So, in order to be realistic and not deluding myself, I re-analyzed our food storage.
I added my parents, who live less than 5 miles away and don't have any food storage.
I added my husband's grandparents, who are probably coming live with us on April 1st.
And, excitedly, I added aother child because I'm pregnant (due end of July)!
So now my food storage plan is suddenly designed for 11 people, not 6.
When I used the Emergency Essetnials Food Storage Analyzer, I learned that I have 6 months of food stored for the entire needs of 11 people. This means, not supplementing with a garden or a grocery store, we are ALL set for 6 months.
However, I am running at 35% for Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Fat.
A multivitamin will help with most of that. Fat.... that's another story. I store coconut oil and olive oil. We don't eat a lot of meat, so I store what we eat: tuna fish, salmon, and chicken. I should can some sausage.
I'm planning this year to really take off in the goat and chicken farming I've been plotting/ coveting. So that should help a little, but I don't like to count on "when I's."
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