This last week I decided to tackle the large question about my food storage. Since Nick and I were married earlier this year (April) we have been steadily (as money allows) stocking our pantry with the necessary items. Oats, Beans, Wheat, Rice, Salt, Honey, Dried fruit, Canned fruit, Canned veggies, Potatoes, Nuts, etc. But I started asking myself the question: Do I have enough food in my pantry to last me a year, till the next harvest? That's my goal!
Providing food for ones family is an understood responsibility. The problem is that many shift this responsibility to the grocery store, depending on it for this necessity of life. What we fail to think of is how quickly the grocery store shelves go bare leading up to even a fairly routine natural disaster. What if the transportation system is disrupted? How many days of food are on the grocery shelves? And above and beyond that is the fact that much of the commercially available food is treated with dangerous chemicals. And something that many fail to consider is the fact that even much of the organic produce available is just as nutritionally deficient as the non-organic.
Friends, the reasons are many and powerful. The time has come to seriously learn and implement agriculture as quickly and thoroughly as possible. I appreciate the simple, but profound truth expressed in Proverbs: