As you know I’m skipping silver this month to get some additional things like the grinder and the rototiller. I’m happy to say both should be here next week. I know going electric power is not a perfect solution, but it’s something that I can work at producing my on my own energy. So that takes care of the big purchase for prepping this month.
I was out about for my grocery shopping and Albertson’s is doing one day sales and it was coffee on the 19th. Limit 1 big can but it was only $3.99 each. Thankfully I live really close to the store and I stopped by 3 different times for a can. So that helped me to restock the coffee a lot faster than I had anticipated. I got all of the pork chops wrapped up and in the freezer and the additional boxes of saran wrap in the pantry.
Talked it over with Mom and she’s going to focus on bulk dry goods and I’ll focus on meat. I got a five pound bag of lentils for her, but C&C was out of the split peas but they have some coming in so I’ll grab the peas when I gas up the Kia. We each have our favorite stores to shop at based mostly on location so we try and pickup whatever is on sale for each other and then deliver when we go for a walk.
I got the big Binder clips for holding the bag for the all grain beer. It seems it’s important to keep the bag off the bottom of the kettle. With the clips and an insert I think I have everything I need for the first batch. Picked up the last of the 15 gallon water storage barrels from the beer lady. These will be additional water for me or a for the “idiot children” to cover water needs for a week or two. At 120 pounds per barrel full, they are heavy but I know we could get them into a vehicle and take them to a house without to much trouble. I was going to store them in my shop but it’s not insulated and I have no idea how long it would take for a 120 pound chunk of ice to thaw at room temp. So I’ll be storing it in the house and stacking a few item on top of them. These barrels are a great size for stashing in a closet!
Added another full propane tank for my heater and stove so good for over a month of fuel for cooking and heating. October I will focus on fuel as the PTBs are trying to hold down the cost on oil. Yes, I know it’s probably for the election but I don’t care why they do something as long as it gives me a better price.
Bills are all paid, quite a bit of prepping hardware is either here at my little house or is on the way. I got a much better price on all I bought along with some pleasant surprises and a little cash leftover to stuff in the piggy bank. A new project to try out on all grain brewing, that’s saves money and the grain leftovers can be used productively as animal feed. All in All a pretty good month!