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Friday

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November 2013

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What is Hard Tack?

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What is Hard Tack? There is a little history that goes with this food item. It is what Civil War Soldiers packed up to take with them. Because of the processing it can last for years if wrapped securely. There has been  record of Hard Tack discovered that was over 100 years old. Hard Tack is kinda like a cracker only super hard. Soldiers would put piece of it in their coffee or broth from dried jerky in order to soften it up so it could be eaten. The recipe is as follows: 6 parts flour 1 part water Dough should be kneaded mixed thoroughly. Roll the dough out on a floured hard surface until it is about 1/8 inch thick (or thereabouts). Cut it into squares. Place it on a cookie sheet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Prick the hard tack about 13 times with the tip of a knife, make sure holes go completely through the dough. Next bake at 325 for at least an hour, turning it over once. Check to see that it is completely cooked all the way through. Take it out of the oven and allow it to cool overnight. This […]

Wednesday

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December 2012

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The Mayan Doomsday, And Why It Doesn’t Spell Doom Part Two

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Written by Micheal Stratford The one reason anyone believes that the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world is the end-date of the last span recorded, 12/21/2012.  However, it isn’t the only end date in Mayan (aka Maya) records. The Maya, a civilization that was long-term in thought if ever there was one, measured time via katuns (spanning 7200 days); 20 of these made up a b’ak’tun (144,000 days, 394 years).  According to the Mayan document known as the Popol Vuh, we are in the fourth great world’s age; the previous three ages were worlds that failed.   Our successful globe replaced them, and the calendar of the fourth age ends with the thirteenth b’ak’tun, the end-date of which is December 21, 2012. Some apocalyptic predictors have decided that the Maya were warning of the destruction of the by-now degenerate fourth world by the gods.   The Maya predicted the end by letting their calendar run out of dates, since they could predict the coming destruction. The truth is, they couldn’t and they didn’t.   Because most researchers, including such august folks as Mayanist scholars David Freidel and Linda Schele, have realized that the Mayan calendar is probably a perpetual one. Remember […]

Wednesday

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December 2012

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The Mayan Doomsday, And Why It Doesn’t Spell Doom Part One

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Written by Micheal Stratford It’s known as the 2012 “phenomenon”, and there are hundreds of websites, crazed tweets and emails, along with nearly a million random comments (averaging around two hundred per website), all about it. We’re going to die, all of us, they tell us, and the cataclysm is coming December 21, 2012. And just in case you’ve been on Mars for a decade, or simply don’t want to plow through all those sites, here’s a very quick recap of the prediction, the reasoning behind it and the probability of it happening. One caveat—it won’t be that quick, since there’s quite a bit to cover, hence this is a two-parter. The scientific community, in brief, finds the prediction ridiculous, the reasoning flawed and the probability of occurrence non-existent. So why is the idea so popular, so widespread and so ingrained in our national mind-set, so much so that John Cusack’s biggest movie hit to date is 2012 (playing endlessly on TBS and TNT channels), a grand tableau of the disaster? It starts with the Mayans, who created their own calendar, like the Gregorian bean-counters and Sumerian rune-readers. The popular interpretation of this calendar has been that the 12/21/2012 date […]

Sunday

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December 2011

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Merry Christmas To Everyone!

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Sunday

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May 2011

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Gardening In Harmony with Nature

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Root cellars are for keeping food supplies at a low temperature and steady humidity. They keep food from freezing during the winter and keep food cool during the summer months to prevent spoilage. An earthly-friendly, root cellar is the natural choice for the homesteader, whether or not you’re, “on the grid” There are several types of root cellar and different ways in which to construct one. There’s the Hatch Cellar, Hillside Cellar and the Above Ground Cellar. The Hatch Cellar usually consists of a large hole dug into the ground then lined with rocks. The floor is left in its innate state, just plain dirt. Beams and plywood sheets are securely laid over the hole, with a hatch door incorporated into the ceiling/floor, along with the installation of a ladder for safe and easy access. A shed is then built over the top of the cellar, to provide maximum shelter for the storage. The Hillside Cellar is dug out of a hillside, lined with rocks, and then a plywood ceiling is attached to overhead support beams. This type of storage Cellar has a regular insulted door to walk through. An above Ground type of cold storage can be built in […]

Saturday

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May 2011

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