Friday, November 4, 2016

Getting Back in the Harness

It has been a long time since I did any blogging, especially on this site.  In the time since my last post we have turned our lives upside down and moves to SW Oregon, and retired.

We now are on a 5.5 acre 'farm'...or more accurately, very large yard badly overgrown with blackberries.  But we don't mind that so much.  As weeds go, blackberries are pretty great, still there can too much of a good thing.  We also left our great food storage cellars behind, as well as our productive raised bed planters.

So there is a lot to do just to get back to the line of scrimmage so to speak.  We also have somewhat different preparedness needs here than we did back in Delta.  We are also getting older, so that is something that has to be taken into account as well.

I guess that is the main thought to this post.  Things change in all of our lives.  Sometimes we don't see that change for a while because life is so busy.  Annie and I got several reminders of how much things had changed as we packed and went through the backs of the closets.  One of the most striking things that we came across were old 72 Hour backpacks for the kids that still had their children's clothes in them.  And they are grown moms and dads themselves.

It would be nice to 'get prepared' and then put it on automatic and go about life.  There are certainly milestones that can be accomplished, but in large part it is a pattern of living, a pattern of thought that has to be cultivated much like a garden.

Well, time to get busy.  I have a wood stove to install, bills to pay, church work to do.  No rest for the wicked.  Hope you all have a nice day.