Monday, August 3, 2009

another reason to stock up

State workers in Pennsylvania aren't getting paid. I can't get html to work tonight, so please cut and paste this article

With the budget impasses that are going to happen in the federal budget, the giant deficit, and all else going on it is more important than ever to have some reserve money, and reserve food.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August now

Well where are we with the garden. Honestly, horrible. We had hail a few weeks ago and it destroyed my corn, beans and tomatoes. My beans already had a bacteria and weren't going to make it. But I was really upset at the tomato loss. I've had wonderful tomatoes this year, and have put up a lot of them!

So I need to buy some green beans, and a whole bunch of them. I'm headed to a local farm today to see how many beans I can get! I'm hoping for at least a bushel of green beans! That is about thirty pounds. My kids both love green beans and it is one of the few veggies I actually look forward to. Plus I use them in soups, stews, casseroles etc all winter long, so I'm going after those today. Also I am going to can sweet corn this week. I know of a farm near me that has sweet corn coming out the wazoo, so I'm hoping for a couple of bushels of sweet corn. I much prefer frozen sweet corn, so I'll freeze a few, but canning is self stable and we live in a part of the country that gets bad ice storms that knock out power sometimes for weeks at a time.