Comments on: Tour My Food Storage http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:06:21 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: Nancy LaPlaca http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21383 Nancy LaPlaca Sat, 13 Jun 2009 15:46:23 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21383 Sharon: Thanks so much for your writing; I really enjoy it. And insights into the future and commitment to LIFE. Sharon: Thanks so much for your writing; I really enjoy it. And insights into the future and commitment to LIFE.

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By: Christine S http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21328 Christine S Thu, 11 Jun 2009 16:10:04 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21328 Hi Sharon, I have been reading your blog for ages, first time posting. I love the balance of practical and non-practical (political/social/musing/blue-skies thinking) articles. Just a quick question - how do you freeze eggs? do you just put them in the freezer in their shells? Christine S Hi Sharon,
I have been reading your blog for ages, first time posting. I love the balance of practical and non-practical (political/social/musing/blue-skies thinking) articles.

Just a quick question - how do you freeze eggs? do you just put them in the freezer in their shells?
Christine S

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By: Bess http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21298 Bess Thu, 11 Jun 2009 01:48:23 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21298 If you're still looking for roomies by the time we're able to move, We're in. If you’re still looking for roomies by the time we’re able to move, We’re in.

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By: Heidi http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21289 Heidi Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:51:09 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21289 I forgot about our outdoor clay bread oven that my dh is building! It makes delicious bread!! Pizza is next... H. I forgot about our outdoor clay bread oven that my dh is building! It makes delicious bread!! Pizza is next…
H.

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By: Heidi http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21288 Heidi Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:50:33 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21288 Sounds great Sharon. If you came to my house you'd see wandering ducks, chickens and guinea hens...eating ticks and giving us eggs. A few apple trees which stubbornly refuse to give us apples, though they look lovely and produce two or three blooms each spring. Ahem. Around the corner are my elder bushes, getting tall and producing flowers this year. Roses, roses, roses! Hips, hips, hips! Good for tea and vitamin C. Safely tucked inside a deer fence are golden and red currants, blueberries, gooseberries (or, as the children call them Ham Berries...they claim they taste like meat?!), a teensy bin of stawberries, raised beds with corn, potatoes, two or three different kinds of beans, garlic, leeks, tomatoes, cukes, chard, red and green cabbage, basil, lemon balm, thyme, sage, lavender, and oregano, raab, radishes, golden raspberries and, of course, flowers. The bees are across the pond, near the wild roses, wild raspberries, grapes and honeysuckle and behind the massive pile of firewood that is stacked and piled and just generally laying around by the coop. Maybe we'll have honey next year! Inside my house, just off the kitchen is a walk-in pantry. Absolutely dreamie. Custom built by the previous owners with three sides of sturdy built-in wooden shelves and packed to the rafters with food and supplies. Food for people and dogs and cats. Canned pickles, home-grown grape jam, packaged food gifts that people have given to us, bins of rice and flour, jars of dried beans and grains like quinoa, condiments like that hideously delicious Frank's Hot Sauce and soy sauce and extra containers of peanut butter, mustard, baking powder, and ketchup. Herbs and tinctures, jars for same and that liquid fire that is vodka to make tinctures with. There's other booze in there too. Purely for medicinal purposes, of course. In case I need to remove a tooth. Or an appendix. There is a bit less than 50 pounds of oats, various nuts, and stuff that I can't even remember! Plus, we keep our emergency lighting and radio supplies in there; candles, oil, lamps, lanterns, extra boxes of matches, batteries and crank radios. Extra linens and blankets and bedding are kept in a bedroom closet but I happen to know that we are low on extra pillows...Keeping lots of extra tp on hand has been a challenge as well. But I'll get into squirrel mode very soon now and those things will be on my list. By August, I'm in serious Must Get Ready For Winter mode. Thanks for doing this; it helped me to get a handle on what we've got and what we need. Summer is for stocking up! Heidi Sounds great Sharon. If you came to my house you’d see wandering ducks, chickens and guinea hens…eating ticks and giving us eggs. A few apple trees which stubbornly refuse to give us apples, though they look lovely and produce two or three blooms each spring. Ahem. Around the corner are my elder bushes, getting tall and producing flowers this year. Roses, roses, roses! Hips, hips, hips! Good for tea and vitamin C. Safely tucked inside a deer fence are golden and red currants, blueberries, gooseberries (or, as the children call them Ham Berries…they claim they taste like meat?!), a teensy bin of stawberries, raised beds with corn, potatoes, two or three different kinds of beans, garlic, leeks, tomatoes, cukes, chard, red and green cabbage, basil, lemon balm, thyme, sage, lavender, and oregano, raab, radishes, golden raspberries and, of course, flowers. The bees are across the pond, near the wild roses, wild raspberries, grapes and honeysuckle and behind the massive pile of firewood that is stacked and piled and just generally laying around by the coop. Maybe we’ll have honey next year!
Inside my house, just off the kitchen is a walk-in pantry. Absolutely dreamie. Custom built by the previous owners with three sides of sturdy built-in wooden shelves and packed to the rafters with food and supplies. Food for people and dogs and cats. Canned pickles, home-grown grape jam, packaged food gifts that people have given to us, bins of rice and flour, jars of dried beans and grains like quinoa, condiments like that hideously delicious Frank’s Hot Sauce and soy sauce and extra containers of peanut butter, mustard, baking powder, and ketchup. Herbs and tinctures, jars for same and that liquid fire that is vodka to make tinctures with. There’s other booze in there too. Purely for medicinal purposes, of course. In case I need to remove a tooth. Or an appendix. There is a bit less than 50 pounds of oats, various nuts, and stuff that I can’t even remember! Plus, we keep our emergency lighting and radio supplies in there; candles, oil, lamps, lanterns, extra boxes of matches, batteries and crank radios. Extra linens and blankets and bedding are kept in a bedroom closet but I happen to know that we are low on extra pillows…Keeping lots of extra tp on hand has been a challenge as well. But I’ll get into squirrel mode very soon now and those things will be on my list. By August, I’m in serious Must Get Ready For Winter mode.
Thanks for doing this; it helped me to get a handle on what we’ve got and what we need. Summer is for stocking up!
Heidi

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By: DEE http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21274 DEE Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:47:37 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21274 I have my favorite garlic in a bed by the greenhouse....my supermarket stuff has always done great out in the pasture garden and I generally dehydrate it and turn it into garlic powder. Never had any disease problems; our little supermarket gets it from a local farm anyhow. DEE I have my favorite garlic in a bed by the greenhouse….my supermarket stuff has always done great out in the pasture garden and I generally dehydrate it and turn it into garlic powder. Never had any disease problems; our little supermarket gets it from a local farm anyhow. DEE

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By: Psunflwr http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21265 Psunflwr Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:54:54 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21265 Sarah, Lorrieena has a point about using the pressure canner for both hot bath and pressure canning, but if you have a small budget, the hot bath canner is much less expensive to start out with. And hot bath canning is easier. Stephanie in Prairie Village, KS Sarah,

Lorrieena has a point about using the pressure canner for both hot bath and pressure canning, but if you have a small budget, the hot bath canner is much less expensive to start out with. And hot bath canning is easier.

Stephanie in Prairie Village, KS

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By: risa b http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21260 risa b Wed, 10 Jun 2009 18:21:35 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21260 Yes, have Amy over for the pictures! :) Yes, have Amy over for the pictures! :)

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By: Lorna http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21239 Lorna Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:21:59 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21239 Hi Sharon, Your kitchen sounds lovely. I'm wondering if you could give some advise on pressure cookers; which are the best and how they work with wood cookstove. Also, I'm intrigued by your rocket stove and wonder if you use it for canning? It's not likely that we'll have time to make our own, so I wonder if you know of a source to buy. Lorna Hi Sharon,
Your kitchen sounds lovely. I’m wondering if you could give some advise on pressure cookers; which are the best and how they work with wood cookstove. Also, I’m intrigued by your rocket stove and wonder if you use it for canning? It’s not likely that we’ll have time to make our own, so I wonder if you know of a source to buy.
Lorna

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By: MEA http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21237 MEA Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:48:30 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/09/tour-my-food-storage/#comment-21237 Sharon, would you like us to post virutal tours as you did? I enjoyed it. Thanks. Sharon, would you like us to post virutal tours as you did?

I enjoyed it. Thanks.

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