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April’s Goals

April 1, 2012
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MEAL TALLY:

Since the beginning of February Daja has put up 20 meals in the freezer AND two batches of high protein energy crackers in the pantry!

Since the beginning of February Kristina has put 24 meals in the freezer and 12 quarts of black beans and two batches of high protein energy crackers in the pantry!

It’s Spring!  Time to roll up our sleeves and get to work!  Do you have the Spring Cleaning feeling?  We do!  Of course there’s all the usually Spring activity–Passover, Easter, Spring Break, and school projects due!  So we are not going to bite off more than we can chew!  BABY STEPS!

This month we are going to focus on emergency preparedness and drag our hunky husbands into The Provision Room to kiss without the kids saying “ew” do some guest posts.  Being that this is April and we are all thinking about our taxes (hopefully you are already done, but I confess, we are not) and filing various forms of paperwork we are going to focus on preparing important paperwork and preparing our documents in case of an emergency.  We’ll also talk about where and how to store them.  AND we’ll give you some helpful ideas for noble ways you can spend that tax refund that will bless your family!

Ready?

BABY STEPS:

1. This month we will continue doubling  meals twice a week to stock the freezer.  But, we’re only going to do this for three of the four weeks in April.  One week we will take completely off from major cooking!  Mom takes a cooking vacation!  Can I hear a “holler!” up in here?!

We are taking a cooking vacation!

(image source here)

2. While you have all your important documents out doing your taxes, make a copy of them to have in case of an emergency.  Here are some suggestions of documents to copy:

  • Passports
  • Social Security Cards
  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Wills and Power of Attorney
  • Bank Statement
  • Insurance cards and policies for home, car and health
  • Most recent three tax returns
  • Information for your house and/or car loans
  • Retirement (IRA/401K, etc.) and investment accounts

Place all these items in a lock box, fire proof box or safe.  If you don’t have one, it’s time to start thinking of getting one.  Coming soon to The Provision Room we’ll do an analysis of what you really need and what’s the best price when it comes to safes!

BIG GIRL STEP

1. We just have one this month and that is to get the direct sow seeds in the ground!  Also any seedlings started indoors that are strong enough for the outdoors should get out in the ground!

Individual goals: Daja will can her own beans (See, I already have my jars!)  and start making kefir–thanks to grain sharing from Mrs. Heather!  Kristina will share with all of us her new domestic venture of making her own sourdough and yogurt!

We’ll update you mid-month with a progress report!  Are you working alongside us?  Sing your happy working song and let’s get prepared!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2012 8:35 pm

    I had a Kefir Soda the other day. (first time) It was good, and I might start making some, too!

    • Daja permalink*
      April 4, 2012 10:56 am

      Kefir is one of the easiest things to ferment. Seriously! It completely cultures in a day and is ready to drink. Then we stir in some crushed berries or juice. It’s the tastiest yogurt drink full of lovely lacto-bacteria! Yesterday I mixed my homemade aqua de jamaica concentrate into the kefir! Hibiscus kefir! Who knew it could be so delicious!

      Today I’m using my kefir grains in coconut milk! Heather says it works, so I’m doing it! 🙂

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