Food Storage Challenge

I am proud to say that I’ve completed a 7-month long herbal training program. I learned a lot, met some wonderful people, and had a great time. It was also an immense amount of work! At least now, my homework is now cut in half and down to midwifery only.

I really could play with herbs all day.

With my additional workload these past few months, however, we’ve been eating out of food storage for convenience- a lot!. Granted, that’s a lot healthier than typical convenience food. But, it certainly doesn’t make for a well-stocked pantry.

So what am I going to do with the extra time on my hands? Build it back up (and blog about it), of course!

Here is my challenge:

Month #1
Put something into food storage every day for one month. Some days, that’s going to be easier than others. Some days may produce many jars of soup, and others only a single serving in a freezer bag.

Month #2
Calculate how much food was put into storage during the first month and double that production.

Updates on the Food Storage Challenge will be posted every Friday.

Simple enough, right?

I’m starting on today (Monday, Oct 29, 2012). ¬†Anyone else want to do this challenge with me? Start whenever, or jump in right in the middle. ¬†Please leave comments- I’d love to hear what you’re putting up!


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Homesteading Mom

Homesteading Mom is run by Cat Ellis, an herbalist, prepper and aspiring homesteader. Cat is the author of two books, Prepper's Natural Medicine and Prepping for a Pandemic. Cat Ellis also blogs at,, and

  • carol says:
    sounds interesting...i think i will start with the produce on my counter...
  • Carol, that's exactly where I started. :) I had several butternut squash, a whole mess of leeks. I'm down to three pie pumpkins and I've cleared my counter of random, where-do-I-put-this items.

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