May 15, 2035 We have spent the last four days putting garden seed in the ground. The garden was all ready by the frost date and we have been planting up a storm. It's quite a thing to see 200 people go to a piece of ground and start sowing a garden. It's like a huge army just moving along planting and covering. But the garden is acres upon acres and we will use everything that grows. But it is all planted now and we will settle in to our routines of weeding and killing bugs for a while. Then we start to eat! Lettuce and radishes and salad greens will be first and we will gorge on fresh vegetables. We store a lot of vegetables over the Winter but they are nothing like the fresh new stuff that is coming soon. My father has gotten a message that there might be a shooting war coming up with the Eastern Confederacy. The Eastern Confederacy is close to the old ways of government. They have lot of people who don't do much and they have crime and drugs and a lot of old fashioned socialism. There are always a small segment breaking off and joining with new confederacies that have the Kingdom idea and plenty to eat. The Eastern government keeps trying to force the break away Kinglets back into the fold but they never can get the job done. We always kick their ass and send them back to Washington, D.C. We use the people from the probable point of invasion as our scouts and they give the warning. Father always thought that was a good idea because the people who live there know the land the best. If they come again we will defeat them again.
Now that planting is done we will have weddings all over the place. I have a wife and my father has three so I don't think we will be involved this year. The neighboring Kinglets are on about the same schedule as we are and we will be attending their weddings and they will attend ours. Lot of fun and parties and merriment. The houses for the newly weds are almost built and they will have a place to stay when the ceremonies are over. Can't be having newlyweds with no home to move in to. Just would not be right. Half of the clan is at home tending to the gardens and the other half will be making merry. Come harvest time everybody reverses their roles of the Spring and the people who stayed behind for the watching and weeding of the crops will get to take off and hunt or what ever they wish to do, with no condemnation to anyone. A lot of women will sew and get thing ready to trade at the next TRADING FAIR. It will be at the end of October or the first part of November. Our Kinglet has it's own fair and we will all be there and get to participate.
May 25, 2035 We have had crops already coming up in the garden and a few wedding announcements. But things are not alright with my father. He is starting to get disturbed about the growling in the air about the Eastern Confederacy wanting to start a conflict. It is all over a conflict with a breakaway section of North Carolina. These people in eastern North Carolina do not want a thing to do with the Eastern Confederacy and the whole country knows it. My father has a bone to pick with the leadership of the E.C. over why they would even object to the region of North Carolina leaving the E.C. The land itself is not very valuable and the people are mountain bred and not given to too much government to begin with. My father seems to feel that the E.C. would be better off, and save some lives, if they just forgot about it. But the word is coming around that the insult will not be forgiven and that there will be war. My father wants to send the E.C. a message that for every death the Central Confederacy suffers, there will be a price of 10 lives taken from the E.C. Father has that proposal submitted to the different leaders of the Kinglets for their input. He would not take it on himself to make such a boast unless the other leaders felt it was proper. We shall see! And stay alive.