What Did You Prep This Week?

This has been an incredibly productive week…in most every way. God was truly at work in our lives this week.

My walk with God this week was better than it has been for weeks. I was diligent in prayer and studying God’s word. Our pastor started a new bible study covering the book of John on Wednesday nights. Considering he has authored a book on the subject I am really excited learn a lot in this study. Wonderful Wife and I also started a prayer series for married couples. Each day is a different scripture to read and then we pray for each other. We decided to say the prayer out loud so each of us know what the other is praying for and about. It has really brought us closer and strengthened us.

On a trip to Sam’s we stocked up on about a year’s worth of batteries.

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Peppers, Tomatoes, Cilantro, Oregano, Sweet Potatoes and Basil

We have been talking a lot about food lately; the dangers of GMOs, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics etc. We would also like to know more about how to garden. Although it is a little late in the year we took the plunge and started a small garden. I was planning to build some raised beds in the backyard but Sam’s had some raised planter boxes on clearance for about the same as the materials to do it myself would have cost. They won’t last more than a few years but by then I will have definitely gotten my money’s worth out of them. We also made a trip to the nursery and picked out some vegetable and herbs to get started with and enough soil to get started. For the fall growing season we are focusing on tomatoes, peppers, (unfortunately not heirloom), squash,

Squash, Zuchini, Cucumbers, and Sweet Potatoes,
Squash, Peppers, Zucchini, Cucumbers, and Sweet Potatoes,

cucumbers, zucchini (all heirloom) and sweet potatoes (no idea on whether that are heirloom or not). The sweet potatoes should have been planted a few weeks ago so we probably won’t get much, if anything, from them other than leaves and some experience. The planters were easy to assemble and lugging 50 pound bags of soil around was some good exercise. We can never grow enough food on what little yard we have but we see it as a learning exercise. gardening could be an incredible useful skill in many situations. Our biggest challenge will be to keep birds, squirrels and raccoons out of them.

Assembled planters
Assembled planters
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Two of the planters assembled, filled and ready for planting
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More ammo

Wonderful Wife got paid this week so we bought some more ammunition; 12 gauge small game loads, as well as practice rounds in .223, 9mm, and .38 Special. We also put some money aside into our savings.

As I mentioned setting up the garden was pretty good exercise in itself but I was also able to work out nearly every day this week. I thought it was already having an impact on my waistline but according to the pants I wore today, not so much. Nevertheless I am feeling better and the weight will come off eventually as long as I keep at it.

Wonderful Wife has also upped her resell on the Internet game. She sold nearly a hundred dollars worth of stuff that we had sitting around cluttering up the place. Now, as I mentioned last week this money goes into savings accounts for our grandchildren soother than de-cluttering (which helps male room for more important stuff) it isn’t really helping us to be any more prepared but it is helping them.

That’s it. That’s what I prepped this week. How about you? What did you prep this week?

God Bless.

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6 thoughts on “What Did You Prep This Week?

  1. God gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
    Squirrels and racoons, if you know how to clean them are not bad at all.
    Squirrel tastes pretty nice.
    Racoon is almost as good as squirrel, if you take care to get the bean shaped gland off and remove as much fat as possible before cooking.
    Think about it seriously, if you are prepping, because those critters might be sent by the Almighty, to be your source of meat and protein.

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    1. With the number of them around here it is a protein source that factors into my plans. I have eaten squirrel and rabbit but, until the need arises, I will take your word for it on the raccoon.

      I feed both enough, the squirrels on acorns and pine nuts and the raccoon raiding the trash, that I don’t car to feed them out of my garden. 😉

      Our house backs up to a drainage easement (a usually dry creek bed that runs into the lake a mile or two through a national park) that is loaded with feral hogs and an OK population of deer as well as rabbits and other small game. It’s not legal to hunt there so I wouldn’t risk it in normal times but it is good to know they are there.

      Lots of industrial and residential runoff would put fish and gators from there pretty low on my priority list but if need be I can sure I remember how to run a trot line and jug line…The lake and river are both overpopulated with nutria too.

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  2. I took your advice from a few weeks ago and started putting a few bags of rice and beans away every month. We also started a small business cleaning range brass for a few extra dollars to save.
    Started taking the dog on longer walks over rougher terrain. Cutting out most sugar in our diet.

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