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!
Dear SurvivalBlog Readers:
Harvest, harvest, harvest! We’ve just passed the peak of gardening season. For the past week, we’ve been very busy harvesting most of our “above ground” garden crops. (The root crops will wait until the first frost.) Most notably, we picked, blanched and froze broccoli and green beans. We also fought the wasps for the last of the red raspberries. The extra zucchini squash has now been chopped and frozen.
This week I constructed an additional 220-foot long pasture cross fence, and gate. This cross fence is designed to help optimize our rotational grazing.
The firewood splitting and stacking is now complete. But I still need to tarp the “overflow” wood piles that don’t fit in the woodsheds. And of course for safety the slash burning will have to wait until after the fall rains begin. But all in all, we feel nearly ready for winter.
May you all have a very blessed and productive week.
Many Blessings to All, – Jim Rawles and Avalanche Lily, Rawles
The Latimer’s are deep in the throws of harvest this week. This time of year is both wonderful and difficult. We have put up gallons of peaches and beans and tomatoes. You’ve seen our garden bounty pictures from previous years. It’s work, but it sure it tasty too, as we nightly sit down to meals rich in fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Of course that means that we are working from before sunup to well after sundown. Yet, this week we need also to clean out the chicken coop and do some tree trimming. We’ve had some trees blocking views and getting too close to structures.
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As always, please share your own successes and hard-earned wisdom in the Comments.