Saturday, May 7, 2011

Preparedness...bit by bit.

variegated sage backed up by a sage in bloom.

I've slowed down in the Preparedness department the past couple weeks...mainly just focusing on getting the garden planted. And so far, so good. We've got tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans, lettuce, zucchini and squash and herbs. Not enough for survival, but I imagine enough to keep us from starving.

I've also set aside a LOT of empty milk jugs over the past several weeks for extra water for "washing and flushing"...and they were beginning to pile up. So last week I loaded the utility sink in the garage full of milk jugs and filled them with water. I plan on doing another batch today.

I also bought a few extra cans of beans and a few packages of pasta. I found a plastic shoe box that I had in the garage holding stuff that I no longer needed so I emptied it out and am going to use it to store the small emergency supplies...soaps, matches, travel shampoos, can opener...stuff like that.

It's funny how just filling up those water jugs gave me a sense of accomplishment. They've been sitting around empty for weeks...and then when the storms hit...and when Osama was killed...I started to get a little concerned. I would be so upset if a disaster DID take place and here I am sitting around with a bunch of empty milk jugs. Saving milk jugs isn't helping anybody if they're left empty!

Have you started your preparation? Join in the Preparedness Challenge...great ideas and lots of encouragement. It's better to be safe than sorry.


Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Michelle, if you have a deep freeze you can put some of your water jugs in there if you have extra space and it will help your freezer run more efficiently. Having these on hand is an excellent idea for all the extra things one needs water for. And don't forget all the skills you're acquiring as you garden! That counts too because there will be a lot of people who've never done a garden and will be "up a creek without a paddle" so to speak!
Thanks for linking up!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Oh, and I wanted to say, Happy Mother's Day!!