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No Private Vehicles by 2030!




Colonel’s Blog, Earthdate 7 September 2023…

Hey Y’all!


Good evening and happy Friday eve from Air2Ground Farms! The weather has been awesome, low 80s and sunny. As long as we get some rain every few days, this weather can stay as long as it wants! The animals are great on the farm today. The new piglets settled in to the routine nicely and no longer scatter when we drive up in the side-by-side. They have figured out that noise equals food and are eager to see us arrive. The hogs are quite large and although I was concerned a few weeks ago that they might not be big enough by their processing date, I no longer have any concerns. They are looking amazing! The beef chicks are doing well on pasture and are now used to their daily slow march to fresh grass. It is so interesting to watch them when they move. One group is very interested in the new grass and searching for insects while the other group concentrates on eating their feed. We joke that the vegetarians are probably the ones that weigh less when we process them. The lambs seem to be doing well after their intervention yesterday. We went to Springfield late this morning to check out their Farmers Market to figure out if/when we would like to start going. If you remember, I mentioned that we wanted to start going over there since their market runs year-round and during the season is 3 days per week. We immediately received questions about whether or not we would continue the Ava market, which we answered that we most surely will continue the Ava market. Well, after checking it out, walking around, chatting with the market manager, and generally just being there…it didn’t feel right to either of us. So we decided that we’re not going to pursue that avenue at this time. Maybe sometime in the future, but not now. There are other Springfield markets that we may check out next season. Episode 6 of the Dust’er Mud podcast went live this morning on YouTube and on all of the podcasting sites. If you haven’t already, check it out and let us know what you think!



I’ve done some research and quite a bit of thinking about the topics I introduced yesterday. I decided to focus on the C40 and their initiatives. The C40 was established in 2005 with 40 cities and quickly grew to 96 of the globe’s largest and most influential cities. Their vision is to “avoid climate breakdown across the world…by evolving consumer demands.” If you are interested I think I imbedded the file (I tried at least) containing a134 page document immediately below this paragraph. Check out page 78 Table 3 where they describe their 2030 Ambitious Target of 0kg meat and 0kg dairy consumption. Or maybe page 83 Table 4 where their Ambitious Target is 3 new articles of clothing per person per year. Page 87 Table 5 is the Ambitious Target of 0 private vehicles. The one glimmer of hope I see in their own words: “Cities cannot deliver ambitious climate policies without broad support from individuals, civil society and businesses.” I was working at the Pentagon in Washington DC when the pandemic madness ensued. I saw the immediate loss of individual freedom associated with what was deemed a public health emergency. I didn’t have the luxury of working from home for a year and a half so I had to commute daily into the District. I had to carry my Military ID and travel documents to prove that I was an essential worker and could be outside my house. Had I not experienced that, I would emphatically say there is no way that city governments can force their citizens to do something they don’t want to do. But in Maryland, there were folks who called the police on their neighbors because they had too many people in their back yard…and they were arrested and put into jail. It’s a stretch to think that anyone would consider these climate-focused initiatives a health emergency so I don’t think those draconian strategies will fly in this case. That said, what kind of emergency will they concoct next that will allow them to force these initiatives? The best thing, and the thing that keeps echoing inside my brain, is GET OUT OF THE CITIES!! Especially these cities! Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go directly somewhere, anywhere else.


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Local Farm Report for 6 September 2023

Harvest:

23 Chicken eggs

10 Duck eggs

4 1/2 Gallons of milk


Cheers!

Psycho & Shelley

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Auntie Fiat
Auntie Fiat
Sep 08, 2023

When you wrote


"That said, what kind of emergency will they concoct next that will allow them to force these initiatives? The best thing, and the thing that keeps echoing inside my brain, is GET OUT OF THE CITIES!!"....I was reminded of the words of Yeshua when His disciples asked about "the end"...


Luke, writing like a Gentile (ie not with Jewish apocalyptic language) records this Olivet Discourse in Luke 21:20-33 not only what the signs of the end were (starting with armies surrounding Jerusalem), but that they should flee the city, and those in the countryside should not enter it.


He ends the discourse by telling His listeners that "Truly I tell you, this generation (genea, which always means…


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