For the last several years I have been trying to get folks to understand the importance of preparing. But I am done.
Anyone who stops by here regularly is aware that I have the need for visits from home health care nurses to help me deal with a medical issue. This past week a new to me nurse came by. Nice girl. Does a good job.
I had one of my dehydrators going on my kitchen table today. She asked about it and I explained that I was dehydrating eggs. She wanted to know why on earth I would dehydrate eggs so I briefly told her about the problems with 'bird flu' causing huge flocks of chickens to be killed and about the price of eggs going up. We also touched on the issue of upcoming food shortages and inflation.
Her response? "Oh, I don't think we have to worry about any of that happening here."
I am so done. If these people are determined to live in the land of unicorns and fairy dust, they are welcome to it. But I can not.
Over the weekend and today, my dehydrators have been running, drying eggs, onions, spinach and hash browns. I have finally been able to lay my hands on pint canning jars, so in the next day or two, I will start canning whatever I am able to can from my freezer before the predicted electricity blackouts begin.
Those who believe nothing bad will ever happen are not paying attention. And if you can not see that the plan for controlling all of us is being played out every single day, then you are not paying attention either.
I feel sorry for those who are going to be in a world of hurt because they did not prepare. But I do not feel sorry enough to take food from the mouths of the 16 people in my immediate family and give it to someone else who couldn't be bothered to plan ahead.
I pray that our food storage will never be needed. But that is God's decision and not mine. So I will continue to put food and supplies back, just in case.
Pray. Prepare. And pray some more.