Tuesday, September 2, 2008

August 2008 Independence Summary

August 2008 Independence Summary

Planting, Harvesting & Preserving –
~Harvesting Baby Boo Pumpkins, Carrots, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peppers, Pole Beans from the Garden
~Made Beef Jerky
~Dried Tomatoes

So far to date:
Canned
Strawberry Jam - 7 Jelly Jars
Grape Jelly - 7 Jelly Jars
Orange Juice Jelly - 7 Jelly Jars
Banana Jam - 7 Jelly Jars
Dill Pickles- 8 Quarts
Sauerkraut- 10 Quarts
Steak Sauce- 3 pints

Frozen
Strawberries- 6 Quarts
Blueberries- 2 Pints

Dried-
Dried Veggie Seasoning
Beef Jerky
Tomatoes


Preparedness & Planning –

~Reviewed or prepared household disaster or emergency plans
~Working on food storage lists and buying guides for a year’s worth of food stockpile
~Researching Companion Planting for Garden Next Year
~Firearms Review and Training
~Procured and Modified Remington 870 Shotgun for vehicle usage

Managing household & reserves –
~Rotating Stock piled food on shelves and in the Freezer. Eating then replenishing.
~Stocking up on Meat

Keeping it Local –
~Eating food from our Garden
~Brought Meat from Bowman and Landes
~Buying from Local Farmers and Farmers Markets

Learned New Skill or Tried Something New –
~Making my own Kefir
~Canning Class- Tomatoes
~Made Beef Jerky
~Made Steak Sauce
~Dried Tomatoes

Misc. & Handcrafting -
~Researching and reading articles and books on survival, homesteading and back to basic skills.
~Incorporating new skills, practices and methods into day to day life.

2 comments:

Homekeeping Heart said...

Hi Carolyn,
I like your list. I should do something similar. Lists do help me stay on track. I was curious though about one item on your list. **Modified Remington 870 Shotgun for vehicle usage** I guess the part that I'm curious about is the *for vehicle usage part*!

Rete said...

I'd love to see your food storage lists and buying guides when you get them done.

and how do you make the dried veggie seasoning?