Monday, February 3, 2014
Provident Living: Feb. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Shook's will be a class showing how to crochet a granny square. Bring two colors of yarn you have laying around and a size G or something close to it.
For the moment we live in a day of peace, but it shall not ever be thus. Great trials lie ahead... and we must prepare ourselves temporally and spiritually.
~ Bruce R. McConkie
1. having or showing foresight; providing carefully for the future.
2. characterized by or proceeding from foresight: provident care.
3. mindful in making provision (usually followed by of ).
4. economical; frugal; thrifty.
I thought it would help us to see what provident means and how we can work at it.
http://letusprepare.blogspot.com/2009/01/wendy-dewitt-food-storage-seminar.html - I would love if everyone watched her clips. If you are a beginner or a pro you can learn vital info from this woman. If you have not watched these in a while time to do so again, if you have never watched them NOW is the time to do so...all the way through! Even if she says something you don't agree with, watch through all of them anyway and her ideas are soooooo helpful! If you do nothing else this is a MUST!
http://www.eatwhatyoustore.com/2013/02/21/free-printable-food-storage-inventory/ - to help you keep an inventory
http://refashionista.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/diy-hillbilly-washing-machine/ - we have talked of having these on hand, just get a plastic bucket and lid and a new toilet plunger....cut a hole in the top of a bucket to put the handle up through. This can help you thru power outages or a broken washer.
http://pgward.org/ep/archives/338 this shows you a kit you could make including a clothes line which I call a solar dryer hee hee.
http://www.rnsmith.com/?p=1438 food for thought
http://baconinmypocket.blogspot.com/2011/08/no-we-dont-eat-dog-food-around-here.html?showComment=1314119489048 this is just one story about how a family is frugal. I suggest reading things such as this to gain helpful ideas and knowledge to help you
http://smallnotebook.org/2010/07/01/the-no-spend-month/ this is so interesting could you do it???
http://oneincomefamilyliving.blogspot.com/2012_01_01_archive.html I know we all eat differently but it might help to look at our grocery budget with a different eye
http://preparedldsfamily.blogspot.com/p/start-here.html since it is still January when I am putting this message together....this is a good thing to follow along with
http://www.gigharborstakeep.org/providentliving/ I find it interesting what other wards or stakes are doing and we can gain knowledge, they have some great info and recipes here
http://make-handmade.com/2013/10/30/crochet-colorful-phone-bag-granny-squares-tutorial/ since I will be teaching granny squares on Feb. 11 and many cannot come, this will be a good tutorial for you to do on your own. If you cannot do it or get stuck, ask me for help I will be happy to help.
I know this was a lot to go through but it is information we do need to know and to teach our kids. A trip to the grocery store will show anyone that they need to give this serious thought on how to budget better.
I add to this to keep working on your storage. Keep working at building skills like sewing and knitting and crochet and anything that your family will benefit from. How to make homemade bread is a wonderful skill your family will benefit from. Learning to mend same thing.
You all are doing a wonderful job keep it up and remember do the best you can, follow the Prophet and you will be blessed.