This week we've checked the percentage of gas in the propane tank and cleaned the heating stove. Summer clothes have been packed away and the winter garments are clean and ready to be worn whenever needed. We've stocked up on canned chili beans, tomatoes, and tomato paste, as well as a few other staple food stuffs. The only thing left to do in that department is to plan a trip to the Amish store to stock up on bulk goods and winter spices.
|Chili Beans and Diced Tomatoes|
|Winter Supplies of Heat and Light|
I don't know that preparing for winter can really be classified as "one of the joys of autumn", but I do know that in the event of an ice storm, power outage, or some other winter weather-related emergency, it sure makes you a whole lot better off than if you hadn't prepared at all. I suppose the joy then would come in the middle of the emergency because of the preparations you had made in autumn, so, yes...it counts. 😄
How do you and your family prepare for winter where you live?
Until next time...
"She is not afraid of the snow for her household; For all her household is clothed with scarlet" (Proverbs 31:21)
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