Monday, April 16, 2018
"I wish to urge again the importance of self-reliance on the part of every individual Church member and family. None of us knows when a catastrophe might strike. Sickness, injury, unemployment may affect any of us. We have a great welfare program with facilities for such things as grain storage in various areas. It is important that we do this. But the best place to have some food set aside is within our homes, together with a little money in savings. The best welfare program is our own welfare program. Five or six cans of wheat in the home are better than a bushel in the welfare granary.” (President Gordon B. Hinckley)
What do you have in your pantry to help you in time of need?
How can you build up your storage?
http://storethisnotthat.com/build-basic-food-storage-10-week/ - do you eat out one time a week? Read this to see how you can use that $10 to build your storage.
http://storethisnotthat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/10-a-week-plan.pdf - this is doable and you don’t need to worry if you don’t live close, you can have it shipped.
I mentioned to pick up something for storage each time you go into a store - believe me, you probably go into stores a lot.
There are other wonderful things you can get in that store you go into... peanutbutter for example.
How are you coming on your skills? I've talked about learning to make sourdough bread. If you are gluten free, but not celiac, this would help you with your bread as the sourdough breaks down the gluten… check into this as it would be helpful to try and see if you can do well on it.
Here's where I've been trying to learn more about making sourdough - http://www.aldermanfarms.net/sourdough.html
I wanted to do color work with my knitting which is another skill I am working on.
Here is my progress on that front.
Because of my double ear infection I needed a better way of seeing my pattern while weaving so that I would not get so dizzy. After thinking on it for hours I found that if I dropped a clothespin in an already existing hole (as I did not want to hurt my antique loom) I could open the clothespin just enough to slide my paper in after writing a type of shorthand these numbers represent the pedals in order I press them with my feet. This is for the honeysuckle pattern. I put a clip on to move to where I am on the pattern. This was a blessing. Sometimes we have to think it through to come up with just the right thing.
The other skill I am working on is pictured at the top of the page - tatting. I have been teaching myself with the use of the internet.
That is a lot to be working on but I spread them out.
I hope you are working on your skills? Please share them with us no matter how you might think it is not important because yes, it is! And we will all get inspired and we can all cheer each other on!
http://storethisnotthat.com/?s=blender+wheat+pancakes - these are sooooo yummie.
So work on your storage and work on your skill building and work on being more frugal.