Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Advance Drum Service has 55-gallon food grade water drums for $25. They were used for soda syrup. They are clean and ready to be filled. They have about 100 right now. They also sell brand new ones for $45, which is also a decent price.
The address is:
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Today I wanted to share with you my favorite preparedness blog. Safely Gathered In. They post every day according to a different theme. For example, Mondays are always quotes about preparedness that are meant to get you motivated.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
So.....every Thursday I'll be posting a great link for preparedness websites and blogs. There are a ton out there, and lots of great information, if you know where to find it. We will also have these links on the blog permanently by posting them on the sidebar under Link Ups.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
There are going to be FREE gardening workshops held in Carrollton throughout the year!
All three workshops will be held at the Carroll County Ag Center, 900 Newnan Road, Carrollton, Georgia. While these events are free, we request that you phone or e-mail us to reserve a seat and qualify for door prizes.
May 16 - Herb Gardening. Flowers are pretty and vegetables healthy, but herbs are sublime. They are literally the spice of life--and beautiful and healthful, too. Learn how to grow them in containers, add them to your existing garden, use them in cooking, and make flavored oils and vinegars. Also learn about traditional herbal remedies from a certified herbalist. Instructors will include a representative from the Chattahoochee Unit of the Herb Society of America. Saturday, May 16, 2009. 9 a.m. to noon.
May 30 - Food Preservation. Learn how to can, dry, freeze, and otherwise preserve your vegetables and fruits. Presented by Carroll County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Michelle Lewis. Saturday, May 30, 2009. 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
June 27 - Composting. Learn how to turn food scraps, dead plants, grass clippings, and autumn leaves into the nutrient-rich organic matter veteran gardeners refer to as "Black Gold." Form a partnership with nature by enlisting the aid of billions of beneficial micro-organisms and earthworms. Taught by Wendy Crager of the Rolling Hills Resource Conservation & Development Council. Saturday, June 27, 2009. 9 a.m. to noon.
September 19 - Vegetable Gardening in the Fall. Reprise of the popular Vegetable Gardening 101 Workshop with an emphasis on planting cool-weather crops. Saturday, September 19, 2009. Tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon.
The guy to contact is:
Georgia Master Gardener
and County Extension Secretary
UGA Cooperative Extension - Carroll County
900 Newnan Road
Carrollton, GA 30117-6477
Office: 770-836-8546 Fax: 770-836-2959
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I do not know the cost for this class but it looks like a great class in which to participate.
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) CLASS NOW ENROLLING
The Douglas County Emergency Management Agency and the Douglas County Fire/EMS Department will be offering a CERT class for citizens. The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact them, and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help, or need help in assisting the public.
Classes will be held Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. May 4 - July 20th. Call 770.949.3007 to register or for more information.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Emergency Essentials has a few sweet deals this month. Here are some of the details from their website:
Includes an 8-page instuction booklet. Get started now with this complete garden in a can. With the contents of this can you can grow a garden the size of 2 basketball courts. Includes peas, radishes, onions, spinach, cabbage, swiss chard, beets, carrots, lettuce, beans, corn, cucumbers, zucchini squash, peppers, winter squash, and tomatoes. These seeds are non-hybrid seed hermetically sealed in E-Z Lock Reusable Triple-Layered Foil Bags. These special non-hybrid seeds allow you to harvest your own seeds for future plantings. Non-Hybrid seeds produce true to variety seeds to replant for future harvests. Adequately dried seeds sealed in moisture barrier containers can be stored safely for 4 years at 65-70° temperature and much longer at lower temperatures. Each 6° drop in storage temperature may double the storage life of most seeds. Critical factors are temperature and moisture content. Store as cool as possible. Can should remain sealed until ready to use. For best results store unopened can in a refrigerator or freezer. Keep out of sunlight. Packaged in accordance with the Federal Seed Act rules and regulations for hermetically sealed seeds.
Price: $40.99 for the month of April
KATADYN Combi Water Filter
The Combi combines a silver impregnated ceramic element and a refillable, activated carbon cartridge for safe, great-tasting water. The 0.2-micron ceramic filter element is effective against bacteria and protozoa, including giardia and cryptosporidium. The carbon reduces chemicals and tasts for better tasting water.
0.2-micron ceramic filter and activated carbon.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Welcome to the LDS Church Cannery in Tucker, GA. I'll take you on a short tour of the facilities.
These are the storage shelves with some of the food available for members to can in the canning area.
Here is the other side of this room. The cannery has wheat, rice, oats, beans (several types), sugar, white flour, macaroni, spaghetti, flavored drink mix, hot cocoa, dry milk and several other items available to can.
Using Cristina as our model canner, I will show how the canning process works. (Thanks Cristina!) First, you take the bag or box of the food item to the canning area.
Fill empty #10 cans with the food. (We are doing wheat here.)
Then, using this machine here, you place a lid on the can and seal it up with an oxygen absorber inside. This will help to keep the food fresh for years and years.
After the entire canning process is done, you pay for the product, cans, lids and oxygen absorbers with cash or check (no credit cards). And then, of course, clean up!
Ward groups can come to the cannery and can large amounts together. It goes quickly and lots of work gets done in a short amount of time. You buy what you want/need and leave the rest on these shelves for others to buy. Years ago, these shelves would be full of cans ready for others to buy, but in the last year or so they have remained almost bare because the cannery gets used to the max! This is a great thing!
In order to visit the cannery you need to make an appointment. You can arrange a visit by calling this number: 770-908-5782.
The cannery is open for groups on Mondays, Wednesday, Friday evenings, and Saturdays. The cannery is booked through the end of the year but you can always join a group if the group is small. Mondays were recently added so there may be some openings on that day.
I hope you go! It's a great experience. The missionaries there are great to work with and so knowledgeable!
The offer is $59 for a case of 6 #10 cans. This would be a little less than $10 a can. It has a shelf life of 10 years. You can order the entire case or you can order with a friend to make a whole case. Please let me know if you are interested in getting some of this milk. I plan to get a case.
Greetings from all of us here at Honeyville Farms! We're pretty excited about offering our biggest sale of the year. There are some new freeze dried fruit and vegetable offerings on the horizon that we're eagerly anticipating. This week we're featuring our New Freeze Dried Green Beans. They're a great addition to your pantry and provide a myriad of vitamins and minerals for your food storage. We're also offering 15% off your entire order (excluding shipping) for a limited time only. From Thursday, April 9th, 2009 thru Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 we're offering 15% off the entire online store. Simply order as usual and enter the coupon code BUNNY during checkout. This is a great time to stock up and save.
Visit us at http://store.honeyvillegrain.com. Act now as this discount will end promptly on Tuesday April 14, 2009 at 6:00PM PST. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to place an order over the phone call us, toll-free, at (888) 810-3212. We're happy to help.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Click here for the link.
This style storage container comes in 1 gallon and 1/2 gallon sizes.
The price for 1 gallon is $1.76 + shipping
The price for 1/2 gallon is $1.43 + shipping
The price for metal lid is $.91 + shipping
Shipping price is based on weight, not size, so should be minimal.
Deadline for this order is April 29th.