It's a beautiful 73 degrees here in the Black Hills and I am taking full advantage of it. I'm canning meatballs, since I can open the doors and windows and not overheat the house. All this gardening and canning has me thinking that perhaps I should make monthly prepardness goals. So here's my goals for the rest of July. Some of these also fit into my off-grid goals which makes me smile all the more.
~ Can all the beef in my freezer (right now that's only about 10 pounds of ground) so if the power goes out, it doesn't go bad.
~ Purchase more lamp oil and clean the lamps. * I did this yesterday, but I went ahead and added it to the list just so I could mark something as done :)
~ Invest in a grain grinder that will grind flour for baking.
~ Purchase an extra bottle of propane.
~ Buy some rain barrels! A guy down the road from us has them for sale 2 for $20, so we really don't have any excuses here.
~ Plant carrots and lettuce, and order garlic bulbs.
I'm sure that I will think of other things that need to be added to the list, but this is a starting point. It gives me something to work towards so I don't overwhelm myself. I would love to hear any prepardness goals that you might have.