I posted back in January What does 2011 Hold and Five Steps You Should Take.
Since then fuel prices have continued to go up. Grain prices are up, and food prices continue to rise.
Fuel (diesel) has just now reached $4 a gal here in my part of Ohio. $4.05 to be exact.
The world's best real estate investor, Sam Zell, told CNBC last week: "My single biggest financial concern is the loss of the dollar as the reserve currency... I think you could see a 25% reduction in the standard of living in this country if the U.S. dollar was no longer the world's reserve currency."
Folks don't bury your head in the sand.
"A prudent person sees trouble coming and ducks; a simpleton walks in blindly and is clobbered." - Proverbs 27:12 The Message
Of the five steps I outlined previously, I want to focus on one that I feel is so important that I'm going to say this:
There is absolutely no reason why anyone should not do this.
If you only take action on one tip, do this:
PLANT A GARDEN.
The most basic, fundamental, insurance policy for your family is to provide food for them. Start planning now.
If you think about it there is no downside to planting a garden. If I'm crazy (along with some the most informed, wealthy people in this country) then the worst thing that happens is you have some good, fresh, food to feed your family.
But if things continue to decline - not just in our economy, but worldwide unrest seems to be getting more prevalent.
Then throw in some natural disasters.
Can you imagine a disruption in our oil imports? If we think $4 -$5 a gallon is expensive for fuel....
And the real question is how much of your monthly budget can you spend for fuel and food while still meeting your current obligations?
My friend it is time to wake up! Get out your pen and paper and figure out where, when, and how you're going to plant a garden!
I recently went on the hunt for some good solid information on small garden "how to." I wanted to see if I could point you in the right direction while you were reading this and take all the excuses away!
We spent hours weeding, hoeing, having a roto-tiller beat us to death, hilling up potatoes, and generally working the garden.
With my schedule I don't have much time to spend in a garden. I bet your schedule is like mine. Ric, the author of High Density Gardening has got it figured out.
He covers everything from A to Z in this ebook.
- How to plan your High Density Garden in order that you can maximize the quantity of crops you can grow
- How to build a High Density Gardening bed
- How to propagate seeds
- Home made compost. How to make it quickly.
- Much more
And the best part- You can download it and be reading it within the next 5 minutes.
I'm no stranger to gardening and I was impressed with this book. His writing style is refreshing and he knows his stuff. I'm already planning some changes to my gardening and I'm excited!
No more excuses! Get your mind made up to plant a garden this year. Don't wait until you discover the economy or food prices have killed your budget. Do something now! When a friend is talking about how much produce has gone up at the store wouldn't you rather be telling them you haven't bought much produce since you started your High Density garden?
Or how about this - you offer them some of your garden produce at a better price than the local grocery store because you have so much!
Until next time!