Food storage is rad.
um so I decided to play in my food storage last Saturday. Oh we had a blast. I would open up my sealed buckets and take handfuls of wheat and just throw it all over the room...you know, like confetti. "Isn't this fun Kenzie?" Just throwing wheat and rice kernels up in the air in celebration of the wonders of foooood stuuurage.
Kenzie never believed me that working on building up a food storage could be so fun...until now. "What, you thought we were going to actually eat this stuff Kenz?"
ok so last Saturday I decided to do an inventory on my food storage. Now this is my theory on the whole food storage business: We are easy to be obedient to the things we choose to pay attention to. Sometimes people feel inspired to work extra hard on one thing/commandment in their life while another person feels inspired to work extra hard on something else. But in the end- commandments are commandments and the prepared shall not fear- and line upon line, precept upon precept (go ahead and sing the Saturday Warrior's song with me) we will gravitate upon those things which are good. So- if you aren't gun ho about food storage yet or you still live in a 700 sq foot apartment- the time will come...it will all work out. Just do your best...always do your best. So- I feel however that Heavenly Father has lead me in a certain direction to pay attention to what the prophets have warned us to do for 60+ years: Store your food. I have been motivated by others who have listened to the prophet's council- and maybe someone else will be motivated by me- and so it becomes one big happy obedient food storage circle of joy joy.
ok so I have 800 lbs of wheat in my basement...and I have never made a loaf of bread in my life. Nor have I ever grounded wheat before, nor do I have a mixer...it gets worse...my body doesn't even respond well to wheat- and it makes me constipated and very tired and bloated (too much information?)...but um...I have made cinnamon rolls before...and I knead the dough all by hand. When I start to complain about kneading the dough by hand, I just start speaking Portuguese and I pretend I am some humble poor Brazilian, out in some village, whose greatest gift to the community and family is my making of cinnamon rolls. The village people would starve without the cinnamon rolls- and I am ever so grateful to have the essential sugar, flour and oil on hand. - and I hum a song while kneading because there is such serenity in the simple things of life...lol
fooood stuuurage can be such a drag- but I'm telling you- I think it is a commandment we should take seriously. Are you paying attention to what is going on in this country and the world??? holy crud- it is getting worse by the day...
Ezra Taft Benson, "The revelation to store food may be as essential to our temporal salvation today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah." (October Conference,1973) and he also said, "There is more salvation and security in wheat, than in all the political schemes of the world..." (JD 2:207)
Here is a website that is a wonder when it comes to tracking your food storage- stockupfood.com it is very easy to use and helps you see what areas you need to improve on. Oh and let me tell you- I am so grateful, so incredibly grateful for Chay's family. This family has been a miracle in my life. They seem to be so focused on what is good- and they all support and help each other. Thank you.
so according to the website I have about 40% of my food storage done for a year's worth of food. That is for 4 adults and 1 child.(I'd rather have too much than too little) I am so proud of myself. Good job April. I have a long way to go- but at least I know I am trying.
oh and I have more than just wheat in my basement- I'm not that stupid to store only wheat...I would be the first to die if that was the case. I can always sprout the wheat...which turns wheat into a miracle fountain of nutrients! Soo good for you...and you can flavor the sprouts and use it as a meat subsitute...so much work dang it-.
Anyway I think I'll go to the cannery today and get some more beans beans...the magical fruit.
How is your food storage coming?