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Today we found the first eggs from our chickens raised at home. This is a first for me personally, as this year is the first that I have raised chickens.

See how the yolks from home chickens compare to store-bought eggs…
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Tyler (age 12) recorded and edited this video…
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The chickens eat pestilence on our property…
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We brought some chickens home this spring and they quickly learned to eat weeds…

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What happens if a plant does not get sunlight? As a home school science lesson for my son, age 10, we performed an experiment.

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This is the first year that I remember seeing this caterpillar on the mint plants.

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A State of Emergency in West Virginia after a wind storm, up to 125 MPH, caused power and water outages to ~ 688,000 people in that state.

July 2012

A huge maple tree falls, just missing Dan's house!

A huge maple tree falls, just missing Dan's house!

Dan was one of those people. [ dan796 (at) suddenlink.net ] When the winds hit his property, he prayed to the Lord. He considered that the huge maple tree by his house could fall over and crush him inside his house. Dan immediately prayed. Did the Lord hear him? See the video for evidence…

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I picked my first tomato of 2012!

Big Beef Hybrid Tomato Plant

Big Beef Hybrid Tomato Plant

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I am home schooling both of my kids now. I made the decision to stop letting the ruling class raise my kids for me. Whoever runs the schools is programming the next generation. All public schools answer to a national authority. Have you ever met the rulers of your local public schools?

If the ruling class wants to teach that the world is millions of years old, that’s what the kids will grow up “believing”. The kids can’t prove it using science, because the schools provide no tools to age the earth. We are instead programmed to believe. It’s a religion. The public schools are teaching an unscientific religion. That religion fooled me for years, as I am one of those programmed by the public school system. I finally broke free.

My son was reading books at public school about a “Wimpy Kid” who seemed to hate his family and friends. Does the government want the next generation to be wimpy cowards? My daughter brought home a book from public school to read as homework that was about a “space girl”, a girl that visited earth from a space ship. What is the point of these books?

I took my kids out of public school and now teach my kids with truth. I am raising them to have courage, not fear; truth, not lies; love, not hate.

Our ancestors made a big mistake when they started handing the kids over to strangers to be programmed. I have met many wonderful teachers, but they usually teach only what their masters let them, else they lose their job and source of money. I teach my kids for free.

I am relearning what’s real with the teachings of Jesus Christ and his KJV Holy Bible.

Peace to everyone!

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Caterpillars fighting over a new leaf.

Caterpillars fighting over a new leaf.

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Eastern Tent caterpillars tearing up a peach tree. (I incorrectly identified them as Gypsy Moth Caterpillars in the video.) Thanks to YouTube user 72542 for that tip. The caterpillars are eating the blossoms and the leaves. This is the Contender peach tree variety.

It’s technically the end of winter but I had my AC on today. It got up to about 83F here in Arkansas.


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Two days in a row, the local weather broke records. March 1 and March 2 of 2012 were the hottest recorded in history. It’s supposed to be winter, but we had the air conditioner running.

2012 is breaking weather records. Is it global warming or a sign of the times?

I also give you a tour of the small garden.

Purple Top Turnip - no care required!

Purple Top Turnip - no care required!


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Okra harvest for today, from 15 plants.

Okra harvest for today, from 15 plants.

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Garden Update from Arkansas.

A small watermelon patch is making fruit.

A small watermelon patch is making fruit.

Also…Did I really find wild grapes growing on my property?  And… Free cat treats!

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Mature sunflower, full of seed. My daughter and I planted it together, so it has extra sentimental value to me. The plant is now taller than her!

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I was amazed to see through my camera what looks like the sun hanging on a cross. Strong symbolism.

Shown in this video:

  • two kinds of cherries: Cherries from a tree and cherries from a tomato vine. (Bing cherries and cherry tomatoes)
  • Taking the seed from store-bought cherries and planting them. (fail)
  • Harvesting tomatoes by hand.
  • A helpful wasp might have removed a caterpillar pest from the tomato vine. (win)
  • Our cat loves to eat treats.

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Above, you can see a caterpillar that got taken down by a wasp.

Update on the garden progress.

Have you ever thought about planting apple seeds from a store-bought apple?  I did it this spring and now have a baby tree.  Check it out.

Rain came and helped the garden perk up. I also show you my garlic harvest, baby okra plants, a mature sunflower, and tomatoes growing on the vine. I also have some volunteer mystery plants growing in the compost pile.

VIDEO:  Heirloom Apple; Garlic Harvest; Fig Experiment; Free Plants in Compost Pile

I planted banana seed in these black pots.  What is growing in them now?

Banana seedling or weed?

I planted some banana seeds and have a couple plants coming up. However, they do not look like I expected, so I’m wondering if I have unknown weeds or real banana plants. Could you tell me what I have?

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Costoluto Genovese heirloom tomato

Costoluto Genovese heirloom tomato

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Tomato vine sprawling on ground with no cage to support it.

Tomato vine sprawling on ground with no cage to support it. Cultivar shown: Costoluto Genovese.

Should you cage your tomato plants?  There are advantages and disadvantages to tomato cages so it’s a personal decision you must make.

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Water from the AC gving a drink to a tomato plant and baby carrot.

Water from the AC gving a drink to a tomato plant and baby carrot.

Clean water for the garden… from the air conditioner.  Gravity does the work moving the water from the AC to the garden.

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Squash blossoms picked fresh from the garden.

Squash blossoms picked fresh from the garden.

Today in the garden there were many yellow-orange squash blossoms, which prompted a few questions and I want to share my results with you.

Are squash flowers edible?  Are the blossoms safe to eat?

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Fertilizing zucchini

Fertilizing zucchini

I would like to show you how I intercepted a plastic container that was headed to the landfill and converted it into a simple, but effective, drip irrigation system.

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