Inflation is creeping and many are pointing to the looming food shortages. I thought this might be a good time for us to check in with each other.
It was food that brought me to farming, but it was the instability of “the system” that drove us to shore up resilience in all sorts of areas in our lives. As many of you know, we’re moving from around 85% fed from our farm to 100% after this fall’s harvest. But resiliency is bigger than food. It’s energy and community and heck, it’s one’s spirit and perspective more than anything. Who cares if I have twenty years of freeze dried porridge stored away if my motivations are fear based? To us, sovereignty is a great joy. It’s hard work, yes, but it’s real, tangible, fruitful work for us as best we know how.
I was talking to a family member the other day about how they’re securing things for their family. I was surprised by the answer. In fact, I’ve since spoken to more friends and family and I’d guess that about half of the people in our circle are preparing for food shortages in different ways. The other quarter live in blissful ignorance, fed by the mainstream media. And the final bit are struggling to figure out what to do, often feeling paralyzed by not being able to do it ALL.
I thought this might be a good place to share different ways we’re all growing security and resilience in our lives. That may look different for everyone. Our circumstances are all unique, but I’m hoping we might learn from each other and share some things we’re doing, no matter how small.
I’m also hoping that we might come to see that building autonomy also develops deep, authentic confidence. I can trust myself today because ‘yesterday me’ took care of ‘future me’ that gets to be here, feeling well and taken care of, today.
So, what say you? Where you at? What are you doing? Let’s chat.
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