"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
Gardening - https://frugalmeasures.blogspot.com/2015/04/monday-message_20.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.
HOLA BECKY: CUANTO LAMENTO ESCUCHAR QUE SIGUES ENFERMA, LAS GRIPES CADA VEZ VIENEN MAS FUERTES Y LOS GERMENES SE HACEN MAS RESISTENTES A LOS ANTIBIOTICOS, ESPERO QUE PRONTO MEJOREN LOS 2. CUANDO LEO EN LA BIBLIA LOS DESASTRES QUE SE AVECINAN Y VEO QUE DE A POCO SE VAN CUMPLIENDO, SIENTO ALGO DE TEMOR, SE QUE VENDRAN TIEMPOS MUY DIFICILES PARA LA HUMANIDAD, TRATO DE HACER TODO LO MEJOR QUE PUEDA PARA SER AHORRATIVA EN LA COMIDA, LA ROPA, SE TEJER Y COSER, AQUI EN MI PAIS ES MUY DIFICIL PODER AHORRAR, LOS PRECIOS SUBEN CADA DIA, TODO ESTA MUY CARO, HAY MALOS VIENTOS DE RESECION, LA ECONOMIA SE ESTA CAYENDO A PEDAZOS, PERO LA PALABRA DE DIOS ME FORTALECE Y A MI FAMILIA TAMBIEN, SE QUE HABRA MUCHO SUFRIMIENTO, PERO DEBEMOS SER FUERTE EN EL SEÑOR Y ESPERAR EN EL, TODO LO PUEDO EN CRISTO QUE ME FORTALECE. ME ENCANTAN LAS MEDIAS DE BEBES, SON TAN TIERNAS, Y LOS PORTAVASOS TAMBIEN. ESTOY HACIENDO MUCHOS GORROS Y OTRAS ARTESANIAS PARA VENDER PARA PODER TENER OTROS INGRESOS A MI HOGAR, DIOS DICE EN SU PALABRA QUE HAGAMOS TODO LO QUE PODAMOS SEGUN NUESTRAS FUERZAS, ESTOY HACIENDO TODO LO POSIBLE. GRACIAS POR TU PUBLICACION, SIEMPRE ESPERO EL LUNES PARA LEER TU AYUDA. DIOS TE BENDIGA Y TE SANE PRONTO.ReplyDelete
thank you for your comments as we were getting it up today i had to laugh at the ten day comment we try to keep ahead incase i can't do one the reason i laughed was today is day twenty and it isn't really funny just here i am still sick. yes the scriptures tell us alright. prices are going up each day here too. glad you have skills to do things for the extra income that is one of the reasons i am pushing skills you are a good example.Delete
I can't wait for garage sale season and buying ahead like you said. We still have 2 or 3 weeks unless it finally stays warm enough here in Michigan for people to put it out early. We do go to estate sales but they can be higher unless we go on the 2nd or 3 day when they discount everything. It really helps our budget.ReplyDelete
it really helped us still helps us a ton that is good you are doing this it helps so muchDelete