Rural America vs COVID-19


canning the bounty 

Yummy canned goods

Life during the COVID-19 shutdown has been a considerable inconvenience for many. But has the ordeal affected rural America, and homesteaders, in the same way? For us here at Miller Micro Farm, life hasn't changed that much considering we remain incredibly self-sufficient. One of our main intentions over the past few years has been learning to do more tasks in an old-fashion way and to rely on others as little as possible. So when the shelter-in-place order came down, we were none too bothered.

Well Stocked Rural Living

While others may need to run to the grocery store, this is not the case for us. The freezers are stocked, shelves loaded with homemade can goods from last year's garden bounties, chickens for eggs, and goats, which provide all things dairy. With the addition of blocks of yeast, sugar, and flour ready for use, noodles and bread are also of no concern.

Choosing to live in rural America has prepared us long in advance for an epidemic of this proportion. Rural folks also tend to have shelves lined with toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and paper towels; it's merely a way of life out here. We don't have time to run to the store weekly, so bulk buying is a go-to for many. While much of America scrambled to stock their homes, farmers, homesteaders, and the rural populations have been prepared most of their lives.

Using the New Time

Hanging with the goats

Carl S Bagwell
5/29/2020 8:12:19 AM

I'M Totally in agreeing to what has been said ,due to being raised by parents growing up on a farm and raising their crops and having good food to eat and entirely better food than any grocery store may have in stock. I would even go to the corn mill with my dad& grandfather Edens to get corn ground up for corn meal and also get flour to make fresh homemade biscuits to eat and enjoy. Farmers knowingly experienced hard times but they were around their family more but it was more enjoyable than this time and day seemingly than what many a person are having to cope with during this time and day. Most of all importance they new THE LORD and put him first in their lives and prayed for the lost people in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and every country in the world!

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