I am taking a couple of weeks off from blogging to concentrate on food preservation. There is pork from a good grocery sale to thaw and can. There are hashbrowns and tomatoes to dehydrate. There is close to 100 lbs. of flour to repackage and store. And that is just for starters.
I have a quarter beef coming this fall from a local farmer, so the freezer needs to be cleaned out and anything that can be canned or dehydrated needs to be taken care of. And my sons are planning another Sam's Club run. And I have another grocery delivery in a week and a half.
If you think for one little bitty minute that things are going to go back to what we considered normal, think again. We are told we have to 'social distance' and wear masks, but the riots continue unabated. No social distancing there.
I read in the local news that shootings are a nightly occurrence in Minneapolis. There was a time not all that long ago that as far as large cities go, Minneapolis was one of the more decent ones. Now that the 'defund the police' movement has reared its ugly head and law enforcement is no longer allowed to do the job we pay them to do, anything goes and the criminals are deliriously happy with that. Citizens - not so much.
Between the riots and mayhem that Democratic leaders are allowing to happen and the fear being perpetuated by the left over a virus with a 99% recovery rate, the normal world we grew up in is fading fast.
If you think the Dems will not use every dirty trick in the book and will make up a few more in order to gain power over us, you are delusional.
Time is short. If we are not now doing all we can to take care of our families, then shame on us. That is why I am taking time to can and dehydrate and stock up on other supplies necessary to see my family through what is ahead. I will be back when I am caught up on what needs doing.
Churches have been closed but so far as I know, there is not a ban on prayer - yet. Pray and prepare like never before.