524. Final count of canned items. The last was this week’s potatoes. Twenty jars of ready to cook potatoes joined the ranks of winter and spring food. The canners are going into hibernation now. Hurray! As much as I enjoy the salsa dancing sound of the pressure cooker, I am ready to just settle down and eat my way through the root cellar.
I planned out early how much I needed to can of each thing. Rough estimates for sure. Let’s see, green beans once a week until May….Tomatoes and sauce twice a week….Had too much of this last year left over….not enough of that. A hopeful sketch emerged and the root cellar checklist I made will head downstairs on a clipboard. I’ll be even more efficient next year.
The potatoes are in their wire crates. The butternut squash is too. The onions in a box. The corn is drying. The carrots are in a five gallon bucket emerged in slightly damp sand. There is a large bag of sugar, a fifty pound of flour on order, buckets of whole grains to grind. There is the surrounding air of deep satisfaction and peace.