I have a son, grandson and my husband living with us. And I have my younger grandkids with us every few weeks. They’re with me more than they are not. My dream is to become self-sufficient and not have to rely on outside services.
My husband is diabetic, so he’s got to watch his carbs and his sugars. He has to have fresh fruits and vegetables when we can find them and that’s more money. And I can’t get enough for everybody, so it’s something we do just for him. We don’t have the variety out here, we kind of have to take what’s there and make the best of it.
We have to skip meals sometimes, to make it to the next pay day. We kind of just live on soup and maybe sandwiches if we can get bread from our church. I had to learn to utilize what I have. I can make a soup out of whatever and it goes a long ways. It makes it hard if the kids won’t eat it, but I have to try.
Tough times, sometimes they help a community grow together. Some families have a little bit more that they’re willing to share with somebody else. I’ve noticed that about Jordan Valley, and that’s a good thing. If you have a little extra, why not give it away?