Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Seed Sale! Menards!

Quick note, Menards is having a good seed sale on their veggies and herbs 11 packets for 99 cents starting TODAY! Get there when you can!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Survival Food: Quick Dehydrating Tip!

Got a quick dehydrating tip. Got a lot of canned fruits and veggies, but not a lot of space to store them? Try dehydrating them! All you have to do is drain off the juice, and put the can contents in the dehydrator! Its real quick and easy. When they are all dry, bag them, vacuum seal them, or put them in jars! It is a lot lighter and they take up a lot less space.

Oh and you can also do the same with frozen fruits and veggies too, just straight from the freezer right to the dehydrator, just pour them out of the bag.

It works!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Another Commentary: Sales Observations

Forgive me if this article kind of goes off the subject, but I have had a very long day. As part of my outing today, I did a bit of grocery shopping and I again made another observation.

Food prices.

I had always figured that Whole Foods was the more expensive grocery store, you know, the hippie taste organic foods (which personally, I have NO problems with!) Sometimes I shop there for good meat, packets of Emergen-C and pure principle because the company president spoke out against the health care bill last year. Well I again had the start of an inkling of the prices changes with the grocery stores around me just this past weekend. On Sundays I look at the sales ads of all the grocery stores in my area that I visit. I have been seeing the prices of my regular common chain grocery stores prices go nuts. Usually they are cheaper than Whole foods, but recently their prices are almost the same with the fresh foods. Then this week, I saw that Whole Foods apples were actually CHEAPER than my local stores! Sure they were different kinds of apples, but still... And these apples were ORGANIC! Usually with organics, you are paying more, but here it was cheaper! Right now it is to the point that it is worth it to shop at Whole Foods than at my local stores for fresh stuff, because the prices are almost the same now. If this continues, I will shop at Whole Foods if not for the quality as well as the sale prices. Have any of you noticed this?

P.S. I had a chance to taste some of the fresh stuff that they sell. I bought quite a bit on sale. Is it just me or does their fruits taste more flavorful?

Friday, March 04, 2011

Flooding at Lehmans

Hey guys, I just wanted to send out the note that I heard that Lehmans Retail Store out in Kidron, OH. was flooded Feb 28. For those of you who have never heard of Lehmans, they are a retail general store that caters to country folk, Amish, and those who live off the grid as well as everyone else. The sell a lot of Amish and American made goods, books, and appliances through their website and retail store. I know they are a good company, I have bought a few good items from them. Their online sales are working and most of their store is up and running. If you can guys, please show your support for these folks.

Lehmans website

Flood Blog Article at Lehmans