“We were sick of corporate farming, GMOs and pesticides”
December 4, 2013
A Northwood, Iowa man charged with violating a city ordinance that bans raising chickens within city limits is set to face trial late next week.
Leo Hendrick, war veteran, father and owner ofSpartan Arms, moved his family to Northwood five years ago in hopes to live a more healthy and self-sufficient life. Through hunting, gardening and raising small animals like chickens and rabbits, Hendrick has become almost completely food independent.
“We were sick of corporate farming, GMOs and pesticides,” Hendrick told Storyleak. “The price of groceries just keeps going up too so this is really the only way me and my family can survive.” Read more »
With the weather forecast for this coming Thanksgiving not looking so good and a possibility of lots of snow, I thought it would be prudent and timely to share with you a quick post on preparing an emergency kit for your car.
In the age of good highways, sophisticated cars, and ever-present cell phones, we worry less than ever about the hazards of winter driving. We shouldn’t be so flippant about the risks of winter travel. While the stories of individuals lost in winter storms or trapped or sliding off the road and being trapped in their cars overnight are far less frequent than they once were, we can all be better prepared by simply packing a winter essentials kit in our cars.
Preparation Is Essential
Keep a bag stocked and always present in your trunk or in the cargo compartment just in case of emergency. Purchase a bag expressly for this purpose or simply use a cardboard box, an old travel bag, or a couple of canvas grocery bags. Kits should include, at minimum:
•Winter coat, hat, and gloves; ideally a blanket (or more than one) as well Read more »
By: By Tanja Fransen
We’re offering up a virtual Winter Weather Survival Class on Dec 6th and again on Dec 7th. You don’t have to leave the warmth or comfort of your home! All you need is a phone and a computer or mobile device with internet access.
I hope this will be a two way street, and that I’ll hear best practices from you as well. Many of the tips in the presentation came from our spotters who are sharing their lessons learned with me. Everyone who attends will get a packet in the mail that includes the Montana Winter Survival Handbook.
There are two date/time options for which you can join the class, click on the link below that works best for you, and it will take you to a registration page:
Friday, December 6th at 8 pm at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/793230240
Saturday, December 7th at 2 pm at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/312649504