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  1. We keep our batteries in the frig. MIL taught us that.. seems to work… for years.
  2. That will teach me to use generic lids. They were canned a year ago when lids were scarce.
  3. Can I eat these beets??!! Opened the lid….
  4. Oh, that topic, the news, in TX, is pushing requiring ALL employees be vaxed. Period. NM & MIL’s city in TX, is masks required, vax or no vax. They are still blaming the “increase” in cases, on the un-vaxed, “killing people”. However, I am seeing more & more stories of vaxed people, getting it from the shot and family members getting sick. The question I still have is, “ If, there is no cure for a virus, then, why is this vaccine, being forcefully administered?” Covid IS a flu virus.
  5. Congratulations on your hives. The person I knew, that kept bees, had to quit, because a couple of their kids, were allergic to the bees.
  6. Sorry, MM, I don’t watch YT. Very, very rarely. I do appreciate it when a video is posted with the text. It seems quicker to read the text, than, sit for the time it takes, for the ads to play and watch the video. That title sounds interesting though. DH surfs almost all.the.time he is up, 2-3 pm to 5-6 am. I get up, 3-5 am and crash by 8 pm. I have so much to do, finding time to sit & read the net, cuts into getting stuff done around here. I do my daily Bible reading, check here, then, it’s off to take care of the house and yard. If I take a break, check here, check the news quickly… making sure we aren’t being bombed or invaded, and back to work. MIL complained her “family” sized boxes of Cheerios, is now smaller and the same price. I’ve noticed the same thing with the a plethora of products. People are being paid to stay home, the PTB are paying their rent, utilities etc., so, why should they go back to work? They make much more than minimum wage watching TV or whatever they are doing. Especially, with the “child care” payments they are getting for each kid they have. No workers to produce our supplies… higher prices, less products… there you have it…. or don’t, have anything we used to get, because no one wants to work to produce what we used to have. Oh, wait…they will buy it from China….
  7. Home safe, praise God, the 18 wheeler didn’t run me too far off the road…I was in dirt, but recovered, the car behind me, had to slam his breaks, I punched it, because I was already up to his cab! He never looked…
  8. Annarchy

    2021 carrots

    Awesome!!! Sadly, one carrot grew, greens died in the heat, but I noticed it is growing new greens just before I left home.
  9. TX has been an interesting adventure. Thursday morning, sprayed the wasps, over 10 nests, her neighbor sprayed them on Monday and removed the nests. Took MIL for her 2nd covid shot. Cooked shrimp scampi for dinner. Went to Sam’s Friday morning. They said my Business membership no longer allows early morning shopping. Now, you have to buy their premium card for 7-10am. shopping, at over $100. Price hike. Got a pack of baby back ribs for dinner, with a microwave cup of mashed potatoes, mom sized. She enjoyed it, said she felt terrible, her arm hurt so much she couldn’t move it and didn’t want to get off the couch. She slept most of the day there. Packed the leftover ribs, 2 per bag & froze them for her. This morning, pulled the spiny pig weeds that were over 4’ tall, filled her roll off dumpster, packed to the top. Noticed more wasp nests, where I had sprayed & removed the nests on Thursday. One was already the size of a grapefruit! Mom called Orkin, they will be here Monday, guaranteeing their work for 2 months, money back guarantee, if the wasps come back, they will come back for free. She’s happy. Over-sprayed myself, trying to avoid the swarm. I’ve been bug bombed, even though I showered good right after. Even called Poison Control, per the instructions on the can..…. or not….. Headed home in the morning….
  10. I wasn’t planning on adding anything else. All my recipes, add the spices, etc. while cooking. Mainly because I cook such a variety of cuisines. Don’t need Italian spices in my Mexican or oriental foods, type things. Comparing the prices per quantity at Sam’s, seeing a gallon of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes for $5. was enlightening. If, I could re-can it into my glass jars, in the amounts I use, that would save me a tremendous amount of money. Next time….
  11. Acidity… probably. Checking the edu. canning instructions, I didn’t see anything about not using mfg. products. It recommends 1 tbs. per pint of lemon juice. Wouldn’t the mfg. already have the proper acidity? Thank you Lady. I thought I remembered someone (you) saying you got the big cans & re-canned them. When I went to Sam’s the big cans cost, just over, the price we are paying at home for 1/4 the quantity.
  12. Re-Canning Bulk Tomato Canned Products Can I re-can, in smaller jars, bulk, gallon sized cans of tomato sauce & diced tomatoes safely? If so, ….how? PC and/or WB times & pressure.
  13. Yikes! Meat prices….!!! Thankfully, hamburger, 90%, $3.28/lb. $3.00/lb. less than at home. Budget stretching is back in style, in my home.
  14. We are below the lowest bracket, income wise. AZ prices weren’t too bad, until recently. Living frugal has become a life style for us. My income went from excellent hourly wages, in the mid ‘90’s to a whopping $600/mo. Talk about forced frugality. I started gardening and constantly researching ways to make ends meet. How to preserve anything and everything. (BTW… that video on dehydrated water, was a pleasant laugh. Now, it’s stuck in my head. ) Practice makes perfect, as the saying goes. Now, everything I do, is with the future in mind. How long will it last? How far can I make it stretch? What can I add, for diversity? Mt_Rider’s “What if..” scenarios pop into my thoughts, occasionally. Art & craft supplies, paper books, games, tools - gardening, repair, kitchen necessities, etc… I add to them as I can, a little bit at a time. Recently, the cost of meat at home, is the reason I get it here in TX, when I take care of MIL. I’m going today, again. God willing, I will find what we need, at a reasonable price.
  15. I’ve been preparing to go to TX today. So much to do… you know. Our roof leaked, roofers said the AC people didn’t tuck the skirting under the shingles, or secure it to the roof, they just put tar over the base, so, roofer, nailed it down and put more tar over it. DH was up there and said you could feel cold air coming out. Sigh, sometimes I really wonder about people today. We will have to watch it. oh, the storm that hit us, Monday night, tore the whole metal sheeting off our PO. The sheets were mangled and strewn about for blocks. DH said 80mph winds. I saw damage on several places, to & from the PO.
  16. David, We get bottled water delivered, here. Our market has an RO system, people seem to like. Berkley makes some, but I have no ides if they make them large enough for a home. Maybe someone else would know.
  17. We prep, we talk in code, and… we pray… to our God, that created the heavens & the earth and all that is in them. If “they” want to label me as a terrorist, so.be.it. I will NOT! deny my God. I believe God will take care of His people. So, don’t be surprised if I get put in jail for what I believe….
  18. DH & I are re-filling all our supplies. As much as we can. With prices skyrocketing and supply chains weak to nothing, it’s getting frightening. If “they” would quit paying people to stay home, our country could get back to work. (Sorry, a bit bitter, we didn’t get anything. I see the notifications on my bank website, saying funds are being distributed weekly… ) We are down to no supplies in our business, for sale, “Sold Out” of everything, including much of our own personal supplies. Plus, we are a year and an half on back order lists. I seriously doubt we will ever see our pre-ordered shipments come in. We are considering closing our business. The past year, I have organized all our personal supplies, logged & cataloged, preparing for what ever might happen. Our greatest investment, was the “broken” GSD, DH got me. Don’t knock on our door, walk by the yard, park near our house, or even come near me, he will go off, viciously, with little restraint. I’m working hard with him, to obey my commands to “stop” if it’s not a threat. He’s gotten much better, than when he first got here. I am very glad he is the way he is, especially with everything that’s happening around us.
  19. Our house is under 1000 sf. Yes....!!! Most of our "stuff"...kitchen stuffed with stored foods and equipment to prepare food, delicately arranged, in order to get it all in there. lol Our only minimal room, is the living room, where people sit. Tidy, clean, touched with crocheted coasters, still stuffed in places no one can see. The lock down only increased our supplies, reducing our space. I rarely let anyone into any of our other rooms, then, I am self conscious that they might want to come her if SHTF. MIL is a minimalist, she has her trinkets and pretty things, neatly displayed. Everything else is only daily used items, put away. Main reason, she calls us "hoarders".
  20. ???? Please tell. DH doesn’t like my unbanned jars.
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