has been fun going through my genealogy research and sorting it into
some sort of filing system that might make sense to those who will
inherit it all. The next couple of days I am going through lots of
old family photos and working on getting them into scrapbooks with
notes so my kids and grands will know which ancestors are which.
heat wave seems to have a chance of weakening toward the end of the
week, so my plans for my grocery order have changed. I had thought
to order dry staples and I am, but as I watch my country slide into
something unrecognizable at an ever increasing pace, I feel as though
it is time – heat wave or not – to get busy preserving more food.
turkey breast is on sale this week at 99 cents per pound. There is a
limit of 2. I will roast both of them and freeze the meat in meal
half hams are on sale so I am ordering four. Two will go in the
freezer. One will go in the fridge for meals and sandwiches. And
one will be diced and canned along with diced veggies – cabbage,
onions, celery, potatoes and carrots – for a base to use as soup,
stew or in casseroles.
bags of frozen boneless, skinless chicken breast will go in the
freezer until I decide how to use them. By the way – I usually buy
the store brand chicken breast because I don't care if they are
uniform in size or look pretty. I generally cut them up to fill jars
and can them. But recently although the price has remained the same,
the 3 lb. bags now contain 2.5 lbs. I have found this practice to be
true in many of the products I buy.
know this order will be spendy, but who knows how long meat will be
available at a price that doesn't require a bank loan.
may try to put a spin on inflation, but those of us who actually buy
our own goods and services know prices are heading skyward. Call it
that nagging little voice in my head or gut instinct or whatever, I
believe now is the time to do as much as possible to insure my family
will taken care of.
would rather be called one of those crazy preppers and be able to
feed my family than to be one who lives in the land of unicorns and
fairy dust where nothing bad will ever happen to them.
a long, hard look around. We are already there. And unless
something drastic happens, I believe we will continue sliding down
this slippery slope.
will not last forever. We will get through whatever those who wish
to control us have planned. But only if we plan ahead. And do the
work. And don't give up.
on preparing. Keep on praying. And always remember we are not
alone. We may have to go through some hard times, but in the end, God is still in control.