Brad was gone all last week, so I really didn't get much food drying done. Ok, I didn't get any done LOL. But I am thawing out a bunch more beef to do my drying this week. We are having a problem keeping the jerky on the shelf because we keep eating it! It's a good snack and I really can't complain because with all the running around the kids need the protein and salt for sweating.
Also looking at how much food we have int he freezer and deciding how to organize it better. A deep freeze is nice but in a power outage we would lose a LOT of the cold if we had to open it once and get things out.
Its been really warm here, almost time to redo the 72 hour go bags with spring/summer clothing. a couple of months early, but what we have in there now will work either way!
Summer is fast approaching and we are trying to figure out how to raise a good garden. In years past we have planted in our back yard but 2 growing trees back there have now made it a shade garden and we haven't found too many vegetables that enjoy quite that much shade. We are thinking of barrel gardening to see how that works, or even buckets. I am hoping to grow a bunch more herbs again this year as well, we rain out of spaghetti seasoning and buying organic herbs at the store is expensive! Inever knew how much money I was saving with my nice little herb gardens.