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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:20 pm
by pseudonym
diamond lil wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:38 pm
Felt as if I should cook it first then stack in trays but am too lazy to do it. So it'll be bunged in polybags and chucked into the freezer :mrgreen: Big order coming tonight.
If you're cooking for two might as well cook for six.

I do a mean pork belly and pearl barley stew. I eat one portion, a portion goes in the fridge and four others into the freezer as ready meals.

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:28 pm
by diamond lil
Wish I could order a load of energy pseud :mrgreen:

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:41 pm
by Yorkshire Andy
diamond lil wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Wish I could order a load of energy pseud :mrgreen:

If you can order me some too supposed to be my week off work not stopped :lol:

Managed to get to dentist at last need a impacted wisdom tooth removing (joy) been for x-ray awaiting referral now

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:58 pm
by jennyjj01
diamond lil wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Wish I could order a load of energy pseud :mrgreen:
Covid induced lethargy?
With all the free time, pacing around the house, the only thing I can find the enthusiasm for is procrastinating.

I second the suggestion of cooking in batches. A full stove cooks almost as quick as a small pan. Or with a big slow cooker, you can have a six hour nap.

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:59 pm
by diamond lil
A slow cooker sounds perfect, I'll haul mine out from. Erm. Wherever it is. :mrgreen:

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:12 am
by Arzosah
diamond lil wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Wish I could order a load of energy pseud :mrgreen:
Me too ... a couple of days ago, I changed the bed, started washing everything, decided to also wash the mattress protector, which meant soaking it in the bath first. Had to wash me then, of course, and shampoo etc, because I'd also been cutting back a leftover shrub in the garden. Utterly exhausted yesterday, I didn't even switch the computer on, which is *incredibly* unlike me. I'm very torn: prepping the way I'd *like* to is just about a full time job - foraging, preserving, sorting information on crops, safety issues, making own hygienic items (masks, washable bags etc) ... and I can't do it. Very frustrating.

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:01 am
by diamond lil
Know that feeling too well Arzosah. We need to find a middle way, doing what we want as preppers with the minimum effort.

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:14 am
by Lemne
Arzosah wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:12 am
diamond lil wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Wish I could order a load of energy pseud :mrgreen:
Me too ... a couple of days ago, I changed the bed, started washing everything, decided to also wash the mattress protector, which meant soaking it in the bath first. Had to wash me then, of course, and shampoo etc, because I'd also been cutting back a leftover shrub in the garden. Utterly exhausted yesterday, I didn't even switch the computer on, which is *incredibly* unlike me. I'm very torn: prepping the way I'd *like* to is just about a full time job - foraging, preserving, sorting information on crops, safety issues, making own hygienic items (masks, washable bags etc) ... and I can't do it. Very frustrating.
I can appreciate that feeling. I'm foraging, dehydrating, preserving and canning at the moment as well. It is indeed a full time job on top of other preps. Making masks next if I ever get time.

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:57 pm
by Rusty74
firewood at the moment and around the clock,have bought a new sthil ms170 saw as back up as my old one on its way out,trip to farm foods today to stock up and use the money off voucher,due to us coming close to lock down again in wales,but firewood round the clock at the moment can never have enough logs here.....

Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 7.

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:46 pm
by peejay
Gathered another (very) full boatload of Woodfuel today - I'm basically grabbing every opportunity at the moment in case we get a bigger local lockdown which will stop it dead. Looks like a good weather day tomorrow to get it processed as well.