Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday Message

(Click here to see how to make these Angry Bird cuties)

Provident Living Class: Sept. 10th at 9:30 a.m. at the Shooks. We will be sharing how we have worked on our three month binders and what progress we have made on storage and plan upcoming classes

Gordon B. Hinckley, Oct. 1998
“Time has come to get our houses in order.”

“There is a portent of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed.”

“I urge you, brethren, to look to the condition of your finances. I urge you to be modest in your expenditures; discipline yourselves in your purchases to avoid debt to the extent possible. Pay off debt as quickly as you can, and free yourselves from bondage.”

Gordon B. Hinckley, Oct. 2005
“The best storehouse is the family storeroom.”

“Our people for three-quarters of a century have been counseled and encouraged to make such preparation as will assure survival should a calamity come.”

“We can set aside some water, basic food, medicine, and clothing to keep us warm. We ought to have a little money laid aside in case of a rainy day.”

“We can so live that we can call upon the Lord for His protection and guidance. . . . We cannot expect His help if we are unwilling to keep His commandments.” - This is good enough to repeat over and over. - good to learn how to knead bread - We have had this in our class before but I cannot tell you enough that it is nice to have this on hand. I have tried quite a few and think it is wonderful. Also, it really does take as long to make a soup as opening a can of soup and heating it. Worth having in your binders. a good pic and a reminder. Is your larder loaded? If not, now is the time to be working on it. - this has helpful dehydrating things

I have two running now one with tomatoes and one with apples. The tomatoes are the end of the season of them in my garden. I will use them in soups and dips and breads and such and the apples are from our tree that have dropped. I pick up the dropped ones every day and then either use or dry them to be used in granola, oatmeal, snacks, apple crisp... yep apple crisp, it is fantastic really lots of uses.  - this is a great demonstration. I have shared before as well on using a vacuum sealer. I also use a large canister to vacuum seal things in jelly jars and pasta jars and other jars that one might get. So save your jars and their lids. So far baby food jars are the only ones I cannot do but they have lots of organizational use in sewing room or garage if you want the information, message me and I'll walk you through that method or you can come see a demo on it. this is a great idea for storing in small spaces.
What are you missing in your storage? The above link will give you ideas and my hint to calculate toilet paper usage is to write the date you put the roll in the bathroom and then note the date it is used this in all bathrooms then calculate how much you would need and then I like to add half as much again for flu and cold season. - this is a list often used I would say to store what you eat and not what you do not like. For example, I hate salmon and so if I decide oh look salmon is on sale and get some just because it was food in a can... I can tell you I will never ever eat it ever.

Once you have done your canning and have leftover jars here is a good thing to use them on...

I keep lots of spices and dry things in jars, I call them my using jars. What to do with those metal cans when we use up what is inside? Here's a few ideas... - This is what I did last year with leftover cans. It's not too early to think of gifts for Christmas time. - scroll past the little guy who has gotten into something for recipes we have covered a lot of these in class but different recipes give you variety and it is good to see the savings. - some ideas here for your 72 hr kits.

I have heard of many families in our ward working on putting up stores. I am so happy to be part of a ward family that follows the Prophet, it makes me feel so good.

While you are working on your storage don't neglect your skill building.... Can you make clothes?

Can you knit a scarf?

Can you make socks?

Can you make a crochet toy?

There are other skills to build this just gets you to thinking!

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