Monday, May 17, 2021


 Oh man, I just ate 2 ripe tomatoes. These were some we bought at the local high dollar store.

Don't know where they came from, but they were ripe, and not the reddish ones that are unripe you sometimes get.

Cut them into quarters, add some salt. Damn good.

Then add a finger of vodka to a glass and fill with orange juice. Am I healthy or what?

Tomatoes, orange juice. Guess I could've thrown the tomatoes in a blender and added the vodka. 

Which brings up, are you planting a garden this year? You need potatos to make the vodka.

 I haven't planted a garden in several years now. This year I did plant 2 tomato plants, they are about 1 foot tall now. I also planted 2 jalapeno plants, but at the moment they appear stunted. 

If shtf this summer I will be screwed. At least until i can get a garden going. I probably have 4 month, maybe 6 months of food supply if biden keeps screwing with the pipelines. If he and tptb succeed in shutting down our petroleum energy supplies, i figure we will have maybe 3 months of supplies before it heads south.

I don't think everything will go all at once, but maybe in slow progression. Anyway, this summer may be it.

That is my thinking and why i am starting to check out my preps again. For example this weekend I checked out my generator, and learned a valuable lesson I hope I don't forget. I am also going to go ahead and buy some more batteries and another inverter. 

I really don't have a point to anything here. Just recommending you check your preps, or, if you don't have any, start now to accumulate some.


  1. It's still not too late to melons? They like hot about okra?
    I would get plants already growing from your local HD or what have you.
    We have 5 raised gardens, but they have all turned into weed factories. I used to have tomatoes, 6 kinds of peppers, green beans, cukes, lettuce, radishes, and corn in the corn field..all with drip irrigation.
    There's still time Fred; if you have the room, I say go for it.

    1. I just gotta get off my ass and do it. Remember that old cartoon, we have met the enemy and he is us? Thats me these days.

  2. Really, it's slightly past time to check the prep inventory down here in Florida...hurricane season is breathing down our necks. I tend to pick up a few things here and there well before that time, because when the tax-free hurricane prep weekend gets here, people will be out in huge numbers and they'll wipe the shelves clean before you know it.

    1. I try to pick up here and there also. Right now i am having a problem with food rotation. I need to use up the older stuff, but these days with just 2 of us, we don't eat enough to rotate it well.