Thursday, January 24, 2013
Week 7 Self Sustaining Pantry
Before we left for Denver I did get the a box and a half of lemons juiced and canned and got 18 pints of lemon juice and two pints of lemon and honey.,
and dried a dehydrator full of lemons.
Got the rest of the orange peels candied I have almost a gallon of them.
I put some of the lemon peels and orange in vinegar to soak for cleaning vinegar.
Our local store had gold fish crackers on sale for 99 cents so I got 20 bags I will use these in the 72 hour kits and in the car kits. They also had pasta on sale for 49 cents ( you have to buy 10) I got 10 macaroni’s the other types of pasta I can make myself.
I was lucky and found a few 100 watt bulbs they were not on sale but since they are going to no longer be making them I am trying to get as many as I can because we use them on our animal waters and in the chicken coop in the winter to keep everything from freezing up.
I also got 300 pounds of pinto beans I traded these out for daycare one of my parents farm beans. I will can a bunch of these so in the summer when we are so busy I can just open a jar of beans for supper.
This next week I will try to get the rest of the lemons done and I have a few grapefruits that need to be worked up.
I have a bunch of lemon peels left that I want to get candied.
Work on onions and potatoes.
I will try to finish up the 72 hour kits they are taking a little longer then I had wanted with being gone and sick and all that has been going on.
I am almost out of laundry soap so I need to make some up.
What are some of the things you were able to do this week towards a self sustaining pantry?