I plan to make this month my month for the big push. I want to make sure that I get the pantry loaded for the upcoming winter (as well as I can), and I plan to maintain the stock I have.
I know that I can't get everything I will need this winter (right now) - but I want to try and really get my stocks up. I do use what I have - so I want to maintain as well - that means adding.
I will be going through everything and see just what I have. I want my pantry to have a good years worth of supplies.
I want to can everything I can get my hands on. I may not grow it - but I want to get fresh goods somewhere to can. (for me/family & gifts)
I want to get all the STUFF out of this house. I have been going through stuff for months and trying to set aside things I don't want to keep. Until recently, I could not take them any where. The stuff needs to go.
Now is the time to get ready.
The world is in an extreme amount of dis-order. Nothing is the same. Things seem upside down.
You are the only one that can create ORDER. You can maintain order in your private environment - you have that control. DO IT! Take your power back. Don't let anyone else have control of your household. That is your domain.
I am lucky, as I am not a picky person. I can eat all types of beans and rice (I can jazz them up). I can eat biscuits and jelly or gravy. I have lots of flour and sugar and yeast. I can make bread, flat breads, biscuits or tortillas. I can make all kinds of soups. I love soup beans and cornbread.
This girl could live on these things - I have all of this covered.
Think simple - there are so many ways to stretch your dollars and supplies.
Do you have what you need for holiday cooking and baking? If your answer is no - GET IT!
Do you have plans for holiday gifts? Make those plans now! Plan on what you want to give - home canned goods, baked goods, crafts, goody baskets of any type - just make your plans and get started.
Make August your month for preparing and maintaining. Make August your month for planning. Make August your month for doing inventories of EVERYTHING!
Not just food - health and beauty, medical supplies, pet supplies, garden items, gifts, crafts, etc..
Cold weather (for us) and summer (for southern hemisphere) will be here in a minute!!!!!!!!
Can, freeze, dehydrate, buy what you will need WHILE YOU CAN.
We all know that things can change overnight.
Let's get busy!