Monday, August 12, 2019

Monday Message


"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!

16 comments:

  1. You are so right about hard times turning out to be a blessing. It helps us look to the Lord more as well as develop skills to get by. I know that I got serious about being frugal during the time my husband was laid off of work. Even though God has since blessed him with a good job, it has become a habit...and I am thankful for a comfortable life instead of taking it for granted.

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  2. I got a bucket of cleaned organic wheat and a bucket of uncleaned organic whole oats from my cousin's farm. I learned how to clean the oats (I used a hairdryer outside!), and ground the wheat and oat for flour. Made some great wheat/white flour pizza dough

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    1. Yes learning and blessed from it a really good idea thanks for sharing and for sharing your tip we are blessed too thank you

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  3. Interesting when you said we seem to be more busy than in the good old days. I thought about that and I think we are "busy" but are we productive? Being productive is a whole different thing. We have so much vying for our attention right now that we are "busy" but not accomplishing as much on a whole. How hard it must have been to do everything by scratch or run a farm and feed multitudes and garden, can, wash clothes, clean - you name it. As a child I loved staying with my grandma and did it often. We made 100 pounds of potato salad every Friday and it was sold in my great uncle's meat market - sold out by Saturday afternoon. We canned, embroidered, cleaned, cooked and made big meals for everyone. Some of the most peaceful and cherished memories I have as a child. We were productive! Thanks for making me think of all the lovely memories. Take care.

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  4. That is a great post on pancakes Thanks. I will be trying the buttermilk recipe soon. My go to pancake is a make ahead mix that is pretty much the same as the first recipe. It is here https://www.sugardishme.com/homemade-fluffy-pancake-mix/ It is even better if you add 2 tablespoons of oil and makes great waffles too.

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    1. Well now I want pancakes thanks for sharing I love to have mixes on hand

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  5. I actually love to spin and my mother's two wheels sit in the corner, all I can say is someday. I have 9 wedding dresses to alter before the end of the month. Yikes!

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    1. Oh my I bet we could learn sewing from you that is an awful lot rest when you can

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  7. That's neat that you can spin the yarn like that. I always look at yarn at the thrift store and I saw a whole bin of some type of weird yarn that looked like it had not been spun. It looked like blobs of dyed wool. I'm not sure what it was for, but now I'm thinking you could possibly spin it, too.

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    1. I did a little twirling just on a bit of the end to test it looked like it could so I changed the 1.99 for it and yes it works just fine I can't wait to see what it looks like plyed.

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  8. The pancake recipes look fantastic, I can;t wait to try them all.

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    1. Glad you liked that good luck trying them all give us your feed back

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