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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Its done!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally the root cellar is done, the shelves built in and we got all the home canned stuff in there today. Each shelf is 21 inches deep and 40 inches long and each one will hold about 50 quarts. They are all pretty well full at this point.There is room to store pressure canners, empty jars, and all essential canning supplies. We still will be building more shelves on the other side to hold more canned foods in the near future. I have several gallon jars to use for dried stuff as well. This will also be used for an emergency storm shelter so there will be a couple chairs in there and some things that could be needed in the event of some sort of emergency. Now I have some extra storage in the house for things like boots, the sweeper, cleaning supplies and such. The inside of the old pantry needs a fresh coat of paint and I will be all set for now. So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



Jen said...

I love it!!! Ya'll did great Stelly.
I'm so happy for you. ~Jen

Anonymous said...

Please post a photo of it full! I'm inspired... we're just at the very, very beginning of this project at our home.

Chris W said...

Looks Great!! Now comes the fun part of hauling all those jars from the house,lol. Awesome job Stella.

gregabob said...

Lookin good! It's nice to free up space in the house. And now all the canned grub will be in a cool, dark place. Let's see a pic of it full!

stella said...

Hi everyone, thanks for visiting. This dang thing has taken all summer to get done. Our contractor quit and didnt complete the job of grinding out and doin the finish work so we had to do it. And finally, it is nice to have a place to store canned stuff and emergency essentials. And will make a good storm shelter too.