There are a couple of important things to remember
about your home food supply
that seem to be a hang-up for some folks.
Thing number 1:
The first is knowing how much and of what your family eats.
To help my meager little pea-brain,
I made labels that I showed you here.
Peas will be the first thing due to harvest and can.
You can see on the shelf, we still have quite a few left.
Last year was a good pea year.
The year prior wasn't as much so.
If we have a few jars left over, I'm okay with that.
It will be a comfort to know if this year they don't produce as well
that we will still have plenty.
I had to buy tomato sauce:(
This year I'm planting more canning tomatoes in hopes to remedy that.
Also, we've eaten more corn than usual, because it taste sooo good!
Wow, that was a good box of corn.
Thing number 2:
You might notice all the empty jars.
As we eat the food, I put the jars back where they were - only empty.
This acts like a place holder,
but what it really means is we are eating our food!
I can't believe how many people 'stock up'
but don't eat their stock pile.
I guess that means it's just for decoration ???
Weather it is food purchased from a store
or you have preserved your own store,
food really only last so long.
Go ahead and use it.
If you find that it's been on your shelf for a while and nobody in the house
is interested in eating it,
ask a neighbor if they would like it.
Our neighbors love it when I do that,
though I've become pretty good at declining things we don't eat
so don't have much in that realm any more.
Pantry space is just too valuable.
So with those 2 things in mind,
what's on your shelf :?)