The Virus and Food

Corona Virus in China
Before I get going on gardening. I would like to report what I am hearing out of China almost daily. Things there are getting back to normal. Trucks, buses, trains and transportation are getting back to normal. People are returning to their jobs. Restaurants and food centers are open for business. There are no longer huge numbers of people getting sick and China is gradually returning back to normal. That may take some time, but it will eventually get that way.

I suspect that this will happen here in the states. Yes there will be some really bad stories like in New York and cities that have cramped populations. I suspect Los Angeles will have problems. Also some places that were international travel hubs. Our older population is now at risk here in the states. Just being stupid could eventually kill your grandparents or older family members. Now is the time to work through this by staying home and out of crowds.

It does not have to be the end of the world unless we choose that.

What does worry me is the possibility of a complete financial collapse. This I am watching closely.

I suspect that by the end of the summer as things get hot, we will see a large reduction of people being infected and we will be all going back to work.

Which bring me to this and that is food.


For me it is food and how fragile our food system and food delivery system is. Hopefully this may wake up a large number of people who finally realize that they need to take matters into their own hands when it comes to food security.

Yes there is nothing wrong with prepping. Those that were preppers are now not having any problems like most other people who are finding it hard to get food and other supplies. But it goes down a much longer path than prepping. What people actually need is to start growing their own food. If that decision is not made now when it is still possible, it will soon be too late. The virus has come and it will be eventually be gone. What wont go away is the global cooling that will last the next 35 years. Soon (I am predicting 2021) people will wake up and finally realize that the planet cannot feed its self. When that happens, the rush for food will make the year 2020 and the virus look like child’s play. At that point, every bit of food will be purchased and there will be little or no replacements.

The US and the world needs to wake up and realize that we will soon need to grow food differently, especially in greenhouses that surround large cities and populations centers.

If that happens then Local Farmers can grow Local Food for Local People. A win-win thing.

But that is up to you. If this crazy old 76 year old guy can see a need for all the above then I suspect you if you just give it a chance (look out of your box) you will see what is wrong and heading our way.

Keep calm, stay home, and let this virus burn it’s self out. When it’s over you just might have the possibility of learning from all this and change your life for the better.

Cheers from where the Stars are Bright Deep in the Heart of Texas !

The stars are bright lyrics deep in the heart of Texas

The stars at night are big and bright. The Prairie Sky, is Wide and High. Deep in the heart of Texas. The Sage in bloom is like perfume. Deep in the heart of Texas. Reminds me of the one I love. Deep in the heart of Texas.

Clap your hands 4 times quickly between sentences quickly followed by Deep in the heart of Texas.

Listen to the song here.


I eat an all plant diet and have for about a year. I am now 77 and have as much energy as I did when I was much younger. This book (PDF) is free. To get this Book HERE.

Author: sunmanprepper

A grumpy grandfather who loves his whole family. Growing for the coming cool, cold and icy times.

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