Country Living Series

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tangible investments

Here's my latest WorldNetDaily column called Tangible Investments. I was gratified to see it was placed on the top of the Commentary page:

I strongly suspect it has something to due with the awwwww factor of our newest heifer, Polly.

How can anyone resist such a face?


  1. Great article, as usual, Patrice. We just purchased 10 fruit and nut trees to plant in the yard. We'd been putting it off and putting it off because of uncertainty over whether we would remain in this area, but here we are after almost 6 years and we could have had a mini-orchard by now!

    We're unable to have livestock (although we're thinking of sneaking in a few chickens), so we've been doing some research on local CSAs. It would be nice to get in on some area beef and pork instead of having to rely on the grocery store.

  2. Mark Twain said, allegedly, buy land, their not making it any more. Well I don't have a lot of land but I'm doing the best that I can. I have a large garden in the back that we've been working on for some time. I dont have the room for a jersey, but quail grow in small groups in a nice cage. I got rid of the anemic growing 401k last year and bought silver. My wife thought I was crazy until a few months ago. When she started reading some of my favorite blogs and sites. We closed her 401k too. One whole room in the house is now a pantry. We are getting ready as quickly as we can with what we have.


  3. That was a great column on WND Patrice, you always write so well. I don't know how you do it with all the work you do there at your place. Your column is what I read first on Saturdays, and your blog is the first thing I read most mornings while I finish a cup of coffee. Thanks for writing-- I've learned a lot from you. Sandy

  4. Patrice, I surely do enjoy your writing, especially when you entwine humor with good old common sense. Another great essay.

    There are 2 segments of real estate that are doing well right now - apartment buildings and farm land. Does this trend remind anybody of Russia or China? Countries where the vast majority of people cannot afford a single family home so they live in an apartment complex with a hundred other unhappy families. Or, if they're lucky, they inherit a piece of farm ground and raise enough to take care of their own family's needs and have a little left over to sell. That's where we're headed, and it's not going to be a pretty trip.

    I don't even trust precious metals. They can be manipulated like any other investment. The guys like George Soros or the nations like China could dump their gold into the market and immediately crash the price. Then you're back to square one, if you had your money in PMs.

    You're making the right choices, Patrice, you just need to practice your marksmanship more often so you can keep what you've worked so hard to attain. Although, it's impossible to keep the JBT off your property when he has the relocation papers in hand. That's coming too, I fear.

    May God have mercy on us all.

    Anonymous Patriot

  5. Yup, your article's a winner, and I know that lots and lots of people who read wnd but who haven't taken action on this will now do so. Because of you! That's cool. And creamy! Moo.

  6. Self-sufficiency Tangibles!

    Such priceless Sage wisdom in your shared lessons with your viewers Patrice and Don. Time is of the essence now. For even the purchase of those tangibles are multiplying in costs and some are becoming much harder in availability to procure, as we ponder and do not take immediate, responsible action for our own security to protect ourselves and family from the on coming hyperinflation.
    Consider next, obtaining duplication of those tangibles, as investments. The value of those tangibles will be used for barter or exchange for items you will have need for in the future.
    Remember when The Doctor was paid for her services with a chicken or a wheel of cheese?
    History is a great reminder of what we need to consider, if we chose to remember.

    Unfortunately, most are still in denial.


  7. Awwwww.... Such a sweet picture!

    Becky (Not the troll one...) :o)

  8. I can't resist that face. She is a beauty. May she be a profitable addition to your family. God knows that difficult times are just over the horizon.

  9. Save the Canning JarsMarch 28, 2011 at 12:05 PM


    In my opinion, this is the best article you have ever written! It is a NOW WORD for anyone who may still be asleep. I've emailed this article to many, many people. We all need a reminder of what is coming.

    May God's blessing continue to rest upon you and your household!

  10. We're doing the same thing, albeit on a smaller scale. We pulled what we had out of savings (not that it was all that much, mind), and I've been buying in bulk when I can, and double of some smaller items. The other day I bought a whopping bag of oats, Desitin for my baby, and Ben-Gay for us older folks!


    p.s. Gas prices are up again. The cheapest you can get it around here is $4.03/gallon. Ugh.

  11. I think it wise to invest in food or a garden or orchard. When the Dollar crashes, there could be serious problems for a while.

    Have some food stored at home so that you don't have to get out in the mayhem, should it occur.

    Buy some fruit trees and bushes for your yard. It is free food. Lowes, Home Depot and Kmart all sell them in the garden centers. Prepare yourself with food and water.