Re: The Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency Thread
Hello all ,
Just wondering how life on the homesteads are going . This has been an unusually cold snowy( blizzards even ) winter here in the Midwest . A lot of time has been spent making sure the animals have enough food and thawing water . We have had some sad learning experiences with the greenhouse freezing up but not lost many animals . We are finding that the amounts of produce we put up last season is holding out well , as well as grain and hay storage . But we will need to go out soon and work on the wood supply . Oh Boy we are still so dependant on gas and electricity .
During the worst of the weather I was totally grateful to have storage because there was no way into town for almost a week at a time , in fact the trucks were not doing well to supply the towns . I was also thankful that we had no emergency situations because even a helicopter would not be flying in and horses could not have gotten us out . We have not been without electricity nor Internet but I can tell you the amount of people getting cabin fever was amazing !
Spending huge amount of time taking care of elderly friends and neighbors.. not looking forward to when it is my time to be cared for , but thankful for my loving children who I will count on. Finding out that hospital and end of life nursing home careand funeral expenses will cost people their whole life savings . I always knew you can’t take it with you but having it consumed by eldercare is sad.
Anyway I was just wondering how you are and if you are finding things that you plan on changing for next winter .
Ps. So looking forward to some slow down time to look at the seed catalogs for spring garden .