It's been a few years since I have had a nice garden, so I am going to give it a go again this year. I have done things here and there the last few years. I started a small strawberry patch, added some fruit tree's (ok, about 10 of them), and added some herbs to my herb garden. about 2 years ago I added an Oregano plant, I didn't expect much from it, since I had no idea what to expect. That Oregano bush has become my pride and joy! It's strange that I feel so accomplished by one plant. I also started growing Sage, which took off nicely.
I don't have any "goals" as far as the garden goes yet. Ok, that is not exactly true,,,, i would like to grow enough for a small roadside stand in front of my house, but we will see how that goes. Lord knows, I planted enough corn yesterday to do that, and I am going to plant two more rows tomorrow.
Last year a friend of mine taught me how to butcher chickens and turkey's. It has been a few years since I have had any livestock, so besides gardening, I plan to get the chicken coop ready for next spring and, something new,,, my husband wants to get goats to raise for food. So, my goal for that this year is to build a pen to keep them in. I think I have some left over fencing I can use, and an old barn.
Ok, this is cause for some excitement! I am going to order my peach tree for my front yard and three raspberry stalks for my backyard!!!! How cool will it be to just go outside and pick a peach off the tree and eat it?? Or to just walk outside and pick 7-8 peaches and make up a batch of peach jam,, or peach syrup,,, the list is endless. Gosh I hope one peach tree does me!
I have no idea how many raspberries a few stalks will give you but the idea of getting a nice beautiful bowlful suits me just fine.
one more step to self reliance!
well, didn't get to much accomplished today. One of my kids stayed home from school so all I got done was the kids laundry,, actually, that is an accomplishment in itself. I only have three kids but man can they go through the clothes!
I did find hotdogs at Walmart for .88 each per package so I bought 10 of them to store in the freezer. A little bit here and there really adds up. I bought seal a meal bags too, wish I could find 'em cheaper
I think i'll just blow the whole night off and cross stitich some.
Tomorrow is baking day.
I live in the city and am a newbie survivalist. I live on a 35 by 107 lot. I have a garden, water bath and pressure can our food. I do alot of baking from scratch. We don't have any animals except for our dog. Due to city regulations we don't have enough property to have animals. We make due with what we have. Our goal eventually is to move to the country. One day that may happen. I'm married to a wonderfully supportive man and have three terrific children.
What do I consider a survivalist? Am I preparing for the *big one*? Not really. I am working toward being as self sufficient as possible. I am prepping for any disaster. Loosing power and being able to stay in our home, becoming unemployed, or whatever a disaster is deemed by my family.
The best thing about this blog is I can post my personal goals to help in my prepping. I am a goal oriented person and honestly have no other place I can write my goals so people will understand why I am doing this.
My goal for February is to pressure can enough soup and stews to last one year. And to purchase enough coffee to last a year.
Household goal is to get rid of my computer desk I don't use, replace with a table or counter that give me more room to work and to hide preps underneath it.