What Did I Do This Week To Prepare?


By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin



What did I do to prep this week?

By Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor

As a homesteader, I have always put by food, tucked away nickles and quarters “in case”, had extra medical supplies on hand and ample ammunition. Why? Because as surely as there are good times, there are bad times.

Guns and ammunition are always salable, if nothing else. Having medical supplies around can not only save your life, but save you a lot of money on unnecessary doctor bills. And good food? Well, nothing beats a good meal when your world is crashing in around you! A full belly helps everything look a little better.

We prepare because we know that a rainy day could be around any corner. Yes there is economic collapse, pandemics, etc., but where preparedness pays off is that everyday sense of security knowing that in almost any event, you can get by. Bob (my ex who rents from me) does not believe in preparedness. He spends every dime as fast as he gets it and buys food daily—doesn’t look behind; doesn’t look ahead. But he enjoys the security that I offer. I’ve heard this from other couples–one does, one doesn’t. But the one who doesn’t always benefits from the one who does.

When it rains it pours, and Bob just had a SHTF event in his life. And we are now getting into my preps. And Thank the Lord I Prepare! Yup, I’m grocery shopping in the basement! And I just had a meal of fresh asparagus—yummy! The rhubarb is coming up. The raspberries are leafing out. I saw a blossom on the one of the strawberry plants. The dwarf apple trees I planted are leafing out and should bear this year. I’m hoping I will be here for the harvest. And we will be eating lots of eggs as the girls are PRODUCING! Normally a fussy eater who doesn’t eat fresh veggies, Bob has decided that if he doesn’t have to pay for it, fine, he’ll eat it. :-)

A few things are going to get unplugged and disconnected—such is life. Maybe I will play with bringing in the solar lights at night. And Bob will be quitting smoking, which won’t hurt my feelings a bit!

And what did I do to prepare this week? I am gardening with a vengeance!

Coming up this week! More of Harold’s Chronicles!

Okay Patriots, what did YOU do this week to prepare?


A smile for you…


 Last week you didn’t like my dark humor. Well, this week I had a “drive by gnome attack” aka I came home to a box of gnomes dropped off on me! It could be worse, I hate it when people drop off dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and once even an old horse landed in my pasture! At least gnomes don’t eat! Enjoy!

In God We Trust

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