after reading some (thank you carolmae) of the comments in the blog about gas prices, i realize that its NOT JUST rising gas prices we are feeling the pangs of. here in tennessee, milk is 3.99/gal. eggs avg 2.49/dz.even loaf bread is up to over 2.19/loaf. in our 4-adult household, we go through about 2 gallons of milk a week, an easy 4 dozen eggs, and about 3 loaves of bread. and after taxes on it, we have spent a whopping 25.00 on just those few items.
im so glad we live in a rural area on a large hunk of land!
to combat the rising inflation, we are doing the small farm thing. we have ordered 25 hens and 5 roosters. cost us 85.00 BUT we will have eggs beginning in july or august (avg 2 dozen a day) for the next 3 years or more!
we plan to buy a milk cow later this spring! since i already know how to milk a cow, i am going to try my hand at making my own butter and cheese!
i have already started baking my own breads too.
hubby is planting a HUGE garden that will furnish enough food for our family until next years garden is ready for harvest.
i recently GAVE my car to my step-son & his new wife as a gift so they could have transportation, hence we are now a one-vehicle family cutting our gas consumption in half instantly.
so how are you forging thru this economic crises? i dont have any children to fend for thank goodness! and i pray earnestly that is eases off some, tho many have said gas will never be less than 3.00/gallon ever again...
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