Well, just by paying attention, we now know that China just lost a Whole slew of pigs. We just lost a huge percent of our future beef crop due to the flooding in the Midwest, and just out of “coincidence” there is going a lot more flooding. Yes, there has been blizzard in April before, but not on top of the flood of the century. We got hit with a huge turkey pandemic, and just before that the USA got hit with PERS, which was an epidemic that killed like 60 million piglets. Actually, China, Cambodia, and Viet Nam, are the three countries that have gotten hit by the latest Swine Bug. China consumes about 49% of the world’s pork, and pork prices are about to soar, and when they do, people are going to be looking for alternative protein sources, so expect the prices on all other meat sources to go up too.
With the prices on meat hitting the afterburners, we should consider what else is being produced in the midwest flooded states. If you don’t grow any food yet, now would be a very smart time to start. If you have the stomach for it, and butchering a couple rabbits a month doesn’t offend your sensibilities, 3 does and a buck Rabbit can flood you with a meat source in no time. If you have more room putting up a small pen in the back yard and a male and female hog can produce a fair amount of pork. With a bigger space you can think about slower breeding animals like goat, sheep and cattle. With thoughts of a food crunch on the horizon, it doesn’t take much room for berry patches, grape arbors, asparagus rows, and a garden. Tomatoes can be grown in a planter, or a bucket. You never know, you might have a gift and make decent bucks because your plants went wild. Jam and jellies are not hard to make. The internet has tons of resources for beginners and everyone else that wants to learn ANYTHING!! Most everybody likes one fruit tree or another, so if you have a few feet to spare, planting a fruit tree or three in the yard can yield fruit for a lot of years. A dwarf tree will start producing fruit in a few years, and standard tree takes longer. If you are doomsday minded, putting a fruitree in the back 40, or a favorite camping hideaway in the boondocks, would not be a bad idea either. You need to keep grass and brush away in winter, or rabbits will gird them, but other than that a couple trips past it a year, and it will be there. Having animals that are grown without GMO is going to be in high demand. Having crops grown as close to organic, non GMO as possible will be in high demand. If you haven’t looked at the prices on any of it, you will be quite shocked. It makes me think about going into the butcher business.
Hard times are coming folks. I don’t see any way around it happening. The things our government is up to that are not for “We the PEOPLE” is a crying shame. We worry about LEFT, RIGHT,RED, BLUE, and if we don’t get together and work together, the enslavement we were warned about is not far away.