How has your first day of May been?
Do you make and give out May Baskets?
I didn’t this year but have since a child.
I was pleasantly surprised someone left a little May Basket with candy and a packet of
flower seeds on my steps today. The cup has the verse from (1Corinthians 16:14) ‘Let all that you do be done with Love’. This made my day!
I’m more committed than ever before to think outside of the box in May.
Do you have any goals or plans for May?
I normally don’t set a lot of goals that I can’t obtain. But I find myself pushing
a bit more these days to think outside of the box and do more to be prepared
for coming days. That means making goals and plans to push the limit.
I encourage you to think more outside of the box than ever before.
I’m learning to be a lot more creative than I ever imagined so why not
continue on this month.
A big thing for me is getting my garden planted like never before.
I love meat but with escalation of prices for food, I’ll be thankful
to have lots of veggies to can, freeze, dehydrate, etc.
I’ve been learning all I can about permaculture and forest gardening.
This year my garden won’t be as visible for the casual or snooping eye.
That means getting the privacy fence finished and being resourceful if
the kids aren’t able to finish the job.
I’m grateful for the mega amount of seeds I saved last year.
I am also grateful for the loofah seeds I was able to get from my
neighbors last year. They are a major learning experience and not
an easy feat to remove the outer skin and remove the loofahs to try
so I’ll definitely be busy lol
My second biggie is getting the pool dug for extra water in coming months
as well as add plants around it to enjoy.
These are just a few of my plans. I am on a limited income and do struggle
with arthritis and back issues so I will be pacing myself and uses tools I have
on hand without buying anything new.
I encourage you to do what you can to think outside of the box for May.
And don’t forget to share what you’ll be up to no matter how big or small.
Maybe it won’t be gardening. Perhaps grow herbs in pots or your window sill
and dry them, crush them and put them in jars for cooking and later use.
Or perhaps you’ll be looking for sales and stocking up on canned goods to have in your stash.
Share what your plans/goals are for May to think and do outside of the box!
You may be able to do more or less than someone else but we all learn from each other.
Preparedness is about being on the same team not out doing one another.
Here’s to thinking outside of the box for May!
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