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by Tom Kleffman
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 363
Views: 54290

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Seed and food inventories. We have done our own food for over 10 years, but knowing exactly what we have, where we are, what seeds are not worth saving (due to age) and should be converted to food (beans or corn) or just garbaged and replaced (onions, herbs, biennials) or grown out for new seed (I h...
by Tom Kleffman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 363
Views: 54290

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

As 8greenbeans said: Canning freezer meat. Trying to reduce dependence on freezers, though the whole world is becoming one quickly here. Have one new deer this year so far that I did put in the freezer, while moving extra (from last or prior year) to pressure canned jars. Prime cuts have all been ea...
by Tom Kleffman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Hello from the upper midwest
Replies: 1
Views: 3738

Re: Hello from the upper midwest

<grin> surrounded by water, and have a Berkey. and lots of bottles.
by Tom Kleffman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Hello from the upper midwest
Replies: 1
Views: 3738

Hello from the upper midwest

Live in Minnesota, just west of the Twin Cities, and also own a fledgling orchard on the Bayfield Penn. of Wisconsin. Have produced the majority of our food on our own for 15 years in our spare time.

Tom
by Tom Kleffman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Steps
Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
Replies: 363
Views: 54290

Re: What did you do to prepare today?

Processing (canning) food this weekend. Have 6 gallons of tomato puree w/garlic and olive oil cooking down on the stove. Once reduced to half volume, will add salt and fresh herbs, and hot water bath can it in quarts. Once that is done, I have about 20# of pork butt I am thinking of potting in the p...
by Tom Kleffman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 53
Views: 3828

Re: How does your garden grow?

15 years ago I started collecting short season/cold weather appropriate seeds. Everything from upper missouri river native american crops, to siberian versions of south american annuals. Also changed my families diet to match. most of the food is dry storage with no need for processing, being long s...
by Tom Kleffman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Hello from the upper midwest
Replies: 0
Views: 3030

Hello from the upper midwest

Have been preparing for cooler/cold summers for 15 years now, and though glad I did, still find the gardening/food side of it a bit scary. As much, if not more, in watching growing failures by farmers/gardeners around me.