Common Sense Home Good News Letter 8/14/22

“Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds – it’s the production of food and fiber from the world’s land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy.” – Allan Savory

“If plan A doesn’t go as expected, remember there are 25 more letters…”

I’ve been thinking about foundations lately.

We’re waiting for the concrete crew to pour the foundation on the new outbuilding (which was supposed to have been done around the end of July).

We’ve been discussing a remodeling project with friends, and they may have to shore up the home foundation before tackling inside work.

We’ve been watching world events, seeing how things unfold as people damage the foundations of society, like agriculture and human contact.

Foundations are so important, yet so often taken for granted. Make sure that whatever comes in the days ahead, you’re working from a solid foundation.

This week did not go quite as expected, especially this weekend. I may share more later, but as I am running quite late again, I’ll be brief.

We did end up canning dilly beans and dill pickles, and it looks like tomorrow or Tuesday we’ll be making up a big batch of sauerkraut. From now until past hard frost, more days than not will involve some sort of picking or preserving.

With food prices going up and anticipated food shortages, it’s worth it to us to put the time in to know our pantry is well stocked.

All our best to you and yours,

Laurie (and August IV, August V, and Duncan)

This Week’s Featured Articles…

The Pinecone Soda Recipe (strange but true, a soda style beverage brewed from the natural yeast on pinecones).

Spaghetti Sauce for Canning – big batch, slow simmered spaghetti sauce for canning.

Currants scones made with fresh currants – I had no idea that the dried currants commonly sold in stores aren’t currants at all, but a type of raisin.

Fall is coming, along with the holiday season. Warm up the house and fill up tummies baking some of the homemade bread recipes from Never Buy Bread Again.

Popular in Instagram this week: the melons and squash are battling for supremacy in the garden and progress on the remodeling.

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