I think I may have overdone things a tad this Winter.
OK, I know that all these pies were a bit crazy, but I was only partly to blame.
This is most of my home preserved vegetables, fruits, pickles, jams, etc.
Then there are all my tinned things. Mostly vegetable (pulses etc), fish, confit, rices, and other miscellaneous items.
And this is my this year's paté with foie gras (as yet un-broached).
On top of all the above we have two freezers that are filled with meats, vegetables from Haddock's, prepared apples, sauces, berries, and a small amount of bread.
All we need now are a couple of AK47's, several thousand rounds of ammo, and some camauflaged 'onesies', and we could join the real Armageddon loonies. I reckon we could hold out for six months!
Sorry, that first comment was off track.ReplyDelete
What I was trying to say was that a few Greek house guests would help you solve your 'problem'. There would probably be a bit f noise involved though. You might need those AK47s.
How about the wood pile and the wine cellar?
And most important.....have got a a stock pile of toilet paper too?
Yes, we have all of those. Maybe our wine stocks wouldn't last too long, but we could send smoke signals for more!Delete
Must admit to having the stock-piling bug, my own stores are similar but with the addition of a suitable, or possibly excessive, supply of wine.ReplyDelete
And a good quantity of flour, I've become addicted to the bread-maker fresh loaf every morning.
I do have flour, but must buy more. The only bread I make these days is Indian style Naan/Parathas. Quick and tasty.Delete
Come on then, how many Fray Bentos pies have you eaten since they arrived?ReplyDelete
None; just one small 'pudding'. It was delicious, and only two mins in the microwave! They represent everything I'm usually against.Delete
Fray Bentos pies are a rare treat in this house these days!ReplyDelete
They invoke such lovely memories of sitting at the dining table with my parents, and very occasionally being allowed to put some 'soft' pastry in a sandwich, common as muck, but wonderful!
Guilty pleasures! I shall have one this coming weekend!Delete
Nothing wrong with a well stocked store cupboard. You never know when the weather will turnReplyDelete
I do tend to over-buy, but I'd rather that than go short.Delete
I'll always have a well stocked up pantry. I hate to go out shopping and it suits me fine to just pop into my own pantry and shop there, haha.ReplyDelete
That's a good way of looking at it. Free shopping.Delete
Ah Cro, but would you want to survive Armageddon?.not sure I would.ReplyDelete
Not if I had to wear that camouflage 'onesie'.Delete
I always have rather a lot in stock too which is quite unnecessary and nowhere near as bad as I used to be. It stems from the days when I would get in from work and had enough food in the house to eat or make whatever I happened to fancy. To this day I rarely plan what I'm going to eat unless I'm having a dinner party or people staying of course.ReplyDelete
My problem is that I have all this stuff in store, then I go out and buy other things that I fancy.Delete
When your biggest threat is a nasty construction nearby.ReplyDelete
The nasty construction is getting bigger.Delete
And if remember rightly you also have a ton of firewood. Don't forget to fill the bath with drinkable water. Maybe you should move to Texas where "Happiness is a warm gun" as it says on the car sticker.ReplyDelete
We have about 15 Cu Metres of wood in stock. Enough for 2 years min'.Delete
If there is any doubt about your survival, you could always move in down the road to some half-submerged shipping crates! I always have a full freezer and pantry. I blame it on "buy 2 for..." sales. -JennReplyDelete
What a thought. I can only see from a distance, but they look very dark and dingy. I'd prefer a tent.Delete
Your store cupboard/shelves look just like mine. Not because I am stocking up for armageddon or anything though, it's just because I can't stand shopping and only do it once a month under duress, hence the full shelves to keep me going till next time!ReplyDelete
Well, at least we won't starve!Delete
I think that's wonderful and my husband would be so impressed by your stockpile--he loves a well stocked pantry with lots of provisions in case of an emergency. I think you should host some parties to take care of some of the excess! :)ReplyDelete
Happiness is a full pantry. At least that's what I tell Lady M.Delete
urgh blogger ate my comment again! right start again.ReplyDelete
I think there is nothing wrong with having a stock pile, big or small. Having some bits in means if you are ill, or have to work more than you expected there is always something in. its more economical than getting take away or buying ready meals on the way home from some where. There is also the chance of the weather being bad or as it could be in France at the moment where you could live somewhere where it is not so safe at time to pop out. If this means I am a prepper then so be it. I was brought up to as self sufficient as we could be, not a burden to others or the state. And you are right happiness is a full pantry, it shows you are in a good place. I cant understand these new build houses where the kitchens are so small where they are unable to have any stocks in as there is no where to keep it. this makes life very expensive for them as most of the time buying in bulk is cheaper. I say most of the time, there are times when this is incorrect (tea bags last week were cheaper in packs of 80).
I have done a previous trial where we saw how long we could stick to eating only from the stock pile (we ate mostly vegetarian) with only purchases of veggies that I couldnt get out of the garden and we made it just shy of 9 months. It was to see how we would cope if one of us lost a job or we had a financial problem. Also we were going to move into a rental property as we couldnt find a house to move to. We had to clear out.
I now have a cellar! I am waiting for a carpenter to come and measure to make me shelves and hopefully some can dispenser like that of Kev's (English homestead blog). Life is unpredictable and we are both contractors. We need to have a store as it is like looking at money in the bank. If gives you a little insurance
I'm sure I could survive for several months. Tonight for example; lamb from freezer, potatoes from store, and Kale fresh from garden. I may have an apple afterwards, which has been scrumped from a nearby field. As you say, it's like having money in the bank.Delete
A year if you catered carefully. All looks delicious.ReplyDelete
I'm very selective about my stores, there's nothing there that isn't useful. A whole year may be overestimating a bit, but we could certainly hold out for several months.Delete
Stock is a fact of life in my part of the world. When it hits -35C, you don't want to go out to the shops because you forgot something.ReplyDelete
Right now, there is stockpile of sparkling wine in the basement. Eldest is getting married next September.
Weapons? We have a few. Two marksmen and a hunter in the family.
We're good if the end times come
MINUS THIRTY FIVE!!!! Goodness, I thought -6 C was bad enough. We have been snowed (iced) in, but it didn't last.Delete
We usually have snow for five months of the year.Delete
A few years back, we had the dubious honour of being the coldest place on earth! Yes, we beat Siberia, lol
Camo onesies ?!?! Now you're getting personal. I bought insulated ones years ago to do outside winter chores. They were cheap and on sale, I didn't care about the pattern, but our three grown boys still mock me every time they see me in them. Which, I don't understand. I am camouflaged after all.ReplyDelete
I did think that 'onesies' were a one-week-wonder, but I recently saw some of sale here.... silly animals; nothing military looking.Delete