Withdrawing my cash for shopping took the “panic level” down several notches. I was able to rebuild my little cash stash and get some super buys at Cash & Carry. The Boneless pork butt for 99 cents a pound and C & C had Genoa salami 5 pounds for only $8.00 that was close to the sell by date. I will keep an eye on the PTBs till Friday and if this thing starts to blow over I will get some more pork and salami for the freezer. I have plenty of cheese on hand and once the garden starts producing the salami will be great for sandwiches and pasta salads as we move into summer.
Gas even came down a few pennies per gallon and that helped the budget. I ordered 2 more of the rain barrels so water preps are pretty much done. All that is left is playing around with the water projects I want to get done this year now that I have the major components on hand. Over 600 gallons of potable and a renewable water source, not to shabby for a city girl!
I have a few more items to buy next Tuesday at the farm store but I sure feel a lot better that I dodge the bankster’s bullet this time. I am of two minds about what I want people to do as far as the banks are concerned. Part of me hopes this wakes people up and the get prepared and part of me wants them to stay asleep so they don’t panic and crash the system. I feel kind of bad about that feeling!
Now if we get into the middle of April with no panics, crashes or bank runs. I think we should have a few months of getting gardens growing and ready for harvest. Fall tends to be the most popular time for economic crashes in the USA. I will be focusing on renewable heat and power sources this summer along with doing more canning and put the 7 year bulk food drums on stand by for a few months.
Stay frosty my friends, because it’s starting to get interesting.
Update: It also wants gold bars stored in the US to be returned. As Swiss Info reports, the People’s Party leader Luzi Stamm comments, “Gold reserves guarantee the stability of the Swiss franc. They ensure that that private savings, salaries, pension keep their value,” warning that gold must not be the object of speculation for the SNB or for politicians and demanding the SNB keep a minimum of 20 per cent of its assets in gold, twice the current level. In addition, they want to force the government to disclose where the gold reserves are stored, since “it is only in safe hands if it is kept in Switzerland.”