Backyard Homesteading / Season - Mid Autumn / Slow Living / Filling Up the Larder Pantry / Canning & Dehydrating Food
It's mid-autumn at Moat Cottage and the sunlight hours are decreasing rapidly, Organizing the Pantry Larder, filling up the jars with staples, getting the shelves prepared and filled for the Winter is a big part of Autumn on the homestead.
Seasonal produce harvested from the garden in Summer and early Autumn is being preserved, so it is shelf stable and not going bad, relying on freezer space or electricity.
The Pressure canner is busy, both water bath canning and pressure canning and the dehydrators are mostly running and dehydrating.
It is so rewarding watching the shelves fill up with Pear Butter, Tomato Soup, Beef Bone Broth and Chicken.
I love getting out in the vegetable garden to see what is coming up for the Winter crop. Thinning out the seedlings can be hard but it pays off in the future when the vegetables have space to grow.
I like having a good supply of food on hand. The Australian government recommends homes have at least a 2 week supply of food at all times, but not many people do.
I think it should be more, it is so much more convenient not going to the shops because you've run out of something or because you want to make a recipe and you don't have the ingredients or you get sick and can't pop out to the shops or there is a supply delay and you can't get certain items....
Thanks for all the recommendations and suggestions regarding the Canning Lid drought. I have followed up on this and will update you as soon as I can, so you can get good canning lids for Ball Mason jars too.
Happy Homesteading Friends
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Welcome to Moat Cottage Homesteading, I'm Elissa and here at Moat Cottage, we raise and grow and process some of our own free range meat, organic vegetables and fruit. We grow all of our herbs for both eating and medicinal purposes as well as hunt, fish and forage.
We preserve our produce for the year ahead by canning, dehydrating, fermenting and freezing and we work on being prepared for emergency situations.
We don't like plastic, chemicals and artificial fragrances and are trying to live an older style life, balanced with this modern world lifestyle.
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