Homestead Happenings

Still hot, humid, and dry. An odd combination, no? We have lots of cloud cover regularly, very high humidity most days, with lots of surrounding areas getting lots of rain, yet here we get none of it.

Mother Nature or Manmade?

Why doesn’t our own “local” (HA!) or national news cover weather modification and geoengineering like the UAE does?

“The National Centre of Meteorology carried out a series of flights over Texas while working with the US state’s local weather association.

Nanomaterials are tiny manufactured substances that can be designed for a specific purpose.

In the case of cloud seeding, they replace traditional salt, dry ice and other chemicals as a more effective tool in generating rain from existing clouds.”

“New UAE cloud seeding test in Texas shows promising results”

Now why do you suppose the UAE experiments over Texas instead of over their own country? And if the results had been shown to be ‘less than promising’ what would that mean exactly and how the public might learn about said results? I won’t be holding my breath for answers to such obvious questions.

Drought-deluge scenarios are a hallmark of geoengineering, according to Dane Wigington, as are wildfires.

“Scientists have developed special drones that can fire an electric charge into clouds to make them rain, potentially paving the way for downpours in the Gulf region.

The project, led by British researchers and funded by the UAE, could see fleets of unmanned aerial vehicles replace manned aircraft that seed clouds with chemicals to create showers.”

The rainmaker: UAE-funded electric drone project designed to be the new cloud seeding

What they fail to mention is, cloud seeding works both ways—as we like to joke here on the wee homestead—we’ve got the spray-on rain, and the rain spray-away.

It’s not that funny, but it’s a whole helluvalot better than what I really want to say about it all!

In better news, we’ve got lots and lots of pears and okra. Hubby’s been working hard on the hard cider with our new heavy duty press. We’ve also been canning both and trying to put them into as many dishes as we can. Neither are my favorites, but since that’s all that’s growing, we’re going to find a way to like it!

The goats are venturing further for forage—good thing there’s lots of neighbor-free land for them to roam! And of course I still bring them their favorite vines.

In the garden we are already harvesting some of the sweet potatoes as they are not looking too good. Hopefully the other areas will come out nicer—we planted them all over the place.

Some of the peppers have been dying mysteriously, full of fruit one day, dead the next. I have no clue. The tomatoes I started indoors in July and transplanted outside a couple of weeks ago are still looking ok, fingers crossed.

We’ve got the very welcome garden visitors, and the not so welcome, as usual.

And then there’s the leaf hopper—how can such a cute little critter do so much damage?!

Luckily it doesn’t take much rain for the swamp lillies to make a show, and a good way to end this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Author: KenshoHomestead

Creatively working toward self-sufficiency on the land.

4 thoughts on “Homestead Happenings”

  1. I had not thought of that and it’s a good idea, thanks! Definitely looking to try new things with it. Have a book with a recipe to ferment it, so going to try that too. I made some chutney and a pear-ginger marmalade last year that we quite liked, so that’s on the list for next week. 😁

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  2. Have you thought about adding some chopped pears to your stir fries? Seems they’re fairly neutral, seem to hold their shape & could add some bulk. The mild sweetness could add some contrast to the spice of a stir fry.

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  3. Yes, very possible. I remember about a decade ago when I was looking into GMOs there were Monsanto agents talking about the need for seeds resistant to aluminum and I thought, why? Where is all the aluminum suddenly going to come from? And, how severely has Alzheimer’s increased in the last decade, which is also said can be caused by aluminum exposure and everyone’s looking to their deodorants and soda cans, and not up at the aerosols being injected into the atmosphere.

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  4. I hope I’m not out of line when I say “blame it on the rain?” (haha)
    Chemicals are used to make the ‘con/chem’trails – who can say with 100% certainty that the chemicals are not affecting your plants growth? Slowly modifying the nutritional value (just one thing)

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