The Words of the Prophets and the last days explained
I think I have the hang of this recipe now!
24 single serving Apple Pie Oatmeal breakfasts for our winter pantry
Saturday's projects along with Pearsauce (just like applesauce only with pears)
I had 6 jars made and thought- hey we better try this before I make more. I had 3 guinea pigs -oops victims- oh wait TASTE TESTERS out working in the garden. 2 missionaries and my hubby Kay. 3 men- who can be harsher tasters than that? oh and dont forget me!
I put some in paper cups and took it out- they LOVED it! So I made 24 jars! I will use raisins next week and make 24 more. At 2 servings in one week (1 for Kay and 2 for me) we have 3 months of breakfasts with 24 jars so adding a set with raisins will give us 6 months.
I typed up the cooking directions - that is what is adhered on the tops of the jars. They wouldn't stick to the glass and I didnt want to use my labels you never get them washed off the glass. So I ran a line of snail on the jar lid and stuck the directions on. I didnt put them inside the jar due to possibility of germs from the ink and the paper and my hands.
you MUST add one oxygen absorber PER jar for storage. these will now be good for up to 5 years!
This is a total copy and paste from THIS article some of you think I am nuts for the canning, candle making and prepping I am doing. But this winter I will be snug in my home not having to shop for groceries while others are hungry and cannot get to a store or supplies can't be delivered to the stores!
If you have never actively prepared for the approach of winter, you may want to start doing so this year. The National Weather Service models are predicting a 99% chance that this coming winter will start sooner and be harsher than any we have seen, possibly in this century. Weather science experts are saying the sheer amount of snow we can expect could be 10 to 50 times what the normal amount is for the area that you live in. The northeast and midwest states will be the hardest hit, but the expected harsh winter weather will affect the entire continental United States.
This type of severe weather goes far beyond mere inconvenience, it is life threatening. The amount of snow expected will shut down major cities and doubtless cause lengthy power outages. The combination of no heat and probable food shortages is a recipe for disaster. The time to prepare for this is now, as the weather could turn as soon as the beginning of October.
What should you do? How can you protect your family from the hazards that this winter will present? Prepare for it now! Better you should start stocking up for the upcoming emergency now than try to run out and buy what you need when the snow is knee deep and everyone else is also trying to do the same thing. Prices will be inflated, shelves may be empty, people could panic and you could be hurt or worse if you are caught out in those conditions.
What should you start stocking up on? Some of these things I am sure you probably know, but others you may not think of. Start with the basics.
Heat – if you lose power and your heat does not work without it, the first thing you will need is an alternative source of heat. Mr Heater portable propane powered heater was my choice. Whichever heater you decide on, make sure that it is approved for indoor use, and even then you may want to slightly crack a window. Make sure to buy a lot of propane tanks, so you do not run out. Never NEVER use outdoor BBQ grills, kerosene heaters, or any other type of heater that is for outdoor use only. You can be overcome by fumes from them.
Heavy Clothing – the best would be snowsuits such as what you wear for skiing or winter hiking, but you can also use thermal underwear, wool socks and insulated boots and parka. Don’t forget the hat and gloves. You may also want to invest in some hand warmers.
Food – when a food shortage hits, and it will when the delivery trucks cannot get to the stores, the first thing to go is the staples. Milk, bread, eggs and such will be gone almost immediately. To avoid this situation, buy good quality powdered milk and store it in a cool dry place. I don’t trust the cardboard containers they come in so I store mine in two liter soda bottles with tightly screwed on caps. Kept moisture free, powdered milk stays good for 2 to 10 years, so don’t be afraid to buy a lot. Loaves of bread should also be on your list. Bread can be frozen with no major damage to it, and if you lose power, you can always keep it outside where it will stay frozen. Eggs can also be frozen, not in their shell, but first crack and beat them and then pour them into ice cube trays. When they are frozen, pop them out and put them in freezer bags. Can goods, pasta, rice, beans are all things that you can stock up on that will last a long time. How much food to store will be determined by how many people in your household. Don’t forget to also buy the means to cook your food. A small propane stove is best, but you can use an outdoor grill if you want to cook outside, but beware, the smell of cooking food may bring unwanted guests for dinner!
Radio – a portable radio that runs on batteries is essential to keep up on what is going on outside your home. Battery operated or solar chargers for your cellphone, tablet or laptop is also a good idea. Being able to communicate with others during a weather emergency is important
Light – stocking up on candles, flashlights and batteries is a good idea, but if you have a lengthy power outage, oil lamps are a much better and cheaper choice. They give off more light and burn a very long time on very little oil. You can buy oil lamps(about $10) a Walmart along with lamp oil ($6) and extra wicks.($2)
It may seem a bit overwhelming, but the better you prepare, the safer and happier you will feel. But remember, it is much better not to tell anyone about the preparations you have made for the coming winter, or you may find desperate people showing up on your doorstep when their food runs out and their houses have no heat.
I wanted to share something special to my heart with you today. Tomorrow I will share new things from SU
I was tagged in this photo on FB this morning by my grandsons mom Kris
What my blessing is- and I am bragging, I confess upfront- Jack called me the day after my mom, his greatgrandmother, passed away JUST to tell me he loves me and ask me how I was doing. He had been out with his dad and uncle the week before to see her one last time. But out of the blue he called me to make sure that "I" was doing ok. How many 7 yr olds do you know that do that? I am blessed beyond measure that even tho his parents aren't married, they are teaching him to be compassionate, polite and loving. I am so blessed! Thank you Jack for loving me and for chosing our family! You rock my world and my heart!
I was just outside moving sprinklers around as we are in a drought and things are pretty crispy outside- I picked this box of Brandywine Heirloom tomatos from one section of plants and quit because it is so hot out there! I will work with Kay tonight to pick the other section of tomatos. And I think it may be time to start pulling out plants. We are very blessed this year with an abundance of tomatos- I thought the squirrels would eat them all- we had to barracade with bird netting one entire section and then I found on Amazon
Anyhow I will be making even more tomato sauce Friday and Saturday. Again, I feel so blessed!
I hope that you are having a wonderful week and that you can see the small blessings in your life as we all have so very very many!
oh I almost forgot to share! I was released as 1st counselor in the Primary organization in our church and called to be a Ward Missionary. I will be going to the lessons our Elder's share. Today we have a single sister and I am VERY excited to attend! I used to whine about never having an opportunity to go on a mission- God Listened and blessed me with this calling, he REALLY does hear prayers and things we say!!
hugs to all
So Kay and I went to an Expo this morning to check it out and I ended up being interviewed by a local News Channel lol
This is the link to the video that aired on the news tonight once at 6:05 pm and again at 9:05pm- they shared 2 parts of the 10 questions he asked me! lol
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In order to get this incentive trip aka Grand Vacation, I either have to sell $40,000.00 in products or a combination of recruiting/downline promotions and sales. I would like to be able to say thanks to my husband by way of this trip for all he has helped me through since we were married, and I am going to try really hard to do this for him. And I am asking for your help and consideration as well. All you would have to do is to click THIS LINK and place your Stampin Up order. each time you want to purchase products OR sign up for My Paper Pumpkin HERE, add my name in as your demonstrator please so I get the credit points for it.
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I promised photos of the jam- since I will be with mom at the hospital today, I will just share the photos today and a few details. Feel free to email me with your questions-
I decided to use up the frozen berries and make room in my freezer-
put on the rings and screw tight and turn over your jam to cool- I have been doing this method since 1980- learned it from my first Mother in law and have NEVER had a problem with it yet. When they are cooler about 40 min turn them upright and the jam/jelly will drop to the bottom and the lids seal like a charm.
Hope you are utilizing all the fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs for your food storage this season! I am teaching jam and jelly making on the 17th for our Monthly Relief Society meeting.
now, off to the hospital to be with mom and see what the tests say
about two thirty this morning (my keyboard is acting up so please bear with me) the winds began to blow and I honestly thought my entire yard would be gone when I got up this morning! I really thought that all my garden, greenhouse and trees would be gone it was gusting and blowing so hard! And then about 3 it began to rain torrential rains. It's dark outside but it's hardly raining. I am ok with the rain, it fills my well and waters everything so I don't have to!!!!
And although we have a lot of limbs down we are ok! !
So, today I decided to take all the frozen berries out of my freezer and thaw them to make them into jam. I need to clean out the freezers- sort off the older stuff for the dog to have and defrost the 32 yr old freezer ready for winter.
I will post some jam photos tomorrow, I just received a back ordered stamp set from a bundle I purchased- Polymer stamps (CLEAR STAMPS) and I am excited to stamp with them but our basement is being used by the Elders (Missionaries from the LDS Church) for this week. So I will work when they are out on their appointments. Later this week I get to spend 2 days AT my daughters new house on the ranch she is working on. Just the 2 of us. Pretty excited!
have an awesome day everyone! oh before I forget, we are reviewing a few dvd's and I will post those reviews and a chance to win your very own copy later this week, so stay tuned!
I know that you come here for creative inspiration and for the last few months it has been seriously lacking. I cannot begin to tell you how draining it is with elderly parents and their health issues.
Today we have to go and pack my moms things at the nursing home, she will no longer be allowed to live there. She now has to be in a lock down facility. And we have to bring all her things home for now until she is in a new permanent place.
Have I mentioned how badly I HATE Dementia and what it has done, and is doing to my mom? And did you know that medically a "diagnosis" of Alzheimer's cannot be given until a person is DEAD and they do an autopsy?
What a Crock! And from the website definitions of the stages of Alzheimer's my mom is stage 6 out of 7! But they will only diagnose her with 'dementia'. We got that diagnosis 16 years ago! I am so frustrated!
My stepdad was in the Emergency room again yesterday but is now back at the nursing home. He is a mess physically while my mom is a mess mentally. I feel like all my creativity has been drained from my body and I find myself more and more in my yard and garden puttering. Gardening is good for my soul.
So please, please bear with me as I struggle through all of this. I just received an order of 8 brand new stamps and some designer paper from the new catalog and I will be playing this week and sharing here. I have another order going in this week for the Project Life items. I am thinking they look pretty fast and fun to create with!
Due to the holiday this week we will not have card class, all my stamping friends are gone! lol
We have a church Pancake Breakfast here on July 5th, 8-10am
It's free, so come over and visit with us! bring your lawn chairs!
I hope your weekend is wonderful. I am off to get moms stuff/see my stepdad and wish him happy birthday- hit Sam's Club for our monthly supplies as well as the pancake breakfast supplies and come home to crash! lol
I did get 21 quarts of green beans pressure canned this week and I am now teaching how to make jam and jelly in July for our Relief Society meeting. I have been making those since 1980 and I love it. Jam is good but not as good as homemade!
Hugs to all
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