is there a sign of change?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by conny63malies, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Last night my husband and oldest daughter(she is 10) were goofing around on Ebay. This morning he is all sudden interested in a book of being self reliant, heirloom seeds, survival in lean times...... Is there a change in my soldier husband that loves his motorcycles, hunting and fishing. HE even asked if a particular mobile home 0n 2o acres in a certain area was still avial.( its gone, 29K was a awesome price even with a trailer that was vandalized). Seems like he is turning around and being able to live well with minimal grocery shopping is a step closer. He even asked about how to store 50 pound bags of rice....
     
  2. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I believe that there is hope. He's already half way there with the hunting and fishing. Start planning that garden while he is interested.
     
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    How exciting for you! I was very happy when my own dh took an interest in things I was saying/doing rather than giving the response of ,"Yes dear that sounds like a good idea." His interest spurred me to do more.
     
  5. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get him looking into mylar bags and oxygen absorbers for 5 gallon buckets. That is the best way to store rice, dried beans, pasta, flour, etc...
     
  6. IttyBiddyRedHen

    IttyBiddyRedHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bought and used 20# bags of Jasmine rice for years. I split it up into sealable large tupperware containers..and top with a bay leaf to keep bugs at bay. I suppose you could also use a seal-a-meal on it...making your own smaller bags of rice.
     
  7. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, indeedie! My DH has slowly gone from "it's green, so what?" to "how much bigger can the garden get, look, I made sauerkraut out of turnips!" and "now that I can do chickens, I want rabbits and I want them NOW". [​IMG]

    We've been together (oops, old fart alert) a couple decades. It rubs off.
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Well wer got atleast two more years until he retires from the Army. Good thing is our youngest insists since she is 18 month old for a pet pig for birthday and christmas. She has quite the collection of toys , but a potbelly or mini pig is still out there waiting.
     

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