To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. Steadily, we work on meeting our prepping goals. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities. They also often share their planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, property improvements, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!
I have been traveling out of state for the past week. I will have more to report, one week from today.
Avalanche Lily Reports
We had a lot of rain this week. We had one day of sunshine. That day, I did the deep cleaning of the chicken coop. I sent all of the birds outside, scraped the manure and straw from the floor, brought it down to the orchard. Then I sprayed the interior with the hose: roof, walls and floors and nesting boxes to get rid all of the dust bunnies hanging from the walls and ceiling. I scraped out all of the water with the flat-bottomed shovel and a large floor squeegie. Then with the door and nest boxes open, allowed the coop to air dry for three hours. When it was dry, I put in clean straw, water and feed.
That same day, I also rototilled the entire main garden. I had spread out some piles of manure at an earlier time last week. That also was rototilled under. I will let the garden sit for a week or so, as it is too wet anyhow to plant anything, then will rototill it again. I need to plant my onions and potatoes ASAP. Sunday is supposed to be warm and sunny to plant. I will be planting those raspberries, blackberries and some more tree saplings that were ordered and came in at the end of the week.
I started in the greenhouse, in trays, herbs for my future herb garden: Basil, oregano, cumin, thyme, cilantro, and others. I bought some more seeds this week to plant and to stock up with. I have a very large tote full of different seeds, mostly organic non-hybrids, bought and self-grown/saved from my own produce.
This week the girls and I washed, chopped up, froze and dehydrated ten pounds of mixed sweet peppers. I also received another order of 20 pounds of peppers that we will be doing the same with this coming week. These will be dehydrated. We just don’t have the space to freeze too many peppers and if we lost power we would lose them. I’m coming around to the reality that we need to dehydrate many more foods to have them available to us if and when things hit the fan. I love fresh and frozen foods the most, but, especially concerning meat, we need to dehydrate and can more of it.
May you all have a blessed Hag Sameach Pasach and Resurrection Day, Yeshua has Risen, indeed. He is the atonement for everyone’s sin and is the First Fruits of the Resurrection, Life from the dead! He’s alive forever more and is returning very soon. Watch, therefore! Get ready! Repent and Prepare your hearts and your homes to be with Him in Heavenly Places. Great turmoil and destruction will occur on this Earth as Satan fights against the Lord’s people and demands to be worshipped as God. Christ returns to clean this world from Sin and to take up His own. Hallelujah to the Lamb! – Avalanche Lily, Rawles
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