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Sunday, January 4, 2015

You All Are the Best!

I have been overwhelmed with the reaction from readers of A Working Pantry since my last post.  When I shared the situation we suddenly found ourselves in it was with the purpose of showing how important keeping a well-stocked pantry was, little did I know that God would use it to bring us encouragement as well.  Your suggestions, offers of prayers and encouragement mean so much. 

Please be assured that we will be okay.  Our pantry is such that we could live out of it for several weeks should it be necessary without stepping foot inside a grocery store.   Having said that though, also be assured that we be will taking every option open to us to not deplete it if at all possible. 
It's time to get even more creative in building, keeping and maintaining my well-stocked pantry!
Thank you  ... you all are the best!

9 comments:

  1. Dear Patsi,
    I feel terrible I missed your last post. We had been away and I was behind on my blogs. I am so sorry about your increased costs and just feel so terrible about it. I hope and pray it gets better. I think you should write and sell an ebook. I would buy it. I know this is no short term solution but you have so much good information this site is a gold mine. I wish we were neighbours and we could exchange pantry items. i could give you beef my Dad is a farmer and venison too!
    Well reading your post made me cry. My husband had the worst day. He drives a van doe work and depends on it. I have known this could happen but today it broke down and he has been told it cannot be fixed. We do not have the money to replace it. He is very down tonight and money is tight here and will be increasingly over the next weeks. So we too are brain storming.
    During the day I had been in a grocery store. A lady in front of me looked tired and a bit unwell and the check out girl asked her if she was ok. She said she was alright just having a hard day. Her husband was home unwell and has some disability and her daughter is home with him and she has epilepsy and a brain tumour. I could have wept. So the van and things dont seem so bad after that.
    Lets hope things pick up and thank you for sharing. It is a lesson to me that we do not have to gloss over things on our blogs. We are real and have things go wrong and struggles.
    And yes we should have a well stocked pantry for such times as these! Love Annabel.xx

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    1. Annabel, thank you for your encouragement. So many people are having a hard time right now and are in need of encouragement. When I read about things like the lady you mentioned at the grocery store it makes my worries seem minor. I hope you are able to work out something about transportation for your husband. I have pray about your situation.

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  2. I will keep you in my prayers. With God everything is possible. :) Thanks for sharing your story.

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    1. Yes Bobbi, with God all things are possible! Thank you for reminding me of that!

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  3. After loosing my Philip, I haven't been in the mood to do anything. Now it's time to get busy and get back to normal. First of all I'm getting curtains made to cover up the pantry shelves in my living area and it is going well. We now have pantry shelves down one side of the basement stairs for all the jams, vacuum sealed food and oven canning. Also sealed my herbs in jars. Made a new order for essential oils so I can make more thieves oil. We have venison in the freezer but need to add other meat to it. Aarron and I will be watching the grocery adds closely too. I value everything I've learned for you and I'm not to old to keep on earning. Thank You and God Bless You and Your Family!

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    1. Charlotte, it's good to see you commenting again. With everything you've been through I know it has been a hard road.

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  4. My husband said I needed to really cut back things are tight. (Not that I had a big budget for our size family it is way below the governments most frugalist budget on there charts). I have been really trying to remember every time I go to the store to pray for God to show me the good deals. I am trying not to buy anything but while I am in town still doing a perimeter check. Got canned gravy for 10 cents a can (they had tons of it), My older boys like me to have it on hand and I rarely get it for them. For that price I did. With 11 people in the house even a large pantry can go down. This time of year is when I find great markdowns so that is what I am looking for. We are eating out of the freezer and of course the pantry but focusing more on the freezer. We haven't gotten one deer this year. The one thrift store in town gives bread and produce away. You don't have to buy anything and it is available for everyone. They usually always have bread on the shelves. Got banana's for 59 cents a bag and last week got 4 large bags on garlic for a dollar a bag. We are still working on the garlic but should be done today. I pray for favor as you go to the store.

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    1. Lisa, You sound like us when we grocery shopping! You've shared some great tips! Thanks for commenting.

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    2. I love your comment Lisa. Did you ever read "Laines Letters" you sound just like her. She said this about praying before you shop. So true and a good reminder.

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