I have about nine jars of peaches in the basement. I have probably twice that many jars of apple sauce, and far fewer jars of apple preserves, plum preserves and canned plums. I want to begin eating my fruit, but must pace myself. I don’t know when to start.
Oh, and I’ve got a whole bunch of jars of pickles that have yet to be opened (they take a few weeks to be ready, and I know they’re ready now, but I’ve already got a jar of pickles on the go.
This is a dilemma I like. But at the same time, being my neurotic self, I worry that I’ll run out of lovely preserves before I can do more.
How stupid is that? After all, the global food supply chain will not run out.
I wonder if this is how homesteaders felt in February. Clearly I’m more advanced, since this is only November!