Fall Harvest Time

The spring is hectic at planting time.
Fall is hectic at harvest time.


We do wet bath canning


We have a pantry closet for all the canned stuff. Everything is labeled and dated, and we keep track of what needs to be eaten before it expires. All of our dried pantry items are stored in air tight, sealed containers to keep out critters.
We also have two chest freezers for vacu-packed meat products and other freezer safe items.
The key take-away is to keep track of, and use, everything before it expires.


We dehydrate hops and apple rings in the dehydrator.
Black beans, white beans and black eyed peas are dried on the vine and we shuck them when they're ready.

Photos of harvest and food prep