Everyone around the world is a bit anxious at this time, about the virus and the economy. The stock market is all over the place which will severely effect income and jobs. Thoughts turn to 'how will we survive?' My mind goes back to when I was a child and my paternal grand mother came to look after my sister, my father and myself. This was my mother's first clash with cancer and we were not sure she would come home. Nana would have been in her late 70's early 80's at this time. Things were a mess then and I remember all the talk of when Nana was young and how they had got through things, which most of the time we just laughed at. She lost a good portion of her relatives to the Spanish Flu, which has been compared to this current virus, but now that takes on another meaning.
This drawing by May Gibbs of a kookaburra and a gum nut baby shows that back then people were equally concerned as they are now.
We were drilled on how to not waste anything, how to cook cheap nutritious meals, re-use clothing even extract the cotton thread for re-use. How to grow vegetables, look after each other and trust in God.
I made a trip to the Supermarket yesterday and was able to get most of what I wanted, but no flour. I was the only one in there with a mask on. I got some funny looks but when I started to cough I also saw how pleased people were that I had that mask on. I hope that I don't have to go out again for a couple of weeks at least. We are a lot better off than back in the early 1900's we have the internet to keep in touch, compare notes and take part in classes.
I have been looking at India Flint's web page and she has a variety of classes on offer. Some free some for fee, non too expensive.
I missed this course but someone I know who did it said it was great.