Monday, June 13, 2016
"[The pioneers] were taught by their leaders to produce, as far as possible, all that they consumed, and to be frugal and not wasteful of their substance. This is still excellent counsel. Joseph Fielding Smith, "The Pioneer Spirit," Improvement Era, July 1970, 3.
"Acquire and store a reserve of food and supplies that will sustain life. ... As long as I can remember, we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year's supply of necessities. I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. With events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness." L. Tom Perry, "If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear," Ensign, Nov. 1995.
Start by getting in a month’s supply then two, then three months, work up to a year. When you have that in your grocery shopping will change. You can wait for sales, you can skip a month of groceries if you have an emergency come to you, but keep it steady at twelve months. It is easy to let it slide. You must try to stay on it and also you must absolutely rotate your storage.
I have seen some who write on their food the date they got it, that helps them rotate.
http://survivallife.com/emergency-food-storage-small-spaces/ I know this is a prepper site but they had great ideas for storing in small spaces.
http://teachinggoodthings.com/homemaking-skills/ this has great recipes and homemaking but there are some not found pages but glean what you can.
http://basichomemakingskills.blogspot.com/ some basic homemaking skills
http://www.livingonadime.com/learn-homemaking-skills/ this has great ideas on how to learn skills
These up above are teaching your kids.
http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2012/09/simple-menu-planning.html - menu planning
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=vacuum+sealing+using+canisters+youtube&view=detail&mid=7016261FEE7DB4F857037016261FEE7DB4F85703&FORM=VIRE - Vacuum sealing in any jar.
https://www.pinterest.com/gramiv/cooking-from-scratch-and-storable-foods/ - cooking from scratch
I see that they show funnel cakes, we did that on the Fourth of July. Make traditions and try out new recipes, give cooking from scratch a chance.
Keep working on your skills. I have my tatting organized.