Monday, March 30, 2009

Every day worries

Evey single day I can find some piece of MSM that worries me about the future. I give up, I'm not reading any more news stories. I just won't be up on all the "current events". Let's face it folks, we're in a tight spot. Jobs are not going to magically appear just because the President says "have faith" or "the recession is over" or some other pile of cow offal he thinks we're going to believe. Things are NOT going to improve, the jobless rate continues to increase. Everything we all are currently buying with our hard earned, taxed to death dollars is going to continue to cost us more and more.

So, what do I plan to do to combat these things? What I always do, grow my own food! We just suffered, and I mean suffered(rods in my back told me so) thru a nice little cold spell with a bit of freezing rain. No worries tho, I've got all my warm weather plants going good indoors in the sunny kitchen windows. The cold weather stuff didn't even notice. Onions and garlic are still going strong, still waiting on the lettuce(seed might be bad). If the lettuce doesn't pop up by the end of the week, I'll replant some.

I've still got a good supply of food I grew last year in the pantry so I'm not real upset over when I'll get produce so that leaves me some time to enjoy the plants growing. I am out of onions and potatoes tho.....

It's time to decide which way you want to go. Do you want to continue to try to buy all your food and possibly not have enough because of prices or shortages due to world drought(read your almanac) or will you grow your own? You're running out of time to decide...

Stay safe and keep prepping!


  1. I'm with you on the news thing - I cannot watch anymore - I just get angry. And there is not a lot I can do. I write to my senators and congressman but they generally vote the way I want them too. There is not a lot I can do on a level greater than the state. But I can provide for my family. I have my outdoor garden going and plan on starting an indoor one as well. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I think you are headed in the direction we all need to go, if we haven't already!

    Can't wait ti get to the country and get started there.

  3. mm, You are right about the news being overbearing, it's downright depressing,all we can do is get prepared & hang on. Keep doing what u do.


  4. The news is bad enough by itself, but it's the News Makers and the News Reporters that make it worse for me.

    All the self proclaimed geniuses in Washington and their socialist supporters/reporters all seem quite happy removing whatever bits of freedom remain in the USA.

    I'm definitely hearing you, kid.

  5. Em, the news has been so bad since Nov I cannot watch any of it, or even listen to it. Just reading the blogs and the inter-media gets me so upset I have to tranq myself at times.
    We're in for a blizzard tonite/tomorrow thru Wed, so still too cold and wet to worry about gardens and too early/cold for indoor planting yet, but perhaps by mid-April I'll have the seed potted. Also have to till the garden and want to get up a new fence this spring. So, I'll be a busy little boy here for a while.
    One good thing about the bad news is, it's warm and comforting to know I have company in the boat.
    Shy III
    Speaking of boats...


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