Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Layout

Welcome to my new (and much more versatile) layout.
I hope you like it...

Been examining new ways to bring in traffic and build good content so expect a few new things in the weeks to come.

If you have a blog I would be willing to exchange guest posts!!!

It has been a wet wet wet spring and we still haven't gotten the garden tilled.
Today was the first day I could mow this spring, but there is still lots of water standing so I only did a little. (I have about 3 acres to mow)
It is going to be a bummer this summer with gas at $4.15 here right now.

All the fruit seems to have made over the winter except for maybe one blueberry bush. (they hate it here)
Still no bees for the top bar hive I built 2 years ago.

We bought a Liberty and a freedom apple last year so that we could get fruit without spraying and they made it as well.

Still clinging to my God and my guns,

Sunday, April 17, 2011

How to make and use sun rendered fish oil for the trapline.

How to make sun rendered fish oil

Sun rendered fish oil usually called just plain “fish oil” is one of the simplest and easy to make trapping lures there is. All you need to make it is a clean jar with a lid and fish.

- Making the fish oil

Take your jar and make sure it is clean. Get the biggest jar you can find since you want to get as much fish oil as you can from your effort. Cut the fish up into chunks to fit into the jar. If they fit without cutting that is fine, you don’t really need to cut them up. Fill the jar about ¾ full.

Take the lid and poke a few small holes in the top to let out the gasses that will form while the fish is rotting down. Put a layer of thin cloth over the top of the jar and screw the lid down over it. (The cloth keeps out the flies) Then place the jar in full sun and let it set. You will want to protect it from animals because they will want to get into the rotting fish.

After several weeks the fish should have turned to liquid. Floating on top should be a layer of oil. The liquid beneath it is also sold as “fish oil” by many and “fish juice” by some. You can use either or both for attracting animals to your sets.

- Using the fish oil

Now that you have your fish oil what do you do with it?

Fish oil is very attractive to most animals, even those who usually don’t eat meat.

It can be combines with many different ingredients to increase its attractiveness to a specific animal, as in adding skunk essence to make it into a call lure for canines.

Fish oil is something every trapper should make and use.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Companion planting guides

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Still clinging to my God and my guns,

Engaging your World (Walking your walk)

As a Christian dare I say survivalist it seems sometimes as if by preparing for an uncertain future we are at the same time disengaging ourselves from the world around us. Many times I would like nothing better than to build a 30' wall around our property and sit contentedly behind it waiting for whatever the world seeks to push over the top of it.

But as bible believing Christians we are to be in the world but not of the world. I need reminded of this almost daily, and so I am very grateful to Chuck Colson and Breakpoint . I listen to Chuck just about every morning on the radio on my way to work.

Chuck is all about living our lives while embracing our Christian worldview. So what is a "Christian Worldview"?

It is how we SHOULD view the world and interact with, it in light of our faith.

Many times professing Christians are really no different that secular Humanists when it comes to everyday issues. Many Christians leave their "faith" at the church door when they walk out on Sunday. It's so easy to fall into old comfortable habits. I'm not talking about sin here, I am talking about the thought process we use when we think about things in general.

From the evening news to the sports or sitcoms we watch we think about the entertainment value, but what about the God value? How did that newscast effect the kingdom of God? Did that sitcom just make an off color joke about God and we thought it was funny? How about misinformation? Did we fall into the trap of "well I can't do anything about it"?

Faith is THE foundation on which we SHOULD build our lives. We say we believe what the bible teaches but do we really live that way?

Not that we can do anything at all about lots of things but everything we see and I mean everything should be evaluated in light of our faith and how it affects our walk and our witness.

Back to Chuck...
He sponsors a program called the" Centurions".
Read his commentary from a couple day ago.

Centurions are believers trains to specifically engage their world with a Christian world view.
If we all could learn to recognize our world view, and align it closer to Christs, we would have an untold impact on the world we live in.

Still clinging to my God and my guns,