has been a Godsend for getting caught up however. All my spring inspections and bee hive adjustments are caught up. I am now looking at putting up at least two more hive stands and moving three of the five Garden hives away from the house and tomorrow I should have almost the entire afternoon to devote to stage two of the fencing project.
I actually started the initial tear down of the old electric fence this evening.
Things are moving right along. Why at this rate I might even get more than six hours of sleep some night soon.
Besides the dry streak we been getting though another reason I have been able to get on top of things is work has dropped off to absolutely nothing. I mean scary nothing that is going to require a bit of belt tightening now. I can tell you with absolute certainty that the latest round of doom and gloom figures of reduced consumer spending and falling credit and GDP numbers is not an exaggeration. It has really torn my cash flow a new one over the last two months.
Last year at this time I was averaging three trips a week and this year I made three trips the entire month of April. Auto sales have dropped to nothing in the heartland let me tell you.
Another sign came directly from one of my honey customers. They happen to own a large tract of land up in South Dakota that has a number of wells pumping on it. They were in a small state of panic because their usual payday in the form of a check from whatever oil company is pumping off their place has stopped for the second month in a row.
Something is brewing out there my friends. Might be a good idea to up your preps and get those last few items or projects you been wanting to finish up or acquire done. We maybe seeing the first glimpse of a financial and economic reset coming soon.
Traffic is dead and stores are empty. Reports are showing some 6000 stores are set to close this year or next. The consumer is being tapped out just like many have been predicting for 2015. Best to stay on top of it.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!!