"Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to ‘prepare every needful thing’ (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we may care for ourselves and our neighbors, and support bishops as they care for others." (All is Safely Gathered In pamphlet)
This year just seems to be slinging disaster after disaster at us all over the world. It is more important than ever that we store some items ahead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yu4X9WFtCA - I love this gal, she shows you how to do a three months supply of food storage.
There is no set rule to what is in your storage, just what your family eats. I stress you start with the basics and build from there.
We finally have fall weather!
I had some apples to use up and made a pie.
I have also made a big pot of chili using up some tomatoes that needed to be used.
So keep being safe, we are by no means over this virus.
Also, for those who pray, I think prayers are needed for the people who are suffering with the virus, and the wildfires, and the hurricane victims...the list goes on and on.
Gus says we need to keep building our skills at this time too.
Here is a brief list for you to check off:
Sew on buttons
How to darn a hole in clothes, socks, even couches, etc.
How many different seams can you sew on your machine?
Can you do maintenance on your sewing machine?
Do you know how to clean your sewing machine?
Can you bake bread?
Can you cook from scratch and do you have supplies on hand to do so?
Do you know proper ways of storing food?
Do you know basic first aid?
Can you make cookies and cakes and pies from scratch?
Can you nuke a burn pile of green branches? :p (I am working on it, I really am)
Do you have hard copies of your recipes?
Can you knit a hat, scarf, and mittens?
Can you crochet hot pads?
This list is endless, you can probably think of lots more than what I came up with.
This year with the high risk that we both have, we cannot go out and mail things so I have been working on a skill for things that I can mail.
What are you planning to do for gifts?
Missy says make preps, winter will be here soon enough and all of you be safe.