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Fibro Flare and Bracing for Meat Shortages

May 6th, 2020 at 06:17 am

I really put my body through the ringer on Friday. I got a ton done, but I have been basically non-functional with a Fibromyalgia flare since. Today I was able to go sit outside and watch DH turn the compost pile while I kept him company. It was kind of peaceful as we were at the back of the property in a little hidden away area that almost makes you feel like you are in a forest. Almost, because you can still see one the neighbor's fence and top of their house, but it was restful (for me) with the birds twittering and the squirrels and cottontails bravely running nearby.

I think tomorrow I might be able to do some garden work again, but I am going to take it easy and be gentle with myself. I can't go down like this. DS will be free to help starting tomorrow afternoon. If it is still bad, I will simply keep him company and direct him on what to do. I can't do anymore digging. It wrecked my legs and made it hard to walk. But I can do some things, so I will leave the hard stuff to DS.

I went to Winco last night to get chicken and they had signs up every four feet in the meat department saying to be mindful of other customers and not overbuy meat in a day right now so as not to overwhelm their supply. They did say we could come back daily, though. I say we will have limits within a week. I got four packs of legs and four packs of thighs, which was what I'd intended, but I am going to go back tomorrow and get some more legs to can.

I was hoping they'd have a good pork sale, but the ads were lousy, so I will just buy chicken legs for canning and do a batch a day until I have a month's supply on the shelf. Legs are the easiest to can as you can do it bone in. You are basically just filling your jars. I may pick up a couple of hams to can, too.

As these meat processing facilities continue to close over employee illness, we may go from limits to rations for meat. It would not surprise me in the least. I want to be ready. I don't think it should be limited to an amount per family, it should be limited to so much per person in your family, which is what rations would do. Right now in some areas they are limiting a large family to the same amount as a small family. That will eventually cause problems. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but I don't think anyone still thought we'd be on lock down this long, either.

No matter what happens, I want to be ready for it.

4 Responses to “Fibro Flare and Bracing for Meat Shortages”

  1. mumof2 Says:
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    hope the fibro flare goes away soon...they really suck the only thing that usually helps me is a warm bath with apple cider vinegar (with mother)...takes away at least 80% of my pain...I wish it was nice enough here to do some gardening

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:
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    Do you really think meat will be rationed that much?

  3. Lucky Robin Says:
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    LAL--I don't know about rationed, but I suspect it is on the horizon if they don't get those meat plants up and running again. I went to Costco this morning and limits are here. They have limited buying to three beef purchases, three pork purchases, and three chicken purchases. Fish didn't have a limit. The limit on eggs was one and on butter was two. They were still out of tomato sauce and Charmin. If you can afford to, I'd stock up on meat now. If I'm wrong, you won't have to buy meat for a while. If I am right, you'll be prepared. Either way, it will get eaten.

  4. rob62521 Says:
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    I'm sorry you overdid it. Hopefully you are starting to feel better.

    I agree, I can see meat shortages and higher prices. I have bought some extra meat here and there as to not overwhelm the grocers, and I'm making the meat go farther.

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