Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday is Shopping/Stocking Day

So is Sunday now that we have Samantha and the baby living with us. My little car is just not large enough to fit both our groceries plus my chicken feed.
But on Saturdays just Phil and I go. We started this week by stopping at the Salvation Army. I had some Christmas lights to donate and Michelle, my daughter (17 years), needed shirts. I found her two sweaters and two shirts $15, which to me was a bit high for the Salvation Army but everyone is out to make a buck these days. Seems to me that the Salvation Army could help more of us poor people by providing cheaper clothes, but that is just my opinion. Do you all remember when you could go get clothes for $1 a bag? That was how we got clothes when I was a kid.
Anyway, we then went to the feed store. I normally go to Tractor Supply for my feed but their prices have just gotten ridiculous. I went to the feed store and saved about $5 on the two bags I usually buy.
We were then off to the grocery store. One of those in our area had a buy 1 get 1 sale. I got lots of cans of vegetables. Phil complained when trying to put them in the cupboard..

Canned cream soup was also on sale and some of those cans are soup. I love the holidays for their food sales anyway. Sugar was on  sale and I got two bags to put in my storage bucket, another thing of salt for the salt storage container, more yeast packets (but not nearly enough to call it "storage" yet), too much meat--I only bought a few and what was on sale-- but I caught hell trying to put it in the freezers. And yes, I got more apples. I don't know what I will do if that tree outside ever starts producing and, of course, it needs a mate to pollinate with. Of course then we will have to learn how to make apple cider vinegar as well.
I think I have done fairly well at stocking since we started our Colony post.
I am sure that when we restart at day 60, my Colonists will survive a whole lot better and I have learned so much since we started as well.
Phil is out trying to fix John's(my son who is at Ft. Jackson) car which refuses to start because John may get a pass home for next weekend and we need to be able to go get him and his car is in a lot better shape than my old car. He is calling my brother--definitely not a good sign!
Anyway, that's how our Saturdays go. Shopping, feed chickens, check garden, rest. Shopping just plain makes you tired, lol.


  1. Your Saturdays sound like mine. I went to the grocery store today. I am so thankful that I was able to get a lot of canning this summer. I'm sure it will help this winter. I'm still waiting for hubby to harvest his first deer of the season so we can stock the freezer.

  2. Yeah, a deer would be nice but mine never seems to have the time to go hunting. He wants to but work, broken cars, kids needing rides home, etc. keep getting in the way.