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Chic Rustler

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seems the shortages are coming again. now its sugar in my area. ive been kinda lax on preps lately so i went and got 40 lbs of sugars, 20 lbs of flour, and a bunch of other odds and ends for baking and started packing it up today. while i was at it i grabbed the 20 lb bag of rice from the deep freezer thats been there for who knows how many weeks and packed it up.


today i used mylar bags and mason jars with my vac sealer. the mylar works well on bags of flour. just drop the bag of flour in the mylar bag, throw in an oxy absorber, seal it up with the wifes flat iron and throw it in the deep freezer for a week. then its safe for the shelf.

the sugar went in jars. vac sealed is good enough in my book for white sugar.

i also vac sealed the rice in jars because it was still cold from the freezer and i didnt want any air im the container to make condesation to possibly spoil the food.


stuff is getting high dollar. a few vags of sugar, and a few other staples were over $50 at the dollar general



i have a feeling things are about to get ugly, but im at peace with it. not stressed at all.
 

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Help in the garden? What's that?

DH does help. This is how it goes:

I till it.
I row it.
I plant it.
I weed it.
I pick it.
I cook it. (or can it, or dehydrate it)

Now comes his part:
He EATS it!

He's really good at that part and I appreciate the help, lol!
Last spring I asked BJ for help weeding the garden. This is what I got. LOL Wish I had it back.

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We have higher meat prices and some other grocery items. No real issues with shortages so far. I’m not that worried about it. Between what we have and what our friends have, and hunting… we certainly won’t starve. I do need to restock some things in my medicine cabinet and those sorts of things. Honestly I usually prep for winter because of snow storms, power outages, flu season, etc, so maybe I’m just used to it🤷🏻‍♀️
 

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6 more doz pints, 1 doz quart, and 1 doz 1/4 pints to make some orange honey sauce thingy she wants
6 doz reg lids, 4 pack of food saver rolls, some canning spices, and a set of zippered food saver bags.
See what happens when I take the wife to the store with me.
 

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We have higher meat prices and some other grocery items. No real issues with shortages so far. I’m not that worried about it. Between what we have and what our friends have, and hunting… we certainly won’t starve. I do need to restock some things in my medicine cabinet and those sorts of things. Honestly I usually prep for winter because of snow storms, power outages, flu season, etc, so maybe I’m just used to it🤷🏻‍♀️
I hate shopping in January! Too cold and windy. I keep more stock in winter. Winter storms are nothing to mess around with. I wont leave home in bad driving weather to go grocery shopping.
 

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Umm we’re gonna need some cow pics🥰🤣 I love cows… but will likely never own any, for multiple reasons. So I will live vicariously through other people that have them 😂
Oh yes ma’am! First off Rina, second Daffy.
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Dottie doesn’t like pictures, and she may be in the freezer next spring. She’s a bitch.
That’s a bit of a Rina baby picture but still cute! A2A2 Jersey cows.

Edit; Shhhhhh! I didn't ask DW for permission to post these, so keep it on the down-low... 😉

Edit #2- Dottie is my Profile picture! I just realized.
 
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frustratedearthmother

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I'll need both in case anyone comes to "help" 🤣. Fat chance.
Help in the garden? What's that?

DH does help. This is how it goes:

I till it.
I row it.
I plant it.
I weed it.
I pick it.
I cook it. (or can it, or dehydrate it)

Now comes his part:
He EATS it!

He's really good at that part and I appreciate the help, lol!
 

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Around here, with the average gas price of $5.02 a gallon for 87 octane (which is a record BTW). I'm seriously considering buying a Tesla. But someone told me if you buy one Tesla, you'll want another one. If you get two Tesla's chances are pretty high more will show up sooner rather than later.

Pluses
1) Easy startup in all weather conditions
2) 4 wheel drive all terrain
2) Smart
3) Should last about 30 years, with regular maintenance.
4) Easy to clean
5) Comes with plush leather seating
6) Power steering
7) No more wrench turning
8) Runs on grass and water
9) Fewer emissions
10) Waste is considered green

What you think? He's 5 years old and his name is Tesla. I like him, I like him a lot. 😁
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Jesus is Lord and Christ 🙏❤️🇺🇸
 

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