To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in your e-mailed letters. We post many of those –or excerpts thereof — in this column, in the Odds ‘n Sods Column, and in the Snippets column. Let’s keep busy and be ready!
This past week I was very busy cataloging new inventory for Elk Creek Company. I added seven antique revolvers (two of them have already sold), one Winchester Model 1895 (already sold), and a minty Ruger Old Army percussion revolver in its original box (also already sold).
I’ve also been busy vetting candidates for a retreat caretaker position, for one of my regular consulting clients.
I did a little prep work on our planned outhouse project. Although we have plentiful water from shallow wells and backup power, we want to have an outhouse available, “just in case.” I suppose this is an example of my “belt and suspenders” approach to preparedness.
I helped Lily plant a couple of more sapling trees, in the orchard.
After a brief rodeo with a couple of our Bovine Delinquents, I also did a fence repair, where the cows had got out.
Now, over to Lily…
Avalanche Lily Reports:
The beginning of the week was cool with highs in the seventies, perfect weather for hiking and gardening.
I weeded the Annex garden of it’s Pig weed, Lamb’s Quarters, Bull Thistles, Dandelions, some kind of Japanese weed, cleavers, horsetails, etc. Many of the weeds were four and five feet high! All I want to say is it was NUTS! I would say something else but it’s not okay for me to do so! NUTS! My finger knuckles were swelled at the end of the weeding session. I had let that garden’s weeds overtake everything, because I had limited time to work before the heat came on for the day and I preferred to keep the Main garden and greenhouse up to par during the available work hours.
Anyhow, the carrots, parsnips, beets, that I was growing in there didn’t make it. As well as the Einkorn. But I will get oats and the field peas and some onions and the potatoes. They are all doing well. The Einkorn already dropped it’s seeds, so will probably grow there again, next summer. As you may remember, in June, we caught colds, the temperatures skyrocketed into the nineties, we had great rain showers and then the mosquitoes were terrible! Then the heat continued into the month of July. Therefore, the Annex garden was totally neglected in June and then into July…
On another note, I was able to harvest and am drying field peas from there.
My Raspberry season is slowing down dramatically. I am now only harvesting pint or two a day. 🙁 All good things must come to an end, sometime. I finished pruning the spent canes in the Black raspberries and the early and mid ripening red raspberries. I just have some later reds that I am still harvesting and all of the Goldens to harvest and prune in the coming weeks.
One afternoon, Jim and I got a short hike in, on a very high mountain trailhead. We hiked about a mile and then picked huckleberries on the way back down. Jim bought vanilla ice cream, and had Miss Eloise make Huckleberry sauce to pour over it. They reported that it was very yummy.
Miss Eloise and I went on a mother/daughter overnight hike this week that I will cover in next week’s Prepping Progress.
A Critter Story
It is a sad circle-of-life critter story: Early on Saturday morning, I was out in my Golden Raspberry patch picking the berries. The canes are six to eight feet tall and very leafy. Since I had not been picking these particular berries on a regular basis, there were a number of them that were overripe. Miss Eloise’s chickens have discovered my garden and berry patches and have been cleaning up all of the overripe berries that have fallen from the brambles. As I was picking the berries, the chickens were at my feet, clucking quietly “brrrch, brrrch”, following me around, waiting for any overripe berry that I was tossing their way. It’s kinda fun to have them there. I couldn’t see them while standing, because the leaves are so thick, but, each time, I’d drop down under the leaves of the canes to look for the berries underneath the leaves, I’d come face to face with them looking at me, intently, waiting for me to drop the next berry.
A side note: Do any of you remember the Saturday morning cartoon in the late-seventies called “Godzilla”? Do you remember the intro song? I only remember some of the lyrics, but frequently when I crouch down into the depths of the raspberries and then come back up the jingle runs through my mind “Up from the depths thirty stories high, breathing fire, reaching to the sky It’s Godzilla, Godzilla, and Godzuki” I forget some of the words, but just looked them up and now know them, kinda daft, I know… It shows that we need to put good meaningful educational songs in our children’s minds at an early age instead of meaningless junk cartoon lyrics.
Back to my story… As I was deep into the canes, working my way around them trying to reach all of the ripe berries, out of the corner of my eye I saw a quick movement on top of the leaves, for a split second I thought I had seen a little green treefrog, then I didn’t see it. To confirm that it was a frog and not a huge grasshopper, I searched for it. A moment later I did see it on top of a leaf about two feet away from me, it was a frog and it’s green color closely matched the color of the raspberry leaves. “Hello there, little frog.” I didn’t bother it, because I was very intent on getting my berries and returned to berry picking. A moment later I heard a chicken scuffle below the canopy and then some excited, triumphant, then satisfied clucking. I scanned the leaves for the frog and it was gone! Well, I mused, sounds like that chickie just scored a tasty little froggy treat! Poor “widdle fwoggy.”
Some In-Depth Bible Study
Earlier in the week, (last week)I watched a video from a “Messianic Rabbi” that I know and trusted in my younger years and he was promoting the vaccine, I was so disappointed and mad at him. Does he not understand the hour that we are living in? Can he not see the signs? Does he not read the prophets? Immediately, I went and collected all of my prophetic notes from our Bible study and began writing him a letter, explaining the days (with scripture references) that we are living in, which I have not yet sent. Much of that letter is re-phrased in the paragraphs that follow.
Two days later…
I received a request from a Reader whom you all are familiar with and love from the time when we had the comment section up. She asked that I would go back to adding bits of information from our weekly Bible study group to my “Preps of the week” column. I have to say that only in the past two weeks, has anything super interesting come up prophetically. It’s like we had a summer hiatus, and now suddenly things are being revealed once again. In case some of you don’t know, our Bible study focuses on studying the scriptures of the prophecies of the Last Days/Endtimes. Therefore I have some new revelations/understandings that our Bible study teacher has seen in the Word during this past spring and summer, and has shown us.
So, here are a few teachings and frameworks for all of you to prayerfully consider and use as a jumping-off point for your own deep studies. I will be putting them up in increments.
Some of this information, I have already known from my own studies, but some has been revealed lately, from the studies of our Bible study leader. I will give him credit where it is due.
29 AD, Appears to be the date that Jesus began His ministry when he declared the year of Jubilee (Luke 4:18) See further discussions below.
2029 AD, End of the seventieth week/Jubilee period.
If you take the date of the death of Augustus Caesar in the year AD 14 and pair it with the fifteenth year of Tiberius’ reign like this, just below. You see that John the Baptist began baptizing in AD 28.
|15 years of Tiberius’ reign||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||14||15|
|Years after the death of Augustus:||14||15||16||17||18||19||20||21||22||23||24||25||26||27||28|
Now then shortly after Jesus was baptized and after He returned from His 40-day wilderness fasting and testing ordeal. He went up to Nazareth and declared that that year was the beginning of the next Jubilee cycle when he read aloud in the synagogue Isaiah 61:1-2a I will highlight keywords that indicate Jubilee.
And he (Jesus) came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias (61:1-2a). And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
And the LORD spake unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD.
Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof;
But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.
That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land.
And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant, and for thy stranger that sojourneth with thee,
And for thy cattle, and for the beast that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be meat.
And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.
The Law of Redemption
Then let him count the years of the sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the man to whom he sold it; that he may return unto his possession.
But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.
Of Poor Countrymen
I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, and to be your God.
And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of jubile:And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen
Of Redeeming a Poor Man
And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and thy brother that dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger’s family
After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him
Either his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be able, he may redeem himself.
And if a man shall sanctify unto the LORD some part of a field of his possession, then thy estimation shall be according to the seed thereof: an homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.
If he sanctify his field from the year of jubile, according to thy estimation it shall stand.
But if he sanctify his field after the jubile, then the priest shall reckon unto him the money according to the years that remain, even unto the year of the jubile, and it shall be abated from thy estimation. And if he that sanctified the field will in any wise redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of thy estimation unto it, and it shall be assured to him.And if he will not redeem the field, or if he have sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more. But the field, when it goeth out in the jubile, shall be holy unto the LORD, as a field devoted; the possession thereof shall be the priest’s. And if a man sanctify unto the LORD a field which he hath bought, which is not of the fields of his possession; Then the priest shall reckon unto him the worth of thy estimation, even unto the year of the jubile: and he shall give thine estimation in that day, as a holy thing unto the LORD. In the year of the jubile the field shall return unto him of whom it was bought, even to him to whom the possession of the land did belong. And all thy estimations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs shall be the shekel.
Now that we understand what the Jubilee was and how important it was that even Jesus mentioned it to the rabbis. It is thought that the rabbis were angry with Jesus for showing them their corruption of the dates and times of God and for ignoring them for their own financial gain, therefore they tried to throw him over the cliff at the brow of the hill in Nazareth.,, I’ve been there. It’s quite the cliff.
This past Saturday, our Bible study members had an intense discussion of the amount of time that Jesus was in ministry. We believe that it had to be very compact, at most a year and three months.
Cyclical, Parallel Scripture Writing
Do you realize that the book of Revelation is written in parallelism? Hebraic poetical form tends to be cyclical.
Please read the scriptures in the light of parallelism.
I believe that the Vaccine is a precursor to or even part of the Mark of the Beast. I say this because in Revelation Chapters 6 and 18 we read:
The word sorceries is Greek for Pharmakaeia which is the word for pharmacies, pharmaceuticals, drugs, vaccines…
– Avalanche Lily, Rawles
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