Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday Message

Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2001)
“As we have been continuously counseled for more than 60 years, let us have some food set aside that would sustain us for a time in case of need. But let us not panic nor go to extremes. Let us be prudent in every respect.”

(Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley, Oct 2002 and quoted again in April 2007)
"The best place to have some food set aside is within our homes. . . 
"We can begin ever so modestly. We can begin with a one week's food supply and gradually build it to a month, and then to three months. . . . I fear that so many feel that a long-term food supply is so far beyond their reach that they make no effort at all.
"Begin in a small way, . . . and gradually build toward a reasonable objective."

As you know it is time to plant some veggies.

I am unable to plant a garden this year so I have planted seeds in planters. Plus, I will try to plant around the outside of the house tomatoes and squash, etc. This will help us to use what money we have elsewhere to make ends meet.

I have been continuing to work on my skills. I made myself a project bag that is helping me house a sweater that I am making myself.  The pattern for the bag I had to make up myself but while doing the cut out on fabric I had I did several for gifts at the same time.

Here is a work in progress look at the sweater I am making myself. - wanted you to be working on your water storage as well.

How are you doing working on your storage and skills??

I was able to get twelve cans tomato sauce and for Mother’s Day requested that much more and canned mushrooms instead of anything else. This is by far better then flowers or etc.

How are you doing in the prudent area? Are you cooking from scratch? Are you eating out? - I love these gals. This is so simple. Yes, I have canned hamburger also in my storage which makes this easy. - this is worth watching, it might change your mind on eating out so often.

I have been working on building skills. There are so many things that you can learn on the computer for free.

For example:




Bread by hand

Water coloring


Canning dried beans  

Setting up a budget

Planting tomatoes to keep cutworms from getting to stem

So whatever skill you are wanting, even on whatever level you want, type it in and learn. Always be learning and never stop.

I just picked a few but learning this way saves money on paying for classes and you can see how to do it. For me, this has helped tremendously.

Let me know what skills you are working on in the comments below!


  1. I so enjoy reading your blog. Though I am not of your faith, I have been building a pantry for some time. And emergency kits. And gardening. And sewing and now trying my hand at a very simple quilt. ALL of your advice is worth heeding and I cannot thank you enough for your willingness to share what you have learned and for encouraging all of us here in "blogland" Thank you, thank you. Mindy

    1. well i am glad you come and watch and learn. It is good advice for everyone cause life happens to us all. I am glad you like the blog.

  2. Your sweater looks great! Canned goods.... Great Mother's Day gift!!! I'm going to read some of the links you included. I hope you are having a good week!!

  3. thank you the sweater is expanding a skill. With tight times the canned goods are prettier then flowers right now.

  4. I really enjoy reading your blog, don't usually comment. Thank you so much for the links you include, I have looked at many of them and learned a great deal. Just wanted you to know it was very appreciated!


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