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"The little gardens and a few trees are very valuable. I remember when the sisters used to say, `well, but we could buy it at the store a lot cheaper than we could put it up.' But that isn't quite the answer, is it, Sister Spafford? Because there will become a time when there isn't a store." - President Spencer W. Kimball, General Conference April 1974.
This is why we are working on our skills and building our storage... not to waste our time, not for busy work, not to be old-fashioned this statement should make us think.
When a crisis is upon us is not the time to learn, it is time to put what we learned into action.
I love to get a fruit tree for mother’s day, it is my favorite. Down the road it gives us food. If you can plant trees I suggest fruit trees, berry bushes, rhubarb, etc.
http://storethisnotthat.com/why-i-have-food-storage/ - this is why
http://storethisnotthat.com/one-pot-spaghetti-skillet/ last week we talked about one pot meals, can you imagine this with homemade bread right from the oven?
I am sixty and I will tell you that you just get busier, life doesn’t really slow down so once you find these - storethisnotthat.com/365-day-penny-food-storage-challenge easy and frugal recipes, how wonderful it is.
I picked up oranges on sale this week. I thought I would tell you what I do. When ready to have one I wash it then I zest it onto a small plate. We eat the orange and the zest dries in a day or so then I put it in a jar and use in recipes calling for orange peel.
http://storethisnotthat.com/recipe/orange-you-glad-its-the-weekend-rolls/ just thought this a good use for the orange rind, orange rolls - yum!
Celery - you can wash the leaves and pull them off and dry on a plate, when dry put it in a jar.
http://www.foodstoragemoms.com/2016/03/best-things-can-store-buckets/ - this gives you a visual. I do lots of buckets, I get them from bakeries and wash them and dry overnight before I load them.
http://moneysavingmom.com/2014/04/52-different-ways-develop-contentment.html this has 52 ideas on how to save a $100 a year, you have to scroll down to see them and each is a link, so click on them for more info, this one is important - being content. I think you will be surprised to see how many you are already doing.
www.storethisnotthat.com/365-day-penny-food-storage-challenge - this is an excellent article to read
http://storethisnotthat.com/5-steps-gluten-free-food-storage if you have special health needs you had better make sure you have what it takes for the need. If you have issues and have not upgraded your storage, you need to get on it
http://storethisnotthat.com/gifts-in-a-jar-class/ - this has great ideas and great for anytime gifts.
www.storethisnotthat.com/recipe/homemade-pretzels - this would be a fun family night activity.
I once knew a lady who had many children she adopted. She taught each boy and girl alike how to make bread - a very useful skill. Could you teach your kids?
What skills do you have yet to learn?
Sewing a hem
Knitting a dishcloth
Sew a skirt
How to make laundry soap - http://www.beckysbacktobasics.com/aboutthehouse.php?File=1270089575&search.x=27&search.y=26
How to make a garden
How to cook spaghetti noodles in less water
How to make bread http://www.beckysbacktobasics.com/get_full_recipe.php?File=1283526870&search.x=54&search.y=32
To make cakes from scratch
How to make pasta from scratch
How to knit mittens
How to knit a hat
How to can
how to dehydrate food
How to cook from scratch
How to make a menu and stick to it
How to plan a budget
How to live off very little
Can you live a month without going to the store with what is in your storage?
Work on skills. Make a list of what you want to learn. There are so many things. Just make your first five on the list and under them plan how you will learn. Once those are done pick five more.
I am proud of you. Keep at it and tell me your successes and your failures, we can work out what went wrong.
firstname.lastname@example.org - email me and let me know how I can help!