Several people I know have made last minute shopping trips just in case the post election violence threatened by the left leaning crazies comes to pass. My last grocery order filled in most of the gaps in my food storage. My order for this week includes fresh fruit and vegetables and items that I would like to have but can live without should the delivery become impossible. I have also decided to wait on ordering a couple of items online, for the same reason. If the promised chaos happens, who knows what might happen to my order.
And isn't it sad that we are not only held hostage by a pandemic that isn't, but also by those who wish to rip apart a perfectly good nation. Never in my lifetime have I seen such complete insanity and such efforts to try to keep 'we the people' under the thumbs of those who think they know better than we do on how we need to live our lives. A pox on them all.
In the meantime, life goes on here in my little corner of the world. Having put off cleaning out my chest freezer for about as long as I could, that is happening now. I found several freezer bags full of homemade vegetable soup that I thawed and canned, giving me 7 quarts to add to the shelves. The closer I get to the bottom, the more I am finding stuff that has lived there far too long. Several bags of squash had to be tossed as well as a badly freezer burned pizza. Being only a couple of inches over 5 feet tall, reaching the bottom of the freezer is a challenge, but thankfully there is one long, tall son living next door who says he will drag out the rest of what is left in the bottom.
While waiting to see what our future holds, I have been having a bit of fun. A friend sent me some packets of micro greens seeds and I planted one of them in a shoebox size container of potting soil. Looks to be about a gazillion tiny plants growing and when they are big enough I will snip them off and use them in a salad.
I also dehydrated six bunches of celery last week, so I saved the root ends and set them in another shoebox size plastic container, adding about an inch and a half of water. I now have celery growing from all six roots, the largest stalks being about 4 inches tall. I think I will just leave them alone, adding water when needed, and see just how tall they will grow.
It obviously takes very little to amuse me. :)
I pray the promised riots do not happen, but I am not counting on it. Many are taking the threat seriously. It is reported that Texas has the National Guard on standby in the largest cities. I have seen reports of other states doing the same. All across the country store owners are busy boarding up their windows. Some governors and mayors have recommended that stores stay closed on election day. If that many folks are taking the threat seriously, we will do the same.
Thankfully, we are stocked well enough to hunker down for a long time, if necessary. I pray that things stay calm and peaceful, but judging by what this year has already given us, I am not counting on it.
Stay as safe as possible, my friends. Most of us have been prepping for whatever crisis happens. It is my personal belief that we are on the threshold right now. I really hope I am wrong.