Yesterday, we had a great field trip to 2 local Farmers Markets and then came home for some "Homekeeping Delights."
After lunch, the ladies and I discussed some of our topics & assignments, then we watched part 1 of a YouTube video suggested by a local sister (http://gatheringyourgrub.blogspot.com/) about Sensible Food Storage (below)
This is a pdf copy of the book and other resources from the blog referenced in the video (Note: Mrs. Dewitt gives permission to copy this information for others):
After watching part 1 of this video, it provoked some questions in our gathering & I'd love to hear your feedback if you can help us in our homekeeping pursuits:
We also set a goal to research the local "Pick Your Own" farms so we can save money and store our foods (dehydrate, freeze, can) in bulk later this summer. We even discussed possibly getting fresh fish at a discount and freezing them as well......Keep the ideas flowing ladies!
- If we get good coupon deals for buying several boxes of cereal, can we empty them and store the contents in the airtight buckets?
- How does the air & moisture effect the food quality if we're opening the containers repeatedly for use?
- Do we need to sterilize the buckets before we use them?
- Do dehydrated foods have a longer life span if we dehydrate ourselves & store OR if we buy them dehydrated and store them?