It all started with my first copy of Countryside and Small Stock Journal from a neighbor, years ago.
|Countryside & Small Stock Journal|
It had articles from all these wonderfully self sufficient people who raised animals, had huge gardens, preserved their own food and cooked from scratch.
They called themselves homesteaders!
Omgosh, I so wanted to be one of "them"!
Fortunately, my hubby was totally on board and
we started raising small animals and gardening.
(this was all new to me!)
Then the canning frenzy began.
|Preppers preserve their produce.|
We wanted to preserve all that lovely garden produce to enjoy during the long winter months.
My pantry shelves were full, I felt so accomplished!
I remember the first time I canned our own pickles,
I thought I was a success because they tasted just like
the store brand. lol I'm sure I showed my mason jars
of pickles to everyone who stopped by!
When the babies started coming and life became increasingly busy, hubby & I would go on large shopping trips to stock up for the month so I was never without the food I needed to feed our growing family.
It was a wonderful feeling to 'shop' our pantry.
|Preppers stock up!|
All these years, I thought we were just being homesteaders.
Seems there's a new name for what we do now. Preppers!
I'll accept that, I guess. We are prepared over the winter months when the snow storms come and the electricity fails. Or the summer months when the lightening storms & high winds gust and the electricity fails...again!
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Being a Prepper is a good thing, I believe, whether for convenience or for emergencies, it brings about a sense of peace.
And it fits right into our simple lifestyle and that makes my heart happy! ♥
Are you a prepper?
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