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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Congressman admits he doesn't care about the Constitution, and A few more good reasons to Prep

Hi everyone! Just a few things for today.

First look at this link where IL Congressman, Phil Hare admits on camera that he doesn't care about what the constitution says. I guess the only good thing about it is that he admits it. If he doesn't care about the constitution and you do, I'd suggest you work hard to help him find a new job!

I found this link on the IN Preppers site. Farmers and ranchers out west are bracing for a major grasshopper infestation this year. When large numbers of grasshoppers are present they eat every green thing they can find, including food meant for people and other animals. (It reminds me of Laura Ingalls retelling of the grasshopper plague that devastated their homestead in 'On the Banks of Plum Creek'.) Big reason to prep, folks.

Lastly, I read in our local paper, The Bargaineer, that 'AccuWeather.com reports this year's tornado season is expected to shift farther eastward into the Midwest and become more active in late April through June.' The 'AccuWeather.com meteorologists expect tornado activity will increase farther west into the Midwest' than just what is commonly known as tornado alley. It looks like the strange weather the whole country has been experiencing through the past few months is expected to continue. It's time to prep not only in food, but in medicines, bug-out-bags and other supplies that would be necessary in any sort of emergency.

Prep On!
Gen-IL Homesteader


Anonymous said...

Interesting about the grasshoppers. Every year there seems to be more of some sort of insect than another. Sometimes more lady bugs, sometimes flies, etc... Last year in the garden we had many grasshoppers. I had to put sevin on the vines and leaves because they were eating them up. I found it odd at the time, but my eyebrow is raised now.

I hope the tornado prediction is wrong. We had an outbuilding pushed off its foundation due to a small tornado and ultimately had the building torn down. Storms in recent years have become more fierce and scare the heck out of me. I use to enjoy a good thunderstorm, but not anymore. lol

D.M. McGowan said...

I find your information interesting. For my 'Homesteader' novel I did some study of the blizzards that wiped out the 'open range' cattle industry in North America in 1866-67. With 'hoppers and tornados on the agenda are we in for another big change in how we make food?

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Shelly, How frustrating that you had to deal with grasshoppers last year! We've never noticed them to be that bad. Isn't it so disappointing when you put so much time into something and then some pest comes to mess it up!!?? Grrrr! We've had tornadoes in our area, but I've never personally experienced one! Doesn't look like fun.....And, I NEVER enjoy thunderstorms! I'm such a chicken!!! :)
McGowan, I would love to find out about this novel you wrote!! I'm going to go to your blog and see if you talk about it! I love a good homesteading read! I used to follow a few homesteader blogs, but all 3 folks stopped writing and I miss them. Yes, there appear to be some changes on the horizon for how we do things. Sometimes it looks like we're in for a scary future!Thanks for stopping in!

Arlyn said...

Turkeys love grasshoppers. Anyone in the predicted grasshopper infestation areas might increase their turkey numbers and sell other animals that will be affected. Just a thought.

Arlyn said...

Turkeys love grasshoppers. Anyone in the predicted grasshopper infestation areas might increase their turkey numbers and sell other animals that will be affected. Just a thought.

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Arlyn, Very interesting! I didn't know that turkeys were grasshopper lovers! Maybe they should rename this 'the year of the turkey'!

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