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are you scared? - jayne - 05-01-2011 04:32 PM
I belong to another forum,its a gardening forum...some of them are are really serious about stocking up and learning to save seeds,can,hunt ect to be able to provide for their families if it gets so bad we cant afford to buy groceries at the store....Its getting harder for us we have cut down alot on what we buy...our grown kids co op with us to buy sugar ect to do jellys and can veggies out of our gardens...
are you all worried?
RE: are you scared? - bronco54501 - 05-01-2011 06:47 PM
We are putting in a garden this year, I cant do much but between m sister and my parents and wife and of course the kids can weed. I live on old farm lands, and the back yard was an old Pig farm and the soil is so rich and dark anything grows.. Even found some weird looking bones ( maybe an ex wc adjuster ). I will be home most of the time, but we get permits to kill deer if they do crop damage. So meat and veggies will be plentifull..
Jayne, I think people should be scared. Prices in our grocerie stores have been climbing. A gal of 2% milk is almost $4, the brand coffee we drink used to be almost $6 it is now almost $10. Meat is just crazy, except walmart's own hamburger patties. In the local news many of the stores have been on tv, explaining the prices and 80% of it it because of the price for shipping,( gas )
RE: are you scared? - Bummer Knees - 05-01-2011 07:19 PM
Bronco I was thinking the same thing about the milk, at $3.99 a gallon is just crazy. We have a local store that puts milk on sale twice monthly, over the weekend I purchased 6, 1/2 gallons of milk at $1.00 each. At the same store for every $100.00 in groceries purchased you get 10 cent off a gallon in gas. If you fill 2 scipts thats another 10 cents off a gallon is gas. Guess where I buy my gas, at this store.
We raise chickens, have fresh farm eggs, rase a couple of black angus steers for meat. We also talking about getting a couple of pigs and raise them to butcher. My daughter has planted a garden and I have my contained garden for the fresh fruits & vegtables. I have never canned before but plan on learning this summer.
If it is not on sale in the store then I do not buy it.
RE: are you scared? - jayne - 05-01-2011 07:30 PM
Bummer if we get to come up to the campground at the end of may I will bring some Jelly its good....I wish I could teach you to can its easy.... you have the horse manure to make a great garden
RE: are you scared? - bodybuilder1958 - 05-02-2011 10:48 AM
Bummer canning is easy as pie. Haven't done it in a few years but it can be done. I wish I still lived in the country so I too could have chickens, cows and even pigs. We have 2 raised garden plots with peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and we have two large tires that we grow potatoes in. Next year we plan on growing many plants from seeds, so Jayne I might be contacting you about how to get into a seed swap. I do have a neighbor who helps him/herself to my garden vegetables. I remember once two yrs ago going out to pick the 2 large zucchini that I knew was ready to make zucchini bread and they were gone. Along with about 10 tomatoes and several large banana peppers. If you're hungry or you want some produce come knock on my door. Don't trespass onto my land and take every single ripe vegetable that is available. Hopefully one day we'll be able to get a fence to keep this from happening. It happens each and every year and I'm sick of it.
Many stores have their fruits so high that it's rotting in the stores because I won't buy it. Fifty five cents each for a plum, no thank you. Last week tomatoes were at $2.78 a lb. No thank you, I won't buy them, I'll wait for mine that I'm growing.
So many people are worrying about how they're going to be able to buy both gas and food. Very concerned in this household about if and when this madness is going to end.
RE: are you scared? - jayne - 05-02-2011 11:41 AM
BB its http://www.wintersown.com free tomato seeds
RE: are you scared? - kate - 05-02-2011 01:04 PM
I think its http://www.wintersown.org. When I tried the .com link its just a parked page.
I just have a couple of tomato plants but the few tomatoes I grew so far seemed to taste so much better than from the store.
Maybe I'll have to learn canning next. :-)
RE: are you scared? - freebird - 05-02-2011 02:42 PM
I am not scared. I have not raised a garden in 30 years; It is not cheaper than the local farmer's market to raise a garden. Time, Labor is valuable to me.
Now, There is nothing wrong with raising your own garden, canning, freezing, butchering your own meat etc. This is how I was raised and I hate it.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Trust in God, He has never failed me and never will.
RE: are you scared? - UndercovrAngel - 05-02-2011 03:14 PM
Randy is the paranoid around here. In the past month, he had bought 4 guns, including an AK-15, over 1000 rounds (various amounts for each gun), several survival knives, and other misc. weapons. He now wants to invest in things like rice, beans, canned meats, flour, sugar and other non-perishables that we can store (where, I don't know unless he empties out the back bedroom and makes it into storage).
We have a good friend that lives outside the city limits that has a large plot of land that he grows veggies on. He also has a stash of over 5000 MRE's and tells us that if things go to heck in a hand basket that we are to load up what we can and come stay on the farm with him.
My mom went through the great-depression as a child. I have what is left of her last rations book from when she was 13 (She turned 83 today). I figure if she can make it through that as a child, I can make it through what ever I need to as an adult.
RE: are you scared? - ammowoman - 05-02-2011 09:36 PM
I am preparing for the worst. My company has lay off rumors. With his employer "laying him off" it would not be a good thing. Net flix has replaced cable. Treadmill cleared off rather than gym membership. Grocery shopping at stores that match others sale prices and hold up the line ... in a organized fashion... and get the sale price matched. Gas prices are crazy. My daughter is driving my car so she can save on gas. I work close so this helps her save about $60 a week. If someone would show me how those extreme coupon people save so much, I would do that too. Lol. There's also a plasma donation place close I will be checking into.