It is THAT time of year. The time of year where garden planning becomes less wishful thinking and more action. So on Friday, I started my tomatoes, peppers, and various types of basil! I'm going a little unusual this year and planting hybrids too. Normally I plant everything heirloom, but this year it's not a … Continue reading Started My Seed Starts!
Let's talk mania. And finances. Last fall, I went full paranoid manic for close to two weeks. With how the world was behaving, no one realized my frothing was anything other than a reaction to everything. I bought end of the world supplies. A lot of end of the world supplies. A wood stove. A … Continue reading Gonna Admit I’m a Failure
I had a TON of fun looking at end of the world bunkers with my brother and rating them based on practicality, design, whether the close spaces would incite violence, you know, the usual criteria. So far, my favorite is from Atlas Survival Shelters: The Pennsylvania. The image below is, of course, theirs and copyrighted … Continue reading End of the World Bunkers-R-Us
No, this is not gluten free bread. Instead, this is me testing my End of the World supplies. Like, if you're storing them? Please check to make sure you know how to use them or they're useless to you in an emergency! In this case I have wheat berries and a wheat grinder. So I … Continue reading I Made Bread!
I spent some time on the phone talking to my mom about water filtration systems and sources for when there are power outages, which is more a paranoia issue on my end than a real risk in our area. But we have a artisan well a half block from our house, so while it may … Continue reading No Water for Me!
Ya'll, I'm so stoked. (No pun intended.) I don't have photos yet, and it's not set up. BUT I HAVE A WOODSTOVE! I bought THIS ONE. One of the site photos: Thank you to my family for supporting me in this! Power outages in the winter are a concern for me, and this, when it's … Continue reading For the End of the World
We've actually opened some of my food supplies because we've run out of a few things but aren't willing to risk going to the store. I have mixed feelings about this - I hoard food (NOT all at once, this is years of 'extra' purchases), and I feel safest when I know I have a … Continue reading Accessing My Food Storage?!?
I love lemon flavored anything. ANYTHING. But I don't really care for the extract flavor. I usually keep lemon juice in the fridge, which is fine, but when I saw an interesting post on Food Storage Moms: How To Make And Use Lemon Powder, I was intrigued. I usually follow them for interesting THE WORLD … Continue reading How Do You Make Lemons Into Powder?
Those moments when your paranoid end-of-the-world purchases do you good. We have successfully fixed our shower - the part was small, we ordered it off amazon, ten bucks. We borrowed the allen wrenches to get to it, got it fixed, success! All well and fine until my husband checked on the water in our basement … Continue reading When Paranoid End-of-the-World Purchases Do You Good
On my previous post, you might have noticed that our grocery budget is RIDICULOUSLY small. Like, below the USDA Food Estimates by a lot. You can find them HERE. For clarity: On their cheapest plan, they expect us to spend $90 a week or $390 a month for both of us combined. But our budget … Continue reading Rice, Beans, and Paranoia