This week, for the Preparedness Challenge, I will just continue to do what I am doing. I ordered 3 crank flashlights and read a couple of books on food storage, i.g., root cellars, freezing and canning.
One of the books, How to Store your Home Grown Produce, was written by a couple in England, (John and Val Harrison). They talk about storing in root cellars, freezing, canning (bottling) even salting their home grown foods. They converted measurements and adjusted for the difference between the US and England measuring. It was a good book and I recommend it. :) I got it at the library but I am definitely going to add it to my library. J I loved everything in this book. Not only is it helpful, it gives you a little history lesson on how people actually did store their food 'back in the day'.
This is my first year at growing potatoes and I am really hopeful for a good harvest so I was looking for a way to store them here in Florida. I would love a root cellar but we can’t dig down more than 5 feet without hitting water (it seems, lol). Since I don’t know my yield yet, I guess I have time to investigate.
I was able to get a couple of food grade buckets from my grocery store. They had frosting in them (just need to be washed out) and they are the smaller ones, but they are usable and FREE! Every little bit helps!
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