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What have done towards your prep?
2 January 2020, 22:58,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
Been packing portions of dried foods (for two people) dehydrator is still in full flow …...packing as I go , made five jars of Ghee last week will do more this weekend, update on that small solar panel set up I re'sited some months back ….I use this for mobile phones , fire pad, I pad , and lighting for the polytunnel 50 watt panel ….its doing the job and I am satisfied with what it does …..I will set up the 300 watt array this spring ….and the building to hold all things solar including the aquaponics which will all be 12 volt dc powered , got all the gear ready and waiting .

One last item......I am reading almost everywhere of imminent food shortages due to crazy weather patterns rain , cold freezing winds , drought ...next doors cat pissing on your veg …..take your pick! like it or not as preppers we need to heed the warning and react accordingly Especially when other preppers are telling us to do so ! …..we will need More food prepps ! ………..so crack on ! best do it now ! more long term prepps .
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18 January 2020, 17:47,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
Been continuing to buy more long term food preps , rice,pasta,oats,dried pulses, tea,coffee,dried milk,sugar,spices,salt,vinegar ,oils,and some canned meats, veg, fish ,I am now filling the second 67ltr tote I bought last year (on wheels) I bought three ,I will complete all three.

With all the reports of crop failures and shortages it won’t be that long before prices will go up big time, so I figure we will get a return on the investment later on down the line no matter what comes.

Our four freezers are full, wild child is insisting reducing the contents ready for fresh produce later in the year which makes perfect sense ,so I will turn the one freezer into wine and jams .

Made more Ghee and another batch of bacon last week along with some flat bread , cleaned a pile of glass jars and bottles ready for use, made four jewellery boxes solid mahogany and french polished to a glass finish for my three daughters and my granddaughter ......something to open filled with hugs and kisses ....enough to last a thousand lifetimes .
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22 January 2020, 16:46,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
Made 9 jars of strawberry jam 5 jars of black currant jelly and 10 jars of strawberry and gooseberry jelly so far this week ….all out of the freezer …...all that's left (fruit wise ) raspberries 8 pounds rhubarb 4 pounds damsons 4 pounds apple 4 pounds red currants 8 pounds blackberries 3 pounds elderberries 4 pounds apricots 3 pounds so its more jams and jellies and some wine will get that done by the end of this week...…...the next attack will be on all the veg …….we will make stews soups casseroles set these into ready meals pour into cartons label date and stack back into a defrosted empty freezer …….wild thang has already sorted out the other 3 freezers over the last two days …...oh and made good on (the disaster I made cleaning the brew shed) I'm as useful as a ashtray on a motorcycle ………"I just don't understand why I love you …..old man " ……..I said well I am glad you do old girl ……….its like the fucking Waltons around here …….cue Waltons music !
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23 January 2020, 19:18,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
We're into hedging at the moment. We're in the middle of planting 45 metres of mixed fruit and nut hedging in the paddocks (hazel, crab apple, bird cherry and some nut trees). It's perfect weather for planting and I'm now praying we don't get frost/snow for a few days. Fingers crossed.
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15 February 2020, 13:04,
RE: What have done towards your prep?
I have spent the past two weeks preparing the raised beds , two new bigger beds ,in total eleven beds are now ready ,all weeded and turned over.

All the fruit trees and bushes have a handful of fish blood and bone to give them a good start, tied up the raspberry row after the last storm , layed some Taram on the pathways around the beds then spread a 3” layer of clean chippings over , nice to work clean ! Just five beds left to weed (Strawberry beds) .

Bought a new arc welder, auto visor,5 Ks of electrodes and some gloves all delivered yesterday , ready for up coming projects later this year.

Storm Dennis is coming in already (midday here) steady rain right now medium fall , so confined to barracks ....but plenty for me to get done in the workshop .
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