Sunday, October 24, 2010


I can't even comment on this, I'm so outraged over it:

I did donate some money to help out with their legal expenses at:

Someone please tell me what good is our government at this point when they're more likely to destroy people?

Saturday, October 23, 2010


The Architect and I loaded up the dogs and went for a drive up in the North Georgia mountains today.  I just absolutely adore the beauty and wisdom of autumn.

Seeing all the pretty farms along the roads makes me ache for a farm of my own away from the hustle and bustle of the city and suburban life and away from the obnoxious "thump thump" of some punk's bass as he drives by our road at night.

I know we'll eventually get our farm and I'll have chickens, and rabbits, and goats, and sheep, and horses... but part of me is stomping my feet and crying and whining for it now.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Odds n Ends

In doing some cleaning today, I cleared up some of our empty juice bottles off the counter.  The Architect and I keep them to fill with water and put in the freezer we have downstairs.  I rearranged the bottles already there and counted to see how much water we have.  Looks to be about a week's worth, but that's only for The Architect and myself - I must continue putting some away for the dogs, too.

Logan and Blaze are on our prep list, too.  I know some people may think it's silly to spend time, energy, and space on a pet, but we think the dogs would be valuable in a SHTF situation.

As Akitas, the dogs are large and intimidating.  Logan, especially, would not hesitate to protect me if I needed it.  They are also large enough to carry supplies (we're getting them packs from for Christmas), and pull loads (harnesses from will come later).  Akitas were bred as bear hunters, and I've seen the way these two handle the backyard wildlife, so I'm confident they'd be capable hunters.

The Architect and I have also begun walking at least three times a week.  It's a prep that, until recently, we have severely overlooked.  If we had to get up and go, we wouldn't get too far, especially if we had to carry a BOB.

On Wednesday, Crash, The Architect, and I went to the Georgia National Fair and had a great time.  We were there more specifically to see the Feathered Horse Classic show which showcased Friesians and Gypsy cobs.

There were many more Gypsies than Friesians on the day we went, but it was a pleasure regardless.  This particular bunch of horse people are super friendly and happy to answer questions about their breed and let you pet their horses.

We don't have horses yet, but hope to in the relatively near future.  We love draft types, and I had a brief stint with a mustang rescue, and I fell in love with  them and their hardiness.

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday.  :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010


About two months ago, The Architect and I sat down and dug through local laws to see whether or not we really could have chickens where we live.

Turned out, we couldn't.

I was truly crushed and upset over this.

And then, a month ago, Crash called me and said she saw a flyer in Tractor Supply about a local Board of Commissioners meeting that was hearing motions to change the law so that people COULD own chickens in residential areas.

The meeting was on Tuesday night, and lots of people showed up for it.  No one was opposing the law change, and it PASSED!

I'm so excited!  We plan on getting about 3-4 hens in the spring.  Can't wait!

Sunday, October 3, 2010