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Garden preparations and new skills

Been keeping busy, out here on the homestead. Our three little incubator hatchlings are doing very well; growing big and fast. So much so, that yesterday we had to move them into their own section of the chicken coop, as they were crowding themselves in the tote we had them in.

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Chem-trails Are Real

One of the reasons we came out here, to live on the prairies, off-the-grid, was so that we could have a more personal relationship with God. With less distractions of the world to get in our way, we can hear His voice so much clearer. But, what living out here has also done is put is in more direct contact with the Lord's creation. We have a much more intimate relationship with the animals around us, both wild and domestic, and we've gained a better understanding and appreciation for how He designed them.

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The new incubator

In a few weeks, we will be picking up new chicks to add to our flock of laying hens. So, what we decided to do is try and hatch a few of our own chicks, just to see if we can do it. If it turns out that our roosters are doing their jobs, and we have fertilized eggs and can get them to hatch, the timing will be perfect.

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A joyous and blessed Easter to all!

It's that time a year again, when we celebrate our Lord's resurrection and ascension into Heaven and God's fulfilment of His promise to us for the chance of everlasting life. Janice and I would like to take a moment and wish you all a very blessed and joyous Easter weekend.

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The robins are back

If you've visited our website in the past, then it probably looks a little different to you, today. I did some upgrading to my web hosting plan and changed the domain to something over which I have more control. The hosting plan also provides me a method of hosting multiple domains. So, if you're looking for your own domain and web space, let me know.

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The tools we used to build our tiny house

I was re-organizing and tidying up the tools I have stored in the storage container and thought I would talk a little bit about what we used to build our tiny house. When we moved out here, we had no grid power; just our solar bank. So, we had to use tools that we could both afford and suite the situation.

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Feeling the cold fingers of winter

This past weekend got a little colder for most of us in the prairie provinces. Overnight temperatures dropped down to between -29C and -31C with wind chills down into the -40s. However, thankfully, the cold snap didn't last too long (about three days in total). Temperatures are back on the rise.

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Does the Bible warn us about eating GMO foods?

For the past several years, my wife and I have made a conscious effort to avoid as much process food as possible. No longer do we eat frozen pre-processed foods, packaged snack foods, processed vegetable oil and avoid high-fructose corn syrup as much as possible. Since doing so, we've noticed a vast improvement in our health; and recently, I've been finding scripture in the Bible that has been foretelling about the advent of processed man-made “food” all along.

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The true money makers

I used to believe that banks loaned out money to people, money that you and I gave them for safe keeping, and paid us “interest” for the privilege of loaning out our money to their customers. I also believed that money in the banks were a representation of the amount of gold, silver and other precious metals - which we deemed as wealth - the government had on hand (like at the Bank of Canada or the U.S. Federal Reserve) and/or in our economy. Turns out I was wrong… so very, very wrong.

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Water project finshed before winter arrives

Been a long time since posting an update here, I know. My apologies for that, but just haven't had the extra time or bandwidth to keep posting here, as well as do videos for the new YouTube channel. But, winter is coming, so perhaps, if the bandwidth can remain “manageable”, perhaps I'll have more down time to devote to the blog. For more updates from the homestead, be sure to check out the YouTube channel.

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Our hens beging to lay

Almost as if on cue, one of our Orpingon hens laid her first egg today! Exciting moment for us, out here on the homestead. A lot of planning, prayer and hard work is finally coming to fruition. I had a strong sense of urgency to get to work on expanding our chicken coop accommodations, as the birds were coming into maturity. The roosters were beginning to get confrontational over the hens, and the hens were starting to look like they were going to be laying soon.

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