What a week its been for food storage, I can see signs of spring on the farm, the snow has melted around the big tree’s, the chickens are busy under the rabbit hutches and in the compost piles, I watched one of the half grown baby roosters do his manly duty yesterday, he was clawing though a bit of sheepy compost and must have found a tender bit as he called the hen next to him to see, and then carefully feed it to her and then they had a little beak grooming and then she let him be a big boy if you get my drift 😉
All this longer light means that my older girls are stepping up their egg laying and that my new girls are just starting, a few weeks early to boot..
So far this month, we have had 4 spend days out of possable of 17. On sunday I got my weekly ten dollars of fresh food for the house, and I have to own up, I was over by about 60 cents, and that was taking in the extra I had from last week and giving it to me this week.. sigh…
I was able to get 8pds of oranges, 8pds of apples, 10pds of onions and 5pds of carrots for my ten dollars this week.
Heading into this week, for fresh stuff, I currently have about 6pds of apples left, 10pds of onions, 1/2 head of cabbage, 1/4 turnip left.
Thank goodness for storage and the few farm fresh things I am getting at this point in winter.. Given that I still have lots of potatos in the celler, I have been leaning on them up to a point.. I have had a limited amount of fresh but that does not mean that I am repeating meals or flavours to much.. but perhaps I have been a little heavy on the soups an stews.. here is a sample of what we have been having this week.
A nice spicy green soup with homegrown diced chicken breast in it.. a light fish/seafood based veggie soup
Homemade bacon, mushroom and potato soup with dumpling on top, should have added in a jar of my home canned corn in it but didn’t think of it in time..
Let’s not forget desserts, we have had oatmeal cookies, a lovely white cake with fresh fruit on top, Canned Peachs, Pears, Pumpkin, popcorn and for a bite of fresh summer out of a jar.. I loved my sour cherry’s with almonds on fresh yogurt!
So how was your week in regards to food storage girls? How was your spending? Are you happy with some of the sales you have seen? if you are being ultra careful on your choices?
Are you finding yourself digging in and though what you have to come up with some creative meals so that you are not repeating yourself to much in meals? Have you cracked open a jar of fruit this week and been simply delighted in the burst of color an flavours in your bowl?