It’s time for the Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post and I can’t wait to see what all of you have going on at your homesteads!
This weekend at our Lil’ Suburban Homestead we are cleaning out, mending, repairing, working on preps, and most of all spending time with each other as I always like meal times to be even more special on the weekends if possible.
You know each week goes by and we get a little closer to Spring but I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about the economy and the fact that it’s not improving at least not from where my sites are lined up I don’t see vast improvement coming. I don’t want to be doom and gloom and I certainly try to be optimistic or at least solution oriented so I will continue to hang my clothes out on the line as I have done for years along with, can food, prep for the future again as we have done for years but now we are taking it to new levels and I wonder where we are heading as a nation in the United States or the world for that matter.
I have a virtual friend online that shared with me that 300 coal miners lost their jobs in the past couple of weeks near where she lives…...here is a related article.
Gas prices are rising…..and why? Really can anyone really enlighten me on this one?
Food Prices Are On The Rise (By the way this article mentions that certain company’s are hurting because the purchase of pre-packaged foods especially yogurt is on the decline) So in this case some company’s are having to raise prices to deal with less consumer demand.
Another article on food prices rising (Good News in the fact that food prices did not go up as high as economists predicted)
So now on to “The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post”…..I love all homesteading topics and I think now more than ever we are all going to have to stop being so dependent on “cheap food” because I think its a thing of the past. The more we get used to growing our own food and becoming self sufficient the less hard hit we will feel it in our wallets and the more we will have the skills to be able to survive this rapidly changing economy.
On a positive note we went to go see my daughter sing this past week at a local art gallery and her music never fails to inspire me here is a picture of her at her event that I posted on Pinterest. The event attracted a small but attentive group and when I left for the evening I almost felt like I had to say good-bye to everyone like I had just made some new friends for one evening.
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I can’t wait to see all of your links, your solutions, your plans this week and keep coming back! Also please comment on the issue of rising prices and what your strategies are to combat them….I love blogging but I learn so much from all of your comments and reading your blogs as well. I enjoy being on the journey with all of you!