This blog was initially started because I wanted to demonstrate our current food security systems were in jeopardy and to show how it could be rectified at home. At the time, it seemed like a paranoid and backwards idea to most people. Now, not so much.
As most of you know, I grow and raise a large portion of our food. We like all others on this planet, dealt with wacky weather this year. There were crop failures, like no cherries and few berries. Plum trees that always produce hundreds of pounds each year, yielded less than a dozen single plums each. The crops that are plentiful like the grapes, are two weeks behind (meaning they may not ripen before the frost) and with smaller than normal fruit. I could go on.
Please put up some food for the winter. Put away nutritionally dense food your family will eat. Pickles, condiments, jams, dried fruits, seeds, nuts and grains are excellent foods prepared for long term storage. Don't forget about storing some extra sugar and salt. Coffee, tea flour and rice are going to cost big time by spring. Food shortages are already causing suffering in other countries. This is not a drill.
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