Friday, April 21, 2017

Blogging Break ...

(My youngest sister was selling this pitcher and I snatched it up ... I think it is beautiful!)

I know that I just got back off of a blogging break but I need to take another one.  This time it will likely last most, if not all of summer.

I will still be teaching the second Disaster Preparedness class beginning May 1st and will continue the little private group of Working Pantry readers that I have, but other than that I’m taking a break.

My husband received an injury while we were away recently and it has limited what he is able to do.  The injury will take several weeks to heal and of course it’s time to get the garden out and the yard work has to be done weekly.   I have to prioritize right now and blogging needs to take a back seat for a while. 


Thank you for understanding and I’ll meet you back here later!

Patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Disaster Preparedness Class Registration

(A picture I took from a recent trip to a Mennonite community!)

I have a really busy week ahead of me and the only blogging I will be doing (this week) is my Pantry Building Challenge on Friday.  

I do want to remind everyone though, about the second Disaster Preparedness Class I'll be teaching starting May 1st.  Many of the things we will discuss can be appled to long term preparedness as well.

You can read more about the class HERE ... and find the link to sign up as well.

Patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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Saturday, April 15, 2017

My Favorite Books for Learning about Herbs, Herbal Remedies and Essential Oils

If you've been reading A Working Pantry very long you'll know that I keep a portion of the medicinal part of my pantry stocked with herbs and essential oils. I am learning how to use them through reading and research.  I have by the process of weeding through several books, found some that suit my style of learning ... which means they are easy to read and understand.  

Since I've recently been asked what my favorite herbal and essential oil books are again, I thought I would share the ones I use the most.

These are my absolute favorites and the ones I find myself going back to time after time.






Alchemy of Herbs is the latest addition to my library and thus far, I am finding it easy to use and understand.

Update:  I had Surviving When Modern Medicine Fails on my bookshelf but had not dived into it yet, but yesterday when a reader suggested it I went and pulled it from the shelf.  I now know why I purchased it, it is full of suggestions and ways to help treat specific illnesses using essential oils.  This book will join the others listed above as my 'go-to' resources when needed.  Thank you Allegra for your suggestion!

What are your favorite go-to herb and essential oil books?


Patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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Friday, April 14, 2017

Pantry Building Challenge #1 ... 2017

(The picture is of a couple of 'Easter treats' I pulled together for some very special little people in my life.  I had so much fun making them!)

Remember in this post I told you that I was going to pull the pantry building part of The Ways of My Household out and give it it's own post again ... well, here's the first one for 2017!

Here's what I've added to my pantry in the last 3 weeks?  (We've been traveling, so everything I added was either purchased or given to us.)

I added:

liquid Benadryl to the medicinal part of my pantry ...

comfrey salve to the medicinal part of my pantry ...

witch hazel to the medicinal part of my pantry ...

fabric to the sewing part of my pantry ...

yarn to the crafting part of my pantry ...

wet wipes sample packets to the toiletry part of my pantry ...

freshly caught catfish for the freezer part of my pantry ...

this 5 gallon bucket of grated homemade lye soap  ... 

(Remember, my pantry is more than just food!)


My to-do list for next week looks like this ...

can navy beans

preserve asparagus

shop loss leader and sales (the first part of  next week will be a great time to add marked down chocolate to our pantries)

I am in pantry building mode in a big way and of course I'm doing it as inexpensively as I can, so stay tuned!

How about you, are you in a super charged pantry building mode too?  What did you add to your pantry last week?

Patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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