I hope your Thanksgiving was as much fun as ours was. I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary this year. We didnt even have green bean casserole! It was just a simple meal with lots of laughter. Perfect.
Thanksgiving also marks a time in my Farming Wife’s year. It is time for the first major check in the pantry. Even though our pantry gets lots of action, there is always a jar or can that either falls over or gets pushed aside.
Try going through and making sure that all your home canned goods still have sealed lids, and no bubbles. Then reorganize them into varieties again. They get moved around as we choose our meals, so a quick tidy allows you to keep track of what you have.
If you store anything in the root cellar, go through everything to check for bruises or soft spots. If you can, use up those things now. You can always cut out anything too bad and feed the chickens or worm bin if you must. I like to rotate what is on the bottom of a bin if I can, so nothing takes the weight of the entire contents the whole time.
I am going to remind you now and once again later this winter. It is not just wasteful to have something go bad, it is also a great way to see what you need to make less of or add to your supply for the next time you stock up.