July 1, 2014 at 11:29 pm #17663
Hello just call me granny if you like. I am 60, married, female, and native to Texas. I was raised by grandparents, mama and daddy and a slew of aunts and uncles. My family has been self-reliant farmers for generations…just old country folks. They instilled in me that family and hard work make for a happy life.
I personally began prepping in the early 70’s; right around the time of the oil embargo, Yes, I sat in line for 5 or more hours for 5 gallons of gas! Whew lol! Honestly I felt the need to continue on the prepper path and eventually teach others. My prepping is centered around local natural disasters but I am very aware of where our country is heading. One of my favorite quotes is “Be prepared not scared.” My goal is to survive and thrive through all that I may encounter. I garden,butcher our meats, preserve our food, make many of our cleaning products, sew and so much more. We have been at our place for over a decade now. I hope to contribute and to learn.July 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm #17665
Welcome Etxgranny, it is nice to have you here!July 1, 2014 at 11:53 pm #17679
Do you have a spinning wheel and a loom?July 2, 2014 at 12:25 am #17695
Anselm we do indeed have the wool source, combs, cards, spinning wheel and a loom. SadlyI do not knit or crochet (very well) but many in my group do. Learning these two skills is my goal in 2015..
Thanks for the welcome!July 2, 2014 at 2:35 am #17711
etxgranny, Welcome to the forum. I will be looking forward to reading some of your post.July 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm #17761
Howdy, Gran. The best people to learn from – self reliant farmers.July 6, 2014 at 5:10 am #17961
I’m from TX too – just came aboard tonight. Born mid-1943 in Denver CO, been here since Jan 1998. A previous TX stint Oct 1972-Oct 1979. I’m a retired electrical engineer.
I live on a 3/4-acre lot now, but lived 17+ years in greater Phoenix (in between the TX stints) where we had 2.5 acres, a milk cow, specimen fruit orchard, chickens, etc. Raised my 5 kids there. They’re all grown & gone. Widowed 4 years ago. i orchard (33 trees), garden (sandy loam! neener, neener) and a hive of bees for pollination. My dad came off a potato farm near Rigby ID, so taught me to work the soil. My mom came from Salt Lake City, where she also learned to get her fingers dirty.
I’m the “go-to” guy for a ~500-strong Protestant prepper group in NE Dallas. Only 3 of the most-trusted know where I live or what I have here. I was Emergency Preparations Specialist for my church congregation for 2.5 years and still serve the nearest 10 congregations as Emergency Communica-tions Specialist (bigger pond, smaller lily pad ) for which I use my amateur radio license. Unavoidably, most of the congregation know where I live and (fewer of them) what I’ve got – but more of them (I think – if what I taught them sunk in…) go for less-dependent lifestyles too.July 6, 2014 at 11:18 am #17985
Hello and welcome LairdT. Kudos on your hard work and your group; Wow 500 strong! When I began teaching preparedness I spoke to many church groups and found them eager to learn. I am the Matriarch of our group that I along with my husband built and organized in 2004. I look forward to reading your posts as I still learn something new often.July 7, 2014 at 7:58 pm #18100
Welcome to both of you! Glad to hear we’ve got more self-reliant farmers joining up. Your experience and skill sets make a city slicker like me jealousJuly 17, 2014 at 2:39 am #18981
Granny & Laird – glad to have you two aboard! I hope to see your input on the forum and/or your own topics that you think we need to hear about. One of these days when I can get some land I hope to follow in your footsteps – only got a 27 x 7 garden for now – but it’s producing!
Take care, K
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas PaineJuly 17, 2014 at 3:38 am #18991
Welcome from another fellow Texan. Look forward to your input.July 24, 2014 at 6:16 pm #20043
I live close to the Gulf Coast and look forward to learning all I can.
Bestaie sumus, ut non beastiae simus
O.o ~ I drank what...? SocratesJuly 25, 2014 at 3:28 pm #20180
Thank you WhiteKnight, NovusOrdo, and Matt76! I hope to be of help while learning from everyone.
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>eldarbeast wrote:</div>H’lo all,
I live close to the Gulf Coast and look forward to learning all I can.<br>
Welcome Eldar glad to have another fellow Texas on board. I am about 75 miles from Dallas.
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