Last Saturday was our Stake Self Reliance Fair.
Howie and I were in charge of it.
Hours and hours and hours of work go into this.
You wanna know about food storage, canning, gardening?
Ask a Mormon.
No, we aren't the experts or the only ones, but we do know a little bit about it.
It is a principle that is taught and emphasized frequently.
How can you fill someone else's cup when your own is empty.
Being self reliant, not depending on someone else to feed you or clothe you is an important principle for everyone.
This year Howie and I assigned each Ward (congregation) to present something on the topic of Self Reliance and also do a display. People attending were able to choose 3 classes of things they were interested in.
Perfect for families with young kids and you need to save time.
It was taught 2 different times and well attended.
She also had samples of food.
Why didn't I take pictures of that???
This is a One Year Supply of food for ONE person.
It's very basic, but it is a great visual of what it takes for one person to survive.
is my contribution.
I believe in storing necessities!
I actually did vacuum seal twinkies.
I have 6 quart jars of those nasty tasting things.
We also had a gentleman talk to us who's son had been in Hurricane Sandy.
They thought they had been well prepared, but found they weren't.
It was approximately 5 days before anyone to get to them and help them.
They did ok, but found things they will do differently.
She grew peaches and pears in her backyard.
I had no idea we could get peaches here.
An aluminum garbage can.
Copper and a charcoal heater.
Ya, I was impressed.
It doesn't take a natural disaster to have a need for things like this.
Unemployment, illness, major power outages.
It gives a feeling of security to know you can take care of your own.
This fair was a lot of work.
Hours and hours of work.
But those that attended said they loved it and learned a lot.