For us it just hastened what we were already planning to do, aka can the garden, etc. The early part of the year showed me where the holes were as far as what we can produce onsite. We rely on stores for milk and butter and meats and cheese; even the easy convenience foods were not something I was expecting. Now that I have almost a summer of a "canning" garden under my belt, it will be interesting to see if I guesstimated correctly on quantities.
Post by DirtDiva Admin on Sept 4, 2020 15:31:35 GMT -6
I increased my garden size and crammed veggies in every little hole because I was uncertain if the older kids would come home etc. So basically I have canned all summer and tried to stock up on the things that like you we do not produce ourselves. I have always kept a great deal of food on hand so basically I just increased it. We also increased things like firewood and extra clothing. It is impossible to second guess where the next shortage will be. I have to say I did not see the toilet paper thing coming at all Lol I watch and read as much as possible and am trying to learn from this experience what in the future I should maybe keep more of on hand at any given time.
"Sweep around your own door and you won't have time to sweep around mine" Mama
One for the rook, one for the crow, one to die and one to grow
sonic: Canning those bags of dried beans! They've been winking at me for 5 weeks, making me feel guilty that I haven't processed them yet. So all being well, monday or tuesday I should get them done.
Oct 23, 2020 10:05:52 GMT -6
DirtDiva Admin: What is the first thing you are up to sonic?
Oct 23, 2020 9:17:04 GMT -6
sonic: Good news! Back from the fracture clinic and I have been given the all clear to start using my arm(don't let on, but I already have) Need to get rid of the stiffness now.
Oct 23, 2020 5:20:31 GMT -6
handmaid: Today was meant to be for marathon canning. Pre-empted by my 98 yr old grandmother and my husband's back going out. Junk food day it is! Ha!
Oct 21, 2020 13:48:54 GMT -6
DirtDiva Admin: Good morning all! Potatoes in the dehydrator
Oct 21, 2020 7:43:18 GMT -6
handmaid: Early morning here. Well. 7 quarts in the canner. Then heading out for errands.
Oct 20, 2020 7:06:04 GMT -6
DirtDiva Admin: Good morning! Ugh it is early
Oct 20, 2020 5:35:42 GMT -6
toodles: Good morning! We are homeschooling today per County School orders. Beautiful day!
Oct 19, 2020 9:03:51 GMT -6
DirtDiva Admin: Good morning It is a cool and sunny morning here.
Oct 19, 2020 7:30:14 GMT -6
handmaid: Some rain today.
Oct 18, 2020 15:11:10 GMT -6
handmaid: Chilly here as well.
Oct 17, 2020 9:07:01 GMT -6
DirtDiva Admin: Good morning everyone. Brrr it is cold here.
Oct 16, 2020 9:02:52 GMT -6
DirtDiva Admin: We are in the same boat here.
Oct 16, 2020 9:02:24 GMT -6
handmaid: We covered our tomatoes yesterday afternoon due to temps dipping down to 37 for a night. Found out late that it was actually supposed to be a hard freeze. So... Not entirely sure everything will make it through. Sweet potatoes will have to be pulled today.
Oct 16, 2020 8:22:44 GMT -6