Contrary to popular belief, I haven't fallen off the edge of the earth. I have just been busy.
Ten lbs. of onions have been dried. My son stopped at a small Farmer's Market on the other side of town and brought me a few carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes. I sliced the cukes, sprinkled them with coarse salt and dehydrated them. I had done this once before and liked the flavor of them as a snack.
I still have the carrots and plan to shred them to use in making a few loaves of carrot bread. Haven't decided to use the recipe that calls for raisins or the one that has crushed pineapple. I am leaning toward the one with pineapple.
The tomatoes were a delight. It has been a long time since I had home grown tomatoes. They reminded me of a time as a young girl when Dad and I would grab a salt shaker from the kitchen and head for the tomato patch in the garden to eat our fill of fresh tomatoes. One of the simple pleasures in life is a tomato sandwich for lunch.
My groceries will be delivered tomorrow. So far I have received everything I have ordered, but not always the brand ordered. The choices are becoming limited as far as brands go. I am having to cut back on the size of my orders due to skyrocketing prices. Frozen chicken breast has gone from a little over $3 per pound to over $5 per pound. My delivery guy tells me about a few bare shelves that once held items I don't buy. I am grateful to have shelves full of home canned meat that was put up well before inflation hit us so hard.
I believe those who have ignored what is happening around us are going to have a much tougher time as the food shortages increase and prices continue to climb. Especially those like me who can no longer plant a garden or raise meat animals. If they are just now realizing what we have known all along, they are nearly out of time and it will be way more expensive to buy the food they need.
I am off to work on finishing a quilt for my new Great Grand. I want to get as much done on that as possible before my groceries arrive. The order includes a boneless ham to dice and can in half pint jars for adding to dishes like scalloped potatoes or to use as sandwich meat, and potatoes and celery to dehydrate.
It would be so easy to say "I told you so" to those who haven't prepared, but as tempting as that might be, I think they could use prayer more than ridicule. Continue to prepare. Continue to pray. Keep on stacking.