Recently I had the opportunity to share in a second interview with James Westley Rawles. This time around it was more of a fire side chat together than a formal interview. We’re almost finished the editing and won’t be long before you’ll be seeing it on both the web site and the DR Escapes YouTube channel.
The reason I’m bringing this to your attention is the following. When talking together the subject of water and sustainability of water came up. I said “James you might think I’m crazy for saying this but… as long as we have rain in our region all’s going to be fine” No sooner did I get out the last word when James promptly replied “I don’t think you’re crazy at all”.
As long as we have rain most of the water in our region will function normally. WHY? Because the greater percentage of our region’s water portion is gravity fed and I mean truly gravity fed. As long as we have rain the grass will grow and since all cattle here is free ranging and simply consumes the grass in the farm fields they’ll be fine. Yes folk’s cows were meant to eat grass NOT CORN! Most of you wouldn’t know this but cows can climb mountain ledges nearly as good as sheep can. But here’s the catch…only if you let them and by not keeping them in a small pen or cage.
Same goes for chickens, hens and turkeys. If we receive rain the insects will flourish so the natural diet for most fowl is continuous and not interrupted. Furthering this logic lets add into to the equation fruits and vegetables. The same rule applies and since the only crop that’s machine harvested is rice fuel does not become a game changing factor either. Still to this day most fruit is rotting in the trees and on the ground below it. Take that a step further the falling fruit becomes diet for the livestock so it’s all good when one takes the time to ponder a bit. But as the title of an old song by Glenn Yarbrough goes Baby The Rain Must Fall.
It’s been extremely dry in our entire region over the last two months. We’ve even noticed a drop in our water pressure out in the mountain areas which is extremely rare. For the folks living in town this would be considered a common occurrence and is one of several reasons we don’t recommend living right in town. Sure it’s OK for a quick rental while looking for a place in the hills or while building your home but only as a temporary stay.
As Liane and I have certainty about The Law of Attraction we’ve recently been thinking of rain. NOT THE LACK of rain but how wonderful rain is and how much good it does all of Gods creations. For most it’s a bit tricky or even not understood at all but if we thought about the lack of rain and how it will be detrimental the law of attraction would simply grant us more of the frequency of lacking rain not provide the actual rain.
Anyway not to get to spiritual here but over the last two days did we get rain!!! Posted in the article are a couple of photos of the little river at the base of our home. Yesterday it was dry and has been for a few weeks. The water pressure has returned and has to be regulated once again as it comes in around 60 psi. Just in case you’re not familiar most city pressure is around 45 PSI. Gravity creates incredible force with fluids and as they say may the force be with us.
I hope you can appreciate the photos of when I was in canal country just outside of Cabrera. Recently took my good friend Jose to see it along with the electrical plant using the current to power some of the smaller farm towns. He really enjoyed the new experience and it actually made him feel a bit more secure on how things might play out for our region in the not too distant future.
Watch for the multi part interview with famed author and survivalblog.com host James Westley Rawles. James is always a wealth of knowledge and someday I hope to meet him. I was even thinking about inviting him here for a few days as I’m confident he would love it out here in the country.
Last note I’m trying to set up an interview with in my opinion is another great source of knowledge. His initials are C.M. Any guesses? If it comes to fruition I know all our DR Escape’s readers and listeners will want to bookmark this site pronto!! Information is what’s displayed not hopelessness or what some refer to as fear porn.
I’m off for a few days out in another region and upon returning am back touring with several more open minded folks looking for possible options rather than staying stuck in the muck of constant doom and gloom. I’ll be posting as often as time permits.
I’ve linked the song “Baby The Rain Must Fall” below for our younger listeners who might not be familiar with it. It was Liane’s idea since she never heard of it before. It’s a great song from the sixties and how fitting it is that the last line of the chorus goes like this “Where Ever My Heart Leads Me Baby I must Go” and I can’t imagine better words to live by. Until next time this is Barry in DR.
Glenn Yarbrough: Baby The Rain Must Fall