I vacillate between feeling confident that our Home and Farm are well stocked and that we are as prepared as we can be for whatever may next come our way – whether it be an unscheduled lockdown, to a cyclone, to not having a working car – and then next minute something tweaks my mildly prepperish brain, and I go into a bit of a panic that maybe I should be more prepared than I already am.
I think the thing that most tweaks this in my brain, is whenever I actually go in to a supermarket – especially in our local area where we have two – and I see that so many of the shelves have huge gaps from low or missing stock, or shelves that are just totally empty.
And it concerns me!
Is it because the Managers aren’t ordering in enough stock?
Is it because there isn’t enough actual stock to go around?
Maybe the doomsayers are right and I’m an oblivious naive twit!!??!!
No, i REALLY don’t think they are – but sheesh – some days that bit of panic sets in, and makes you question your own convictions…
One of the things that makes my soul feel satisfied, gives me a sense of pride, and brings me such JOY, is to be able to provide for my family one of the most very basic of foods:
Mixing up some bread dough
Dough proving in a warm spot
1 loaf done.
and some rolls…
All done for the week!
Simple food makes me ridiculously happy.
I’m somewhat a creature of habit – but particularly so when Continue reading “simple food”
I’m again ripping the bandaid off and posting a simple stocktake of where I’m at right now.
Its been a weird month, and one in which I’ve been doing some soul-searching about the direction that this particular site should take – and even whether or not Continue reading “stocktake [oct20]”
I’ve always been a bit careful of cooking with herbs and spices.
Truth be told, I’m a bit scared of them – as I don’t know how they Continue reading “RECIPE: Butter Chicken”
I had the best day on Sunday!
We’d planned to sleep in, but our cats and dogs had other ideas, and decided to wake us up at some ungodly hour – and instead of going back to bed after they’d all had their morning constitutional, we decided to just get up and have our coffee and start the day.
The weekend before we had planned to Continue reading “the best day”
Do you do meal planning?
If not – why not?
I love to meal-plan, but I don’t always manage to get it done Continue reading “meal planning”
In Part 2 we’re ready to talk more about those other things on the list in my previous post, namely: clothing, takeaways (food/coffee), cigarettes/alcohol, car expenses, meals, hairdresser / hair products / mani-pedis, social events and growing-your-own.
So – lets get into it!! Continue reading “the murky depths ”
On reflection – the other day, I was shown a perfect example of how I know I’ve changed over the last couple of years.
I had to go into town to do some shopping and plus a Physio appointment, but I was also going to the house in town prior to all that, to do some cleaning up.
I was halfway to town when I realised Continue reading “reflection”
Its been a damp drizzly cold morning, so I decided to drag out the sewing machine and knock up a few things with some “leftovers”.
First up was a pair of old cotton curtains that have seen better days, and are not longer of use in keeping the heat/cold out of the house, so they were sewn together to make bed/couch cover.
Then I used up a lace curtain, that just doesn’t fit with our idea of ‘decor‘ – which I made into bags to store fruit and veg in, in the fridge – and some will be used to cover ripening fruit, so the wildlife doesn’t steal it all.
They’re welcome to some excess, but they aren’t very good at sharing, so we’d rather it was us to be the ones to decide how much they get – not them! .
Next up is going to be an old super-light-weight shower curtain, that I am going to make into bags to take grocery shopping, so that I can put fruit and veg in them, instead of using the plastic bags that the supermarket provides.
The material even has a fruit & veg motif printed on it, so I reckon thats pretty darn appropriate! 😀
Hope you are having a nice day, and whatever you’re doing – I’d love to hear about it!