Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Night

Ok, I wasn't going to post tonight as I am just plain tired out. I worked at the Legion all day. I left here at 10 am to get home at 6 pm. Long day that wasn't that forfilling. We didn't get the crowd we were hoping for. So that really sucked the energy right out of me. But I was smart enough to put a roast in the crock pot before I left this morning. So when I got home dinner was already to go on the table.
After dinner I figured that I would just veg on the computer and read my mail and bugger off. Well, the laundry started nagging me. So off I went to get that done as I don't know if I will have time to do it tomorrow. I got 3 loads done and hung. Woo Hoo!
Then back to the computer I came. Looking at some of the survival sites and homesteading sites there was a common theme. The end of life as we know it is just around the corner. And I suddenly feel like the grasshopper and not the ant. I want to be the ant. I know that sounds funny I have been working towards this goal but when I read things like that I get all paniky and want to jump into high gear even though I can't.... for a number of reasons..... which all will seem really stupid when the SHTF. So I sat here and found some really good informational web sites. I will make another post later with those. To help me regain some type of footing. My family will be fine I know this deep down. It's just with all of the talk and happenings with the economy it bothers me. But that is what keeps me motivated to become the ant.
One of the things I have to do tomorrow is get a gift card so that I can finally order my pressure canner. I have only been trying to get one for 8 months. I know should have had one years ago. But I digress. I have already made a list of what I want to make to put up on the shelves.

Chicken barley soup
Chicken soup (carrots, onion, celery)
Beef soup
(carrots, onion, celery)
Beef and Veg soup
Beed and barley soup
Bean and Ham soup
Turkey soup
(carrots, onion, celery)
Beef broth
Chicken broth
Turkey broth
BBQ Pork
BBQ Chicken
Spaghetti sauce
Beans plain
Pork and Beans
Bush's type of beans

I can't wait.... I don't even know what I will make first.... LOL! Maybe the turkey broth and soup. I have the bones in the freezer from the Christmas bird. I want to try and get most of my large freezer canned. That way if we were to have a power outage or something else happen I won't loose all of that food.
Well, I think I have rambled enough for tonight. I have to get up early in the morning.


farm mom said...

I don't really subscribe to the end of the world as we know it mentality. Not to say that I prefer to stick my head in the sand, but I prefer to live my life as responsibly as I can, and not in continual fear. It sounds like you have some great goals, and I find that every step toward at least one goal daily is really helpful when you're stuck not being able to do as much as you want as fast as you want. And information seeking and knowledge gaining always counts as one of those steps in my book! :)

fullfreezer said...

I'm not sure how much I'm into TEOTWAWKI. But I am definitely battening down the hatches for the current economic situation. My husband got laid off at the first of the year with no job prospects in sight, so we are ramping up garden production and preservation this year, more for our financial situation than worries about the end of the world. I just got my pressure canner for Christmas. I had a co-worker ask me if I wasn't upset that my hubby got me something that meant work. She couldn't have been farther from the truth. It was just what I asked for.

Yart said...

I know what your both saying. I try not to buy into it. But I am stocking up just in case.