“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Friday, March 6, 2009
The Coming Food Crisis
Well folks, I have been trying to tell people that this was coming. Others have been telling folks that this was coming. Food is going to become hard to come by. Grocery stores are closing across the country. This past month we had one of our strongest chains close all their stores here. I read yesterday that some grocery stores in California are closing. Not only are the grocers closing but the farmers will not be planting. Farmers are currently getting 3.00 bushel for corn, but it costs them 5.00 a bushel to produce it. Do the math, they won't plant next year. Same thing for wheat, they get less for wheat than they can produce it for. I am in the middle of cattle country and cattlemen are going broke. I went to the sale on Tuesday for a little while and was talking to some of the cattlemen. Some of them there were selling the last of their breeding stock, they are out of business and don't know what they will do. If you have not planned and prepared to support your own food supply you don't have much longer. This will be the last post like this I will do. I won't do anymore doom and gloom because there is much to do and much to learn. For those that think they will simply take to the hills and sustain themselves, well....good luck with that. Growing your own food is hard work, taking care of livestock without a feed supplier ain't easy and takes planning, Despite the blisters, callouses and aches and pains the work still has to be done. For those who can't get out of bed before 9 am you are in for a rude awakening. I know I am being harsh but I would rather folks face the reality rather than live in a fantasy. If you simply think that you will hunt, fish and forage for food, good luck in joining the millions that will be trying to do the same. Too many people make it seem to readers that homesteading and self sufficiency is easy, so everybody thinks they can do it and don't have to change their way of living. Well, it isn't easy and it takes hard work, sacrifice, and fortitude. The days are long and sometimes back breaking. The work is there when there is a foot of snow and when the temperatures are in the 100s. A good drought will decimate a garden and a pasture, taking away your vegetables and leaving you to slaughter livestock for lack of feed in order to feed the rest. It isn't a matter of picking and moving to that little plot of land in the country when you need to and automatically you are a homesteader or farmer. Doesn't happen that way. So for those of you still living in the fantasy you better get to practicing or you might not survive. Like I said this is the end of my doom and glooms, I will keep further information to myself. Right now is the time to learn and teach. God help us all.