Category Archives: preparedness

There’s Always a Lesson to Learn

Our area is just starting to have flood waters recede and I felt completely helpless as my mother in law became flooded into her home.  She didn’t want to leave her home as she wanted to know what was happening.  … Continue reading

Posted in family, preparedness, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Winter is Coming

We’ve had pretty mild weather for November, and that tends to make a person forget about the looming snow and freezing temperatures which are the norm for this time of year.  Yesterday a power line was taken down due to … Continue reading

Posted in family, home keeping, preparedness, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Odds and Ends

My eldest got her braces off early last week and today got her bi-annual cleaning.  She’s still smiling.  Things have improved so much in the world of orthodontics.  She only has to wear the retainers full time for two weeks … Continue reading

Posted in family, holidays, home school, kids, preparedness, self reliance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fall Gardening and Sewing

I got out in my vegetable garden last night and got the garlic in.  A short while back my son and I put in the fall salad veggies, and the radishes and peas are coming up nicely.  The other things … Continue reading

Posted in family, gardening in town, home keeping, kids, preparedness, sewing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Is it bad to be cheap?

This comes from my last phone conversation with my mom.  We were talking about the droughts and how wheat and corn crops are affected and how grocery prices are projected to rise as a result.  We discussed the increases which … Continue reading

Posted in family, kids, preparedness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hey Mikey! He Likes It!

Okay, I’m stealing the old ad campaign.  I can’t even remember what cereal it was for.  Skip to the point… My son gave up eating apple slices about four years ago, but recently he heard me say that the dehydrated … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, family, preparedness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Exhausted from the Goals

Well, apples are dehydrating, pumpkins have been cooked and pumpkin bread is baking.  Home school just finished for the day.   I’m whooped, and tomorrow brings more apples and a new batch of waffles to make.  The kids’ sheets need … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, family, home keeping, preparedness, self reliance, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment