People may believe that homesteaders hibernate in leisure through the winter but just as you continue to earn money to buy food for your family, we continue to put food by and produce what we can at home. Last week since my apples were going soft, as they do this time of year, I made a batch of apple sauce. By the end of the week we will have bottled our wine and vinegar, pickled eggs and 10 pounds of onions and garlic, and canned the saurkruat fermenting now in the porch. Next week we start smoking corned beef and bacons. And of course very soon we will be starting seeds for the garden to begin the same predictable cycle of food security over again.
As a new year begins, with the wacky world weather, and shifting economic climates, the time to secure food is now. I am confident we can face the future secure in the fact we can care for ourselves and you can be too.
Peace for all