I have been farming... no excuses for not blogging for a bit but things that matter day to day have been taking priority. Having said that now is a good time to take a quick look around and take stock...
1) Farming? Check ! Most of my day to day farm chores are done and we look forward to a fall harvest.
2) Self Reliant? Check! Well we didn't start out to be quite so focused on that but given the state of things we have taken the steps we needed to.
3) Watchmen? Check! If you aren't reading www.woodpilereport.com weekly or www.zerohedge.com or www.shtfplan.com you should be. When they stop publishing trouble is here.
4) And all the fuss about gold? Check! Which brings me to this post.
Did you know that all the gold out there (according to some) measures 68 feet square? That is 45,278,208 square inches (approx) and a square inch weighs about .7 lbs of gold.... About 11 ounces..?
So.. if you do the math... there can only be 45 M people who have that "one inch" (11 oz of gold). Certainly not enough to go around when you look at all the gold importing going on by China et al...
I weighed up my junk gold jewelery the other day to see how close to 1 oz I got. For 14K gold you need 1.8 oz of jewelery to equal 1 oz of melted gold. I had more than I thought and I imagine many people do when they dig it all out... What is my point...? Well you can buy a small gold coin every month (and if you spend over $1500 in the US it isn't tracked or taxed) and soon you will have your "one inch" of gold... And.. there are many who say silver is cheaper and maybe a better physical? just sayin...:-)
Be well, and DO tuck something away. And if you aren't farming... get something growing!