Monday, August 12, 2019
"Today, I emphasize a most basic principle: home production and storage. Have you ever paused to realize what would happen to your community or nation if transportation were paralyzed or if we had a war or depression? How would you and your neighbors obtain food? How long would the corner grocery store—or supermarket—sustain the needs of the community?" (President Ezra Taft Benson)
I think this is something to ponder. We don't like to think anything bad could happen and that everything will go along just as it is, that we can always go to the market as we always have but part of being prepared is thinking ahead and asking what if??
Would it be so bad to know some skills? What could it hurt to learn them? What could it hurt to have some food stored??
Just something to ponder about.
Mary Ann shared this site with us...
https://www.yummly.com/dish/140014/perfect-pancakes-for-an-extraordinary-breakfast Thanks for sharing with us all!
It goes right into knowing how to cook from scratch. This is an easy skill to learn. Teach it to your children then you can rest assured they will be able to cook for themselves.
I have been working on my spinning skill...
So when I saw this weird yarn on clearance I wondered if I could spin it??
The answer is yes, I can, as you see here. So I am building this skill and on the cheap with this stuff for sure.
Do I NEED to know how to spin? No...but I want to enhance this skill. I may never HAVE to ever use this skill but I can tell you it is so calming and relaxes me, I enjoy it. Yes, I can spin the yarn I need to make a scarf so that is a good thing. We should do things that bring us joy as opposed to doing things that don't bring us joy.
I think to be constantly learning is a very good thing.
I do think there are basic skills that if we build them they would improve our lives and the lives of others.
I do think there are skills that could save us money. Knowing how to do them could be a blessing.
Learning how to live within our means and being content are two great things one can work on.
Knowing how to darn a hole in a sock or to mend clothing is big.
The more we know how to do for ourselves the better off we are. We all don't have to know everything but know the important few can make a huge difference.
I know we are busy. These days seem so much busier than the "good old days" we hear about. It makes me wish for less busy days. But maybe the skill here is how to slow up a little and catch our breath. Not a skill I have mastered yet. I will keep working on it.
I do think having hard times for me has taught me so much more than I could have learned any other way.
Sometimes what we think maybe wasn't a blessing ends up being a huge blessing.
What things can you learn this week?
Share with us what you are working on, we would love to hear!