A nudging?

Going looking at Homes again this week. I’m not looking for a lot of land just about an acre. One level ranch with a fire place. I have been doing some research on wood burning cooking stoves and I love that they also heat water. I live in Delaware and My electric and gas bills are Off the hook! So while I have Children that are expiring to be A judge and a surgeon I can’t come completely off the grid, However I will try it as much as I possibly can… I will grow food and raise some chickens, There’s Amish farmers markets all around me so I’m always there buying beans, dairy, grains and my meats. About a month ago I woke up with a nagging feeling that I needed to began storing food. I know I sound like a crazy alarmist and after talking to friends and family about this strange anxious feeling… I know I sound like a crazy Alarmist! lol, but never the least the nudging, nagging, anxious, feeling has not gone away… In fact the more I try to ignore it… the the worst it gets… sooo I have given in and began storing food… I looked up some stuff about it online and was happy to find that I’m not alone and more and more people are finding their way back to Mother earth…

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10 thoughts on “A nudging?

  1. Where we live, canning and freezing is becoming more of the norm again. There is a large community of people who have been doing both all along, but due to the economy, more and more are joining the ranks. I grew up in a family that canned several hundred quarts of fruits and vegetables every year to provide fresh stuff in the winter and to feed a family of six. You are doing wonderful things for your children! Keep up the good work. Some day they will see how wonderful it is and may do it too.

    • I hope so… Plus I get such a good feeling of satisfaction from it. I have been browsing all of you guy’s blogs on here and it’s just inspiring! And purposeful… I will be looking for the local swaps and getting involved. I will be combing through your blog and learning learning learning! thanks so much…

  2. Not so alarmist, actually – the price of food has been creeping upward more or less unnoticed, but it’s about to increase dramatically this winter, thanks to the drought in the corn/soy belt. It’s not just the corn/soy in our processed food, it’s the animal feed for all the meat going into our freezers too. Your instinct to start putting by is right on.

    • Lol, Absolutely! It’s more of a feeling that I can do better financially and the need to pay attention to whats going on… I think the worst feeling in the world for a Mother is not being able to feed her children/ keep them warm/ and have a safe and stable place for them to prosper… I think this is the right thing to do and I’m really happy that I’m not along by any stretch of the imagination…You have know idea how much I appreciate your support… Thank you!

  3. I love canning. And storing food. And stocking up. All these things save me money, because I only stock up when things are super cheap. My goal is a year supply of food for my family and I’m almost there.
    So I don’t think you’re an alarmist, you’re just…..prepared. And awesome like me.

  4. There are lots of folks in my life who think I’m a bit nuts for doing the whole homesteading thing. It’s easy to think you’re off your rocker when everyone else is shopping for GMO food at Walmart – but you’re not! You’re just ahead of the curve.

    I’ve been homesteading for about 5 years now, until recently on a *very* tiny urban lot. It has allowed us to eat better, save money and feel more financially secure. My hubby is a business owner so pay checks don’t always come on a regular basis. We don’t worry so much about that and I was able to quit my job and be at home full time when our son was born. Now here we are only 30 years old on our own 5 acre farm! We couldn’t have done that if we didn’t homestead.

    BTW – Can’t wait to try your bacon jam!

    Cheers and good luck – there is so much help out here online for beginners – just ask!
    Stacey
    The Slow Foods Mama

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