Sunday, September 30, 2012

A day of rest

Since I last posted life has been busy. The my back aches, my feet hurt and my head is going to go ‘splodey kind of busy. I originally had a joke about my husband’s work exploding here but Cave’s work really did explode today, (literally, a tank blew it’s top) but it’s under control and he’s fine, although the kids are bummed that he won’t be home in time for dinner. He’s bummed that he was attending to duties elsewhere so was locked down there and unable to respond. *eyeroll* Boys.

As an example, yesterday we assembly lined 18 more buckets of food into our storage. AP flour, bread flour, beans, rice, and sugar are mylar sealed with o2 removers. I turned a couple of pounds of pumpkin into 18 jars of canned squashy goodness, and I’ve also been seasoning some new to me cast iron, I’m fixing to finish that up today. And so I have. I’m still waiting on the new powerhead for my dehydrator or I’d have a load of buck turning into jerky too.

This morning I woke up to find the lady preppers on my facebook abuzz about how the price of groceries is expected to about double in October. It’s worrisome, but not unexpected what with the poor harvest. What’s more disconcerting to me is that I’ve recently discovered some rather large holes in our storage supplies. See, my husband handles procuring the supplies, I just tell him what we need to keep on hand. Unfortunately he has approached it from a non-cooks perspective, so while I’ve been listing powdered milk, shortening and other basic ingredients he looked upon those as “luxuries” during an emergency and has been buying things that he understands, like dry soup and just add water types of things. His mindset has been adjusted and he now has a core list of things to buy before anything else until we’re caught up. I hope we can get caught up in time.

So, I’m going to go chew some things over, watch Jeremiah Johnson, and fry up some lunch in my newly seasoned Piqua Ware no. 5. I’ve already had four pancakes through it and they’re skating around nicely in it. I’m hoping to make up a post about seasoning cast iron later this week, possibly today if the kids cooperate.

Talk to you later.


  1. Wish I had the energy to put some food away this weekend. Busy with school stuff and a medical prepper seminar. Good job with the continued preps

  2. I understand busy. Sounds like you accomplished quite a lot!