I am elated to have my new calling as the wards “Provident Living Leader”. This is something that I have always had a huge passion for, and it is exciting to know that what we are preparing for, is the Lord’s second coming. I don’t know about you, but there is so much to learn and do- this is going to be Fun, Fun, fun!
I love the “Hands-On approach”, so I am planning on having many mini classes during the summer at my home as we are canning, harvesting and doing other cool homemaking skills. If you are interested in any of the classes that I post, please feel welcome to come and watch and even help if you want. I will try to do theses demo’s during the day, or in some cases in the evening, before the actual harvest time, so that you can go home with the knowledge in advance of how to can, or dehydrate etc. your own garden harvest.
I will be sending via e-mail questions to all of you, and hope that you will respond back via e-mail so that I will know how best to serve you. The first thing I need to do is split up each family into 3 groups of preparedness: Beginners, ½ way there, or advanced. Once I know what families fall into what groups, I will know how best to help you at the level where you are situated. Obviously, this is a huge job for one- me, so I plan on having many helpers here and there, hopefully, from each one of you.
When we meet on the 27th at Michelle Kendall’s house to view Rebecca Lee’s awesome DVD “20 Things I WOULDN’T DO WITHOUT“, I will send out a sign up sheet, so you can be involved in the areas of your expertise, or wherever you want to fill the gap in your own preparations. Sister’s really, this is so much fun to learn, or simply to return to being domesticated! We are so lucky to be able to have so many cool things to learn. Things like homemade pasta, homegrown, and homemade pizza, spaghetti and Mexican sauces! (You know, for all of those beans you will be eating!) Yummy- and at a fraction of the cost too! This will be a fun little venture, hopefully for our whole ward. Yippy! So on to the party!
- Class #1
BOTTLED BUTTER– Sieg will be teaching the first mini class tonight at 7:00 pm here at my home. We will be canning short-term butter. (Which means it has a shelf life of under 7 years depending where it is stored- later we will do long term, which is indefinite. Butter doesn’t last very long around here anyway, so 3 years might be pushing it.) If you can’t make it, don’t worry, it is easy to do, and I will post the recipe again after we have done it. Sorry for the short notice, but we had planned on doing this tonight anyway, and I just thought to invite you all to come along J.
- Class #2
Have you ever wondered how you would stay warm without any heating, or any other heat source? Wonder no longer, I have an expert on the subject coming to teach us next week on June 19th, at 7:00 pm at the church. This is the beginning of a few sequential classes that will be taught on “FOAM CLOTHING” or the Jim Phillips Way. He has clothing that can keep you warm up to -60 F, no problem. It is a lot cheaper and more reliable than generators, fuel or anything else you can buy, and of course, it is absolutely portable and you can use it now if you want. (For those winter camp-outs etc.. or even this summer, if it never warms up!) Anyway, this is the best and cheapest short and long-term survival option, as well as this one that will really save your life and your loved ones, so you won’t want to miss it! I will be sending more details later on this one. You don’t have to buy anything, but the information will be lifesaving. (You can check it out yourself at PrepareMyFamily.com) Please invite anyone you know who might be interested, as I feel so strongly about these classes.)
Finally, for those that ordered SPROUTS, they should come on Thursday. Please drop off your check to me before then for the following amounts:
If you ordered 1 bucket of sprouts, the price was $146.36.
If you ordered sprouts and garden seeds, the price is $180.21.
If you have no idea what I am talking about, log on to Lifesprouts.com and check it out. At the end of the summer, I will send out one final order that will be delivered to me here in Highland- you can order then, or on your own if you are interested.
See sisters, isn’t this fun?
I’ll chat with you again another time, and I promise that it will be much shorter then!
Adios, April 🙂
P.S. If you need WATER BARRELS, they are the cheapest right now at the AF Walmart at a beautiful $20.00 off the price of any others in town. (They are $39.00 while the supplies in the front of the store last.) Good luck!