I posted this in another forum, just realized it should be posted here.
Every fall I'm gifted with a lot of scraps and trimmings from people who have butchered or hunted. I am planning to have a litter of pups (well not me, personally, I have an udder momma, I'm the other momma) in 2011. With the high cost of everything and to avoid all of the preservatives in the off the shelf stuff, I'd like to put up some of my own. I haven't ever canned before, so have a lot to learn.
1) Anyone have recipes or suggestions for ingredients 2) How in the heck do I go about this 3) Will the bottles break if they freeze?
I should ask also, anyone have any suggestions as to storing the large quantity of meat scraps? I live in a ranching community and sometimes have 5 or 600 pounds available during a week. I don't have that many mouths to feed <LOL> I have no refrigeration, no power and no money. I'd love to be able to utilize those scraps throughout the winter this year. Basically I have about a six week period that I have to worry about preservation, after that it's cold enough to freeze and stay frozen. But I've yet to successfully maneuver that six weeks without a lot of loss and spoilage.
this won't help this year but granddad actually still had and used an ice house when I was a kid, basicaly it was a root cellar about 8 ft deep with insulation on the inside walls once the snow got deep in the winter he would open the top and shovel it full of snow (with the tractor) then he would top it off with sawdust, if the power went out he'd go shovel down into the sawdust till he could cut a block of packed snow to put in the fridge
posted 9 years ago
Thank you so much for the reply.
I'd love to do that... next year! That sounds like a great way to keep things cool.
For this year, I'm thinking instead of canning "puppy food" I'll do okay canning meat.
Location: rainier OR
posted 9 years ago
Almost forgot make sure you put the ice house on a hillside or been where it can drown to daylight and make that drain straightish cause you'll be cleaning it out every year
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