"I wish to urge again the importance of self-reliance on the part of every individual Church member and family. None of us knows when a catastrophe might strike. Sickness, injury, unemployment may affect any of us. We have a great welfare program with facilities for such things as grain storage in various areas. It is important that we do this. But the best place to have some food set aside is within our homes, together with a little money in savings. The best welfare program is our own welfare program. Five or six cans of wheat in the home are better than a bushel in the welfare granary." (President Gordon B. Hinckley)
Still sick here, hubby is as well. It is sooo much harder to do things when you are sick. Missy is taking care of us though.
Last night I couldn't sleep as we had high winds, so painful. I got up and hemmed two pairs of pants and made this taggie to go with the baby socks I just finished.
My plan is to build skills on my knitting machine.
Here are some of the notes I will be reviewing...
Last week you might remember my restoring the sponge bars. Next is to do some reviewing of notes I took long ago.
What skill are you wanting to develop? We would love to hear. Leave us a comment below!
Soon it will be time to start seeds for the garden. So anxious to be well enough to do those seeds soon. I am on day ten of a cold flu that is to be seven to ten days long hmmmm... I think I just don't spring back so fast any more.
I think we all see we need to be actively working on stocking the pantry and developing new skills.
Skills I think are good to work at....
Vacuum sealing dry foods - https://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2017/08/monday-message_28.html
Making bread items - https://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2015/03/monday-message_16.html
Sewing, knitting and crocheting - https://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2019/12/monday-message_9.html
These are just a few skills. There are so many, but these are a good place to start. I, too, keep working at improving my skills. Life gets busy, I know, but the more we build, the more frugally we can live.
There are many things packed in these blog posts.
We will soon be coming up on yard sale season, so be on the look out for items that can help you, like canners, jars, dehydrators, food sealers, bread machines, sewing machines...anything that can help you save money and help you with your skills. Look for fabric, sewing notions and supplies, yarn and knitting and crocheting supplies. Keep your eyes open for books that can help you build these skills and recipe books that will help you have recipes for cooking from scratch. Yard sales are cheapest but then frequent thrift stores. Don't rule out clothing for the family...especially school clothes and winter coats because kids grow fast. Don't forget to look for gift giving and Christmas gifts too.
Missy says do all these things and be careful of germs.