Wives, Mothers, Daughters, and Sisters We Need to Lead by Example and Teach Our Families how to become Provident Providers Temporally and Spirtually

Monday, March 5, 2012

Three Month Supply

Build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet. One way to do this is to purchase a few extra items each week to build a one-week supply of food. Then you can gradually increase your supply until it is sufficient for three months. These items should be rotated regularly to avoid spoilage.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Preparing for Next Spring

I don't know about you, but for me this summer has gone so quickly it is hard to believe September is just around the corner.  Now, that the fall is quickly approaching, most of us are starting to enjoy the fruit of our labors, from juicy tomatoes to zucchini.  Hopefully, your garden has been producing a good crop this year.  Since, this is the time for harvesting, you may want to dry and save seeds from this years garden for your garden next spring.  This is an inexpensive way to get ready for your next years crops. 
Some seeds are very easy to collect and save for next year, others (tomatoes) takes a little more time.  So, please do a little research before you store seeds for all winter.  Good luck and happy harvesting.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Family Home Storage

First Presidency
"Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to “prepare every needful thing” (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we can care for ourselves and our neighbors and support bishops as they care for others.

"We encourage members world-wide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings.
"We ask that you be wise as you store food and water and build your savings. Do not go to extremes; it is not prudent, for example, to go into debt to establish your food storage all at once. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve."
—The First Presidency, All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Home Storage, Feb. 2007, 1

Three-Month Supply
Drinking Water
Financial Reserve
Longer-Term Supply

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Saving Money and Building Food Storage

Couponing is the new craze, but one that saves money.  You have probably seen some extreme couponing on TV or read about it somewhere.  I personally think couponing is a great way to save money and to build your food storage quickly.  I received 3 Sunday newspapers just for the coupon inserts, which we feel is very inexpensive with all the money that we save.  Plus, I went from having just a very small amount of food storage to decent amount, I still have room to improve however, I am grateful for my knowledge of the couponing world.  With that said I am hoping to pass along some sites that will help you find the tricks and tips of couponing in our to save a little green and build your food storage with every day items you actually use.  I have 3 sites I really like, I know that more exist and that you might have others that you like better.  I am just suggesting these because I feel the sites are user friendly.  Good luck in your coupons endeavors.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

72 Hour Kit Party

I just wanted to thank all of those who participated in our 72 Hour Kit Party this past Tuesday.  It was a successful event with, the sisters that came asking for us to have another party of it's kind.  We will be doing this again in the fall, and hope that those who missed out on this event that you will be able to join us in the fall. 
I want to give a HUGE shout out to the 2 brothers that helped us out, PJ Woods and Richard Kimball.  We really appreciate all your help and your muscles that made this event a success.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 72 Hour Kits

Here is a list of somethings to put into your 72 hour kits:

Legal Documents
Insurance polices
Plastic sheet
Sunscreen - Ziploc
Pet Food
Old shoes
Baby Wipes
Infant Needs
Comfort toys

Your 72 hour kits should be in good shape.  However, you may need to change some things and make it fit to your needs.  Just remember we all need to be prepared. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Growing a Garden

“Self-reliance is a product of our work and undergirds all other welfare practices. It is an essential element in our spiritual as well as our temporal well-being.”
—Thomas S. Monson, “Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare,” Ensign, Sept. 1986, 3

Planting a garden, even a small one, allows for a greater degree of self-reliance. With the right information and a little practice, individuals and entire families can enjoy the many benefits of planting and tending a garden.

BYU Broadcasting has produced a new television series on gardening called HomeGrown, with episode information and air dates.

Sisters as the weather warms up, it's a good time to get out and start working the soil.  So when the time come to plant your gardens you are ready to start.  If you don't have a garden area, join a community garden, the cost is usually low and you reap the benefits of having a garden.  Good luck and happy growing.