Thoughts to ponder…

By no means have I ever considered ourselves “preppers”.  Not really sure what we would be labeled as.  I don’t consider us as hobby farmers because we truly farm for food not just for fun.  A while back we had some company and they asked if we came from farming families.  Neither of us did, and I proudly exclaimed without even giving it much thought that we were first generation farmers.

Reading the news of the banks flopping in Europe, threats of nuclear war from North Korea, damn Monsanto who is working really hard to taint our entire food system, and the bee colony collapse disorder gives me ANXIETY!   I’m thinking that maybe the “preppers” are pretty smart peeps.


Another issue that REALLY bothers me is the recent crisis in obtaining ammunition and reloading supplies.  So the government buys it all up, there is less supply, and now when it is available people are hoarding.  That is just one commodity that is in short supply…I have not doubt that there will be more to follow.

With all that gloom and doom I have no immediate plans in building a bunker but I am motivated to dabble a little more in canning this summer.  I have only canned fruits,  vegetables, and broth but I’m interested in learning to can meats, beans, and soup.

What are some of your goals and ambitions in light of recent times?