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It isn't Just Aquaponics to me.
I'm also into many other things surrounding all sorts of home food production. I've spent much of the past several days canning and preserving. The need was twofold we need to make space in the deep freeze since citrus season is coming on and we need the space to freeze juice but also my stock of canned soup and chile was getting low. See when the cook is not around, I tend to warm up a jar of soup and make my meal that way.

So out came the bags of chicken, turkey, and duck bones (after turkey day is a good time to start some turkey stock of course.) So while I'm out in the back yard getting the caner, jars and all that ready for processing the cook usually does much of the chopping and browns the meat for me for chile then I have to hang out back there to monitor the heat under the caner for the processing time. Couple years ago I got a pressure caner for the holidays and I love having my own soup to eat. Now I have a restocked shelf full of chicken, turkey, and duck soup as well as some jars of stock for cooking and I also did a double batch of chile. We still have lots of green beans and pickles from this past spring and I can be certain that I won't starve quickly should the grocery stores suddenly vanish.

We also make use of a food dehydrator regularly. Whenever we come across a good deal on fruit at the market, what doesn't get eaten quickly fresh gets dehydrated into snack food.

The chickens, Ducks, trees, dirt gardens, AP systems, Compost piles, worm bins, BSF bins, and food preservation are all parts of our greater home food production system.

This time of year is great for this as it is cool enough to spend the day out in the sun without dropping from sun stroke. I do miss my outdoor kitchen canopy.

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Comment by TCLynx on December 14, 2010 at 4:25pm

Scud poo, yea, that rather describes what the ducks leave all over the place.

Comment by Rick Op on December 14, 2010 at 2:01pm

Never tried duck soup - but it sounds delicious. (I love duck in any form)


It doesn't even faze me that "ducksoup" spelled backwards becomes scud poo.

Comment by TCLynx on December 7, 2010 at 5:26pm
no secret recipes, I just follow the rules in the newest canning books.
Comment by Sahib Punjabi on December 7, 2010 at 4:49am
Great job!
I have to learn your secret recipes.
So now I know where the emergency food storage depot is located...just in case :-)
Comment by TCLynx on December 6, 2010 at 5:26am
Yep, the cook came home with a new big brimmed hat for me. I still wear my screwed in the head hat most of the time when working since that big hat extends past my shoulders and I keep banging it into things but it was good for standing out in the sun and avoiding sunburn.
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on December 5, 2010 at 9:26pm
Inspirational, TC. I want to come eat at your house! Is that you in the hat?

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