My husband commented the other day that my blog isn’t devoted to much of the Tin Foil Hat stuff any more. I realized he is right. And there’s really a simple reason for that. I can comment on whatever’s going on, but it doesn’t change anything. Or. I can talk about what I’m doing to make the best of our situation, to make sure we’re ahead of the curve with declining resources, and making due with less. I can post a long diatribe about the price of food commodities, or I can post what works in our area and climate, and how best to preserve that harvest so others can make use of the information. I can basically be a cynic, a Cassandra, or I can talk about what I’m doing to work around the obstacles.
So, if you find weaving, spinning, canning, etc boring, I apologize. They’re simply my answers to thorny problems with no simple solutions. And I’m finding that with spinning, weaving, and the rest of the fiber arts/home maker arts that the quality is simply so superior to what I can buy (except from other fiber artists of course) that I would rather spend my time making towels, washcloths, clothing, rugs, yarn, and so on. If the choice is that or spend my money, I’ll spend the time ninety nine times out of one hundred.
Am I as prepared as I would like to be? Hell no. But, we won’t starve and we won’t go without proper clothing. Hopefully we won’t live in a tent but that’s one of those eventualities I simply can’t plan for. So I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about it. After all, there are literally hundreds of homes with more land than I have I can move into with little or no rent. So why worry?