Hot and humid, but a bit less thanks to the rain… which came late yesterday afternoon. It was 79F when I went to bed, so not exactly cool…
Spent yesterday doing auctions and email. Felt pretty much back to normal, if a bit fatigued. Turns out D1 had a Dr appointment, right smack in the middle of my normal day, so that kinda kept me home anyway. I did get some grocery shopping done, and picked up a few cans and other things for the BOL. One consideration is, do I stock the BOL with all new stuff, so it lasts the longest, or transfer existing stuff, most of which is aging with some small chance I will use it soon? I will probably end up doing some of both, but it is a consideration.
There is a fair amount of wildlife at the BOL. So far, besides fish and turtles, I’ve seen deer, a beaver, a momma raccoon, and the kids saw a possum. Snakes too, and birds of course. Supposedly there are armadillos being pests and digging under foundations in the neighborhood but I’ve never seen one. The neighbors have also taken wild pigs, so I know they are around in the nearby woods. The longer I’m up there, and the more I look, the more I see. Oddly, very few squirrels, although one neighbor is supposed to be death on squirrels so maybe that’s why. Lots of free range tucker if needed…
But the stories I’ve read have the local animal and vegetable population quickly reduced to nothing, in the event that people start eating them in earnest. So I am not counting on “living off the land” or even the small part of the land I have as a garden. I’m stacking food in cans for that.
Definitely, learn about the food that currently surrounds you wherever you are. And it may provide variety and a supplement to whatever you’ve got stored or can buy. But don’t think it will be enough to sustain you and yours if push comes to shove.
Stack food. And friends. You’ll need both.