Where do I begin?

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!


About danmalleck

Medical historian and jack-of-all-trades curmudgeon. I tend to ramble about politics, social incivility, and our self-centred culture more interested in buying the next cool ringtone or LED TV than actively engaging in the sorts of discussions and issues that matter. The more opportunity we have to buy more stuff, the less concern there is, it seems, in politics, social justice and let's face it, basic human decency, unless those things actually can save us money or get us more things to show how awesome we are through displaying our material wealth. And I like to brew beer, make cheese, and put food in jars.
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