Well one of the next steps we have taken towards being more self sufficiient has been to acquire rabbits. We only have 2 of them, one of each, they are Silver fox? Anyway, we thought we would try to keep them alive over the winter, and if successful we will try to breed them in the spring. We hope to raise them for meat. But I have never purposely killed anything except a vegetable plant or an insect, so I am not sure if we will be able to harvest them. My DH says it is all up to me since I am
So, it has been way too long since I have posted anything. To be honest, I forgot all about the blog. Lets see, in the past year, I sent 2 kids away to college, my DH graduated college after going two classes at a time off and on for 20 years... Yea! Continuing to homeschool darling son.I lost my longtime friend/puppy Jillie, and recently found a new friend to join our lives and protect our home, Avery Calypso (black lab/border collie). I joined a prep group in the area and have met some local l
We love cranberries in all forms. This thanksgiving, we had both a turkey and a ham (I am allergic to turkey). So I made cranberry apricot sauce. It turned out fabulous. I canned up the extra and have 9 beautifully sealed bright red jars of the stuff. I figure that is one for a month for most of the year. Yipee!
I have also been making Pear sauce with a hint of apple. Every time I open ajar, A eats the whole thing. I can tell that next fall I will need to make alot more of this stuff. He co
Yesterday we went to the local LDS cannery. We had heard that you dont need to be LDS to purchase there....
I really hope that I won't now get inundated with missionaries because I am happy in my own religion. I do have to say though that there are some things that the Mormons do very well, preparing is one of them. After growing up in Utah and seeing how in times of need the church can mobilize their people and avert disasters, I am impressed. I just do not subscribe to the same religious
yesterday we stopped at a store for a few essentials. I just got back from a trip out of the country and my DH was living it up while we were gone, eating nothing but junk food. So we needed to get some real foods,,, when we left the store, I made one more stop at the local salvage store on the way home and happened to pick up a few tuna tins and a few spams. Anyway, at home, my DH said to me how we messsed up because the one thing we forgot to pick up was something for the storage. He was lectu
yesterday afternoon we had to find some more distilled water for DH's CPAP machine. The local food stores don't seem to carry it anymore and we had to finally go to a drugstore at the other end of our small town to find some. Yikes, maybe we need to learn how to distill our own water at home. How will we keep a CPAP running if TSHTF? Don't want to have to run a generator all night, and he really needs it to get a decent night sleep. We will have to work on that one...
Anyway, we were in the
Ok, so we took inventory, pathetically little, but at least it is together now. We have 15 gallons of water,a 20 # bag of rice, maybe 20 cans, mostly soup/broth ready to eat. I have a bucket of candles& lighter, and I have another bucket where I have started to gather vitamins and herbals we take, I also have 6 weeks of prescription meds for myself, about 30 antibiotics and grapefruit seed oil and oi of oregano. Now I have asked my DH to try to get ahead some on his prescriptions, but he is
Hi, I am Nini203a, a mom with too many allergies to an adorable kid with too many allergies.
Last week, we had a very late paycheck and so I broke into my emergency stash to see about rounding out our food. I discovered that almost everything we had stored, we have since found out we're allergiic to. Now I had other stuff stored, but have had a good friend who went thru a family crisis and I filled the trunk of her car with food 3 times in the last year. So anyway, discovered I needed to g