Sunday, June 3, 2012

Preparation - Bug Out Storage - Garden - Truck

I love using these multipurpose storage cups.  They’re great for packing small things as part of preparation or bugging out.  Bulldog Man and I sat down today and packed his daily medications for mornings and evenings in these multipurpose little storage cups.  This allows us to setup a month or so medication without having to go through each individual medication bottle to pull his medications for the day. 




After empting the medication bottles, we don’t throw them away.  We remove the labels and clean them out for other storage resources like, matches, cotton balls soaked in Vaseline (great for bugging out), batteries (to keep dry) ear plugs, screws, pins/needles, and other small parts.


Today, I pulled these out of my garden.  They’re not big, and may need a little more sunlight.  So for now, they will sit in my kitchen window until there fully ripen.  I’m so happy, my first tomatoes….wooohooo!!!





And for my big conclusion, we went out yesterday looking for a truck, before Tank went to work.  This is what we found; a GMC 3500 Duramax, diesel flatbed.  Guess what? He bought it and is very pleased to have his first new truck-- new to him that is (it’s used).  He has big aspirations, and that is a good thing.  Remember he’s a welder, so the next major purchase for Tank will probably be a large welder that he can attach to his new truck.  I’m so happy to see our last child with a plan for his future.

14 comments:

  1. Ms Sandy, thank you so much for that fine welcome!thank you for your nice comments about my blog. Hope I don't disappoint. I can see a full blown welding truck materialize on that flat bed in no time. enjoy the rest of your evening, the rat

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    1. Mohave Rat, Your so very welcome :-)
      and you won't disappoint, so there!!!!
      I can see the truck turning in to a full blown welding truck too. Our son needs to clean the truck and do a little minor work but the truck is in pretty good condition.

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  2. Nice update .. great use for those little cups. Tomatoes ? Our plants are only 6 inches high .. but by summer .. they will take over the garden :) Tank's truck looks like a GREAT find! Congrats.

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    1. Mrs. Mac, Thank you!
      Yes, tomatoes are coming in. I didn't plant the real big tomatoes just those that produce smaller fruit. Remember we have heat now so were going to produce before yours. By summer you will have all kinds of tomatoes. The truck is a great find and you were right. Good things come to those who wait :-) (I'm so glad he didn't get to purchase the other truck).

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  3. Oh... tomato's! I'm drooling here!! (The trucks pretty sweet too)

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    1. Sci,

      I'm hoping for more tomatoes so I can make some sauce and can it. The truck is sweet, and he paid for it all by himself. He's been saving money from work and he received some for gifts from graduation. He's so excited, the funny thing is he only has his drivers permit. I keep telling him to get his rear in gear and take the driving test to get his license, lol.

      Ya'll got some bad rains last light with lots of thunder and lightning. Everything okay? How did your garden handle the weather?

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  4. Sandy - i know that you will understand when i say i am jealous of those tomatoes - mine aren't even in the ground yet! but i am glad that you are getting some - what else is coming up in your garden? tell Tank that the truck is awesome - i really love that thing!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,
      I have tomatoes (not many, just a few), then there's corn it's producing cobbs (not yet to harvest though), carrots (should be harvesting in couple of weeks), sweet potatoes and regular potatoes (harvest in couple of weeks), green peppers (there not doing to well), green chiles (growing like crazy, should be producing fruits soon)and ginger (it's taking off really good). I'm getting ready to plant some beans next to my peppers and peas. My kale bombed out,it didn't work. I've already planted lettuce and spinach (harvested both). I want to get some loofah seeds and try this for food and sponges. My brain is always thinking of things to plant, silly me....lol
      I will tell Tank what you said about his truck. He still in a daze over buying it all by himself (well we were there to check the papers out).

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  5. Just so your last child will know: My beloved brother-in-law started his life with an old flatbed with a welder on the back. He traveled around town and gained a reputation for quality work and honesty. He is now THE richest man in the mid-west in the industry of welding, cranes, and steel work.

    It can be done by quality, honesty and HARD work.

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    1. Lotta Joy, I will let my son read your post. I know he will enjoy it. He's a great kid, does fabulous quality welding, very honest and a hard worker. Thanks!!

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  6. Sandy ... This will be the 3rd time I've tried typing this. Blogger just keeps ignoring my publish, must be something I'm hitting.

    Regardless ... Those tomatoes are beautiful! My few are pitiful but at least they taste good so I guess I should't complain. Love the HD truck.

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    1. DFW, I know what your talking about when trying to post items to Blogger, I keep having problems too.

      Thank you for the tomato compliment, :-)
      have you placed some epsom salt around the base of the tomato? I put about a teaspoon then I water it. I usually put the epsom salt down every 4 weeks or so. One of the blogs I follow, (see below) has beautiful tomatoes and Quilted Canner outlines on this blog how she is able to get these beautiful tomatoes. It maybe worth checking out. http://hickeryhollerfarm.blogspot.com/2012/05/planting-tomatoes.html

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  7. Sandy, thank you for the link! Lots of good information. I have most of those varieties but not enough room at the City house to do the lay on the side planting but I really want to try it. I have sprayed with epsom salts, maybe I'll sprinkle some next time.

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    1. Your welcome, it's a great blog to follow. I would love to have a porch that wraps around too, so I can use it for many things.
      I would sprinkle it next time. Have a great day.

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