Friday, September 08, 2006

Autumn glow

Its happening, the light is changing and all outside plants are being bathed in an autumn glow. Inside, the glow is due more to using energy, canning and working at a hot stove. Still canning tomatoes today. Question currently going on in my mind is how much food we actually consume over a year. Last year I could not manage missing a shopping weekly, then created menus to see what was needed and have managed to work that up to a monthly shopping trip. I am aiming to increase that knowledge learnt to make 12 monthly menus which will then give me a formula for which foods need to be grown, bought and stored. I am sure this is what the pioneers did. How many days can you live without going to a store?

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