Monday, August 13, 2012

Preserving food

As the days shorten, and the nights become cooler, my thoughts turn to winter.  Like the ant it is imperative that farmers prepare for winter on many fronts.  Building repairs need to be done before it is  to cold, decisions about which animals to over winter.  And as the volume of food exceeds what we need to eat now, what do we want and need to eat during the winter.

Of course there is processing our food like tomatoes and Ken makes lacto fermented vegetables.

I also buy fruit we don't grow when it is in season and less expensive.  Canning means it is ready to eat and I have used energy once to process the food.

But there are some foods like beans and broccoli and strawberries and raspberries that I freeze.

Soon we will be filling the root cellar!

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