Forgetting the power of nature! This is enduring! And a reminder that we are so vulnerable. We went up the road the other day. THIS is our road...this is where we live..our neighbors are up here! However what started out as a eroding hole in the road has now become a major catastrophe!!! THE WHOLE road has collapsed!
All around us we are experiencing more slides, more earth moving beneath our feet, more rain and now our road is washed out completely. We can still GET out to go to town but we NOW cant go the other direction where we spend the majority of our time gathering resources we RELY on like our wood and hunting and foraging!! THIS is huge for us.
I know we sound like a broken record, but THIS is why again it pays to be prepared. You need to have a over abundance on your homestead instead of little. It is impractical to live day by day or even month by month when you are homesteading. Take for instance wood harvesting. The backbone of most homesteads rely on wood! Therefore is cutting as you go a practical idea?
Or to only have enough for a year?
What about even storing extra wood somewhere else? Sounds novel but what happens if THAT road too is caved in!!! HA! The irony of it all right!
OUR wood supply is on the other side of this road! THAT could be a disaster for our homestead. BUT because MR Hilder is prepared and sees into the future we have years worth of wood!
Same with the food. The pantry is stocked with the venison and bear meat we have hunted over the years. The jars are filled with my foraging efforts from the precious seasons of berry picking and gathering!
So look at this as yet another great learning opportunity!
As you set up your own homestead keep in mind that anything can happen at anytime. I know often I may feel as if I am repeating myself. BUT use us as examples. There are so many poor examples of how to set up homesteads, how to do things on You Tube and the internet that it is getting worse! The information many are being feed is incorrect. Or more too often being feed to you by people who have NO clue! Who dont even live the life! Its all about production! BE WISE as serpents! THIS is your life!