The Independence Days Challenge is back!
…yeah, I must be the only one who signed up who didn’t even realize that Independence Days is apparently one of Sharon’s books. I’ve been reading her blog for years now, but have yet to read one of her books. (Please don’t throw something at me, Sharon. Unless it be one of your books, heh.) With the advent of this challenge, now would be an excellent time for me to purchase the book, except that I have a large to-be-read pile right now as it is, thanks to both my library card and relatives who buy books off my Amazon Wish List for me for Christmas. (Gracias!) That said, the amount that would have once taken me maybe a month to read through will now likely take me all year, as one’s reading pace tends to slow when one has a near-toddler underfoot. As in, I started Joel Salatin’s Folks, This Ain’t Normal in the very early days of January, and I’m still only about halfway through it. Parenthood, thy name is picture-filled board books flung at thy knees!
Enough of my babbling. This challenge. It has categories that you’re supposed to report back on each week (Fridays, in this instance). If I recall correctly, they are:
Eat the food.
Build community food systems.
If you go over to Sharon’s Independence Days post, you can read up on what each of the categories entails (it can be as simple as gathering eggs from a hen… or learning to crochet… or composting… she has lots of suggestions), as well as sign up in the comments to let her know whether you’ll be checking in on her blog or reporting on your own, as I will (attempt) to do. I figure if I can at least hit two categories a week, I’ll be good. Oh yeah, and blog about it. Because we all know just how hit-or-miss I am with that these days. (The good news is, home internet connection may be looming in our near future, which would mean no more typing on a cell phone keypad. Praise the Lord and pass the peanut butter!)
On a related note, I have an e-mail subscription to Preparing Your Family, which is a blog that focuses on… err… preparing for emergency situations. With… your family in mind. (Sometimes my explanations are so profound that I amaze even myself.) Anyway… one of today’s posts was Five Prepper Skills To Pick Up This Year, which I thought was rather timely and thus am including it as inspiration for my fellow Independence Days Challenge participants. Because, you know… there’s that whole “skill up” category, and if you’re anything like me, you love lists.
Aside from posting over at Sharon’s blog, if you decide to participate and will be blogging it, please leave a comment for me here under this post, as well. I love to make connections with my (few) readers and would love to be able to follow what you’re doing for this challenge!
Now, I am off to muck stalls before the Wee Goon awakens from his nap!