I built storage is week. I sufficiency isvely new steam juicer and grabbed a larger pressure canner at the thrift store and had no place to put them. So I unloaded the coat closet by my kitchen and built shelves inside for my big stuff.
I used scrap 2×4 and 1×4 I had laying around and added 3 shelves, leaving the original shelf at the top. I even used my new hand saw to cut everything. I considered painting inside but passed.
Already filled it up with canning supplies and my new things… plus 100 pounds of wheat berries for fresh bread flour.
Although I don’t plan to stay in my trailerstead, it still has tself-sustaininggardener who cans and preserves food! Even my dehydrator fit in.
Now… where am I going to store all the food I am growing this year? Freezer, check. Canning equipment, check. Dehydrator, check. Storage for the food… oops.
The biggest thing for self-sufficiency is how do you preserve and store all the food you grow? I got out of the habit of long term storage in Texas because I had a 12 month garden and ate most things fresh and in season. Here, my garden produce will need preservation and stored through 6 months of cold weather. Hence, the larger canner!
I am searching for storage space for all the good things that come out of my garden. I just finished digging a hole in my hill for a root cellar, the best possible storage for fruits and vegetables through the winter. But for now, I will be dehydrating, canning, freezing, and lacto-fermenting… and figuring out the logistics of storage.