It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark ....'s starting to drizzle, do you have your umbrella?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

CERT Training Classes

The Daisy Mountain Fire Department Citizens Corp does a Citizens Emergency Response Team training twice a year.The next training begins on Sept 2, 2010. The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. The CERT program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The class will be held at the The Daisy Mountain Fire Department building at 43814 N. New River Road.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cannery Changes

There have been some changes at the Mesa Cannery do to the changing economic climate.  They are not being used enough to stay open six days a week, so to help with their efficiency they have consolidated the stake shifts.  Our new shift is on the second Saturday of each month beginning on July 10th.  We have been assigned the 9 am shift. So this is great for our stake, Saturday mornings!! Now we should have no excuses for not better utilizing the the Mesa Cannery!

The cannery is now closed on Monday's.  Friday's are still open for family canning from 8 am to 7 pm but this is by appointment only now.  You can still purchase bulk items anytime on Saturdays. Karleah will be in touch with all the ward canning specialist to help facilitate this change.

Hands On Gardening

Ready to come and get dirty? If so come on over on Saturday, June 19th at 8 am and we are going to play in the dirt.  Paul will be here and we will be setting up my garden beds the Mittlieder way so that everyone can work through the process from the beginning.  Sometimes doing it makes all the difference, if you are like me I learn better doing then reading, so here is your opportunity to see how to start up your garden. Best of all Paul will be here so we can ask him questions as we go.

See ya there - I will be the one handing out the donuts and juice!  :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Class Dates

I have the new class dates all scheduled, so get out your calendars.  The Emergency Evacuation classes that were scheduled for June have been postponed to August and the Spiritual Preparedness classes that were scheduled for July have been moved to September.

So this is the schedule for the summer:
Saturday, June 19th at 8 am - hands-on gardening at my house, I will send out a flier
July - solar oven cooking class (I am still working on the date, I will have that soon.)
August - Class #4 - Emergency Evacuations and every other type of emergencies
      13th - Daisy Mountain Bldg @ 7 pm
      20th - Stake Center @ 7 pm
      27th - Happy Valley Bldg @ 7 pm
September - Class #5 - Spiritual Preparedness, the most important in which if you are not spiritually prepared for the trials in life, sometimes all your other preparations won't matter.
     10th - Daisy Mountain Bldg @ 7pm
     17th - Stake Center @ 7pm
     24th - Happy Valley Bldg @ 7pm

I am working on the recipe page which I should be able to post live in a day or two.  I can't wait till school is out and I can devote more of my time to this calling!

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Date's - I know you all hate schedule changes

Our first gardening class was this last Friday and I am sooo excited to get going on my garden.  Though my husband will probably shoot me when I break the news that we need to re-do the watering system - but you can't argue when you see the results, AMAZING!
Karleah and I are going to change the class schedule a little do to the fact that between family vacations, sending off a missionary, cooking for camp, etc we are finding that June and July are going to be a challenge for both of us. We are postponing June and July's classes to August and September.  We will be having a hands on Mittleider gardening class at my house on Saturday, June 19th.  We will start at 8am.  Then in July we will have a hands-on solar oven cooking class.
Recipes and book titles I will get posted later tonight.

Friday, May 7, 2010

May is Gardening Month - at least for our classes

I finally sat down with my blogger trainer (thank you Trevlyn) so now I just need to schedule in my blogging time! 

Okay May's class is quickly approaching and we are sooo very excited!  We will have special guest speakers Paul and Tammy Jones.  For those of you who have been around awhile you might remember them from the North Canyon Ward.  They are going to teach us all about gardening in Arizona and more specifically the Mittleider Method.

This is a method that allows someone who is NOT a master gardener to have a master garden. It allows for maximum output with a minimum amount of space, and provides natural nutrients to the plants so that you can grow anywhere, with any kind of dirt (no matter how bad). It's incredible! It is seriously a no fail gardening method. This is a picture of  Paul and Tammy's first garden using this method - and yes I am jealous!

So please come join us this month, we are going to have a lot of fun!

Daisy Mt. Bldg - Friday, May 14th at 7pm
Stake Center - Friday, May 21st at 7 pm
Happy Valley Bldg - Friday, May 28th at 7 pm

Friday, April 9, 2010

Getting Started

Last month Karleah and I taught three great classes (thanks for all the support) on how to plan your food storage so everyone can get started with their plan. Now I hope everyone has taken the last month to plan out their menus and meals because this month we are teaching how to can your own meat, butter, beans and more. We will show you how to store all your favorite recipes so if you need to live on your food storage it will be Yummy!
Class Schedule:
Tonight, April 9th - Daisy Mt. bldg @ 7 pm
Friday, April 16th - Stake Center @ 7 pm
Friday, April 23rd - Happy Valley Bldg @ 7 pm
Next month is Gardening in the Desert

Future Posts - we will include tips, group order info, and proven food storage recipes!