Just wanted to give you something new to read. I was online trying to figure out if I needed to do anything special before attempting to dehydrate potatoes. (Evidently, blanch them and then soak them in lemon water.)
Working on a food storage project that included drying all my canned corn. House smells like sugary cornbread now!
Ordered some fall/winter seeds at half off... 14 packets for $14! Heirloom seeds that I can save (need to start learning how!)
My lemon cucumbers are producing madly (by my standards, at least)! And I have one tiny green tomato. I am not a farming failure. I am NOT a farming failure! I have learned a lot in this first season under my belt- even if I've only grown leaves until now. *Sigh* Although some cucumbers, one honkin' big zucchini, and a tomato isn't very impressive, it's all I've gotten so far.
I've been keeping my eggshells in a bucket on the counter. When they're dry, I grind them up in the food processor till they are pretty small and then put them out for the chickens. Did a big batch... one day I'll get an egg. Any day now. It has to happen, right? I'm just impatient.
I picked up a 25# bag of oatmeal- then when I bought 2 frozen pizzas for the same price, I was reminded how easy it is to think "I can't afford to set aside food" when really it's a matter of what you value. Keep preppin- now is better than later!
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