Consider this simple math… each year, you rest for 52 Sabbaths. Over 7 years, there are 364 Sabbaths… that’s equal to a whole year of Sabbaths! Understand, while you rest each weekly Sabbath, the land itself is still working to produce the food that has been planted into the ground that year by our farmers. For each 7 years, the land is owed back its Sabbaths and needs to rest – this is a commandment of Yehovah!
As the Sabbatical Year of that starts in spring 2023 and goes through the spring of 2024 is quickly approaching, more and more people are starting to ask questions about how to prepare for it. First and foremost, read Leviticus 25 that explains the Sabbatical Year. From this, you will know that milk, dairy, and meats that are described in Leviticus 11 as being acceptable to eat are NOT something that you need to be concerned with storing; however, plant products that require planting(sowing) in the ground that year and later harvesting(reaping) are something that you will need to store such that the land can rest.
The intent of the comments section below is to allow the community to share their practical experiences at preparing for and keeping the Sabbatical Year with others in our community of believers. Think of this as a “HOW TO” document that we all write together.