From Staff Reports
Raising your own chickens, processing and storing food at home -- even making fudge from beans -- will be among the topics at Preparedness Fair 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
April White, who is organizing the event at the Old Atlanta Highway church building, said the program will offer a wide range of information and hands-on demonstrations for people who want to know about how to be more self-sufficient. The Preparedness Fair will be held March 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Attendees will see and taste delicious omelets made -- in a plastic bag -- using powdered eggs. A representative from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be present for the event.
Topics will include:
• the importance of water in food storage,
• making whole grain breads,
• making whole grain waffles and muffins using a blender,
• surviving with an alternative grain diet,
• how to properly and safely store food,
• dry pack canning,
• haircuts at home,
• the basics of quilting,
• teaching children to crochet and knit,
• making sausage from cracked wheat,
• treating grain for storage with diatomasceous earth,
• kitchen shortcuts using homemade mixes,
• making chicken salad and chili with beans using textured vegetable protein,
• caring for pets.
There also will be information on using LDS genealogical resources to trace a family tree. For more information about the Preparedness Fair, call April White at 770-251-5527.