Sunday, September 20, 2009
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.