Why We Are Going To Be Making Piggy Babies

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Just wait until the Midwest flooding and livestock losses get factored into this as well.  You ain’t going to be eating bacon everyday for breakfast anymore.  Remember, China OWNS Smithfield foods.  They will ship the pork back to their country and leave us with the manure lagoons.  Futures up 60% YTD!!!

>>Demand from China is surging as African swine fever, a contagious diseasethat is nearly 100% fatal for domestic and wild pigs, has decimated that country’s hog herds.<<

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/hog-futures-rally-up-more-than-60-year-to-date-as-us-exports-to-china-surge-2019-04-11

“The global market won’t have enough pork to supply China,” Ma said Tuesday in an interview in Beijing. “The deficit won’t be filled even with poultry or other meats.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-11/hog-apocalypse-in-china-leaves-farmers-fortifying-pigsties

https://www.agriculture.com/news/livestock/what-happens-if-african-swine-fever-breaks-in-the-us

“Today, Smithfield sends more than a quarter of its pork abroad, especially to China, which received nearly 300,000 tons in 2016. Part of what made the company such an attractive target is that it’s about 50 percent cheaper to raise hogs in North Carolina than in China. This is due to less-expensive pig-feed prices and larger farms, but it’s also because of loose business and environmental regulations, especially in red states, which have made the U.S. an increasingly attractive place for foreign companies to offshore costly and harmful business practices.”

Why Is China Treating North Carolina Like the Developing World?

 

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Woohoo! Preppers Be Wakin’ Up!!

I have been filtering through the Prepper sites, Homesteader blogs and video channels that I follow.  I can’t stand that most are kind of religious whack jobs and too often Preppers just come across as tinfoil hat wearing consipiracy theorists.  A huge number are seriously narcissistic and think that they are somehow “bestowing” their greatness and over inflated sense of self on the readers and viewers.  It’s something pretty serious that has affected me, and is a big part of my summer retreat,  so I’ve become selective.

I ran across Canadian Prepper whilst vacuum sealing pasta today and my jaw dropped.  Someone woke Up!  It isn’t comprehensive, but damn, even an admission is better than listening to people deny human involvement or worse yet, thinking we are going into a new ice age because of the sun!

Hats off my friend you made my day!

 

 

At Least It’s Spring In The Seedling Room!

The Second bomb has come and gone.  Not as strong as the first one but we are snowbound and the highway is still closed.  The snow was heavy and it has frozen everything closed.  Zina is out trying to get the barn doors open so the critters can go outside after being holed up for a day and a half.  We are keeping an eye on road conditions to see if we can get Zina to work but if not she’ll work from home again.

It was an excuse to work in the seedling room though.  All the plants that need to be started ahead of time are in and the room is starting to look like a bit of a jungle.  The baby birds are almost ready to go out into the coop.  If we can just get dried out again that would be helpful..  I have a semi load of soil ordered for the gardens and new orchard but he would sink to his axles if it isn’t dried out.  It’s happened before and the ruts are still in the field to prove it.

Plant all the things!

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