"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 we have seen this last year just what can happen. Even still, we have a limit of one package of toilet paper...incredible.
We need to prepare not just for a localized event but a widespread event like the pandemic was.
Drought conditions are worse than they have been in 1200 years along the west coast, says the news. They said they can tell by rings in trees.
As we watch how bad it is in the drought, you cannot help but think that prices will go up and shortages will happen.
So step up your storage efforts. Assess your storage and see what areas you need to work on.
I walked out to take a picture of the garden and the grass crunches and it is brown but I noticed an area of weeds. They are green and growing fast, how unfair is that?
I water the garden just down by the roots. That said, knowing it is so very dry, I thought I would remind you of a site I love… https://theprudenthomemaker.com/how-we-saved-money-the-second-week-of-june-2/ - read the comments, others make it a great source of frugal ideas.
The day lilies are looking pretty.
I have embroidered on fabric to make a face mask.
I finished a spinning project I have been working on for a while now.
The other project I have been working on is sheep from https://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk/
I just finished the legs and put on their little shoes, I know the pic looks weird but soon everything will be assembled.
I have drawn another pattern on fabric for another face mask. I am working up these to wear to church even after the virus is gone, I will continue to wear during flu seasons.
Once I am done embroidering, it takes ten minutes to sew up the mask. Sewing is a great skill to have.
https://sewing.com/basic-sewing-skills/ - this has very helpful information.
Gus says he has skills playing with toys.
Missy says she concurs. They both say thank you for loving them too.