I didn't mean you should stop emailing me with your questions yesterday. All I meant was to just take a step back and look before you leap. Everyone that emailed me, should have received an answer. If you didn't check your junk mail. I have been told that certain ones send mine to junk if it carries a link in it.
So we were talking about community yesterday. More and more people are thinking about the economy, more and more blogs are naturally writing on the subject. More than anything I am worried about the cost of heating fuels and Christmas time than anything else. I have enough food here to last the next year, harvest too harvest, which has been my goal, and I am still preserving food stuff. Personally I see the 3 month storage good for a natural disaster, rather than a long term man made one. But your 3 month supply can be stretched and help you save on your monthly food budget.
If you haven't yet, now is a good time to go ahead and check the laws of your town. Many cities do allow some sort of barn yard animals on a urban and suburban yard. And some do not. Also see what is available at your local extension office, as well as checking in with some of your local homesteading bloggers. Many that I work with online and many that I enjoy reading, including myself, don't mind teaching. If someone in my area is interested in coming out and working hard to learn, they are more than welcome. Fall and winter are a good time to learn some things without the mad dash to get it all done. Here in a few days (because the horse stomped on mine) I am going to a local pumpkin patch with a couple of women, then teaching them different ways to cook and preserve the bounty. I have been thinking about teaching a bread making class, so many people seemed to have one issue or another with that.
It is always a good idea to have the basics of homesteading down, or implemented into your life. Besides people thinking your a freak, or a chicken little, it doesn't hurt anything.
Now I am not saying the world is coming to an end. And I am not pushing my lifestyle off on anyone. I have a serious love/hate complex when it comes to homesteading of any kind. And there are many things I can't do as of this moment. I myself will be seeking out someone in my area that would be willing to trade some knowledge and lessons with me to fill those gaps.
So get out there, find a buddy and get your knowledge on. Now is an important time to do such things. And if they bulk on teaching you, tell em Phelan sent you . ha!