Vermin At Work


This past summer, we converted an makeshift open woodshed into a nice little flower garden in the front-side yard. Almost everybody coming to our door walked past the covered pile of wood, but the cover was starting to give way…and the whole thing had morphed into a veritable eyesore. Among the flowers, my wife had […]

From Tragedy to Triumph

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This week, I heard about a big, strong, man in Ohio. We’ll call him Tom. Unlike many of the guys reading this post (myself included), Tom was imposing enough to be hired as a bouncer at an “adult beverage facility.” Tom had a job, but he did not have a Savior. He also had a […]


Bottom of Box

It had to happen…though, sadly, it doesn’t for so many self-published authors: the books sell out! The picture is of the last box from the 2nd printing. (And since yesterday’s photo, we mailed out two today). What began as a partial pallet of book boxes has (praise God) been reduced to the final few. There […]

My Afternoon With Joel Salatin

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR Last Sunday was a warm-breezy day in the Willamette Valley (Oregon). It was the last day of the annual prepper fair hosted by Mother Earth News. They were recently held in Puyallup, WA, but the last two have been in Albany, Oregon (about 1.5 hrs S of the capitol, and 2hrs […]

What is Live Food and Live Water?

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Paul Gautschi eats live food, fresh, and in season. He has cultivated a distaste (bordering disgust) for what he calls “dead food.” From Paul’s perspective, we’ll call dead food any edible item that has been: a) away from its life source (water, soil, branch, or stem) for too long; or b) subjected to synthetic chemicals, […]

Get the Amazon eBook this Friday

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To all GFGW friends: for 1 day (Friday April 29th) you can go to and upload the Kindle version for FREE. Don’t have a Kindle(?) neither do I, but you can get a free application to use your PC, tablet, or even smart phone as a Kindle reader. Why a free eBook? Because it makes Paul smile […]

Cabbage Patch Facts


How many chromosome pairs are in your cabbage?             Don’t know? How about your turnips?       Hmmm. Not easy questions, but they are answered in an intriguing article: Eat Your Brussels Sprouts! BTW, cabbage has 9 and turnips 10. Learn also about the origins of some plants and what they naturally hybridized into.  Did you know that […]

Getting Ready For Spring

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The daffodils are blooming in the Pacific NW and folks in western Oregon and Washington are getting anxious to plant…SOMETHING. Like a good painter, we can at least take consolation in the thought that Preparation comes before Application. BTW, we can plant onions, peas, and asparagus now and into March here. This is a good […]

Private Coupon Code

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WHAT HAPPENED TO FREE SHIPPING? Since the book’s website began, we offered free shipping to the continental US. The cost of the last shipment of books was even higher than the 1st run, so we are not automatically going there. Also, it was a bit unfair to the foreign buyers. So we have decided to generate […]