Thursday, September 17, 2009


Three days ago I was gloating about the warmth and sunshine, and today I built autumn's first fire in the woodstove and am getting serious about prepping the root cellar.
"Our children...should enter adulthood with a basic knowledge of how to store food over winter without the cooperation of a nuclear power plant a hundred miles away. Every animal in the forest is taught this skill; we owe our children no less."
—Jerry Minnich, "Energy-Free Food Storage," Countryside (found in the book Root Cellaring)
In our case, the nuclear power plant is only twenty miles away, but you get the point.

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