Annual Reminder to Prepare Your Property for Fire Season

defensible spaceWell, unfortunately, it’s that time of year again, FIRE SEASON! I wish I didn’t have to remind people of the importance of fire safety but every year people either forget or they intentionally choose to make reckless decisions.

Just the other day, some transients who were traveling on the highway near our home started two small forest fires just because they didn’t take the time to make sure that their cooking fires were completely extinguished.

Last week we had a red flag weather warning for most of the week due to dry lightning storms. During that time over 25 small fires were started by lightning!
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A Cool Trick That Makes Splitting Firewood Easier

splitting firewoodWell, it’s that time of year again. I know it’s only spring but it’s time for our family to start thinking about getting ready for winter.

What I mean by that is that it’s time for us to start splitting firewood so that we’ll have enough ready for the upcoming winter.

Having been down this road before, I can assure you that waiting until November to think about putting up firewood is never a good idea.

If you’ve ever spent much time splitting firewood by hand, you know what a difficult chore it can be.
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Well, We Lost Our Best Friend

I’m very sad to report that we’ve lost one of the best friends we’ve ever had. Our English mastiff who you may have read about in my article called “The Upcoming Holidays Reminded Me of a Funny Story” recently lost her battle with bone cancer.

To be quite frank, it really wasn’t much of a battle. One day she was fine, the next day she had a lump on the inside of her leg, and four weeks later she was gone. What a terrible way to go. It must have been a very aggressive cancer to take her that fast. Needless to say, the loss of our beloved pet and friend has left a hole in our hearts.

This has been especially difficult on my husband Jeff as he had a very close bond with her. I’m sure many of you who live in the boonies and are trying to have a go at the homesteading lifestyle can relate to how important your animals are in your lives.
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The Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File is Amazing

amope pedi perfect electronic foot file infographicWhenever I find a product I really like that I think will be interesting to the readers of Booney Living, I try to post a review of it. Today I’ll be reviewing what I think is a really cool product which is the Amope Pedi Perfect electronic foot file.

For many years my husband has struggled to find a product that would effectively remove calluses from his feet. He always wears work boots when he’s out and about working on our little homestead and consequently, he usually develops quite thick calluses on the heels of his feet as well as some near the outer edge by his pinky toe.

His calluses were actually really thick. I would estimate that on his heels, they were nearly 1/4 inch thick. Not only were they thick, he was embarrassed to wear sandals without socks because he was self-conscious about how bad his feet looked. And, we all know that wearing sandals with socks just isn’t cool.
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