Oh, Yeah, Food Prices Are Going WAAAY Up!

I went to the feed store Saturday and purchased the same amount of feed that I get every week. It cost me $20 more than it did last week. DAMN. Next week, it may will be even higher. I didn’t get anything fancy. I got the least expensive (poorest quality, unfortunately) laying pellets, corn, and scratch feed. “So what?” you may say. “What does some rural woman complaining about feed costs for her methane-producing, Gaia-destroying livestock mean to me?”

Well, anything that has to be transported, from building materials to carrots, is going to become way more expensive when fuel prices jump. *sigh* Anything that requires grain inputs to be transported in and then transported to market (eggs, milk, meat, etc.) is going to be more expensive when it hits the grocery store first from increased price inputs at the farm and then again from transportation costs to the processing facility and then to market.

It isn’t too late to put in a garden. If you have room, I’d advise it. If you don’t have room, maybe you have a friend or elderly neighbor that could use help in theirs in exchange for some fresh produce.

Don’t be intimidated by all the gardening ads you see in magazines and television. You don’t need a plow. You don’t even need a rototiller. You can be really low tech and just use a shovel. Hell, you can use the Ruth Stout permanent mulch method (which my grandmother used until the week she died) and just layer a straw or leaf mulch on the ground and plant through it. When weeds start coming up, put on another layer of mulch. You can container garden. You can raised bed garden. You can hydroponic garden! There are a lot of creative gardens out there if you just Google it. You can freeze, can, or dehydrate your excess, if any, for storage, or donate them to a family that needs help if you prefer.

The folks on fixed and low incomes are really hurting, y’all. There are people out there right now that are having to decide between food, shelter, transportation costs, and medicine, deciding which one(s) they can no longer afford. Some of them may be in your family and too proud to mention it.

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  1. 1

    kcduffy said,

    Makes me wish I’d bought a bigger deep freeze…

  2. 2

    no2liberals said,

    This is no accident, either the rising costs of fuel to the inflation that was already rising due to the bizarre Fed policy of Quantitative Easing.

    George Soros Handicapping American Energy.

  3. 3

    swampie said,

    No, I know it isn’t an accident. It’s deliberate.

    • 4

      no2liberals said,

      Most Americans are being harmed by this.
      The effect will be less spending in general, as people have to ration their spending, which means more businesses will close and more people will lose their jobs.
      The goal? Create more chaos, while making more people dependent on gubmint for their daily existence.

  4. 5

    no2liberals said,

    Speaking of food, you ever try the Metro Diner?
    They featured it on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The meat loaf looked awesome.

    • 6

      swampie said,

      Hunh. Never did. Lotsa good places to eat around here. Next time we’re over in daughter’s neck o’ the woods, we’ll check it out. Thanks!

      • 7

        kcduffy said,

        Friend of mine works there. Couple of the Jaguars players like their breakfasts. Haven’t been, myself. Yet.

      • 8

        no2liberals said,

        kcd, they showed the making of a banana/cream cheese stuffed Halla bread french toast, with a blueberry/strawberry compote. I can’t handle cream cheese, but other than that it looked awesome…and artery clogging.

      • 9

        swampie said,

        Arteries are over-rated anyway.

      • 10

        no2liberals said,

        Well, if you love your arteries, you might try their salad. It’s a salad topped with french fries and about 6 ounces of grilled rib-eye, with blue cheese crumbles all over it.

      • 11

        kcduffy said,

        Skip the fries and it sounds like My Perfect Meal!

      • 12

        swampie said,

        Heh. Yeah, I’m going to have to have them leave the damn fries off, too.

  5. 13

    Croc Hunter said,

    Dang you N2L, you making me hungry. I’ll be heading out to La. today and have to check out a seafood place a good friend told me about in Shreveport. I have got to look into a laptop, I miss my cyber-friends!!
    Yeah, this oil crap is for sure planned. I deal with some oil and gas field work, they are not slowing down for nothing. The talk is South and West Texas plus other parts of the country will soon be expanding beyond belief .
    We have enough brains in this country to be self sustaining but we have to coddle the MF Arabs makes me sick.
    Our government wants us to be a socialist/communist country soo F. bad that it’s driving ’em bat s. crazy.


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