Friday, March 29, 2013

Weekly Assignment, Food Storage and Emergency Ideas (Week of March 31st)

Hi Carson Ward Family, Family and Friends,

Happy Easter!

Congratulations to the Carson Ward Jay Jensen Family! They won the March FREE Monthly Giveaway Drawing. They won an emergency LED Lantern for emergency lighting. They use 4 "D" batteries. Good idea is to not keep the batteries inside the lantern until needed and tape the batteries to the lantern. Also purchase more and keep them close by. Batteries usually last about 7 years per the Duracell package.

Spring is upon favorite time of the year. Everything is new, trees are getting their new leaves, flowers are popping up and beautify the earth, in California the sun is out and there are blue skies, new little creatures are being born and the birds are chirping away with the excitement of Spring. And most of all, it is time to plant my vegetable garden again! Next week I will toil the earth, gather up my vegetable plants and seeds, plant my garden and anticipate a new crop of wonderful organic home grown vegetables in the late summer and fall to can and freeze in the Fall!

Vegetable Gardening: Instead of posting all about vegetables gardening again this year, I will just refer you to previous blog postings. All you need to do is click on the links below and learn all I know about vegetable gardening.

I love new ideas. I have also posted a video of a new exciting way to plant a vegetable or herb
garden with very little space and money, Pallet Vegetable and/or Herb Gardening, see the video below.

Vegetable Gardening (Posting on the Right under "Postings")
March 4, 2012 Posting (Great idea for planting a Vegetable Garden in rain gutters)
March 11, 2012 Posting (Container Vegetable Gardens and Fruit Trees, Natural way to get rid of ants)
March 20, 2011 (How to fertilizer your vegetables)

How to build you own Pallet Garden video (on the Chew, March 20, 2013)--Just skip the commercial. A little silly, but a great idea.  As mentioned on the video, you can get pallets from most stores free because they have of the cost of getting rid of them themselves. These are also great if you have just a little space, like a balcony. You will only be able to grow vegetables like radishes, lettuce, green onions, regular brown or white onions, cucumbers, etc. because of their small root system. You can lean it up against a wall. I love this idea.

Weekly Assignment: 72 Hour Individual Emergency Food and Snack Kits...
Because this Sunday, March 31st, is Easter and the following week is General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (April 6th-7th), I have decided to let those who have not completed their weekly assignments of adding items each week to their 72 Hour Individual Emergency Food Kits and Snacks Kits a chance to catch up. Click here December 31, 2012 to go back to the first posting of 2013
where we started adding an item each week to our Food Kits and follow through the postings up to last week March 24th posting where we finished up the Snack Kit to see what you missed and need to add. Starting April 14th we will start on our 72 Hour Individual Emergency Hygiene Kit for each family member.

Emergency Preparedness:

Seriously think about some type of vegetable and/or herb garden this year, be it either a garden you plant in the ground, a raised garden, or some type of container garden. It can be a large garden or as small as you have room for it. It is a low cost way to add vegetables to your food store. I either can or freeze mine and have them for all year long. Click on the links above to see how easy and profitable it can be.

Comments: Please leave your comments, suggestions or ideas. All are appreciated and may help someone else.


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