Week 33 Deep Pantry /Food Storage Challenge

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A deep pantry a good thing to have.

“A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 27:12

Remember having a deep pantry isn’t just about having extra food on hand. It is also about having the means to survive in an emergency situation, having all the extra food isn’t going to do you much good if you can’t cook it when the power is out. If you are having a hard time trying to afford filling a deep pantry read my post on “having a Deep Pantry on a tight budget.

Don’t forget to share what you were able to do this past week to have a deep pantry/food storage. Let’s encourage each other. And if you have a question feel free to ask or if you have the answer to a question feel free to answer. If you have a tip or idea you can share that also. As I said let’s make this a place where we can share and encourage others to get that deep pantry.

2 Gallons Vinegar / Canning Supplies

2 Gallons Vinegar, Walmart has white vinegar for 2.48 a gallon. You can make apple cider or fruit vinegar’s yourself for cooking and cleaning with. If you are using it for canning you want to use store bought so you get the right acidity.

Canning supplies, If you can (A very good thing to know how to do even if you don’t use it much right now) stock up on extra jars and lids.

What I was able to get done,

I made a dehydrator full of dried zucchini fruit snacks, bought a #10 can sized dried onions, dries a few packages of vegetables I had in the freezer, was gifted about 50 pounds of beef fat,  40 pounds of potatoes, got the plans figured out for a above ground root cellar and ice house, called about the chickens I ordered and they are ready will pick the up after labor day (will also pick up the milk goat after labor day), ordered a couple books on spinning wool,and bought a drawer unit to turn into a fodder system. We also put in a new window in the dining room.

What were you able to get done this week?  

Add more to your water supply.

Put a little more in your money stash.

2 thoughts on “Week 33 Deep Pantry /Food Storage Challenge

  1. Nina

    I made 8 jars of pesto and froze them, canned 14 more quarts of tomato sauce and 7 quarts of marinara sauce. I’ll pick the very last of our tomatoes this week and I will have to say goodby to my favorite jewels! Had to put soap out around our sweet potatoes to keep the deer out but am still hoping for a decent crop of sweet potatoes Bought a gallon of coconut oil, 5 pounds of canning salt, made 2 gallons of Zobo and froze it. May try canning it later. I’m drying herbs as fast as I can and when it turns colder I’ll make up herb blends and teas. Am tincturing a lot of medicinal herbs as well. Am dehydrating green and purple basil. I just have so much of it!!

    Bought 5 pounds of rice and 20 pounds of sugar. Am also drying stevia as fast as I can too. This was a GREAT year for basil, sage and stevia. I’m taking full advantage! LOL!!

    Hubby and I are going fishing tonight and we have high hopes to put some fish from our lake into our freezer. Keep your fingers crossed!!

  2. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

    Nina,
    Sounds like you have been super busy. My tomatoes are just barely starting to turn, I am so ready for them. I think my herbs are just about ready to start picking. We have really been lucky so far no deer have found the garden and we have them all around us.Have to ask what is ZoBo?
    Good luck fishing.
    Connie