Some number of years ago when I retired, there were those who said I would be bored. They were wrong. These days sometimes don't seem to have enough hours in them to do everything I want to do. I suppose it might help if I was able to move faster than a herd of turtles. :)
I have been working on sorting out my dehydrated foods to see what I have enough of and what I need to do. And because storage space is at a premium, I am turning some of it into powders. There is a small mountain of bags of dehydrated food in the middle of my kitchen table that I will run through my coffee grinder tomorrow.
My youngest son knows I like to make a pot of ham and beans using ham bones, so he brought me the one from his Easter dinner that still had quite a bit of meat left on it. I cooked that along with the one I had left, added carrots, celery and onion to make 13 quarts of ham and beans. Normally I would can that, but until I can lay my hands on more lids and jars, the freezer was the best choice.
Meat prices are going up, so I have been buying more than usual lately. Nine pounds of chicken breast went into the freezer. I ordered a turkey on this last grocery order. The delivery guy who shops for my groceries knows that I can lots of meat so he always gets me the largest turkey he can find. This one was over 18 lbs. It wouldn't fit in the space left in the freezer. So today I slow roasted it all day and took the meat off the bones. In the morning I will cut it into bite size pieces and that way the meat will fit. No complaining here. I am thankful that over time I have been able to fill my smaller chest freezer to the top.
Anyone living in or near a city might do well to get ready for more unrest. The protesters are daily marching at the courthouse in Minneapolis where the Floyd trial is in session. There have been well publicized threats and promises of violence should the verdict not be what they want.
And yesterday there was an officer involved shooting in a suburb just north of the City. I will not comment on the right or wrong of it because I don't know for sure what happened. But it was enough to bring out those who first tried to take over the local police station and when that failed, moved on to a local shopping center, breaking windows and looting businesses. The last report I heard was that the governor has called in law enforcement from all over our state as well as the National Guard. This will not end well.
Seems like every day the crazy gets worse. If we are not ready to feed and protect our families, now might be the time to take care of that.
Pray and prepare, my friends. Pray and prepare.