As my regular readers are aware, I pretty much keep most political things off the blog. Clearly I have a strong leaning towards the way a 1st world “rural Canadian” leans, I believe that we should be able to own our own homes, land. I show that rural in regards to believing in owning livestock and having the right to home kills and butcher on my own land for my and my families use. I do believe in the right to own rifles, be it for hunting, be it for Humane Livestock life ending or Livestock protection from Wildlife.
I also am personally a pretty firm women’s rights, right to Grow our own food, right to keep our own seeds, right to make your own personal choices as long as they are not hurting others. I have lived and travelled enough to understand that my culture is just that.. mine, not that the only or the best..
it’s just how I was raised combined with my life experiences that make me who I am at this moment, and its changed in so many small and sometimes bigger ways over the years!
Never stop learning and always try to understand and respect where other people are coming from if you can.. better even if you can learn new ways of thinking or seeing something..
So this is a touchy subject, I am really hoping to not lose any of my regular readers over this.. I mean if I can lose 5 over a head cheese post.. as a blogger we just need to not take it personal.. but for those who write comments and feel like friends and those that have been long-term readers.. Know that I know its a touchy subject.
So It shook me a bit.. when hubby came home to inform me that he would be taking a “course” in regards to what to do in the work place if there was a shooting event. Now I am not going to go into details on what he learned or how it was taught or anything like that. I am glad that he took the course because he felt that it was done well and he was given information that made him think about things in a different way.
That’s all well and good but It still bothered me.. I think it’s because in some ways we DO live in a very safe country, but I have still been watching the news where there has been over 20 people who have been shot in the closest city to me since the New Year came in..
I know that the area my hubby works in and the building he works in could be a target and so I am glad they are at least talking about it, and offering information etc.
It got me talking to a friend who is a female that is home alone a lot like myself (or now that mom is here.. two women home alone) and we both looked at each other and had a short moment where we owned up that.. we lock our house when we work in our barns, and that we never go anywhere on the farms without our farm dogs, where we went you got a broom, hockey stick, or ??? by the door, something just placed so in each room..
I have a very pretty walking stick that comes out with me a lot on the farm when I am alone.. but its thick and its hard and hubby and I practise with it.. I hope and pray I will never need it.. but I am still smart enough to greet the stranger in my lane with it in my hand..
It’s a strange world we live in.. In some ways so advanced, in some ways so much safer than it’s ever been and yet in others, not so much.. I hope my hubby never has to use what he learned, I hope I never need to defend myself on the farm. I wish the same for all of you.. may your day, home and life be filled with peace, love and more..
but…. just in case.. be willing to keep an open mind in regards to learning about what you can do to help keep yourself and your loved ones safe.