Monday, March 13, 2017
"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 believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. With the events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness. . . . Create a plan if you don't already have one, or update your present plan . . . We are not in a situation that requires panic buying, but we do need to be careful in purchasing and rotating the storage that we're putting away." (L. Tom Perry, in Conference Report, Oct. 1995, 47; or Ensign, Nov. 1995, 36).
It is ever easy to put things off as long as can be done but this way of doing things will go bad to worse. Kind of like, I don’t have to get gas ......till..... one drop above E. Still, I will do it later and then in the middle of nowhere you run out of gas, making a bad for you situation. And makes it harder to get gas, right? If you had planned and prepared you would be better off.
Don’t do it all at once, just do it as you go.
http://homeftw.com/61-essential-skills-for-homemakers-how-many-of-these-can-you-do/ this is helpful in skills.
http://iowasue.blogspot.com/ this is one of my favorite sites, great recipes can be found here.
http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/p/recipe-index.html love this one too, look under yeast then look for the platz recipe, this is a favorite of ours.
http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2010/02/buns-and-platz.html just in case you could not find it. I have used just any bread dough and it works fine, just follow the rest of the directions for platz.
I think if you need recipes that taste like grandma made or are just needing basic ones that don’t call for too many ingredients, these two sites will fit the bill.
I think you will find them budget helping as well.
Do the platz and let me know how your family liked them.
How are you doing on getting the basics to help with home storage? Even if you cannot get the equipment yet you can be learning how to can or dehydrate, vacuum seal, grind wheat, etc.
Even though we can’t do things now we can prepare while we wait.
As some are aware, I have been very sick with the viral flu yet again, just like last year. And yes, I got the flu shots which normally work great but not these last two years. Yes, my immune system is not good as I have fibromyalgia.
So what I have been doing while sick... I am learning how to make a different faster heel when making socks.
Studying how to weave dish towels, things that I can’t do at this time as too sick. That way I learn while I am recuperating in short time frames, but it is something I can do while I wait.
So don’t wait to learn. Don’t wait to stock up.
Some will say - if only I had a home then I would be happy, if only I had this .?. I would be happy. If you are always looking, you are never finding happiness.
So don’t let life pass you by. Be actively engaged. Do what you can with what you have and be happy.
http://www.livingonadime.com/mending-sewing-clothes/ - this is a very good for your budget thing to do, also teach your children and you will help their budgets too.
http://www2.ca.uky.edu/hes/fcs/factshts/CT-MMB-147.PDF this is the best on this topic.
I find that mending, like dishes, are harder if you let them go so keep both up and you will thank me later.
Keep working on your storage. A little here, a little there, it adds up no matter your income.
Do the best you can.